Women allowed to enter Maharashtra’s Trimbakeshwar temple
Posted on: 23 Apr 2016 17:26:44
23 April 2016 Current Affairs: A major social change, women were permitted entry to the Trimbakeshwar temple, one of the 12 'Jyotirlingas' (a devotional object representing Lord Shiva) in the country.Seven women activists led by the Swarajya Mahila Sanghatana (SMS) president Vanita Gutte were permitted entry amid tight security provided by police.Bhumata Ranragini Brigade president Trupti Desai, who started the campaign for women's entry to all places of worship in January, welcomed the development and announced she will visit the temple.In deference to the Bombay High Court orders, we provided security to the women who wanted to pray," Nashik Additional Superintendent of Police Prashant Mohite This happened 13 days after women were permitted entry into the Shani Shingnapur temple in Ahmednagar district on April 8 -- for the first time in over four centuries.
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