Thursday, November 10, 2005

Sati: Deplorable Tourist Attraction

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For the curious/naive :

Sati (Su-thi , a.k.a. suttee) is the traditional Hindu practice of
a widow immolating herself on her husband's funeral pyre.

"Sati" means a virtuous woman. A woman who died burning
herself on her husband's funeral pyre was considered most
virtuous, and was believed to directly go to heaven, redeeming
all the forefathers rotting in hell, by this "meritorious" act.
The woman who committed Sati was worshipped as a Goddess,
and temples were built in her memory.

Here's an editorial that also condemns Tourism gone wild :

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