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Sabarimala Shadow On Kolkata Kali Puja Pandal That Has Never Allowed Women

Indologist Nrisingha Prasad Bhaduri termed such rules as extreme manifestation of patriarchy and misogyny.

  • Press Trust of India
  • HuffPost

KOLKATA — The shadow of the Sabarimala temple row over the entry of women into the shrine has cast its spell on a local Kali Puja committee which does not allow females to enter its pandal amid protests by scholars.

Ever since the worship of the idol began 34 years ago by priests of the Tarapith, a Shakti pith in Birbhum district, women were not allowed to enter the pandal, members of the ‘Chetla Pradip Sangha’ puja committee in southern part of the…

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