Marriages which ends in vows of celibacy!
Today is 12-12-12, a date which comes once in every 100 year. Today is one of three auspicious days according to Hindu calendar for blissful marriage. Today in Delhi, a city of 1.65 crore people, will witness 10,000 weddings. And marriages are considered as religious and sacramental ceremony which is sanctified by all religions for inhabiting of people of two opposite sex (same sex brigade people please excuse me for not including them). Marriages are fruit worthy or not but still craved by one and all for the many benefits. Sex is sine qua non of conjugal rights, in Hindu mythology sex is considered as most beautiful attribute in life. In Mahabharata, it is mentioned that those who don’t marry and procreate get no place in heaven. Marriage is a part of religious life in Islam, it is said that who don’t marry are not Musalman. Celibacy has taken a new form of puritan code in almost all religions which is nowhere found in their original religious books.
So, I am discussing such under the sheet discussion but I am really disturbed by few friends who get too much involved in these neo-religious sermons of having no sex please, we are religious, pious persons. There is one initiation ceremony in a religious cult (name withheld) which strictly preaches no-sex theory to married couples because they have stepped ahead in path of devotion to Lord Krishna, a cowherd, demi-God who got boon from goddess Parvati for having one thousand and eight loving wives, a number which has been enhanced by fanatics to sixteen thousand and eight wives! So, these marriages turns to hostile courtroom dramas and divorces for being too religious in a religion where all gods are married and most of male gods having more than one wife or goddess.
Interestingly Lord Krishna says in Srimad Bhagvadgita, verse 28, chapter 10 –
‘आयुधानामहं वज्रं धेनूनामिस्म कामधुक् ।
प्रजनश्चास्मि कन्दर्पः सर्पाणामस्मि वासुकिः ।। 28 ।।’
‘मैं शस्त्रों में वज्र और गौओं में कामधेनु हूँ। सन्तान की उत्पत्ति हेतु कामदेव हूँ और सर्पों में सर्पराज वासुकि हूँ।’
‘Of weapons, I am the thunderbolt; of the cows, I am the celestial cow Kamdhenu (the cow of plenty). I am the sexual desire which leads to procreation, of the progenitors I am the God of love; of the serpents, I am Vasuki.’
And, it’s really amazing that in the name of devotional life, a married couple lives under a roof and abstains from carnal desires for the sake of love and sacrifice to Lord Krishna.
© Sushil Kumar