Trimbakeshwar temple row: Women engage in brawl, trust says entry not without wet silk, cotton clothes

The issue of allowing women devotees to enter the sacred sanctum of Trimbakeshwar Temple is getting murkier day by day. On Saturday, an ugly scuffle was witnessed at the temple premises after some women were stopped from entering the inner sanctum.

Last Updated: Apr 16, 2016, 23:53 PM IST
Trimbakeshwar temple row: Women engage in brawl, trust says entry not without wet silk, cotton clothes

Nashik: The issue of allowing women devotees to enter the sacred sanctum of Trimbakeshwar Temple is getting murkier day by day. On Saturday, an ugly scuffle was witnessed at the temple premises after some women were stopped from entering the inner sanctum.

In the whole act which was caught on camera by a bystander, women are seen fighting with each other and using expletives.

Meanwhile, the Trimbakeshwar Devasthan Trust in Maharashtra has maintained its earlier stand over the issue.

“There is no discrimination between men and women, we allow entry inside inner sanctum for 1 hour, fromm 6am to 7am. We allow entry of women only if they wear wet cotton or silk clothes,” Temple trustee Lalita Shinde told ANI.

However, the women activists have refused to abide by the condition and have lodged a complaint with police against the trust members and local people for purposely obstructing their entry into the temple.

(with Agency inputs)