Worship is a deep respect shown to a deity. India is celebrating Navaratri by worshiping Goddess Durga.
Do they really worship Goddess?
They worship IDOLS not Goddess. Indians worship many deities [IDOLS of deities] by celebrating different festivals. Now they are worshiping Idol of Durga. In Hindu culture for initiating child’s education, they worship Goddess Saraswati Idol, Goddess Lakshmi idol every day for their prosperity. At different stages of life, many different idols of Goddesses are worshiped like Mother Mary, Sita, Adi Shakthi, Kali, Radha etc.,
YATRA NARYASTU PUJYANTE RAMANTE TATRA DEVATA,
YATRAITAASTU NA PUJYANTE SARVAASTATRAFALAAH KRIYAAH
Where Women are honoured, divinity blossoms there, and where ever women are dishonoured, all action no matter how noble it may be, remains unfruitful.
Are the women in India honoured? Are the women considered as divine beings?
A big question. India stands 5th in the world regarding crime rate against women according to 2017 statistics. A women is being raped after every 20 minutes. New Delhi has the highest reported cases. 90% of rapes go unreported in India. Shocking scenario is majority of the offenders are known to the victims.
These statistics specify that a female can not even trust male around her. There is no honour for the living Goddess. They offer puja to the idol and they don’t worship any Goddess. There is no deep respect for the living Goddess whom they see around. Suppression, disrespect starts right from the birth of the female. She needs to cater to the needs of people around her. But no one bothers about her needs, happiness, respect etc., Society objects freedom for female in every stage of her life in many forms.
India needs transformation
Real worship of living Goddess is needed, not idols worship. Respect Divine Feminine energies. Feminine energies Sovereignty is needed. All these can be taught at least to the next generation by living it simply not by false worship of deity.
Then comes true navaratri. That is the way to glorify the GODDESS.
GODDESS WANTS FREEDOM AND FREEDOM IT WILL BE