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Why Isn’t There A Single Fast In Indian Culture For The Long Life Of Daughters Or Their Safety?

Posted: August 7, 2020

There are so many fasts that women keep for the men in our families. Why don’t we have any fasts we can keep for our daughters?

Many festivals are celebrated in our country. Some of these festivals are also those in which women of our country keep fast, such as Karvachauth, Halshashthi, Sankashti Chaturthi, Ahoi Ashtami, etc.

For some festivals, women fast by only drinking water while in some only eating fruits. But do you know that these fasts are not for their own sake, but some fasts are for the long life of their husbands and some for the long life of their sons?

Why is there not a single fast in our society for the long life of daughters or their safety?

Don’t we now say that girls are no less than boys?

By the way, I always hear that girls are no less than boys in any way, and in today’s time, parents also give equal love to boys and girls, and educate them equally. But the fast is kept only for the long life of sons.

In such a situation, do we not make partiality with our own daughters? The fast of Ganesh Chaturthi or Ahoi Ashtami fast should be for the child and not for the son or daughter. If you have children, then whether you have a son or a daughter, you should pray to God for their long life.

Isn’t a daughter, a child? Can’t she be given such importance? On the one hand, we say that daughters are our pride, and on the other hand, we discriminate against them. Why?

If you pray, then pray for daughters too

I do not say that all people display discrimination towards girls. But there is a large part of our society which even today unknowingly commits this injustice with girls. If our girls are our pride, we must pray to God for their protection and long life.

Keep fast for the long life of sons, but do not forget to pray for the long life of your daughters as well while worshiping. May God hear these prayers and protect our daughters in every way.

The matter is simple but worth noting.

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