- Is it allowed to marry a 6 year old girl in Hinduism?
As per Hindu holy book, the Vedas, Girl's marriage is considered valid only after the age of puberty. In the Vedas marriage is shown to be between two adult persons after the Brahmacharya stage. The Vedas, specifically the Rigveda and Atharvaveda, have verses that clearly indicate that during the Vedic Period, girls married well after attaining puberty and were of a mature age. The early Dharmaśhāstra also state that girls should be married only after they have attained puberty, while some texts extend the marriageable age to before puberty. In the Manusmriti, which was not implemented as law, a father is considered to have wronged his daughter if he fails to marry her before puberty and if the girl is not married in less than three years after reaching puberty, she can search for the husband herself.
- It seems some briyani dealer has mixed some medicines with the biryanis and sold to the hindus. is it correct?
These are absolutely rubbish claims, generally created and forwarded by fringe elements to create unrest in the society and to bring divide between Hindu-Muslim unity in the country. Similar messages are also shared and forwarded in Muslim whatsApp groups alleging Hindus planning some activity against Muslims. As an aware citizen we should never pay heed to such toxic messages and forwards and should delete them, if at all something reaches to your phone, immediately report to nearest police station and never forward such messages.
Pachisi, Chausar, Chopad or popularly known as Ludo is an ancient Indian game, which per some historians Mughal Emperor Akbar was addicted to and used to play with real people instead of plastic buttons or plastic statue miniatures, the game has now become a strategy game and are taught at business schools. On August 29, 1891, Alfred Collier had applied for a patent in England, claiming that a board game, which he named Royal Ludo, was his invention. Since then the game became popular worldwide by the name we know today. Later on, the British Royal Navy converted it into a board game called ‘Uckers’. According to some historians this board game of Ludo or pachisi originates in India as far back as 3300 BC. The exact origins of this legendary game though seems uncertain, but some earliest proofs of this game comes from the historic Ellora Caves in Maharashtra, where the board game was depicted in the form illustrations on the wall. This seems to suggest that Ludo was an Indian creation.