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  1. Yes it is true
    Everything in minute details is available in Deivathin Kural
    hara hara sankara jaya jaya sankara
    sk. ramanathan

  2. Dear Who am I,

    Please read Maha Periyavaal’s Deivathin Kural and you find all the answers to your questions. Here are the answers:

    1. Nope. In fact in one of the stories that Maha Periavaa himself narrated in his upanyassm, he talks about a ‘Chettiyar Couple’ who attained Siva Sayujam or Moksha by doing Anna Dhanam and the couple did not have any children. There are also other incidents that a boy from Andhra and man from Kolkatta attained Moksha by the blessings of Maha Swamigal.

    2. Daughters should not do final rites. All these ‘rites’ involve chanting of ‘Veda Mantras’ which women should not perform due to lot of physical and mental factors. For example, Chanting vedas, the proper way, generate a lot of heat/vibration and women by nature are not capable of handling that. There are other logical reasons too but this is one key thing I remember. There is also a lot of cleanising interior/exterior which is harder for even men to follow.

    3. Girls should not do ‘Sandhya Vandanam’. It has been explained in detail by Mahaswamigal in ‘Deivathin Kural’, Volume 2, ‘Gayathri’ and ‘Sthri Dharmam’ chapters. Please refer to it. Nowadays I see a lof people asking ‘Women did this in olden days’. To be fair, we just need to ask ourselves honestly if modern day ‘women’ are as prisitine as women in yesteryears. Exceptions are always there in both the eras and we just have to account for normal distribution.

    4. Women should not be allowed near gods during periods. Apart from the hygiene/cleaniness factor women also undergo quite a lot of stress/tiredness during the period. Please remember the murtis/gods, whether at temple/home contains a lot of ‘Sanithyam’ vibration/power. In fact even when men worships god he should have done his ‘Snanam’. Probably people don’t pay much atttention to it since they assume it is going to happen by default. Please refer to ‘Deivathin Kural’ Volume 1 ‘Aaalaya Thuimai’ where Maha Periayava has addressed this issue.

    • Thanks Sai for a wonderful explanation.. You have just reiterated the importance of reading Deivathin Kural – i hope i can understand the inner meanings of the storeis narrated in Devathin Kural.

      • Dear Who Am I:

        Deivathin Kural is indeed a priceless gem and is all encompassing, it is an encyclopedia when it comes to Hindu Dharma, its concepts, philosophies, theories, principles and rituals. You could almost find anything and everything you are hoping for in Deivathin Kural with the authority of Paramachayal.

  3. Once again, thank you Mahesh for your work. Once we read an article about MahaPeriyava, we feel a sense of elation, satisfaction and calmness..
    Since there are great knowledgable people who have had the pleasure of meeting MahaPeriyava, i want to ask a few questions here (hope some one can help) ( i am Not trying to question our beliefs or traditions. these are questions, which were posed to me, for which i dont have answers to) – if not, can some one atleast point me in the right direction for the answers…

    1. Is it true, that only if a son is born to a couple they can attain moksha? Why is it that only sons are supposed to do the final rites?
    2. Suppose, if there are no sons for a couple (but have daughter(s)), why cant the daughters do the final rites.
    3. Why cant girls do sandhya vandhanam? is it true earlier both boys and girls did sandhya vandhanam?
    4. why is it, women are not allowed near gods during periods? infact it was good who gave this to them

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