Shitala: Goddess of cooling and healing

As a child, whenever I accompanied my mother to the local temple, pouring water on ShivLinga and other members of the Shiva family was a norm. She also asked me to pour cold water on a little insignificant goddess seated … Continue reading Shitala: Goddess of cooling and healing

Sexual Assault and Our Goddesses

Every day we hear chilling reports of women being abused at shelter homes, public transport, hospitals or bars. Women are groped, raped, molested and abused across countries and cultures. Violence against women is rampant in both public and private spaces. As per UN Women, one in three women worldwide have experienced sexual assault whether at home, on the streets or during the war. The body of women has historically been used as a tool of oppression, subjugation, and control of women. Let’s admit it, women are not safe anywhere and from anyone and it’s not ok or acceptable! The ‘Me … Continue reading Sexual Assault and Our Goddesses