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We had a big argument y'day at hour house over pooja during Menstrual period.
My wife wanted to do Sravan somvar rituals during her 3rd day of period. She cooked Kheer and wanted to put it as a Prasad in front of God. She actually asked my mom to put the prasad in Mandir. Since my mom knew she is on her periods she said this is not right thing to do as its against ritual and not to perform any pooja or put prsad in front of god. This turned into very heated argument between both of them. My mom was very adamant about her not to perform rituals and my wife's response was I never object your ways when you perform pooja so please let me do it my way!
Usually, its not a problem for me as I think as long as you perform pooja with good intentions, you could do it as the way you want. However, my mom is visiting us for couple of months and I understand her point. I took my mom's side and told my wife to skip rituals this week. She could do it the way she wants when mom is not here. My wife was really mad at my behaviour.
I was thinking all night if I took the right stand?
My wife was arguing about where in Hinduism its mentioned that Women are not supposed do Pooja during menstruation?
Overall, Gist of all my writing is, I would like to know if female is allowed to perform Pooja rituals at home during menstruation period?