Sri Sri Ravi Shankar favours women's entry into Shani temple
Bengaluru, Feb 1: Favouring women’s entry into the Shani temple in Maharashtra’s Shingapur village, seer and Art of Living (AoL) founder Sri Ravi Shankar on Monday suggested two models to overcome the centuries-old taboo. “The Shani temple committee can adopt the Kashi Vishwath temple model where everyone is allowed to enter or the Tirupati model where only the priest is allowed inside the sanctum sanctorum,” he said in a statement here.
Favouring more women representation on the Shani temple trust committee, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said the temple magement has agreed to his suggestion. An AoL spokeperson told IANS that Ravi Shankar is likely to visit the Shani temple in the coming days, as at present he is visiting Tamil du. Located at Shingapur village in Ahmedgar, 300 km from Mumbai, the unique Shanidev temple attracts millions of tourists and devotees from across the country as well as abroad though women are not allowed at the temple.’s elevated platform where the deity is installed. (ians)