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What is Sati? Who abolished it?

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Asked by Siachen, 09 Oct '09 11:16 am
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Sati was a system....in which the wife was thinking her more valuable with her husband only......and in case of husband's death she has to prove her loyality and respect(more over she should not think for other person in absence of her husband, and she was counted as unauspicious)....so she has to emolate herself with husbands cremation.......it was realy a painful system which was performed in western part of India ....i.e Rajastan and Gujrat.......but Raja rammohan roy put his all efort to abolish this system.....
Answered by pradeep mishra, 09 Oct '09 11:28 am

 
  
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Sorry left history long ago!
Answered by poulami janaray, 09 Oct '09 11:17 am

 
  
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Sati is a system where a widow burns herself willingly or embrass death on the funeral pyre of her beloved husband or soon after his death. It was reported in Mahabharatha times. Madhri , the second wife of King Pandava burned herself willingly on the funeral pyre of king Pandu. The customs may be rooted in ancient beliefs that a husband is needed and support her through out her life and if husband is not alive, it is meaningless to live as no body is there to look after the lady. hence she burnt herself to death. This customs after some times become somewhat traditions and women were forced to burnt herself alive. This system was abolished by the great Raja Ram Mohan Roy with the help Lord Bentik during 1829 but it is said that even in remote village of India,especially in M.P. it is still followed.
Answered by Gopal, 09 Oct '09 04:30 pm

 
  
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Satī is a funeral practice among some Hindu communities in which a recently widowed woman would either voluntarily or by use of force and coercion immolate herself on her husbands funeral pyre. The movement was led by Raja Ram mohan Rai which led to the ban on Sati by the Government.
Answered by anupama kumar, 09 Oct '09 11:19 am

 
  
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Pati ke marne ke bad patnoi ko usi chita main jhas ena hi sai patha hai,yeh to lodr mountbetain ne band kar diya
Answered by akash, 10 Oct '09 03:45 pm

 
  
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This sati system was prevailing in Hindu's of North India. 400-500 years ago when the king,soldiers died in battle field their wives also donated their bodies to fire, because this was due to protect themselves from the insult,assault of enemies. but Raja rammohan roy put his all efort to abolish this system
Answered by sumati gayki, 10 Nov '09 11:35 am

 
  
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Sati had to be burnt with his dead husband , in the previous days.
Rajaram mohan roy abolished this system.
Answered by sanjeev bansal, 12 Oct '09 09:30 am

 
  
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Sat (Devanagari: सती, the feminine of sat "true"; also called suttee)[5] is a funeral practice among some Hindu communities in which a recently widowed woman would either voluntarily or by use of force and coercion immolate herself on her husbands funeral pyre. This practice is now rare and outlawed in modern India.[1]

The term is derived from the original name of the goddess Sati, also known as Dakshayani, who self-immolated because she was unable to bear her father Daksha's humiliation of her (living) husband Shiva. The term may also be used to refer to the widow herself. The term sati is now sometimes interpreted as "chaste woman."
They contended that sati as an issue had been settled in 1829 when it was officially abolished by the British (Oldenburg 1994: 101).
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 09 Oct '09 03:36 pm

 
  
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This sati system was prevailing in Hindu's of North India. 400-500 years ago when the king,soldiers died in battle field their wives also donated their bodies to fire, because this was due to protect themselves from the insult,assault of enemies. But latter on this became a fashion and tradition to burn the widow with her husband's cropse,which was very cruel and inhumanatarian.This pratha was abolished by Rajaram Mohan Roy and British Govt.
Answered by roopa, 09 Oct '09 01:34 pm

 
  
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In the old days, after the death of husband, women were left at the mercy of her in-laws. Many times she used to be sexually exploited, had to live a very secluded life and used to be thought as burden. So many times women preferred to be burned alive on her husbands pyre. But many times relatives used to forcefully coerce her into sitting on the pyre to gain control over the family property. The practice of sati was Banned by the British after the movement started by Raja Ram Mohan and other intellectual leaders.
Answered by manoj thakur, 09 Oct '09 11:24 am

 
  
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