[Advaita-l] Chanting gayatri overseas
sridhar.nithin at gmail.com
Tue Oct 10 02:40:56 EDT 2017
The fault also lies with the families and parents who are themselves
ignorant about the various nuances and rationale behind Rajaswala
Incidently, just last week I have a talk in Delhi on this very topic:
Menstruation Practices in Hinduism. I see that lot of people are simply
unaware about the practices and hence consider them superstition.
(I have also written a 6-part article on the issue and can be read at
IndiaFacts website titled "Hindu view of menstruation". Also now working on
a book on the topic)
On Oct 10, 2017 11:35, "V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l" <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 10:06 AM, Venkata sriram P via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > ...............
> > On the aside, for all those living abroad, real threat is what Ravi
> > Chandrasekhara pointed out.
> > ................
> > Yes....Caucasian marriages, rajaswalA niyamAs thrown to winds (even in
> > families who boast of performing anuSTAna abroad...).
> > The main problem is rajaswalA niyama paripAlana. In India, almost all
> > ladies in every household know it's implications and atleast try to be
> > careful while intermixing with people. But, there, it is impossible.
> > This I got a feedback from a family who once upon a time were siSTAs in
> > India.
> Sriram ji,
> You say rajasvalā niyama is quite well followed in India by the Southern
> families? I have found that it is given the go-by in most houses. In a
> family I know, when the new daughter-in-law was asked to observe just 'not
> entering the kitchen and puja room' during the period, the reaction was
> that a nuclear family was created: the couple decided to separate from the
> in-laws house. This happened not in any foreign country but very much here.
> Most modern girls feel that is an infringement of their freedom, rights,
> etc. That is why many elders of the earlier generation are even afraid of
> talking such topics with the youngsters. There is also the fear of police
> complaint for 'harassment' by the in-ḷaws and their being sent to jail. It
> has happened in many decent, middle class brahmin families in India.
> > regs,
> > sriram
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