First Amputee Mountaineer Was Mocked At Mahakal Temple

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Ujjain: Arunima Sinha, the first amputee to scale Mount Everest and a former national-level volleyball player, said she was not allowed to enter one of the key shrines in Ujjain.

She felt “greater pain” while visiting the Mahakal Temple here than scaling the Everest. Recounting her unpleasant experience at the temple, she said her disability was mocked at.

“I am very sorry to tell you that I felt greater pain in visiting Mahakal temple (at Ujjain) than scaling the Everest. My disability was mocked at there (at Mahakal),” she said on Twitter.

Sinha also tagged the Prime Minister’s Office and the Chief Minister’s Office in her tweet.
Temple sources said the sports person was stopped twice by security personnel while trying to enter the sanctum sanctorum of the temple and that she broke down while arguing with them.

Mahakal Temple’s administrator Avdhesh Sharma said that he came to know about the incident only through media reports.

“I have come to know about this from media reports. Arunima has not filed any complaint with the police or the temple administration,” he said.