Hinduism- the mother (some may argue as the father) of all religions consider women and men as equal halves. No more and no less.
But taking into account the fact that it is the third largest religion in the world with over One Billion followers, the above-stated fact comes as a surprise given the patriarchal and misogynistic society we live in. India is home to the largest population of Hindus (eminently evident from its alter name-Hindustan).
But the question here is -Is it really a home? Or just a dangling roof on the surface of the blue ball? Well Home is a place where everybody in spite of their differences eat together, pray together and love each other, so looking closely at the hopeless state of affairs it seems more like a roof than a home where the ideas and philosophy have changed completely -UNISON is taken over by SON, RATIONALITY by PARTIALITY, KNOWLEDGE by GARBAGE and SAGACITY by STUPIDITY.
This has converted HINDUism to HIMduism–phasing from a much broader abstraction to a narrow one.
Even though there is no known founder or governing body of Hinduism still the self-revered priests and pujaris make rules for the women to not enter the temples at all or when they attain a certain age ; This is outrageous as ‘herdus’ entering a temple is a matter of concern in this modern time while ‘himdus’ entering ‘herdus’ is not. (Well guess what Swami Ji, it really is a Food for thought).
However, this makes us question ourselves –
Is there still a place for HERduism?
Well, it’s a good thing we (utter codwallopians) are optimistic in our approach. We firmly believe that there is still a place for HERduism to coexist with HIMduism. Together they can make HINDUISM what it truly represents:–Sanātana Dharma. This means “eternal dharma”, or eternal truth.The truth is what we need in this modern world and Truth is what we should get.
On this note here we ask all our readers to have a pragmatic approach towards everything happening around and before blindly following anything always question-WHY?