Socially deprived Hindu women were honoured by Devi Pooja

via HK published on March 18, 2007

Kochi: A special Devi pooja was organised in Kochi, Kerala, where 108 women from various socially deprived Hindu communities were honoured by priests. Worshiping motherhood is considered to be one of the important and sacred concepts in Hinduism. This also shows the importance of women in social and family life.


Selected 108 women symbolised 108 sacred names of God, ‘Adi ParaShakthi’. Women’s were from different social situation like labours, housemaids, fishmongers and manufacturing workers. Hindu temples usually do such pooja commonly know as ‘Suvasini pooja’, this was in its larger scale conducted as yaga running for 3 days, said the organisers. Sri Sreedharan Namboodiri was the yaga acharya (main priest) for this sacred function.


Hindu rituals like this shows how the religion consider womanhood and its importance in creating a value based tolerant family and thus such a society. It was an eye opener for others and showed that respect in women based on culture and religious values is the effective way to tackle atrocities against them.

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