The stigma of impurity associated with menstrual days || Acharya Prashant (2019)

Question: Acharya Ji, my mother doesn’t allow me to enter the puja room (room for worship), or touch the deity during my menstrual days. This has been a practice ever since I was a kid.

Why is menstrual cycle considered impure? Why does the stigma continue to exist even today?

Acharya Prashant Ji: It started purely from reasons of hygiene, there is nothing more to it. But then it takes a much more concrete form and gets fossilised over time. As long as basic personal hygiene is being maintained, what is there to bother about?

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