Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 02 Jul 2024


Is it true that women after five months of pregnancy should not enter a temple?

[Smt. Aruna Jyothi asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, I am hearing frequently from my family that Pregnant Women after 5 Months should not enter the temple and also should not light a diya even at home puja mandir. What is the reason if this is true? Regards, Aruna Jyothi]

Swami replied:- A woman with five months pregnancy shall not enter into a newly built own house — this is told in astrology scripture. The reason is only that the pregnant lady shall take rest in the old house without being strained in the work of relatives gathering in the function of entry of the new house. Anybody can worship God in home or in temple on any day. The pregnant lady must also take care in the crowd of devotees attending the temple in view of the above explanation. Some scholars do not enter the temple for ten or twelve days when death of some near and dear relative happens because the mind is pained by the death and can’t be concentrated on God. After a few days, the pain gets diluted and the devotee can attend the worship in the temple with full concentrated devotion.