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    Trupti Desai offers prayers at Trimbakeshwar temple

    Nashik (Maharashtra): Bhumata Brigade chief Trupti Desai, along with other women activists, offered prayers at the inner sanctum of the Nashik’s Trimbakeshwar temple, where the entry of women in the sanctum sanctorum was prohibited for ages.

  • Cops ask Desai to wear saree in Mahalaxmi temple tomorrow

    Pune: A fresh controversy erupted today with Bhoomata Ranragini Brigade leader Trupti Desai alleging the police told her to wear a saree while she visits the Mahalaxmi temple in Kolhapur tomorrow for a darshan of the deity.

  • Temple gender parity: Test case today

    Entering place of worship is women’s fundamental right, rules court; women brigade heads for Shani Shingnapur.

  • Men lose patent to worship in temples

    If men are allowed in place of worship, allow women too, it is the state government’s duty to protect the rights of women . Justice Waghela.

  • Shani temple row: Now, ball is in CM’s court

    Ahmednagar : The issue of whether or not to permit women to step onto the open sanctum sanctorum of the world-famous Shani Shingnapur Temple will now be decided by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, it was agreed on Saturday.

  • Shani committee does not want Sri Sri Ravishankar to mediate in matter

    Mumbai : The Shaneshwar Devasthan Bachao Kruti Samiti has opposed the offer of mediation by spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar to end the deadlock over the issue of allowing women entry into the sanctum sanctorum of lord Shani shrine at Shani Shingnapur in Ahmednagar.

  • Sri Sri to visit Shani Shingnapur

    Mumbai: Well-known spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will visit the Shani Shingnapur shrine in a bid to resolve the row over the customary ban on entry for women inside the sanctum sanctorum.

  • Women stage a protest demanding entry to the Haji Ali dargah in Mumbai on Thursday.

    Now, women seek entry into Haji Ali dargah

    Mumbai : Muslim women on Thursday staged a protest demanding entry into a restricted area of the Haji Ali dargah here, a stir that came amid a campaign by a group seeking the right for female devotees to offer prayers at the inner sanctum of Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra.

  • Govt will act as facilitator for talks, says Fadnavis

    Mumbai : Amidst the ongoing row between Shani Shingnapur temple authorities and women activists over an age-old tradition that bars them from entering the sacred sanctum, the state government will facilitate talks for them to arrive at an amicable solution, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said.

  • Housewife to head Shani Shingnapur temple trust

    Ahmednagar (Maharashtra): Anita Shetye, a housewife, created history of sort on Monday when she was unanimously appointed the first ever woman chairperson of the world-famous Shani Shingnapur Temple Trust, an official said.

  • Woman who defied tradition at Shani temple seeks protection

    Mumbai : A woman, who broke an age-old tradition prohibiting the fairer sex from offering prayers at the Shani Shingnapur shrine in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district, on Tuesday termed her act as deliberate and requested Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to provide her security.

  • Activists stand by woman who entered ‘men’s only’ temple

    Mumbai : In an incident that was played out greatly by the media on Sunday, a woman approached the deity at the well-known Shani Shingnapur temple on Sunday, an area which has always been prohibited for access to women devotees. Flouting all norms, the woman approached the idol in full public view, paid her respects to the idol and walked off the platform.