Trupti Desai, a 1985-born Indian social activist, is the Bhumata Brigade & Bhumata Foundation founder. Desai founded this Pune-based organization. Desai and her friends have campaigned for women’s access to religious places like the Shani Shingnapur Temple and Haji Ali Dargah, Mahalakshmi Temple, and Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple. All of these are located in Maharashtra and, most recently, the Sabarimala Temple in Kerala. She was a candidate for the Pune Municipal Corporation elections in 2012 as part of the Indian National Congress.

Trupti Desai

Trupti Desai

Trupti Desai Biography

Trupti Desai, a Maharashtra-based right-to-pray campaigner, is also the founder-president for the Bhumata Ranragini Brigade, founded in 2010.

Born in Nipani Taluka on the Maharashtra-Karnataka border, Desai’s family moved to Pune when she was eight. The eldest of her three siblings, Desai completed her primary education in Kolhapur’s mother’s village. Desai was a home science student at Shrimathi Nathibai Damodar Thackersee College, but she left the college in her first year because of family problems.

In 2003, she was elected president of Krantiveer Vikas Sangh, an organization that aids in the rehabilitation of slum-dwelling people. This was her first venture into activism.

Desai and six other women announced Wednesday that they would visit Sabarimala Temple on November 17th to “exercise the right to pray guaranteed under the constitution.” Sabarimala will open Friday for a two-month pilgrimage after the Supreme Court overturned centuries-old tradition to allow all ages to enter the hilltop shrine.

In April 2016, the activist-led an earlier successful agitation to allow women to enter the inner sanctum at Shani Shingnapur temple, Maharashtra.

Desai was the one who spearheaded the campaign to allow women into religious places such as the Shani Shingnapur Temple, the Haji Ali Dargah, and the Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple.

Trupti Desai Relationship

Trupti Desai was married to Prashant Dasai. Her husband is an entrepreneur from Pune. Trupti and Prashant were blessed with a son, Yogiraj Desai. She lives in Pune, Maharashtra, with her family.

Husband Prashant Desai
Son Yogiraj Desai
Marriage Year 2006

Trupti Desai Education & Career

Trupti Desai is from a small Karnataka family. She attended school in Kolhapur, where her mother was born. After this, she enrolled at Shrimathi Nathibai Damodar Thackersee College to study Home Science. However, her first year was interrupted by family problems.

Trupti Desai had a passion for social work from a young age. In 2003, she was elected president of the organization ‘Krantiveer jeopardy Vikas Sangh. This was her first venture into social activities, and she helped to rehabilitate slum dwellers.

Trupti Desai as a Social Activist

Desai worked as a social worker for Krantiveer Jhopdi Vikas Sangh in 2003 to help slum dwellers. From 2007 to 2009, Desai protested against financial irregularities at Ajit Cooperative Bank, which involved an Rs50 crore fraud (US$7.0million). She led a group that was against Ajit Pawar, the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra. In 2013, she was arrested for leading a group that “slapped the image of Pawar, used abusive words and held an illegal demonstration despite prohibitionary orders.” She was released immediately on bail. The brigade has grown to over 5,000 members since its inception.

Places of worship

A woman entered the Hindu shrine at Shani Shingnapur Temple in November 2015. Women were prohibited from entering this temple. The temple priests suspended the security guard who was on duty and performed a cleansing ceremony for the idol. Desai and her brigade made several forced entry attempts into the shrine. According to their constitutional rights, the state government and the Pune district court directed the temple officials to allow women into the shrine. Desai and other female Brigade members entered Shani Shingnapur Temple’s shrine on April 8th, 2016. This was Gudi Padwa, the Maharashtrian new year.

Desai entered Shingnapur after she had completed her Shingnapur entry. The Mahalakshmi Temple management committee allowed Desai to enter, but the priests became violent towards her. She was also permitted entry into the Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple’s inner sanctum, where she was peacefully escorted away by police wearing wet clothes similar to those that the temple allows men.

She attempted to enter the Haji Ali dargah in Mumbai in April 2016. However, she was stopped by an angry mob. Desai claimed she was threatened with death if she tried to enter the Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai, a type of Islamic shrine.

In November 2018, she made an unsuccessful attempt to visit the Sabarimala temple in Kerala during the Mandalam-Makaravilakk pilgrim season. There were legal and religious restrictions at the temple that prohibited women over 50 years of age from entering (approx. The Supreme Court of India ruled in October 2018 that the temple had been closed to women of menstruating age for 10-50 years. A dozen women of menstruating age tried to visit the temple following the verdict, but all were unsuccessful due to protests. The Supreme Court of India in October 2018 ruled that the verdict was invalid. After being stuck in the airport for over 14 hours, she decided to return and promised to come back. She did not.

Interesting Facts About Trupti Desai

  • Trupti was a star after participating in the protest against Ajit Cooperative Bank’s Chairmanship by NCP’s Ajit Pawar for an alleged 50 crore fraud.
  • Trupti was previously associated with Anna Hazare’s Indian Against Corruption Movement (IAC).
  • According to her husband, Trupti is a follower of Gagangiri Maharaj, a spiritual guru from Kolhapur.
  • She was approached by Bigg Boss 10 in 2016, but she stated that she would only be participating in Bigg Boss uses a female name.
  • Trupti is the president of Bhumata Brigade and Samaj Suraksha Kruti Samiti.
  • Trupti is an extremely prominent social activist on social networks and the internet. She also regularly updates her social media accounts.
  • She has many followers on Facebook, where she posts messages and photos regularly. Her official Facebook account is Irupti.Desai.589

Trupti Desai Personal Information

Real Birth Name  Trupti Desai
Known as  Trupti
Occupation  Founder of Bhumata Brigade, Social Activist
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Date of Birth 12 December 1985
Age (2021) 35 Years
Place of Birth Nipani, Karnataka
Gender   Female
Nationality Indian
Religion Buddhist
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Language Hinduism
Education Qualification Appeared for Home Science
Hobbies Social Activity
Residence Pune, Maharashtra

Trupti Desai Physical Appearance

Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Height 5 Feet & 5 Inches
Weight 59 kgs

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