'Shani' idol 'purified' as woman enters Shinganapur temple

HINDUSTAN TIMES, PUNE | 29 November 2015 22:52 IST

The idol of a famous temple dedicated to the ruling deity of Saturn was purified on Sunday after a woman broke a long-held tradition which bars females from entering the sanctum sanctorum of the Hindu place of worship in Maharashtra.

However, the unidentified woman found support from political leaders and rationalists who said that her defiant act on Saturday reflected the changing times in a country where gender bias is rampant in many parts. CLICK TO READ MORE

 

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