Vidhura is the word used for a widower in Baudhayana Dharma Sutras 126.96.36.199:
Now we will explain the rule for entering the order of ascetics (saṃnyāsa).
Some (teachers say), 'He who has finished his studentship may become an ascetic immediately on (the completion of) that.'
But (according to others, asceticism is befitting) for Sālīnas and Yāyāvaras who ...
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 ...
I am not completely sure but below is a verse that might be thought of as against men. A man is a danger to a woman.
Just as a woman is a danger to a man desiring progress on the
spiritual path, so is a man to woman.
Srimad Bhagavata Purana III.31.41
Married men can also cook. It is not prohibited for them to do so.
For example, see the following verses:
1 Arya men who are pure should cook offering to All-gods. 2 The cook
should refrain from speaking, coughing, or sneezing while facing the
food. 3 Should he touch his hair, body, or garment, he should wash
himself with water. 4 Alternatively, Sudra men ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
But I never come across any mention of men cooking for wife and family under normal conditions.
Manusmṛti explains why this is the case:
Discourse IX - Duties of the King (concluded) » Section I - Husband and Wife
No man can guard women forcibly; they can however be guarded by the employment of these expedients.—(9.10)
He shall employ her in the ...
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.