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Khamman Ghani @Ajeeb_n_garib
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Why Sabarimala has nothing to do with Menstruation. A thread-
Lord Ayyapa is worshipped by Hindus all over the world. He's one of the most important deity in the southern part of the Indian Subcontinent. There are thousands of temples where Lord is worshipped in diff forms.
Located in the Periyar Tiger Reserve in the Indian state of Kerala is one such temple- Sabarimala. It is a temple where lord is worshipped in his celibate form. Millions of devotees visit this temple every year, but only after days of strictly abstaining from lifely pleasures.
Legend says that this is the place where lord took refuge in order to save his vow of celibacy. Lord liberated a girl from a curse who immediately fell in love with him. She insisted him to marry her which wasn't possible as lord was a celibate.
In order to save his vow and not hurt the girl, lord promised her that he will marry her the day his eyes will fall upon any girl he can be married off to. He went to the forest and met a tribe who were his ardent followers. The tribe took an oath to protect his celibacy.
This is the same forest tribe which formed the human chain when CPIM tried implementing the judgement, they are under oath to protect Sabarimala. It is said that girl followed the lord and decided to wait at the end of the holy stairs.
So if a woman of menstruating age will enter the temple, according to the legend, lord will be forced to marry the girl as per his promise (as a women of menstruating age can be married) . When we say save Sabarimala, we are not saying women will destroy it.
What we are saying is that the vow of our celibate deity will be broken and the significance of Sabrimala will be over. There won't be Ayyapa, there won't be Hinduism.
No we are not saying that menstrual blood is impure, it's not even about blood, it's about age.
And at the end of the day, NO MEANS NO. Respect the consent if you can't respect the faith of millions. Either #SaveSabarimala or stop calling India a secular state.
Swamy Saranam🙏
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