I mean why didnt it start as wives are Godess and husbands must touch their feet. What is so special in male species that there are rituals around them? Or may be it was some science in it as bending is good for a person, Uttanasana..which is good for a women...and as usual, we have misunderstood. Shatra;s have always been bent towards women....whatever has happened to true meanings... The question here is not why not...the question here is why..