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There are two elements within Sati that necessitate discussion. On one hand, Sati can refer to the wife of Lord Shiva. Sati, daughter of King Daksha, was in the deepest of love with Shiva. For his part, the father disapproved of the daughter's choice. When both Shiva and Sati were denied acceptance into a royal gala held at the father's home, Sati went, presuming that such formality was not needed between family members and/ or a simple oversight was evident. It would be the last time that husband and wife would be together, for it becomes clear when she is there that her father has no respect for her husband. Rather than endure insult heaped upon her husband, Sati prays for a more understanding father in the next birth and throws herself on the sacrificial fire, immolating herself. Sati refers to the goddess who showed the utmost in devotion to her husband.
As an action, "sati" refers to the practice of women throwing themselves on the sacrificial fire in the name of their husband. It is a practice that has been outlawed. The practice of "sati" has been manipulated by many men in the position of power as a way for women to be seen as "devoted." The practice, itself, is something that is no longer sanctioned, but in some rural areas and with some ingrained in traditional approaches might still be embraced.
Posted by akannan on March 23, 2012 at 9:47 PM (Answer #1)
SATI IS A PRACTICE O THROWING THE WIDOWED WOMEN IN TO THE FIRE OF HER HUSBAND TILL SHE GET DIED OF THE PAIN N SORROW FOR HER DEATH IT WAS SO, BAD THAT IF THE WOMEN TRIES TO GET OUT OF THE FIRE PEOPLES AROUND HIM USED TO BEAT HER AND PUSHES HER BACK INTO THE FIRE TILL SHE GIVE HER LIFE
♣♣ THIS PRACTICE IN OLD SUBCONTINENT INDIA WAS STRICTLY OPPOSED BY RAJA RAMMOHAN ROY
♣♣ WHEN HIS BROTHER DIED HIS BROTHERS WIFE WAS TO PRACTISED AS SATI BEORE HIS EYES BUT HE CANT DO ANYTHING, HE CRIED TO LEAVE THAT INNOCENT WOMEN BUT NO ONE HEARD
♦♦ BUT, AT LAST HIS STRUGGLES RESULTED IN REMOVEMENT OF SATI PRACTICE IN TINDI ♦♦
Posted by pranitingale on March 24, 2012 at 12:09 AM (Answer #2)
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