Another misconception and misinterpretation of ritual leading to a disasterMy reading of the text has made me deconstruct things happening in society and every time I read something like that happening in society I end up finding its cause and effect.
Especially news these days which tells a lot about our value system. Recently a man forcefully placed vermilion(sindoor) on a girls forehead on her wedding day with someone else in Uttar Pradesh.
This is how wrong teachings of rituals, tradition and their wrong portrayal in movies affect the mentality of people. Again especially a man who thinks that they have a claim over a woman just by putting sindoor over her forehead.
Many might think I am some kind of atheist or against religion and man, making big deal out of such things. But smaller things fed into the minds of people end up making big breaking news.
What right does any man have, to do such an act? How can one possibly think such a forceful and coercive act will bring any happiness?
Until and unless we as a society teach our next generation about things like consent, autonomy, freedom of choice of another person and rights of others we will stay stagnant and conservative.