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Feminity in Santana Dharma

Feminity in Santana Dharma

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Role of women in Hinduism/Santanadharma
Role of women in Hinduism/Santanadharma

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Published by: thapas on Mar 08, 2011
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The Feminine in HinduThe Feminine in HinduDharmaDharma
A Tribute to Hindu Women
 
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M
ore beautiful than Aishwarya«.
‡ CBS 60 minutes in Jan ¶05 featuresAsh, µthe most beautiful woman inthe world¶ according to Julia Roberts‡ Ash surprises the interviewer andtakes him to meet someone morebeautiful, more glamorous than her!She takes him to a Ganesh Mandir,and prays. She starts each day with aprayer go Shri Ganesh‡ Surrounded by Bollywood glitter,why did Aishwarya still keep theflame 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, Yajurveda‡ Of the 407 Sages of 
RigvedaRigveda
, 21 are women.Many significant hymns are by women.‡ Recitation of 
AtharvavedaAtharvaveda
starts withinvocation to Devi: ³
shanno devirbhishtiye
«´
.Book XIV of this Veda and sections in other books also attributed to Women Sages
Rishik
¶)‡ Recitation of 
S
amaveda
S
amaveda
often accompanied byplaying of instruments by women.‡ Several mantras from
YajurvedaYajurveda
(e.g. SuklaYV 5.17) specifically recited by women.
CONCLU
SI
ON
: The belief that women cannotstudy the Vedas is false, and later concoction.

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