Right – so i feel a little disheartened here. My mum goes pretty much every day to the Gurdwara. She does paath.
But she asked me if i will be doing Karva Chauth!!!! I have never done it. And neither has mum. 6 years into my marriage she suggests this???
She is also aware i am very firm on these things – i do not follow them. I am aware many Sikh ladies do it, including one or two of my cousins. I respect all religions/cultures but to me this is not the Sikhi way.
When i challenged mum and said im not Hindu….. she snapped at me saying Sikhs follow it too. Clearly shes not accurate. I reminded her the guru granth sahib teaches otherwise.
I actually feel sad why my mum said this? And why she even suggesting this? And then i see how many Sikh ladies celebrate it!!! This is a huge thing both im India and abroad.
I have somewhat knowledge around Sikhi and i can and will challenge people on this. But many young girls arent and will follow what “mummy” and mother in law suggest!
Will we ever move away from this?