[This blog is dedicated to my reader Kashyap2016]
Why are women not allowed in certain temples’ sanctums or touch certain deities? Why are menstruating women not considered pure? The debate that raged in India in recent time in the name of #RightToPray has got an apt explanation and this time from a woman.
When Ranjana Kumari the owner of the foreign-funded feminist NGO Centre for Social Research posted a video on social network saying “gods don’t discriminate but men do”; a woman named Sona Parivraj has given her an apt reply giving an explanation to why women are not allowed to pray in certain temples’ sanctum.
Her explanation to the impurity of a woman is realistic and stunning –
Not only this, she clarifies to these uneducated and ill-informed feminists why they needed to study before agitating like fools –
She had an answer for the questions why women are restrained from certain pujas and following certain rituals, too –
I was chanting the mantra “OM” for bringing in mental peace and calmness whenever I felt disturbed. The Sanyasi who taught us meditation in IIT, also told us that we can’t chant any mantra of our choice and we needed to get the mantra from our personal gurus before we practice them. He added that “OM” is a high-level mantra that does not suit everyone and not everyone should start with this mantra. He taught the proper methodology of chanting a mantra and I felt the power of the mantra and started practicing that defying his caution. Yes, it did have adverse effects on me, heated up the interiors that I needed continued medical attention and still, the issue is not resolved completely.
Feminists who are demanding such rights without any knowledge or understanding of such rituals are forcing women in greater danger and there is nothing constitutional or rights violation in them.