Sati Pratha (wife burned with husband) abolished in Nepal only 100 years ago

Anita Shrestha
Posted July 15, 2020 from Nepal
live woman burnt with dead body of her husband

 

The act or custom of a Hindu widow burning herself to death or being burned to death on the funeral pyre of her husband is called Sati system (Merriam Webster Dictionary). In that time, man is assume as god and powerful sothat women had no meaning after the husband death. Therefore. that system was brought.During Sati system women must be died with husband. In the past man has many wives sothat if he died , all need to be burned with husband. Therefore, many women were burned during the death of king. Even upto 31 numbers of  queen were burnt in the past.Sati system was considered as a social evil.In which a widow sacrifices herself by sitting a top her deceased husband's funeral pyre It was like an act of murder. Sati system was largely historical practice found chiefly among Hindus in the northern and pre-modern region of South Asia , The Sati system was legally abolished by the Prime minister Chandra Shumsher Rana in 1920. We human lives in 21 century. As we all are the citizen of Nepal. We know about Sati system. . The custom of Sati was being more dangerous were one to thirty-three were forced to Sati. As we see Sati system was not necessary.On December 5, 1829 , Lord William Bentinck ability Sati system in India. Nepali ruler didn't imitate the Indians rather the practice existed for about ninety more year of its abolition in Neighbouring India. Meanwhile, Chandra Shumsher was pressurised by the British-Indian government to uproot the practice. (Udaya Yadav, June 2020).

 

 

 

 

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Hello, Anita,

How are you? It's great to hear from you. I'm glad that this Sati practice has been abolished. Yes, it is murder.

How brave are the queens in the past to undergo that slow and tormenting death of being burned on top of their deceased husbands. How tragic at the same time. Never again we will let women suffer this way.

Thank you for sharing this with us!

Anita Shrestha
Jul 15
Jul 15

Dear karen
Thank you for encouraging

Beth Lacey
Jul 16
Jul 16

Anita, this article is very difficult to read. I hope it is totally eradicated now

Anita Shrestha
Jul 17
Jul 17

yes now totally eradicated

Arem
Jul 17
Jul 17

Hi Anita,
I hope you're well. Thank you for sharing this piece of history with us. as I never knew such a tradition existed. It's important that we learn from history and that this horrific practice will never happen again in the future!
Hope you continue to share more stories with us.
Take care!

Anita Shrestha
Jul 17
Jul 17

Thank you very much

Chi8629
Jul 17
Jul 17

Thank you for sharing .

Anita Shrestha
Jul 18
Jul 18

Thank you for sharing

Vanora.Lee
Jul 24
Jul 24

Hi Anita, Sati is horrific to digest and no way to accept. Dose it mean it is totally eradicated now? Hope no more!