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Hindu Women Have Equal Rights in Property – Supreme Court of India

Supreme Court of India has ruled that Hindu women along with their male siblings have equal rights in property in a Hindu family. Female inheritors will also have the same liabilities fastened on the property along with the male members. In simple terms, ancestral properties and wealth of parents should be equally divided among brothers and sisters. The Hindu Reports A bench of justices R. M. Lodha and Jagdish Singh Khehar in a judgment said that under the Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005, the daughters are entitled to equal inheritance rights along with other male siblings, which was not available to them prior to the amendment. “The new Section 6 provides for parity of rights in the coparcenary property among male and female members of a joint Hindu family on and from September 9, 2005. The legislature has now conferred substantive right in favour of the daughters. “According to the new Section 6, the daughter of a coparcener becomes a coparcener by birth in her own rights

Vishwamitra Jayanti

Vishwamitra Jayanti, birth anniversary of Sage Vishwamitra, is annually observed on the Kartik Shukla Paksha Tritiya – third day during the waxing phase of moon in Karthi month – as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Vishwamitra Jayanti 2024 date is November 4. It is believed that Sage Vishwamitra was born on this day. Vishwamitra was born in the Kushik Dynasty as the son of King Gaadhi. After he became king, Vishwamitra was very popular with his subjects. King Vishwamitra once visited the Ashram of Sage Vasishta and came to know about the holy cow Nandini in the Ashram, which had wish fulfilling power.  King Vishwamitra felt that the cow would be more use to a king. So he asked for the cow. But Sage Vasishta said that Nandini would only leave the ashram if she likes. Nandini was not ready to leave. Vishwamitra and soldiers tried to take the cow away forcibly but were defeated by the powers of Nandini. An insulted Vishwamitra soon realized that spirit