by, 12-05-2009 at 05:38 PM (5838 Views)
Have been watching Enge Brahmanan for quite some time in Jaya time. Glad to see some interesting subjects been touched upon and detailing that are provided in the program.
(I dont know the character name cause I get to watch the program once in a week. Thanks to work life. ) In one of the episode, there is a debate about woman's gothram changes after marriage. Considering today's modern lifestyle and forced changes in your marital status, what happens to a woman who is divorced and get married again. Which gothram does she belong to, her fathers, or her ex husband or she automatically take her new husband's gothram. The similar situation can be applied to widow though.
I have also been noticing people who read more on Veda or Hinduism are getting more and more conservative and seem to be applying Veda Shastra’s to their convenience. There was a mail that I received recently saying girls who are widowed or divorced should remain so for the rest of their life. Reason being you are contaminating the Brahmin community by changing gothram, however, on the same note he goes on to say that a man can marry as many time as he wants because our religion allows it. He justifies his action by saying he is a well educated senior software engineer. I agree, you should abide by Vedas, shastra’s and give due respect to what our elders and sages have given us. But does