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Date: Thu Jan 18 1996 - 21:42:11 PST
Per the recent discussion dowry itself is being portrayed as evil just as our politicians have been doing back in India. However looking into our history, dowry was established as a system by which immovable property was inherited by the sons and movable property of an equal value was given to the daughters. The amount of dowry was decided by the bride's father and the system worked in bygone days when dharma was prevalent. What we see today is the consequence of greed and Adharma. That issue has to be address at its root by surrender to Sriman Narayana. Without that evil in some form or another will prevail. Jaganath.