(Bonus points if you got that reference; if not, go watch some Little Britain.)
I have mentioned this Tumblr before, but it stands mentioning again, as it is full of the most lovely inspiration ever, several times a day. The young lady who writes it is a fabulous role model in many ways, not the least of which is an example of a deeply devoted Hindu and a genuinely beautiful individual.
Anyway, there are a few things that are new to me in Hinduism, coming as a woman from a fairly liberal Western tradition. I totally understand that loads of these things are cultural, regional even, but one has been an intermittent source of confusion.
I’m not going to go into it too deeply, as it is a sensitive subject for a lot of people, but I think Vani did a fabulous job of explaining her reasoning:
(I’m being purposefully obtuse about this, yes.)