Trupti Desai Offers Prayers at Shani Shingnapur Temple

Hours after Shani Shingnapur temple trust announced the decision to facilitate unrestricted entry to all devotees to the core area of the shrine in Western Maharashtra, Bhumata Brigade leader Trupti Desai, who had led a sustained campaign over the issue, reached the Lord Saturn temple in Ahmednagar district and offered prayers. Ahead of Trupti, some women devotees entered the sacred spot and offered worship.

In a big victory to the campaign for gender equality, the famed Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra today (April 8) lifted the centuries-old ban on entry of women at the sanctum sanctorum, yielding to a high voltage crusade by activists and court directions.

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