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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 lifeless: you have enjoyed this state of being the wife of your husband, the suitor who took you by the band. Also, there is commentary from Saynacharya ...


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The answer is No. Vyasa says there are not inauspicious. In fact, a sensible man should worship her. Kashi Khanda of Skanda Purana chapter 4 contains characteristics of a chaste woman. These are said by Brihaspati. These are again narrated by Vyasa. After talking about duties and characteristics of a chaste woman, Vyasa continues to talk about duties of ...


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Skanda Purana says so. Skanda Purana, Vaishnava Khanda (Book II), Vasudeva Mahatmya (Section IX), Chapter 22: Of all inauspicious things, a widow is the most inauspicious one. Her sight or touch destroys the merit of men. (11) If at time of starting on a journey one sees a widow in front, one shouldn't go at that time. Otherwise death is certain....


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A Partial answer. Rig Veda 8.33.19 doesn't seem to be saying that women should wear a veil. This hymn 8.33 is about Asanga who became a female due to curse. अधः पश्यस्व मोपरि सन्तरां पादकौ हर | मा ते कषप्लकौ दर्शन सत्री हि बरह्मा बभूविथ || Cast your eyes downwards, and don't look up. Keep your feet closer; let not anyone observe your back ...


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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 will provide verses from scriptures which discuss Sati practice: Parasara Smriti 4.32 If a woman follows her departed lord, by burning herself on the ...


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