Indian temples where men can't enter on certain days

'Reverse discrimination' against men at some shrines which has been very prevalent till today has almost been unnoticed and unmentioned.

Published: 28th September 2018 10:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th September 2018 12:10 PM   |  A+A-

Lord Brahma Temple, Pushkar (Photo | Wikipedia)

By Online Desk

While 'discrimination' against women at Sabarimala Ayyappa temple has been a burning topic for quite sometime now, the 'reverse discrimination' against men at some shrines which has been very prevalent till today has almost been unnoticed and unmentioned.

Here is a list of temples where men are not allowed to enter during certain time periods:

Kamakhya temple, Visakhapatnam

Like the famous Kamakhya temple of Guwahati, the Kamakhya Peetham in Visakhapatnam, where 'creative divinity' of women is worshipped, too denies entry to men 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

This famous medieval Brahma temple in Pushkar, Rajasthan, prohibits married men from entering the sanctum sanctorum to worship the deity. Only ascetics can perform the puja here. All offerings by the devotees are accepted from the outer hall of the shrine by a celibate priest.

Kumari Amman Temple, Kanyakumari (Photo | Wikipedia)

Devi Kanyakumari / Kumari Amman Temple, Kanyakumari

The Kumari Amman temple situated in Kanyakumari has Maa Bhagawati Durga in its sanctum sanctorum.  Here only sanyasis (celibate men) are allowed till the gate of the temple, while married men are prohibited from entering the premises. This place is believed to be the place where Mata Parvati did tapasya for gaining Lord Shiva as her husband. The temple is raised on the same spot. In this temple of Kanyakumari, Kanya (virgin) Ma Bhagawati Durga is worshipped by women only.

Mata Temple, Muzaffarpur

Men are prohibited at the Mata Temple in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, as the temple management allows only women during the time of 'periods'. Here, the rules are so strictly followed that even a male priest is not allowed to enter the temple premises during that time. The temple turns 'women only' then.

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  • Adityar

    End discrimination
    2 months ago reply
  • Adityar

    It's plain discrimination It's not reverse discrimination.it was always like this. Please don't use it as a woman only word as it will make men kill women and others and they will go mental after they find out or already born with fact or your truth that the game is rigged
    2 months ago reply
  • Anish

    So now
    5 months ago reply
  • GoSthala

    Quite an informative read.. Interesting to know about the list of temples where men are not allowed to enter during certain time periods.. GoSthala
    8 months ago reply
  • kanika

    the post is not right as men are allowed in brahma temple in pushkar .... i myself have experienced this as my 2 elder brothers my father and my brother in law were allowed in this temple .....it's a wrong fact
    10 months ago reply
    • Ranjan

      Did you not notice ' on certain days' in the headline. Please don't just judge.
      5 months ago reply
  • Vinayan

    There in no gender inequality as being projected in these cases. In Sabarimala Temple women are allowed of particular age group. There are temples in India where men are not allowed. First women should come out of there inferiority complex that they are inferior to men. Men should come out of superiority complex that they are superior to women. God has provide each of them with special powers that is required for nature’s requirement. In Hinduism both are respected. The rituals and believes are there asked on certain reasons. There must be evolution in our social practice like abolishing child’s marriage
    1 year ago reply
    • K PURUSHOTHAMAN

      Fighting for an unwanted cause shows immaturity
      1 year ago reply
  • subramanian Gopal

    Any discrimination on the basis of Gender wrong. Need to be rectified.
    1 year ago reply
    • Adityar

      No discriminarion
      2 months ago reply
  • S

    But that doesn't get your name registered in history books or self obsessed rights activists.
    1 year ago reply
  • Palanivelu K

    Attukkal devi temple in Trivandrum Kerala does not allow Men during the Pongala day . Even the nearby residents can not come out freely.
    1 year ago reply
    • p s suresh

      it is due to practical difficulty only
      1 year ago reply
      • Hari

        Nope
        22 days ago reply
  • Poda De

    Hail the Indian Supreme Court for giving Women their rightful status of Dignity & Equality & Justice !
    1 year ago reply
    • Hari

      Grow up.
      22 days ago reply
    • Podi

      Podi
      1 year ago reply
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