Nashik: Refusing to bend before the religious bigotry, Bhumata Brigade activists led by its president Trupti Desai will attempt to enter the inner sanctum of Trimbakeshwar Temple in Nashik on Thursday.
Triputi, who had earlier tried to enter the sanctum, was detained at a place called Nandur Shingote near Pune-Nashik border in Maharashtra.
The Trimbakeshwar Devasthan Trust in Maharashtra has maintained that the women devotees can be allowed into the famous Lord Shiva temple's sanctum sanctorum for an hour everyday, but with a rider that they must wear wet cotton or silk clothes while offering prayers in the core area.
“There is no discrimination between men and women, we allow entry inside inner sanctum for 1 hour, from 6 am to 7 am. We allow entry of women only if they wear wet cotton or silk clothes,” Temple trustee Lalita Shinde had said earlier.
Members of Bhumata Brigade and women devotees, who had refused to follow the temple trust' dictates, were stopped from enterning the temple, which led to a scuffle.
An FIR was also lodged in this regard later by the Bhumata Brigade activists.
(With ANI inputs)