Friday, October 5, 2018

Sabarimala Young Women Temple Entry and Vedic Dharma

Supreme Court has ruled in it's verdict that women aged between 10 and 50 years shall be admitted for darshan at Sabarimala HillShrine.It is not worth examining this matter on the basis of Vedic Dharma or Sanathana Principles.It is because the pilgrimage that is known as 'Ayyappa Dharma" and it beleif system is not compatable with that of Vedic Belief.It can be viewed as antivedic.In vedas,the worship method is different.In temples, tantra system of worship is followed.In vedic dharma, there is no need to go to temple for worshipping GOd.Women are considered equal in Vedas.There is no practise of discriminating menstrating women.Vedas ask women to get educated so that they could even fight like men in wars.In short, unlike many tribal religions where women is treated as baby producing machines, Vedas provide equality to the women.Sabarimala temple belief system is just a relic of the Satya Sanathana Vaidika Dharma.Vedic Dharma followers indulging in Ayyappa beliefs will result in hurting the sentiments of Sree Ayyappa devotees and creates communal divide in the society.When the Ayyappa Devotee is crying from the attacks of faceless antihindu forces, there is no option for the Vedic Dharma Follower to abstain from the protests.This is the reason why many Vedic Dharma Followers take a position sometimes that true young women devotees shall not be blocked when they come for Swami Darshan.
Photo Courtesy: Karan Acharya

The belief system of Sabarimala Sastha Temple (Ayyappa Temple) and it traditions got in the way of the right to freedom and gender equality guaranteed by the Constitution of India.In the court case, Ayyappa devotees could not prove their points, tantrashastra and temple worship system.Oral traditions handed over many generations was not accepted by the court.The court was not shown the diversity of sanathana dharma.That is why it tried to modify the antivedic belief system using the Vedas.And this resulted in each Ayyappa devotee to engage in protests to preserve his belief.

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