Thursday, October 30, 2014

Women in Hindu Dharma . Part IV . Daughter is same as Son.

"Matru devo bhava"
Revere your Mother as God
~ Taittiriya Upanishad

Who is to blame for such a rising tide of Male chauvinism and Feminism in modern India ? The answer is simple, partly its MOTHER. Iam not cleverly passing the blame on Woman (mother) . Don’t you guyz think discrimination of women starts before the birth of Girl child , almost at Womb ? How many Mothers have discarded Girl child with abortion , for their Love for Male child . May be mother does it under compulsion from Husband or In-Laws, but with such disease in mind how gender equality is possible???

My request to all the Mothers (and yet to be Mothers) is do not discriminate Son and Daughter at home. Teach your son to respect his sister in general and Women in particular. Do not pamper your son to such an extent that he keeps thinking himself as “Prince" . Never side with your Son when they fight, be neutral.

Never make your daughter to do your sons work at home. Tell him to do it all by himself . Make your son to do house hold chores, otherwise he feels that all the kitchen work is only for Women. Teach him how to cook, this way he will understand hardships of cooking, otherwise he will feel its just a 30 min’s playful work. Moreover its Important to learn, once he married, he can be helpful to his wife as well .

Most important thing is discuss his academics, sports and politics( if he is interested) with him, coz, these are considered as General Knowledge. Don’t send him to his Daddy Dear when he has doubts over those topics. If so , he feels that Daddy is intelligent and Mummy is Dumb and his Sister Dumbest. So, Mothers update your IQ skills. Let the Boy know that his Mother too is an “Knowledge Bank “ and thus Intelligent.

When its for some sort of “decision making”, get yourself involved. Even if which movie to go or which location to move for vacation , just don’t leave it to his daddy . Again the danger of him assuming that Women are not part of decision making is high and presumes that only Men have to decide and make woman follow .

Lastly , teach him all about Hindu culture and role of women in ancient Hindu Dharma . Iam an Agnostic , I don’t believe in GOD , still I suggest you to take him to Temples and Historical places to make him understand the rich heritage he is born into . Show him/her the picture of Durga Mata with ten hands all decorated with lethal arms , make him understand that women in olden days were warriors and used arms to safeguard Dharma. Tell him the stories of Jhansi ki Rani and her dare to fight for the country.

Let him learn at younger age that Mother is ON PAR with Daddy on all the issues . If Daddy is ‘Super Man’ so do is Mummy a ‘Super Woman’.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Significance of Diwali

There are several reasons for celebrating Deepawali. The most important one is the commemoration of the return of Lord Ram to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile.

Lakshmi Puja during Diwali is observed as it is believed that Goddess Lakshmi emerged from the ocean on this day during the ‘samudra manthan’ (churning of ocean) by demons and gods as mentioned in the Puranas. So for the business people, the new business year begins on Diwali.
In south India, Diwali is the day in which Lord Krishna killed the demon Narakasura.

The word Diwali is made of two words; deep (lamp or diyas) & avali (row), which means a line or a row of lamps. During the festival of Diwali lamps are lit in every home, office, etc. that is why this festival is also known as the ‘Festival of Lights’. Diwali is also called as Deepavali.
courtesy : hindu-blog

Friday, October 10, 2014

Women in Hindu Dharma . Part III

"Let women be always propitiated (worshipped) by their fathers and brothers, by their husbands and the brothers of their husbands, in other words, they should speak sweetly to them and provide them with good food, nice clothes and ornaments, and thereby keep them happy. Those who seek great prosperity and happiness should never inflict pain on women." 
~ Manu ( Hindu Law Giver) Manu Smrithi 3: 55 (Hindu Law Book) .
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But everything changed once Hindu-India went under the foreign rule of Muslims and Christist Britishers . Many of malpractices creeped into our Hindu system . When Mughals invaded us , with them they bought the Supremacy of Men as told in their Holy Book Quran. Later , during the British rule the misinterpretation of caste system had proved costly on Womanhood . The real suppression has started from here.

Women should understand that physical equality by all means is not possible. Feministic meaningless approach of Equality & Fight for Rights in family has dampens the relationships. In a family there are no Rights but Responsibilities.

Feminism has done more damage than reviving the quality of Women in Modern society. Talk of superior Rights led to disintegration of Families. If Feministic equality is all about money, power & position then this western concept is not applicable to Bharateeya culture. In India respect & dignity are more important than physical or materialistic equality.

What does equality mean ?? Aping the Men ??? Dressing like men , smoking/boozing like men , hair-cut like men , roam around like men ??? By doing so in the name of Equality arent women more trying to look like Men and in turn loosing her own identity. What kind of pride do feminist get by imitating Men ? Why in the name of Equality Woman should forego of being her own-self ?? Modern Woman should understand ,Being herself does not lower her outlook or dignity.

But what is the status of Women in modern India ? Who is to blame for their sorry state ??? Definitely its chauvinist mindset . Its the egoistic dirty tribe of Media & Capitalists, which have degraded the dignity of Women . In modern world , these materialists to continue their supremacy have downgraded Women by showcasing her as an Sex object. This is clever ploy invented by materialist world and spread it very fast across the globe. This theory has taken such a deep roots that plucking out has become next to impossible .

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

On Dussehra do not defoliate Shammi tree.

As you all know on Dussera its a ritual for Hindus to cross the village/town border in North-East direction and perform pooja to "Shammi" tree. Crossing of village border is called as "Seema Ullangan" . Shammi tree happens to be Lord Rama's favorite tree. In its branches, Pandava's during their "agnatavaas" hid their Arms.

Apart from Shammi , "Apta" tree too is worshiped on Dussera. On Dussera Shammi leaves are treated as Green-Gold and given to elders before touching their feet to take blessings.

My call for all Hindu's , please do not pluck the Shammi leaves unceremoniously from twigs. God's will bless you if its untouched and not defoliate. For your love of taking blessings on festival do not defoliate and make this Holy tree go extinct. Shammi tree has lot of Medical values in its trunk , twigs & leaves. Understand the medical importance of Shammi and if possible have it in your backyard. If you wish, gift your friends/relatives a sapling of Shammi tree on eve of Dussera.