Because women accepted one fourth of the sinful reactions, they are untouchable during their menstrual period

. SB 6.9 summary nocchishtam candikannam ca samisham

vrishalahritam bhunjitodakyaya drishtam piben nanjalina tv apah SYNONYMS na—not; ucchishtam— leftover food; candika-annam— food offered to the

vrishala-ahritam— brought by a sudra. udakyaya—by a woman in her menstrual period. ca— and. sa-amisham— mixed with flesh.goddess Kali. bhunjita— must eat. . drishtam—seen.

anjalina—by joining and cupping the two palms. apah—water. TRANSLATION Never eat leftover food. never eat prasada offered to the goddess Kali .pibet na—must not drink. tu—also.

[Durga].49 . and do not eat anything contaminated by flesh or fish.18. Do not eat anything brought or touched by a sudra nor anything seen by a woman in her menstrual period. SB 6.

Observing the various types of festivals. such as . namely pure and mixed with fruitive activities. Deity worship is compulsory.Deity worship has two divisions. For one who is steady.

is also included in the process of Deity worship. it is compulsory for householder devotees to . Rama-navami and Nrisimhacaturdasi. In other words.Sri Janmashtami.

observe these festivals. The following are offenses: (a) to enter the temple with shoes or being carried on a palanquin. Now let us discuss the offenses in Deity worship. (b) not .

(c) to avoid offering obeisances in front of the Deity. not having washed one's hands after eating. (d) to offer prayers in an unclean state. (e) to offer .to observe the prescribed festivals.

(f) to circumambulate directly in front of the Deity.obeisances with one hand. (i) to . (h) to sit before the Deity while holding one's ankles with one's hands. (g) to spread one's legs before the Deity.

lie down before the Deity. (n) to . (l) to address someone loudly before the Deity. (m) to talk nonsense before the Deity. (k) to speak lies before the Deity. (j) to eat before the Deity.

(o) to argue before the Deity. (q) to show someone favor before the Deity. (p) to chastise someone before the Deity. (s) to .cry before the Deity. (r) to use harsh words before the Deity.

wear a woolen blanket before the Deity. (v) to use vulgar language before the Deity. . (u) to worship someone else before the Deity. (t) to blaspheme someone before the Deity.

(z) to avoid offering fresh fruits . (x) to avoid very opulent worship of the Deity. (y) to eat something not offered to the Deity. even though one is able to perform it.(w) to pass air before the Deity.

food should not be distributed . (aa) to offer food to the Deity which has already been used or from which has first been given to others (in other words.to the Deity according to the season.

(dd) not to chant . (cc) to offer obeisances to someone else in front of the Deity. (bb) to sit with one's back toward the Deity.to anyone else until it has been offered to the Deity).

and (ff) to blaspheme the demigods. (ee) to praise oneself before the Deity. these thirty- . In the worship of the Deity.proper prayers when offering obeisances to the spiritual master.

(c) to worship the .two offenses should be avoided. (b) to enter the Deity's room in the dark. In the Varaha Purana the following offenses are mentioned: (a) to eat in the house of a rich man.

(e) to collect food that has been seen by a dog. (d) to enter the temple without vibrating any sound. (f) to break silence while .Deity without following the regulative principles.

(h) to offer incense without offering flowers. (g) to go to the toilet during the time of worshiping the Deity. (i) to worship the Deity with forbidden flowers. .offering worship to the Deity.

(j) to begin worship without having washed one's teeth. (k) to begin worship after sex. dead body or a woman during her menstrual period. (l) to touch a lamp. or to put on red or bluish clothing. .

unwashed clothing. to pass air before the Deity. the clothing of others or soiled clothing. to show anger before the . Other offenses are to worship the Deity after seeing a dead body.

and to worship the Deity just after returning from a crematorium. After eating. one should not worship the Deity until one has digested his food. nor should one touch the Deity or .Deity.

7.engage in any Deity worship after eating safflower oil or hing.5. These are also offenses. there is a Vedic injunction that in the proper season a husband must .23-24 purport For example.

a woman is considered contaminated just . SB 11.approach his wife at night at least five days after her menstrual period.5. if the wife has properly bathed and cleansed herself.11 Similarly.

9 . which are therefore inauspicious and impure. She cannot perform ordinary religious activities at such times. SB 11.after childbirth or during her menstrual period.21.

(11) One should not touch a woman during her menstrual period. the only remedy is chanting. NOD 8 As for the question about menstrual cycle. 14/2/1972 .

One thing is that the seva can never be stopped . women cannot touch deity during menstrual period but the goswami viddhi allows. But it is better not to do it.According to the smarta vidhi.

13/8/74 .for any reason. This also for the cooking.

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