Kinnar Akhara steals show on debut

  • | Monday | 7th January, 2019

ALLAHABAD: It was the first peshwai, or ‘Devatva Yatra’ as they prefer to call it, taken out by the Kinnar Akhara at the Prayagraj Kumbh. The akhara mahamandaleshwar, Swami Laxminarayan Tripathi, astride a camel, had only one message for the patriarchal system that she is trying to breach. If I am a high priestess of Hindu Sanatan Dharma, I can practice what I feel is right. However, she says that she is using religion for mass sensitization and removing the stigma against transgender community. When I defended the scrapping of article 377, many Godmen spoke against me but I will do what I think is right,” she said.

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