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 में विधवाओं ने तोड़ी कुरीति की दीवार, धूमधाम से मनाई दीपावली

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वृंदावन, हिन्दुस्तान संवाद Updated: 27-10-16 10:20 PM कृष्ण की नगरी वृंदावन का ऐतिहासिक गोपीनाथ मंदिर पहली बार अनूठी घटना का गवाह बना, जब सदियों से समाज में उपेक्षित रहीं विधवाओं ने यहां हाथों में दीपक लेकर नगर के प्राचीन ठा. राधागोपीनाथ मंदिर में प्रवेश किया और धूमधाम के साथ हर्षोल्लास से दीपोत्सव मनाया। सुलभ इंटरनेशनल… 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 »

Breaking caste barriers, women scavengers tie rakhi to Vrindavan pundits, Sanskrit scholars

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Anuja Jaiswal| TNN | Aug 18, 2016 AGRA: More than 200 Dalit women, who once earned their living from manual scavenging and have been traditionally dubbed untouchables, on Wednesday broke age old taboos and tied rakhi on the hands of more than 50 upper caste priests and Sanskrit scholars at a public ceremony at the… Read more »

Vrindavan widows tie Rakhis on holy men, to meet PM

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By IANS / 17th August 2016 AGRA: It’s a Rakshabandhan with a difference. About 50 high caste pandits on Wednesday extended their hands of brotherhood to the marginalised and castaway widows of Vrindavan who tied the Rakhi (sacred thread) on their wrists. Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak led the initiative as Sanskrit scholars and ‘karmakandi’ pandits (prists)… Read more »

Ahead of Raksha Bandhan, 10 widows to tie ‘rakhi’ to PM Modi

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PTI  Aug 17, 2016 Vrindavan (UP): Ahead of Raksha Bandhan, several widows and manual scavengers tied rakhi to 50 upper-caste pundits and Sanskrit scholars at the century-old Gopinath temple. On Thursday, at least ten widows will visit Prime MinisterNarendra Modi on behalf of around 2,000 widows of Vrindavan and Varanasi on the occasion of Raksha… Read more »

वंृदावन की विधवाओं ने मनाया रक्षाबंधन पर्व

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पीटीआई-भाषा संवाददाता 15:25 HRS IST वृंदावन, 17 अगस्त :भाषा: अर्से पुरानी परम्परा को तोड़ने की दिशा में उठाये गये एक महत्वपूर्ण कदम के तहत वृंदावन की सैकड़ों विधवा महिलाओं ने आज प्राचीन गोपीनाथ मंदिर में संस्कृत विद्वानों एवं पंडितों को राखी बांधी। समाज में ‘अछूत’ कही जाने वाली सैकड़ों विधवाओं के लिये यह एक नया… Read more »

Widows, manual scavengers tie Rakhis to priests in Vrindavan

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  IANS : Aug 17 2016 In a one-of-its-kind event, hundreds of widows from Vrindavan and liberated manual scavenger women on Wednesday publicly tied Rakhi to 50 upper caste sages, Sanskrit scholars and priests at the century-old Gopinath temple in Vrindavan. Defying tradition, the women were in the temple town at the initiative of NGO… Read more »

Vrindavan widows, outcasts tie Rakhi to priests

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http://www.newkerala.com Lucknow, Aug 17 : In a one-of-its-kind event, hundreds of widows from Vrindavan and liberated manual scavenger women on Wednesday publicly tied Rakhi to 50 upper caste sages, Sanskrit scholars and priests at the century-old Gopinath temple in Vrindavan. Defying tradition, the women were in the temple town at the initiative of NGO Sulabh… Read more »