Alright, I might sound very rude/offesnive/unruly/all possible negative words. But I do have a question - totally out of ignorance but not our of arrogance. If you can help me in understanding this stuff- it will be highly appreciated. Why do Hindu(may be in other religions too, but prominently Hinduism) women have to stay away from reciting devotional chants during periods? My thoughts - They may be asked to stay away from doing puja and advised to take rest but reciting slokas on the way to work or while just sitting idle during periods is not allowed. God created us as women. God is aware of our natural cycles of periods. If it was something that's dirty and unacceptable by God, why would God create us like that? How does something happening down there, effect the purity of faith that is coming straight from the heart with a strong belief. How can that cause harm by upsetting God? Why would God be angry if a woman in her periods recite slokas? I read some posts in this forum where it was mentioned that reciting hanuman chalisa during periods will make Hanuman angry because he was a strict brahmachari. But Hanuman being a brahmachari went to lanka and helped a Sita devi(a woman). So when another woman who is in some distress recites chalisa, why would he be upset/angry? Are we not allowed to talk to God during periods? Isn't periods something that defines a healthy woman and blesses a woman with a healthy uterus and womb where God is going to bless a woman with a baby? Why is such a divine thing considered ugly and unclean? Is faith not something that's beyond physical imbalances? I think faith is very divine and pure and God (whichever religion) looks at that faith but not physical reasons. Please correct me if I am wrong. As I mentioned earlier - this is a genuine doubt. If anyone wants to take this as a come-lets-argue kind of post, please note I am not interested in replying to such posts.