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"Yatra Naryatu Poojayante, Ramante tatra Devta" There where women are worshiped, gods live there.

- A Hindu Scripture

Woman in Ancient India, Hinduism

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Only in Bharat absolute GOD can be worshipped in woman form too like Durga.

Rigveda (RV) is the only scripture among those of all religions in which the divine Truths are revealed to women sages also and some of these hymns describing the revelation find a prominent place in the RV Samhita like the hymn 10.125 (tenth mandala, 125 sukta or hymn) attributed to the women sage Vak Ambrini. There are more than thirty women sages in RV with specific hymns associated with them. In all the Semitic religions like Christianity, Islam etc there is no mention of any revelation to women and no woman is listed among the prominent disciples of the founders or prophets of those religions.

There are numerous hymns in the Rig Veda indicating the high status accorded to women in the Vedic society. For instance the hymn 10.85, the so called marriage hymn, explicitly states that the daughter in law should be treated in the family as a queen, samrajni, by all members especially the mother in law, husband, father in law etc. Thus the statement that ' women were oppressed in Hindu society even from the Vedic times' made orally and in popular writings by some moderns is nothing but a patent falsehood. Some of the quotations given by these critics are from the period of the sutra books which are dated more than two thousand years later than the Rig Veda. Naturally these critics suppress quotations which speak of the high status of women in the society of Rig-Vedic period and the period of Upanishads.

Even today, some orthodox persons deny the right of chanting the Veda to women. However they cannot cite any support from any authoritative scripture for their views. Any book in Sanskrit cannot be accepted as scripture or divine revelation. When the famous poet, Sanskrit scholar and spiritual savant Vasishta Ganapati Muni, the foremost disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi challenged these orthodox persons to provide evidence for their claims, no evidence was forth coming [5].