Women must be honoured and
adorned by their fathers, brothers,
husbands, and brothers-in-law, who
desire (their own) welfare.
Where women are honoured,
there the gods are pleased; but
where they are not honoured, no
sacred rite yields rewards.
Where the female relations live
in grief, the family soon wholly
perishes; but that family where
There are certainly a lot of women-only temples. Two of the famous ones, which I can recall are:
Kamrupa Temple in Guwahati
The Kamrupa Temple is a Shakti Peeth, where the yoni of Sati fell. During the menstrual cycle of the presiding deity, Kamakhya, only the female priests are present, and only women are allowed to visit the temple.
Attukal Temple in ...
it's NOT true that only virginity of women is stressed upon in Hindu scriptures. Men's virginity also required during first marriage. Men's life span is divided into 4 stages (Ashrama):
Brahmacharya (student life)
Grihastha (household life)
Vanaprastha (retired life)
Sannyasa (renounced life)
And in the first stage named Brahmacharya, virginity or celibacy ...
Yes mr.polai your first question is simple for purans it could be found simply:—
Dharmic role of wife in marriage
from the same question answered by ricross :—
Your second question:—
A man, so long he does not
take a wife, is but (a) half
(incomplete) being. A half
(thing) can not beget. A whole
(thing) only can beget. This is
the dictum of ...
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, from the yogic tradition, he espouses worshipping "Linga bhairavi" , whose temple is at Velliangiri Foothills, Tamilnadu. Men can not enter its inner sanctum.
Linga Bhairavi is the most exuberant expression of the Divine Feminine, residing in a triangular-shaped abode at the Velliangiri Foothills.
In addition to YDS's answer, I would like to add this verse from the Manusmriti where a man's virginity is stressed upon before marriage:
वेदानधीत्य वेदौ वा वेदं वाऽपि यथाक्रमम् ।
अविप्लुतब्रह्मचर्यो गृहस्थाश्रममावसेत् ॥ २ ॥
vedānadhītya vedau vā vedaṃ vā'pi yathākramam |
aviplutabrahmacaryo gṛhasthāśramamāvaset || 2 ||
Having learnt, in due ...
According to Hindu scriptures, the sex drive is stronger in women.
The line from Mahābhārata in the question is closely related to the guidance below from Garuḍa Purāṇa (astrojyoti.com):
COPULATION PROHIBITED ON CERTAIN DAYS
An ideal wife is one who obeys the commands of her husband without any inhibition. According to the scriptures the best time ...
No just being loyal is not enough.One has to avoid his wife on the period days and few other forbidden days too.
If a husband does that then many scriptures declare him to be as good as a celibate.
Here i am quoting from Manu Smriti:
Manu Smriti 3.50. He who avoids women on the six forbidden nights and on
eight others, is (equal in chastity to) a ...
Gauri/Jaya Parvati Vrata to get husband like GOD Shiva
When observing Jaya Parvati vrat, one cannot eat tomato, salt, and vegetables. It is believed that Jaya Parvati vrat brings happiness and blesses the girl with a good husband and a happy married life.
An important Hindu ritual, Gauri Parvati Vrata is observed by unmarried women and young girls. Also ...
Hindu scriptures may not be discussing "libido" at all.
There is a famous so called verse from ChAnakya Niti:
स्त्रीणा द्विगुण अहारो लज्जा चापि चतुर्गुणा ।
साहसं षड्गुणं चैव कामश्चाष्टगुणः स्मृतः
I had came across these quotes of "X times this, Y times that" several years back. Later I found out them to be misconceptions.
अहार, which is wrongly ...
There is a temple in Tamil Nadu, India named Avvayar Amman Temple where women only allowed to worship. But I believe there is a specific duration at that time all people allowed and remaining days, women only allowed.