Science behind prohibition of Indian women to visit temples during periods.

In India when we talk about menstrual cycle it is considered a taboo, as in Hindu tradition women’s were not allowed to cook food, visit temples etc in those 3 to 5 days. But today in this article I am going to unlock all the secrets related to this topic.

What is menstrual cycle?

The menstruation cycle is a series of natural processes that your body goes through to prepare for pregnancy. Each month, one of the ovaries releases an egg and at the same time harmonal changes prepare the uterus for pregnancy. this process is called menstrual cycle. Each women has to go through it every month.

 Common myth related to it?

Some people believe that In Hinduism women’s are inferior to men as they are not allowed to visit temples, cook food during menstrual period. It is considered as a stigma, but the scenario is totally different.

 What really the scenario is?

We have to understand that there are certain aspects of life that can be applied in every part of life but there are certain other aspects of life that are significant at different times in the History. This aspect fall in the second one. So making a judgement on it without knowing the grounds behind that is somehow wrong.

As we know in ancient India, the daily routine of an Indian women was totally different. They have to work 24*7 with no leave. In festivals there were more obligations than in usual days. So It was decided that in menstrual cycle a women shall take complete freedom from work, they should take rest at least 2 to 5 days during periods.

It’s a good practice to put one’s feet up for at least 2 to 5 days in a month.  

Now the question arises It is okay if women’s were not allowed to cook food in menstrual period then why they are not allowed to visit temples? The answer to this is slightly easy.

As we know In ancient times the cities were used to settle around forests. The temples were situated deep in forests. Just think once if a women visit temples deep in forests and the blood comes out on her way to temple. The wild animals can probably attack on her by the smell of the blood. So to protect a women from being killed the women’s were not allowed to visit temples.

But today the things have changed we are living in cities where there are no wild animals around us. They have less burden of work in today’s environment. We have napkins now so it ‘s all safe today . So we should avoid all these things related to it.

I am sure reading all the things above you are now aware of the real scenario behind this. All the misconceptions are now gone from your mind.

Thank you. 🙂

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