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Woman Is Not Property Of Man In Marriage – Vedas

No where do the Vedas say that woman is man’s property, as she came to be considered in certain periods of history. Nor is it en joined that her role shall be subordinated to that of her husband.

This is evident from the sukta of Surya’s bridal in the Rig Veda: ‘Enter your house as the house hold’s mistress. May authority in speech ever be yours!’ (Rig Veda 10.85.26).

‘Watch over this house as mistress of the home. Unite yourself wholly with your husband’ (Rig Veda 10.85.27).

 ‘Here dwell ye, be not parted; enjoy full age, play and rejoice with sons and grandsons in your own house’ (Rig Veda 10.85.42).

‘Act like a queen over your husband’s father, over your husband’s mother likewise, and his sister. Over all your husband’s brothers be queen’ (Rig Veda 10.85.46).