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Bare-chested pre-pubescent girls are sent off to spend 15 days every year with a priest.
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Will the matter be put to rest now?
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Rumours are aimed at creating trouble, said the administration.
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And that should be a wake-up call to all of us.
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Earlier, the temple only allowed women in sarees, long skirts or dhotis.
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Pinarayi Vijayan's proposal to end VIP darshans at Sabarimala sparks off a debate.
Women are constantly fighting a battle for equality. In India, they are also currently fighting to be treated as equals in the eyes of their gods. Indian feminism has always been a rather unique debate, owing to various ethnic influences that are characteristic of the cultural minefield that India is. However, this debate encompasses not only feminism, but religious practices and their conflict with constitutional law.
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Over 96 people are feared to have died and 350 injured in a fire that broke out at a temple the Puttingal temple in Kollam, Kerala on Sunday morning. The tragedy took place during a display of firewor...
My granny's faith had brought us to Varanasi. She had at some point of time promised her attendance at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in exchange of her prayers being answered. God sometimes gets bribed it seems, for here we were to keep her end of the deal.
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PUNE-- Bhoomata Brigade leader Trupti Desai was today detained in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district while heading to the Shani Shingnapur temple where she had spearheaded a campaign last month against...
VISAKHAPATNAM -- Human hair worth around Rs 10 lakh was stolen from the premises of the famous Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple near here, police said today. Unidentified persons stole 10 bags of...
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Sure, we hated Mastizaade and everything it stands for, but this is ridiculous. According to various reports, an FIR (First Information Report) has been filed against actors Sunny Leone, Vir Das, Tuss...
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MUMBAI -- Supporting the demand for lifting restrictions on women's entry in Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district, NCP chief Sharad Pawar today said God cannot discriminate bet...
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PUNE--The women's outfit spearheading the campaign against a centuries-old ban on female devotees entering the sacred platform at Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra today brought their fight to Ch...
Clampdowns serve no purpose. If we're not supposed to bat an eyelid for a sadhu who covers his modesty with an orange loin cloth, I am sure we can breathe easy for a woman in leggings and jeans. Please let's not rewind to the time when women played lawn tennis in ankle length gowns. It's simply ludicrous.
There is no doubt that Varanasi is one of the most compelling destinations in India and is as much a much-visit as Agra or Jaipur. If you're still not convinced, here are seven top reasons to visit the city at least once in your lifetime.
This article is from Open Magazine. By V Shoba Nearly a dozen cats roam the interminable corridors of the Srirangam temple late into the night, when the frenzy of evening worship has given way to an...
A far right Hindu outfit has said it would build a temple to Nathuram Godse, the man who shot and killed Mahatma Gandhi on January 30, 1948 in New Delhi. The Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha said it pl...