Today is Mahalaya Amavasya, the day when people all over India pay respects to all their ancestors put together thus far. This day marks the end of the waning fortnight called Mahalaya Paksha, and marks the start of Navaratri, the window of change in season surrounding the autumnal equinox.
We are fortunate to be releasing our Autobiography of India books on an important day such as today. For, these series of books are but a way of paying homage to our ancestors, and passing on our legacy to our future generations.
This Mahalaya Amavasya day is marked by rituals and offerings made by the men folk, called Tarpan, across India. Many use this custom to cite how Indian society has given a higher privilege to men than women.
Is that really so?
Did this ancient and knowledge based civilization limit the role of women knowingly? Why so?
The answers to these questions can be found in the Volume-2 of Breaking The Myths – About Society, in the section about Women, being launched today by Pujya Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, at Art of Living Bangalore.
You will be surprised at why our ancestors had deliberately designed such a custom, which seems biased towards men.
[Bharath Gyan to release Brand Bharat and Breaking The Myths on 19th September 2017, in the Presence of H H Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.]
Brand Bharat Series – English
Breaking The Myths Series – English
Indo Japan – A Connect Over Millennia – Hindi
Creation – Padaippu – Tamil
Understanding Shiva – Shivana Arivu – Kannada
Wonders of Indian Astronomy – English Film DVD