Re: Which temples are open to everyone?
i agonized weather to post my views or not, it is one thing that the temples be opened to all Hindus, i must say that also within the boundaries and the rules of the temples, for instance a lot of temples in south india will insist on man wearing a dhoti, women in traditional dress but it is another to knock an age old tradition of women in their natural monthly cycle what to speak of going to temples, they are excused form doing any normal duties in the house. they are simply untouchable for that time, that has been a universal rule which was i believed very rigid in olden days, today mostly normal everyday routine is carried out without any fuss but anything spiritual a Hindu born lady would not dream of taking part. it is a self imposed discipline our family in uk, we say come it is ok, but they simply would not attend Norta or temple.
Hindus are no fool this rule must have been there for a reason besides i know during this period, all my nieces i know, is that they want to be is left alone, that says a lot.
In nepal they worship and choose a living Goddess, as soon as they reach puberty they no longer worship her and choose another.
Jai Shree Krishna
Rig Veda list only 33 devas, they are all propitiated, worthy off our worship, all other names of gods are derivative from this 33 originals,
Bhagvat Gita; Shree Krishna says Chapter 3.11 devan bhavayatanena te deva bhavayantu vah parasparam bhavayantah sreyah param avapsyatha Chapter 17.4 yajante sattvika devan yaksa-raksamsi rajasah pretan bhuta-ganams canye yajante tamasa janah
The world disappears in him. He is the peaceful, the good, the one without a second.