In every body resides the divine who witnesses, guides, supports and enjoys all that the body experiences. — Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 13, Verse 22 Even the gods and goddesses in Hindu mythic stories exhibit gender fluidity and queer orientations. During this period, many stories emerged wherein gods transition into goddesses and vice versa. There are gods… Continue reading #Section377: Hinduism Says Homosexuality Is Not a Sin
A wedding (vivah) in Hinduism is a rite of passage (samskara) that transforms a single entity into one half of a conjugal pair (dampatya). Being single, however, does not mean being incomplete. The idea of ‘wholeness’ in Hinduism is not necessarily a matter of the union of two bodies in marriage or even two souls in love; rather, wholeness or completeness in Hinduism can be understood as rising to the fullness of one’s true self and expanding the arena of one’s selfhood (brah – to expand, manas – the mind).