Widows Break Taboo by Celebrating Diwali For the First Time in Vrindavan

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IANS First published: October 28, 2016 Vrindavan: Breaking an age-old taboo, about 700 widows celebrated Diwali for the first time in the ancient Gopinath Temple on Thursday. The initiative to let widows of Vrindavan light up their lives was spearheaded by Sulabh Movement leader and social activist Bindeshwar Pathak, who was also present for the… Read more »

सदियों पुरानी कुप्रथा तोड़, विधवाओं ने मंदिर में मनाई दिवाली

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By Cobrapost .com – October 28, 2016 नई दिल्ली। भारत में सदियों पुरानी कुप्रथा को तोड़ते हुए गुरुवार(27 अक्टूबर) को वृन्दावन व वाराणसी की करीब एक हजार विधवा महिलाओं ने साढ़े चार सौ वर्ष पुराने गोपीनाथ मंदिर में दीपावली का त्यौहार हर्षोल्लास के साथ मनाया। संगठन सुलभ इण्टरनेशनल ने गुरुवार को दोनों धर्म नगरियों के विभिन्न… Read more »

Widows break taboo by celebrating Diwali inside temple

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IANS  |  Vrindavan October 28, 2016 Breaking an age-old taboo, about 700 widows celebratedDiwali for the first time in the ancient Gopinath Temple here on Thursday. The initiative to let widows of Vrindavan light up their lives was spearheaded by Sulabh Movement leader and social activist Bindeshwar Pathak, who was also present for the celebrations. Widows… Read more »

वृंदावन के ठा. राधागोपीनाथ मंदिर में विधवा एवं वृद्धाएं मनाएंगी दीपोत्सव

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वृंदावन, हिन्दुस्तान संवाद / First Published:26-10-2016  नगर की हजारों विधवा एवं वृद्ध महिलाएं प्राचीन देवालयों में से एक ठा. राधागोपीनाथ मंदिर में आज दीपोत्सव मनाएंगी। नगर की विधवाओं के साथ बनारस से भी विधवाएं इस उत्सव में शामिल होंगी। सुलभ इंटरनेशनल द्वारा दीपोत्सव पर विधवाओं को उपहार स्वरूप साड़ी वितरित की जाएंगी। नगर के महिला आश्रम… Read more »

Fashion show highlights progress for India widows

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Posted: October 19, 2016 | 07:51 pm In most of India, millions of Hindu widows are expected to live out their days in quiet worship, dressed only in white. They are typically barred from all religious festivities because their very presence is considered inauspicious. Until recently, Indian widows were expected to follow the sociocultural codes… Read more »

Fashion show highlights progress for India widows

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In most of India, millions of Hindu widows are expected to live out their days in quiet worship, dressed only in white. They are typically barred from all religious festivities because their very presence is considered inauspicious. Until recently, Indian widows were expected to follow the sociocultural codes of a patriarchal Hindu society that demands… Read more »

Breaking norms, widows sashay ramp at fashion show

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October 15, 2016 | UPDATED 19:00 IST New Delhi, Oct 15 (PTI) Decked up in a lehnga-choli and wearing a bright make up, a nonagenarian sashayed down the ramp using a walking stick, as she marked a departure from age-old traditions that expect widows like her to renounce earthly pleasures. Her catwalk was part of a fashion… Read more »

AP PHOTOS: Isolation of Indian widows appears to be changing

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Published October 15, 2016 Associated Press       NEW DELHI –  In most of India, millions of Hindu widows are expected to live out their days in quiet worship, dressed only in white. They are typically barred from all religious festivities because their very presence is considered inauspicious. Until recently, Indian widows were expected… Read more »