MALDA: Deviating from the prevailing practice, Malda College students chose a non-brahmin woman as purohit (priest) for their Saraswati Puja this year.
Why are the women barred from conducting such events?” she asked.Mandal started training under Kolkata-based priest Subhankar Chakraborty after her MA.
“Every woman performs the puja at her house.
“Going through the Vedas, I found that there was no restriction on women and non-Brahmins in this regard.
But while performing a community puja, we always look for male Brahmin priests.
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