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Where in scriptures are menstruating women not allowed to do bhakti?

Is it mentioned anywhere in scriptures (with reasoning if possible) that women cannot pray during menstruation? Thanks in advance.
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Can women in their menstruation cycle fast?

Women can't (during their menstrual cycle) worship God because of them being impure, so does that also follow for fasting?
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Can a woman attend marriage ceremony during menstrual cycle?

Suppose a woman gets her menstrual cycle during the marriage day of her sibling, can she attend the marriage ceremony? It is well known that she should not touch and involve in work related to ...
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women dying during menstraution cycle

I have heard that women and girls who die during their mentruation periods are considered to gotten bad death? is shastras saying that death during menses cycle is bad and leads to bad birth next time?...
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Do female goddesses of the trnity and other devis menstruate like human females?

Are females of trinities menstrual like our human females? Do the females of svargas like devis apsaras also produce menses like our.female mother and sisters? Please clear my doubts.
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Can a menstruating women prepare food for herself?

It is well-known that a rajaswala cannot prepare food for her family. It is highly discouraged to eat food prepared by a Rajaswala. But, does it apply to herself also? Can't she cook for herself and ...
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Can a women take her head bath on Sunday at the end of her menstruation cycle?

According to scriptures one should not take head bath(hair wash) on Sunday One who forsakes on all Sundays, Woman oil bath, meat and drinks, Will never be sick nor sad nor poor. And would reach the ...
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Is there any modern interpretation for Indra's curse to women and other entities?

Scriptures say that Indra killed Vishwroopa. It causes a Brahmahatya sin to Indra. Some entities then shared the guilt of Indra. The following passage from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam contains detailed list of ...
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Is a menstruating woman allowed to eat non-veg during auspicious timings?

It is mentioned in scriptures that one should not eat non-veg food during certain times such as Amavasya, Pournami, Sunday, Ekadasi etc., According to scriptures, is it applicable for menstruating ...
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Is time period for rajaswala fixed for all women?

Every women becomes Rajaswala and in that time period, there are some rules in Hinduism to follow. According to scriptures, Is the time period fixed for all women? Or Vary from 3 days to (...
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Can a lady undergoing menstruation period do yoga?

I heard that a lady undergoing menstruation should not do yoga. My doubt is can a lady during her menstruation do yoga or not? If no then after how many days she can be able to do yoga? If yes, ...
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Do children get contaminated by touching menstruating women?

Do children get contaminated by touching mother while she is in menstruation? If a mother is in isolation but the child comes and touches her, again goes and touch other persons, will it contaminate ...
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Why are menstruating women (at least in the Brahmin community) asked to be separate from the family for three days?

I am just curious for what religious reasons there might have been. In certain sects of Hinduism, women are asked to not enter the kitchen, eat and sleep separately from the rest of the family, not ...
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