Anonymous: Dear Guruji Please guide that can women perfom havan during
periods. I was not able to do the same on Diwali..
Swami Ram Swarup: In this regard, I paste my relevant article-

Menstrual cycle

God has given knowledge of four Vedas to the souls which reside in human body. God has not given the knowledge to bodies. Soul realizes God and attains salvation and not bodies. Soul is unchangeable and immortal whereas bodies are changeable and are destroyed. So souls either in the body of man or woman is entitled to chant all the mantras, to listen preach and to worship God. According to Yajurveda mantra 31/11 there is no any caste system except humanity based on
good or bad qualities. Almighty God is the purest matter in the universe. You see God is
omnipresent therefore also is present in our stomach, stool, urine, blood, etc., but no any matter is able to touch Him. He (God) thus always remains the purest. So woman can continue her daily hawan also.

Vijay: Dear Swamijee, God blessed us a putra ratran. We are very much confused to decide the boy’s name so please help us to solve the problem and to help for the name.
Swami Ram Swarup: I shower my heartiest blessings on your newly born son. I suggest
the following Vedic names-
Aditya (which means immortal as well as light) and
Akshay (which can’t be destroyed).

V K: Please send me the following books. I am from Jammu:
Vedanta – 1, Vedanta – 2, Yajyen Karm, Sandhya mantra, Dil se Dil ki Baa, Mrityu – ek Katu Satya, Vedas – a divine Light and Manav dharm Shiksha.
Swami Ram Swarup: The books are being sent to you, please.