Opposing 'dadagiri' of priests, Trupti Desai, 'Bhumata Brigade' activists enter Kapaleshwar Mandir in Nashik
Kapaleshwar Mandir in Nashik doesn't allow women inside the sanctum sanctorum, there is also casteism, Trupti Desai said.
Nashik: 'Bhumata Brigade' chief Trupti Desai and several other women rights activists on Thursday entered the inner sanctum of the famous Kapaleshwar temple in Nashik.
They were prevented from entering the sanctum sanctorum of the temple last Thursday.
Trupti Desai and Bhu Mata Brigade activists enter Kapaleshwar Temple in Nasik pic.twitter.com/I75mKLPLdH
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Talking to reporters this morning, Desai had said, ''Today we will try and enter the sanctum sanctorum of Kapaleshwar Mandir in Nashik and offer our prayers.''
Kapaleshwar Mandir in Nashik doesn't allow women inside the sanctum sanctorum, there is also casteism, Desai added.
Attacking the temple management, the 'Bhumata Brigade' chief said, ''Dadagiri" of the priests should not be allowed; we will go and enter the sanctum sanctorum of Kapaleshwar Mandir today.''
Desai said that at other temples, they fought for gender equality.
“But at Kapaleshwar temple, we are fighting caste discrimination. Last time, when we tried to enter the temple, we were told by the priests that we are of lower caste, and hence they would not allow us to enter the inner sanctum,” she claimed.
Desai said that though the trustees at Kapaleshwar temple have agreed to allow them in the inner sanctum, the priests are not relenting.
Last Thursday, the activist had to be escorted out of the temple by police. Except the priests, both men and women are not allowed to enter the sanctum sanctorum of the temple, which is situated on the banks of river Godavari.