Question: What does Hinduism say about widows?

Hindus have long believed that death in Vrindavan will free them from the cycle of life and death. For widows, they hope death will save them from being condemned to such a life again.

Can a woman remarry in Hinduism?

The Naradasmriti dharmashastra (XII 97), a Hindu law book, states: When her husband is lost, or dead, becomes an ascetic, is impotent, or is expelled from caste, in these five conditions, a woman may remarry. Katyayana adds that if the husband turns out to be of another caste, or the same gotra, or if he is guilty of

Is divorce prohibited in Hinduism?

Hindu civil code permits divorce on certain grounds. But the religion as such does not approve divorce, because the concept is alien to Hinduism. According to the tenets of Hinduism, marriage is a sacred relationship, a divine covenant and a sacrament.

Can a widow marry again in India?

Re-marriage of a widow, is not now under the Act a ground for divesting the estate inherited by her from her husband. The Hindu Widows Re-marriage Act, 1856, though it legalised the re-marriage of a Hindu widow, had the effect of divesting the estate inheri- ted by her as a widow.

Why would an Indian woman shave her head?

Traditionally, people in India shaved their heads after the death of a family member. In certain communities in India, women have to shave their heads after their husbands death. Most Indians widely practice the custom of shaving the head of a newborn so that the childs hair is of a better quality.

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