Women in the Vedas:

Atharva 7.46.3

Teach the husband ways of earning wealth

Atharva 14.1.20

Oh wife! Give us discourse of knowledge

Atharva 7.47.1

Oh woman! You are the keeper of knowledge of all types of actions (karma).

Atharva 7.47.2

Oh woman! You know everything. Please provide us strength of prosperity and wealth

Atharva 7.48.2

Oh woman! Please provide us with wealth through your intellect

Atharva 14.1.64

Oh woman! Utilize your vedic intellect in all directions of our home!

Atharva 2:36:5

Oh bride! Step into the boat of prosperity and take your husband beyond the ocean of worldy troubles into realms of success

Atharva 1.14.3

Oh groom! This bride will protect your entire family

Atharva 2.36.3

May this bride become the queen of the house of her husband and enlighten all.

Atharva 11.1.17

These women are pure, sacred and yajniya (as respected as yajna); they provide us with subjects, animals and food

Atharva 12.1.25

Oh motherland! Give us that aura which is present in girls

Atharva 12.2.31

Ensure that these women never weep out of sorrow. Keep them free from all diseases and give them ornaments and jewels to wear.

Atharva 14.1.20

Hey wife! Become the queen and manager of everyone in the family of your husband.

Atharva 14.1.50

Hey wife! I am holding your hand for prosperity

Atharva 14.1.61

Hey bride! You shall bring bliss to all and direct our homes towards our purpose of living

Atharva 14.2.71

Hey wife! I am knowledgeable and you are also knowledgeable. If I am Samved then you are Rigved.

Atharva 14.2.74

This bride is illuminating. She has conquered everyone’s hearts!

Atharva 7.38.4 and 12.3.52

Women should take part in the legislative chambers and put their views on forefront.

Rig 10.85.7

Parents should gift their daughter intellectuality and power of knowledge when she leaves for husband’s home. They should give her a dowry of knowledge.

Rig 3.31.1

The right is equal in the fathers property for both son and daughter

Rig 10.159

A women speaks after waking up in morning, “My destiny is as glorious as the rising sun. I am the flag of my home and society. I am also their head. I can give impressive discourses. My sons conquer enemies. My daughter illuminates the whole world. I myself am winner of enemies. My husband has infinite glory. I have made those sacrifices which make a king successful. I have also been successful. I have destroyed my enemies.”

Rig ved 1.164.41

One ved, two ved, or four ved along with ayurved, dhanurved, gandharved, aarthved etc in addition with education, kalp, grammar, nirukt, astrology, meters i.e the six vedaang should be attained by the clear-minded woman, which is equivalent to the crystal-clear water and spread this diversified knowledge among the people.

Yajur 20.9

There are equal rights for men and women to get appointed as ruler.

Yajur 31.11

In this mantra the Brahman, kshatriya, vaishya and shudra are there in each human body. Brahmin from the head, king from the shoulders, vaishya from the thigh, and shudra by feet. The progeny of the shudra through his karma(actions) can grow to be a Brahman.

Yajur 16.44

There should me a women army. Let the women be encouraged to participate in war.

Yajur ved 10.26

In this mantra it is enforced that the wife of ruler should give education of politics to the others. Likewise the king do justice for the people, the queen should also justify her role.

Bibliography

Mera Dharma, Author: Priyavart Vedavachaspati (Hindi)
Publisher: Prakashan Mandir, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar

 

Book: Vagambhraniya, Author: Dr Priyamvada Vedbharti

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