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Shani Shingnapur temple


Shani Shingnapur temple: Plea seeking to recall Bombay HC order rejected

June 11, 2016 1:53 am

The court rejected the intervention application filed seeking to recall the HC order passed, allowing women entry into temples where they were barred from doing so earlier.

This Hanuman temple in Maharashtra has a woman priest for years now

May 17, 2016 3:34 am

Not only does 42-year-old Shardabai Gurao conduct morning “aartis” at the village’s lone Hanuman temple, prayers are often attended by members of the Muslim community in the village during festivals.

We must resist attempts to communalise Shani Shingnapur, Haji Ali dargah issues

May 09, 2016 12:01 am

Those committed to gender parity are hoping for early verdicts from the Bombay High Court and the Supreme Court

My right to enter the sanctum

May 02, 2016 12:00 am

We have little doubt that we will be able to break these wrong traditions and set in motion a new era where women in this country will enter places of worship with their heads held high, not as second-class citizens.

Faith Makes All Things Possible

April 17, 2016 12:00 am

It began as an offshoot of a rationalist movement and has led to a historic victory for women’s rights in Maharashtra. The Shani Shingnapur temple entry campaign is a remarkable alliance of women, across the divide of religious belief.

Anti-superstition body revives fight for equality of men and women at all places of worship

April 12, 2016 5:41 am

At a press conference, MANS general secretary Hamid Dabholkar said that on April 8, women got entry into the inner sanctum of Shani Shingnapur temple.

Women ‘polluting’ religious spaces: How the idea came about

April 03, 2016 4:17 pm

Social perceptions towards women are rooted in the established economic and cultural structures of the time in which they were formed.

It is State's duty to protect fundamental rights of women: Bombay High Court

April 02, 2016 4:03 am

The Bombay HC was hearing a public interest litigation challenging the prohibition on women’s entry to the shrine area at Shani Shingnapur temple

View From The Right: Maintain Balance

February 10, 2016 12:06 am

The cover story in the Organiser examines the current temple entry movements and says that a “temple is a symbol of man’s gratitude towards God”.

Don’t allow both men and women in the inner sanctum: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

February 07, 2016 12:05 am

Sayaram Bankar, a former trustee of the temple trust said that they have also been invited by Sri Sri.


Shani Shingnapur row: Police detain Trupti Desai in Ahmednagar

February 22, 2016 2:48 pm

Ahmednagar, Feb 22 (ANI): Bhumata brigade activist Trupti Desai was detained by the police in Ahmednagar on Monday while she was leading a group to the Shani Shingnapur temple. Desai is leading a movement to break the gender barrier at the Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra, where women are not allowed to enter the sanctum sanctorum of the shrine.

Women activists detained on way to Shani temple

January 26, 2016 5:35 pm

Supa (Maharashtra), Jan 26 (ANI): The police detained women activists, who were on their way to the Shani Shingnapur temple to break the centuries old tradition of not allowing the feminine gender to enter the sanctum sanctorum on Tuesday. The activists of Ranragini Bhumata Brigade led by Trupti Desai, who had left from Pune earlier in the day for the Shani Shingnapur temple, were stopped by the police near Supa in Maharasthra. Desai said that it was a black day for women as they were being stopped from exercising their rights. To prevent law and order issues, the police and temple authorities have put up three levels of barricades, deployed women constables and village volunteers to guard the temple.

Must combat discrimination against women: Sharad Yadav on Shani temple

January 26, 2016 2:49 pm

New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): Janata Dal United leader Sharad Yadav on Tuesday came in support of the women activists protesting against the entry ban in Shani Shingnapur temple, saying that women who belong to weaker sections have been facing discrimination for thousands of years. Yadav added that the Central Government should take initiative to remove such discrimination against women. He further stated that people who are preventing these women from entering the temple should be put behind the bars.

Shani Shingnapur Temple controversy: 1,000 women to visit shrine

January 25, 2016 12:01 pm

Pune, Jan 25 (ANI): Women activist Trupti Desai on Monday said on Republic Day, around 1,000 women will go to the Shani Shingnapur Temple in Maharashtra. The sacred platform has been reportedly out of bounds for women as per centuries-old tradition. Desai added that it is a fight of women's self respect and will continue the fight for justice. Raising a question, she said when a man visits the temple then there is no problem, but when a woman goes it becomes unsacred? The prohibition of women entry has prompted lot of ruckus in recent days.