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Should only women be blamed for Mahabharata and Ramayana??

The other day I was sitting with a group of friends and one of them was pouring his heart out. Confessing about a fight between him and his best friend, just because of a girl. In order to support him and make him understand, one of the friends in the group suddenly spoke..bhai..ladki hamesha fasaad ki jadd hoti hai..ladkiyon ne to Ramayana aur Mahabharat karwadi hai..phir ye aajkal ki dosti kya hai..meri maan ladki ko chhod aur dosti bacha..(bro..girls have always been the sole reason of problems, they were the reasons behind the great wars of Mahabharata and Ramayana..let the girl just save your friendship).

As I heard him, the so called feminist fire inside me burst out into a volcano. I got so furious at this thought that it became difficult for me to control my anger.

I mean it is Ok that you want to leave the girl because she is obviously not loyal to you, but your so called best friend, too is not loyal, and that is I guess more important. How can you ignore it? But then how can you talk about all the girls on the basis of one wrong person, and most importantly how can you blame a female for Mahabharata and Ramayana? Was it really their fault?

I think it’s time to look at the picture from a different angle.

We have been hearing these sentences in India like “women are the cause of every issue..they are the reasons why Mahabharata and Ramayana happened.”

I am not a historian but speaking from the information I have, watching those mythological shows, movies, reading books and stories, is it right to blame women for what happened or what is written in those mythological books.

Was it Sita’s fault or the fault of Raavana who kidnapped her, just because she stepped out of her house?

Why do we blame Draupadi for Mahabharata?

Was it only Gandhari’s fault or also the fault of the king who banished his own son out of Ayodhaya? He was a king of a great empire. Didn’t he had a mind of his own?

I mean till when we will blame women for whatever wrong men do. We have been knowingly or ignorantly subduing women and then we blame the rising feminist fire..!!

I don’t mean to say that women are always right, what I only mean is to think before we speak, because the more we try to subside the volcano the more outrageously it will burst. Thus, as a society, we need to support and subside that anger in a calmer way.

We need to understand that either because of our attitude of following each other blindly or because of a real awakening, the women of today are waking up from their long sleep and we need to handle them more delicately. We need to change our thinking and we need to stand in their support and show them that yes the women are changing and so are the men and they understand and respect this awakening.

It’s time we step out of this judgmental box and let women live their life freely.

Manasi Umanita

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13 thoughts on “Should only women be blamed for Mahabharata and Ramayana??”

  1. they being the insecure ones say whatever they feel, we being the intelligent and patient one listen, laugh and move on, this article is a like a change in this practice. Appreciated. 🙂

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  2. ha do remind him the quote which says n which every BOY says tat behind every successful man there is a woman so think thrice b4 u talk….if i were u i would have debated like hell n beleive me i’m gd at it!!!! but u did ur job well too, they dnt know wat girls are we shud make him shut like this….keep it up!!!


  3. I think Everytime girls are not wrong as well as boys are not always wrong too. Here are two points
    1. Behind every successful man there is a woman.
    2. Woman is the root of all fights.
    These both are not 100% true. In some case the first is true, in some case 2nd is true.
    So it totally depend upon us, how we see the situation and describe it.
    These are all personal thoughts of everyone.

    मुंडे मुंडे मतिर्भिन्ना।
    जितने मनुष्य हैं, उतने विचार हैं; एक ही गाँव के अंदर अलग-अलग कुऐं के पानी का स्वाद अलग-अलग होता है, एक ही संस्कार के लिए अलग-अलग जातियों में अलग-अलग रिवाज होता है तथा एक ही घटना का बयान हर व्यक्ति अपने-अपने तरीके से करता है । इसमें आश्चर्य करने या बुरा मानने की जरूरत नहीं है ।

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    1. So true Jagdeep…I so agree with you..!! We cannot judge anyone based on their gender..!! We need to understands genders are not good- bad and wrong- right..but situations and pepl are..!!


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