Shani Shingnapur Temple of Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra was ceremonially cleansed after a woman reaches close to the deity and offers oil on it.
The CCTV footage shows the woman rushing towards the deity. Smashing of 400 years-old custom by a woman offended the local populace.
The incident took place on Saturday, when devotees thronged the temple. Seven security guards have been expelled in the presence of whom the violation happened.
Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti (MANS) has welcomed the entry of woman. The organisation has been fighting against the practice of barring the entry of woman in the temple.
Till 2011 only men were allowed to reach close to the deity but after protests, accusing the temple of discrimination, even men were barred from entering 'Garbhagriha' or womb-chamber.