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What is the truth behind the practice of Sati? How is it related to Hinduism?

The "Sati Pratha" has been praised in Hindu Shastras but it is voluntary, not mandatory. So,it is upto the wives to decide and can't be enforced upon them as a "Sastra Vachan"(a ...
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Do Vedas support the practice of Satī?

By seeing an alternate translation of that verse, i.e. Rig Veda 10.18.8, it says the opposite of Sati. Rise, woman, (and go) to the world of living beings: come, this man near whom you sleep is ...
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Didn't the Sati practice exist in India?

There is absolutely no truth to it. It has become routine to deny any aspects of the ancient Indian culture which seem embarassing from the current perspective by attributing malevolence or ignorance ...
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Which Hindu scriptures discuss the Sati practice?

Only a Pativrata alone can enter the pyre upon the death of her husband. That too, if she has young children, or she is pregnant, or she is menstruating, even a Pativrata too cannot undergo Sati. I ...
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Didn't the Sati practice exist in India?

Is there any evidence of wife widow burning practice? Though Satī was not widely practiced in ancient India, there's enough evidence in Hindu scripture to suggest it wasn't a British propaganda. In ...
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Which Hindu scriptures discuss the Sati practice?

Where in our texts is satī mentioned? Besides Satī devī, are there others who performed satī? First off, Satī's jumping into the sacrificial fire doesn't count as satī because her husband Śiva ...
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What is the truth behind the practice of Sati? How is it related to Hinduism?

Swami Chandrasekarendra Saraswati in the book Hindu Dharma: The Universal Way of Life explains satī or sahagamana as follows. Sahagamana When people nowadays talk of "satī" or "sahagamana" ...
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Under what conditions, a women is not allowed to perform Sati?

Narada purana is one of the scripture that enumerates those conditions under which a woman is not allowed to perform Sati. The conditions include woman with infant children, pregnant woman, woman ...
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Why did Shivaji not ban the Sati custom altogether in his kingdom, whereas he stopped his mother from doing so?

Shivaji appears to have followed orthodox Hinduism so banning satī outright would go against the kṣatriya code. For the lives of the Bhagwat saints were full of gentleness and love. Theirs was a ...
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Did Shiva marry Sati/Parvati at the age of 16?

No, goddess Pārvatī was not 16 years old at the time of her marriage. If we are to go by this excerpt from the Śiva Mahā-Purāṇa 2.3.22.49-53, goddess Pārvatī was well above atleast 3000 years old, ...
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Identification and souce of this mantra about sati in this Bengali movie 'Antarjali Jatra' (The voyage beyond)?

Partial answer; I found the sources of the two śloka-s at the start. Hārīta Smṛti: ārtārte mudite hṛṣṭā proṣite malinā kṛśā । mṛte mriyeta yā patyau sā strī jñeyā pativratā ॥ "A woman should be ...
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Did Shiva get angry on Mata Sati when she doubted Ram?

Actually no. Lord Shiva not become angry with Sati when she doubted Rama; Instead he explained Rama's divinity and allowed to test it. Śiva said: O Goddess, if your mind is not convinced, listen to ...
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Is it a sin to allow reforms to Hinduism?

No it is not a sin. However, discard the desire (kama) and material wealth (artha) if contrary to Dharma; as also, any usage or custom or rules regarded as source of Dharma if at any time they ...
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Which Hindu scriptures discuss the Sati practice?

satI was optional for women as seen in mahAbhArata mausala parva section 7 where only some wives of kruShNa opted for it by their own choice : Rukmini, the princess of Gandhara, Saivya, Haimavati, ...
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