Archive | May 2017

364. Why girls demand dowry?

Many Indian boys demanded dowry from the girl’s family saying that it is a family custom. Moreover, the boy’s parents have spent money for bringing up the boy to a high position. Nowadays, we see many young Indian girls are pretty, educated,  smart and working. They have the capacity to nurture even a big family. Now, the girl and her parents started to oppose the dowry system and we are happy to note that the boy and his parents feel ashamed to ask for dowry.  So, we felt that we are going to put a fullstop to dowry system.

Suddenly, there is a shocking news we heard. Some girls demand dowry from her parents  at the time of marriage in the form of money,  jewels, house property, household articles and bank deposit. Why they think like this? Many girls feel insecured and they think that they will get due respect from in-laws only if  they bring wealth from parents. Moreover, they are not sure whether they can lead a smooth life with the boy throughout their life. If anything bad happens in future, the wealth will help them to lead a safe life.

The girls say that they were not given equal treatment in their own family. The boys in the family are given good education, food and other facilities but these are refused by parents for the girls. The parents say that they cannot spend much for the girl, as they have to spend lot of money for her marriage.

Are the boys and his parents are not trustworthy persons?  There are some families who treat the girl as Goddess Lakshmi and her entry into the family alone is enough.  If every family start to think like this, then the question of dowry will vanish from the minds of boy, his parents, girl and her parents. Let us try to create this feeling among us.

362. Akshaya Thritiya

Akshaya means “Never diminishing”.  This day is for new beginnings. A special energy is available on this day. This energy is a part of Mahavishnu. This energy can help us in achieving our resolutions and goals. New projects can be started on this day. If we already have projects then these will be strengthened.”

Akshaya Thritiya falls on the third day of Shukla paksha in the month of  Vaishaka.  The hand that gives is the hand that gathers. We should donate more and more on this auspicious day.  There is no need of purchasing gold or any valuables. It is said that holy rites, rituals and acts of charity performed on this day bring unending bliss, grace, and prosperity.

The grand importance of this day roots back to Indian mythology. On Akshaya Thritiya day, Sri Vyasa started the composition of great epic Mahabharatha, which is like an Akshya patra for stories of the various yesteryear kings and spiritual knowledge.  Lord Sri Krishna visited Pandavas and blessed Draupathi with the Akshaya Patra on this day.  Kuchela visited Lord Krishna with a handful of aval and was blessed with Akshaya wealth by Sri Krishna in return.  Lord Sri parasurama was born on this day.