In India, we celebrate some festivals and customs with great passion. Not only this, there are some religious festivals, customs and religious traditions that people eagerly wait for. But very few know the meaning of the customs and religious traditions observed by them. Therefore, it is important that we understand the ways of things and increase your knowledge and use it properly. Let us discuss some of India’s customs and religious traditions that reflect patriarchy.
People of India celebrate Raksha Bandhan festival in great quantity with great fervor. This festival strengthens Sister & Brother’s relationship. The sisters tie rakhi to their brothers and the brothers take a vow that they will protect their life throughout life. If you look closely, here you can find the angle of patriarchy. Can only brothers protect sisters? Is the reverse not possible? You must have seen and felt many such stories in your life, where the sisters are ready to make any sacrifice for their brothers. Then why the differences on the basis of gender?
In this festival, married women fast all day for the long life of their husbands. She spends the entire day without eating and drinking and breaks her fast only after the moon comes out at night. Here, patriarchy will be seen in front of you. Is it not necessary for wives to be long? Why should not a husband keep this fast for his life partner. Here we must praise those men who fast for their wives.
In India, dowry has been going on since time immemorial. Along with this, stories of violence, beatings, etc. related to it. Due to dowry, members of the girl’s family give jewelry, gifts, cash, etc. to the family members of the man. It is said that the parents are giving all this so that their daughter does not have any problem in the new place. But this foul play should be stopped by the people now. They should be so capable in themselves that they can buy the things they need and salmon themselves.
After the farewell ceremony, the girls go to their husbands’ house forever after getting married. She becomes more part of her husband’s home than her parents’ house. The scope of their responsibilities increases to a great extent. If it is about the concept of house grazing, then people defer by laughing and do not take this thing seriously. But if seen, there is no difference between the two. There is a deep gap of mentality just in the middle.