From my childhood, whenever there has been any puja or auspicious program, the scene has always been vaguely similar. A Brahmin pandit, clad in dhoti, muttering incantations in Sanskrit, a language that 99% of the population fails to understand. At the end during the Anjali, you are made to follow his words and utter then with zero comprehension.
Are the gods appeased? You hope so.
The advent of feminism saw women standing astride with their male counterparts. Women are today making a foray in areas that were generally thought to be a predominantly male bastion. But religion- well that is one place where a female priest is vehemently opposed by the stifling patriarchy.
But things are slowly changing, it might be like seeing a shooting star, but female priests sure are a reality now.
Worship menstruation-but still a taboo
Have you been to the Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, Assam- a temple…