This post is touching three different rulings by the Hon'ble Supreme Court. Marriages between the same sex persons seem to be unnatural. But if we watch the society closely there many people around us who are interested in sex between persons of the same sex. They continue as unmarried in the eyes of the society and the society do not find anything wrong in their staying together. The majority of the society do not find anything wrong in their living under the same roof. Generally several bachelors live under the same roof, mainly those working away from their houses. Such joint living, sometimes, lead to such relationships. However that do not invite a legalisation of such un natural relationships.
The entry of women to the Sabarimala was restricted earlier to those who are between the age groups 10 to 55. Clearly it is related to the natural course - menopause - of women. In the Indian culture earlier ladies did not go to temples and worship. They keep away four days from the premises of temples. Actually they did not even used to do the routine things at home. No bathing, do not enter kitchens or help cooking and sleep in a separate room. A sort of untouchablity was followed. This was ifollowed in my house when my mother was young. However, after my marriage, cooking and all other works were done by my wife herself, since we were living separately in a town. Significance of that four days slowly vanished. Now no separation is there in the moving of women during those four days.
Further the women go for worship only they have faith, others will not visit temples, unless there is a festival. And those who have faith will avoid visiting temples during those four days, that is what I feel.
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