There is recitation of ‘Veda-mantras’ when ‘puja’ is performed. Chanting of ‘mantras’ generates immense heat. If women recites ‘Veda-mantras’, as their reproductive organs are inside the pelvic region, the heat so generated can harm them; can adversely affect their uterus; therefore, ‘shastra’ does not permit women to recite ‘Veda-mantras’. As a result, they do not have a right to perform ‘puja’. MLA should try to understand the science and should not interfere in matters related to Hindu Dharma !
Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi