Recently, Mandira Bedi has broken the continuing saga of age-old traditional beliefs of Hinduism.
According to our culture, a son of a deceased one lits the fire to the pyre.
The wife of the departed one must mourn inside the house with a long white veil, of course.
So when someone does the vice-versa of the thing, our religious mind can not easily accept changes. Suddenly, we start questioning. The tyre of our preconceived notions begin to shatter.
We can’t wait to challenge the situation with a dirty mind without thinking about the emotional trauma of the relatives of the dead ones.
In which biased society we all are existing?
Like a zombie, we are going nowhere.
We are cramming about the liberation from superstitions. Are we following them?
We begin to question a woman about her attitude when she mourns the death of her husband with jeans!
We can’t easily hold the fact that a lady can carry the bier of her dead spouse!
We are stepping back to 100 years ago when Sati Pratha existed!
Are we moving forward in this ultra-modern era?
Why can’t we just let everything go?
Is it possible to call ourselves modern in this scenario?
Breaking the continuing tradition is not that easy!
But we should not pull the leg of the person who is trying to lose it with utmost courage and confidence…
Rather, we must accept changes in our lives.
It can be a forerunner of a fresh beginning.
By heralding to passage of the new dawn, we can shatter the taboos.
Death is always associated with grief and pain. It invariably draws the spouse to injury for years. So it doesn’t matter a person mourns and in which way she or he prefers to languish over the sorrow.
The attire is always associated with a person‘s choice. We should empathise with the situation instead of mocking it.