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India’s Women’s only temples

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Generally this is a technology website. So this type of topics are not supposed or fit the Genre of this website. But still somehow i want to bring everyone’s attention towards this topic. As this topic will bring some equality to the situation.

Ever heard of temples where only women are allowed. Many of us stand for women when it comes to temples where only men are allowed and women are not allowed. Women are not allowed to go inside on certain days. So to make a balance here is the list of temple where you will get to know about some rare temples where men are not allowed.

Kamakhya temple, Visakhapatnam :

Kamakhya temple of Guwahati, the Kamakhya Peetham in Visakhapatnam, where ‘creative divinity’ of women is worshipped, Here entry to men is denied for some days in every month. Men are barred from entering the temple for four to five days to observe the privacy of women during their period of menstruation.

Lord Brahma Temple, Pushkar :

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This famous Brahma temple in Pushkar, Rajasthan, restricts married men from entering the sanctum sanctorum to worship the deity. Only ascetics can perform the puja here. Devotees can still pray from the outer hall of the shrine.

Devi Kanyakumari / Kumari Amman Temple, Kanyakumari :

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The Kumari Amman temple situated in Kanyakumari has Maa Bhagawati Durga in its sanctum sanctorum.  Speciality of this temple is only sanyasis (celibate men) are allowed till the gate of the temple, Entry of married men is prohibited in the temple. It is beleived that Mata Parvati did tapasya for gaining Lord Shiva as her husband in this place. The temple is built on the same spot. In this temple of Kanyakumari, Kanya (virgin) only women will worship Ma Bhagawati Durga.

Mata Temple, Muzaffarpur :

This temple is situated in Muzaffarpur Bihar, Men are strictly prohibited in this temple, as the temple management allows only women during the time of ‘periods’. Here, the rules are very strictly followed. Even a male priest is not allowed to enter the temple premises during that time. The temple turns ‘women only’ then.

Source: The New INDIAN express

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