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Revas Life Story As Reva carefully opened the temple door she noticed the bright light filter in from the hot afternoon sun The woman hoped this was a sign that the gates of heaven would open for her Hinduism The slight woman placed a small brightly colored package of food at her feet and began to pray to Shives the destroyer and regenerator Underneath her ghungat Reva felt the sweat trickle down her tanned neck and off her blackened brow She felt faint to think of her upcoming fate Reva thought back on all of her past deeds praying that her karma was good enough to overcome her final deed here on earth Hala Revas father and Roha her mother lived a simple life as farmers of the vaishya class in Nepal India Hughes 48 Everyday Hala woke up early and worked on his farm He was very proud of his small plot of land and modest house He was also very pleased with his young wife Hala was eighteen years her elder but Roha was his choice and came with a respectable dowry Hughes 48 The couple had been desperately trying to have a male child to carry on the family name unfortunately the only results were four miscarriages But finally Roha was with child and the couple prayed to Brahma the creator every day for a strong male baby Much to Halas grave disappointment a girl was born while he worked in the fields When word reached Hala that his much-awaited child was female he stormed home ordered Roha to get rid of the child and didnt return for five days Reluctant and scared Roha began to prepare a tub of milk to drown her infant in Society and Culture For those five days she tried to convince herself to perform her order but could not Roha felt an attachment to her daughter even if she wasnt an asset to the
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