#SpeakingOfGold with Devdutt Pattanaik What role does gold play in the rites of passage?


Devdutt Pattanaik

Indian author and mythologist

14 Dec 2018

From birth to death, every step of progress in an individual’s life is marked by a celebration, sometimes simple, sometimes elaborate. In this video, popular Indian mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik speaks on the rites of passage in India and the prominence of gold in each phase- from using a golden spoon for the first feed to placing a piece of gold in the mouth of the deceased. The writer also states the importance of gold for women and brings in the concept of Streedhan, which is given as a congratulatory gift to a new mother for starting the next generation.