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Roles of Hindu Women

Roles of Hindu Women

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Published by: Samparkvibhag Andhrapradesh Rss on Dec 24, 2009
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The Feminine in HinduThe Feminine in HinduDharmaDharma
A Tribute to Hindu Women
 
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More beautiful than Aishwarya….
CBS 60 minutes in Jan ’05 features Ash,‘the most beautiful woman in the world’according to Julia RobertsAsh surprises the interviewer and takeshim to meet someone more beautiful,more glamorous than her! She takes himto a Ganesh Mandir, and prays. She startseach day with a prayer go Shri GaneshSurrounded by Bollywood glitter, whydid Aishwarya still keep the flame of Dharma alive?What did Hindu Dharma offer to her?What is the status of women in HinduDharma?
 
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Women and the Divine Word (Vedas)
Hindus have four revealed texts: Rigveda,Samaveda, Atharvaveda, YajurvedaOf the 407 Sages of 
RigvedaRigveda
, 21 are women. Manysignificant hymns are by women.Recitation of 
AtharvavedaAtharvaveda
starts with invocation toDevi: “
 shanno devirbhishtiye
…”. Book XIV of thisVeda and sections in other books also attributed toWomen Sages (‘
 Rishikā
’)Recitation of 
SamavedaSamaveda
often accompanied by playing of instruments by women.Several mantras from
YajurvedaYajurveda
(e.g. Sukla YV5.17) specifically recited by women.
CONCLUSION
: The belief that women cannot studythe Vedas is false, and later concoction.

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