Parsuram temple snaps 400-year-old tradition, allows entry to women and Dalits

Dehradun: Parsuram temple in Garhwal's Jaunsar Bawar region has decided to snap its 400-year-old tradition by allowing entry to women, Dalits and stopping the practice of animal sacrifice here.

The announcement from the temple’s management comes at a time when debates around restrictions placed on menstruating women from entering Sabarimala has been raging across various platforms.

Quoting the chairman of the temple management committee, a news report in the Times of India said, the decision has been taken "in a bid to move with the times".

"This region is on the path of progress. Our literacy rate has gone up and people want scenarios to change," said Jawahar Singh Chauhan,  Chairman of the committee.

News24 Bureau