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Attitude toward females in hinduism in the context of feminism?

Considering that Karva Chauth has allegedly patriachial connotation, and hindus in India had infamous sati tradition for long, what is the general attitude the religion has towards women in the ...
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Identification and souce of this mantra about sati in this Bengali movie 'Antarjali Jatra' (The voyage beyond)?

Mantra chanting timestamped About Film: Antarjali Jatra, based on a story by Kamal Kumar Majumdar, is set in 1832, just after sati was abolished in Bengal, later adapted into a critically acclaimed ...
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What is the definition of sati (chaste women) as per scriptures?

In the light of scriptures, What is the definition of sati or a chaste women? Does it mean a women who never held sexual relationship throughout her life except with her husband post marriage OR Is it ...
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Did Shiva get angry on Mata Sati when she doubted Ram?

I watched a youtube video in which a saint was saying that Mata Sati once doubted if Ram is actually the avatar of Vishnu and she went to test him. To which Shiva got angry on Sati and later abandoned ...
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Does Shiva wear a garland having 11 skulls?

Does Shiva wear a garland that has 11 skulls in it? Are these Skulls of Sati? And why are there 11 skulls, specifically?
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Why Shiva getting angry when Devi Sati get cremated?

Shiva is considered as supreme god and he is beyond time. In other words time is controlled by Shiva and he is Aadi Yogi (Most controlled and calm). So, he already know what will happen next. So my ...
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Who is a Pativrata Stree?

If a woman marry 2 men then would she be worthy for having title of Pativrata stree or SATI? I want to know the titles of women given by their numbers of husbands in Hinduism. Like if 1 husband then ...
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What is the truth behind the practice of Sati? How is it related to Hinduism?

Many people use the practice of Sati (सती) as a weapon against Hinduism to point out that it is full of bad practices. I have heard that it was limited to one particular community in one of the states ...
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What will happen after Parvati die ? Was Sati born in the first Yug of First day of Brahma?

Sati is the first wife of Shiva . When was she born ? Was she born in the first Satyuga of first day of Brahman. Since Brahma is currently 51 years old. So, about 1,85,03,310 Yugas (approximate) have ...
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Did soul of Sati talk with Parvati ? Can soul of one's previous birth from heaven talk with body of one's next birth?

In this episode of hindi serial it is shown that soul of Sati talked with Parvati (who was alive). (Watch from 26:23) Also It was shown that Shiva used to meet and talk with soul of Sati secretly from ...
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What is chronological order of all events or big events that have ever happened in Puranas

According to ch 19 of prabhas kand of skand puran we are in 31st kalpa of second phase Brahma and previous kalpa was pitr kalpa. But other Puranas say we are in 1st kalpa of second phase of Brahma. ...
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Did Max Muller and British interpolate Rig Veda 10.18.7?

Before 20th century, there was another version of the verse below: इमा नारीरविधवाः सुपत्नीराञ्जनेन सर्पिषा संविशन्तु | अनश्रवो.अनमीवाः सुरत्ना आ रोहन्तु जनयोयोनिमग्रे || (RV 10.18.7) The alternate ...
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Which Hindu scriptures discuss the Sati practice?

My teacher said that the Sati practice was not actually a common practice and does not belong to our dharma. Vedic Religion was there from around 500 BC but Sati started from around 4th century (I ...
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Can Sati leads to moksha if husband attains moksha?

Consider the following paragraph related to the funeral rites of Vasudeva, the father of Krishna Thus addressed by Pritha’s son of pure deeds, all of them hastened their preparations with eagerness ...
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Did Shiva marry Sati/Parvati at the age of 16?

I recently heard that Lord Shiva married Parvati/Sati at the age of 16 but couldn’t find the proper reference for it. Could anyone help me to crosscheck this information? At what age did Lord Siva ...
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Under what conditions, a women is not allowed to perform Sati?

This answer on Sati lists the conditions in which a woman is not allowed to Sati. Only a Pativrata alone can enter the pyre upon the death of her husband. That too, if she has young children, or she ...
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Is any variant of Sati prescribed for men in scriptures?

It well-known that the primary purpose of marriage is to begot children. Since humans begets children through sexual reproduction. The role of men is very limited. He needs to contribute his tejas, ...
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Tara was born out of sati to eliminate which of the demon(s)?

I have heard about Sati's 10 forms known as mahavidhyas. The second one, known as Tara is one of the most prominent forms of Goddess Sati, and I had read somewhere had incarnated to slay demon ...
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Was Sati (a hindu custom) a rule during Shivaji's tenure?

I want to know : To whom was it mandatory to perform sati during shivaji's rule- only kshatriya widows? or all widows irrespective of castes?
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Why did Shivaji not ban the Sati custom altogether in his kingdom, whereas he stopped his mother from doing so? [closed]

It is said that When Shahaji died, Jijabai tried to commit sati - committing suicide by burning oneself in the husband's pyre, but Shivaji stopped her from doing so by his request. Why did he not ban ...
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Do Vedas support the practice of Satī?

Are there any instances of Satī in the Vedas? Do Vedas support this practice? Some people argue RV 10.18.8 is evidence against Satī. What is the context of this hymn/verse? HYMN XVIII. Various ...
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Is it a sin to allow reforms to Hinduism? [closed]

In the name of societal sense, we removed so many things in Hinduism: Child Marriages, Sati (practice) etc. Right now, cultural activist fights for Women entry to Sabarimala. which is another reform ...
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Didn't the Sati practice exist in India? [duplicate]

There's a YouTube channel called FMF, which makes videos on Indian culture and Hinduism. Recently one of its videos focused on the Sati practice. here's the link to that video. It will also be ...