Role of Women in the Sanatan Dharma (hindu way of life) is perhaps the only of its kind in todays world where women are given a big importance. It is The ONLY culture where Divine is also described as a woman in Vedic! In the name of “feminism”, which seems a challenge to the notion of “womanhood” altogether, we have diverted the narrative many times and boosted the egos and brought wrong notions to society.
The world indeed faces several challenges, of them women’s right is something which stands right on the top of my list, I have always said if you want to understand the greatness of any society do look at how it treats its women. Objectification of women needs to stop. Some people make hideous advertisements and there might be an argument that its just a creative process or a graphic or say oh it’s just a cartoon, it’s not, it represents a mindset. This kind of mindset needs to be destroyed, it’s a plague for the society. We have to get up and educate all our men regardless of their age, country, religion, or any other parameter.
We need to go back to our Vedic roots, India’s customs regarding women were severely impacted by the centuries of invasions and foreign occupation. The careful protection of Hindu women became essential in those days. All aspects of Indian society have suffered more during the Islamic invasion and the subsequent British slavery and British-imposed educational system. The pious role that comes most naturally to most women—wife and mother, the children’s first guru, the Shakti of the home, the preserver-enhancer of the spiritual force field of the home and family—has been effectively disparaged.
“May you be empress and lead all.” ~ Rig Veda 10/85/46
“O brilliant woman, remove ignorance with your bright intellect and provide bliss to all.” ~ Rig Veda 4/14/3
“O woman, may you be strong and powerful as a rock. May you gain brilliance of the sun and have a long prosperous life that benefits all.” ~ Atharva Veda 14/1/47
“O woman, you provide bliss and stability to the world. You are the source of valour.” – Yajur Veda 10/26
“O woman, you are as strong as earth and are on a very high pedestal. Protect the world from the path of vices and violence.” ~ Yajur Veda 13/18
“O woman, you do not deserve to be defeated by challenges. You can defeat the mightiest challenge. Defeat the enemies and their armies. You have valour of thousands. Please us all.” ~ Yajur Veda 13/26
“O woman, realize your potential. You are a lioness who can destroy criminals, ignorance, and vices and protect the noble ones.” ~ Yajur Veda 5/10
“May the scholarly woman purify our lives with her knowledge, noble actions and guidance.” ~ Yajur Veda 20/84
“Noble woman motivates us to be on the path of truth, love, and harmony.” ~ Yajur Veda 20/85
“O woman, you are the motherly force that provides direction to our life.” ~ Rig Veda 2/41/16
“The way a powerful river breaks down even strongest rocks and hills, in the same manner, an intelligent woman destroys the fraud propagated by perverted ones. May we bow to such intelligent women.” ~ Rig Veda 6/61/2
“Whenever I am hurt emotionally or physically, woman – as a mother, wife, sister – provides healing touch and rejuvenates me. I bow in humble respect to her.” ~ Atharva Veda 7/57/1
“Noble woman motivates us to be on the path of truth, love and harmony.” ~ Yajur Veda 20/85
i would like to summarize this by saying – “It is the women of my life who have been the biggest pillar of support, thank you for everything you have ever done for me and other people in your life and for being who you are, you are the real creators.”