PATNA: A group of Muslim women have begun reciting Hanuman Chalisa at a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman in Varanasi to seek divine intervention in ending the practice of “triple talaq”—the issue now being heard by a Constitutional bench of the Supreme Court from today.
The temple is located at Patalpuri Matth in Daranagar locality of Varanasi and has been drawing huge numbers of devotees every year. Varanasi is the home Lok Sabha constituency of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The local media today reported a group of Muslim women sat outside the temple and began reciting Hanuman Chalisa written in Urdu. Each one is reciting the Chalisa 100 times to get her wish fulfilled.
“This temple is special (for idol of Hanuman facing south direction) hence we decided to seek the blessings of Hanuman as we have heard that whosoever recites the Chalisa 100 times gets his or her wish fulfilled, which for us is getting rid of the practice of triple talaq,” national chief of Muslim Mahila Foundation Nazneen Ansari was quoted as saying in The Times of India today.
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