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?