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Female Hindu priests breaking into male bastion, but equality still a dream


In a 2005 paper titled “Gender and Priesthood in the Hindu Traditions”, Vasudha Narayanan, Distinguished Professor at the University of Florida’s department of religion, wrote in the f, “When I first came as a student to the Harvard Divinity School in 1975 several students asked me if women could become priests in Hinduism.” Over four decades later, the question posed to Narayanan continues to be pertinent — and unresolved.Even as women gain the right of entry into male-only temples and religious spaces, the idea of a Hindu woman priest is still …
Source: Business Standard