Wny do bengali widows have to live such a miserable life they cannot onion, garlic, fish, meat, egg and they have fast on ekadasi and ambobachi but I have not seen any such practice in other sects of hindus why we bengalis are so rude toward widows do men also follow the same rule when their wife die
Onion, garlic, fish meat, egg etc.. actually creates desire.. and Widow is supposed to submit to the deceased husband.. since in Hindu marriage is a Soul bounding than a Social Contract like in Muslim and Christian community. The basic food for Bengalis are non-veg.. so, to check the tamsik i.e. desire for sex gets curtailed.. It is a clear significance, when you can control your tounge's desire.. you can control your life. So, such provision were a social bond in Bengali culture. ekadasi etc.. are done even by those who are not Widow.. These are social culture, which binds and occupies the people with their roots.
Regarding in other community in Hindu sect.. mostly north Indian are vegetarian..and moreover in these community widow gets married to a man in the family, becoz they hv huge joint family system.
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This is their weakness, u know raj rammohan roy who fought againest these foolish traditions ladies should get educated the only remidy no comment on gents but them selve should be held responsible their mother in laws who r they?