The Forgotten Religious Rights of Sanatani Women

  • Asweta Mali
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  • Asweta Mali

    Student at University Law College & Department of Studies in Law, Bengaluru, India.

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According to Hindu sources, women used to enjoy the same status as of man. No differentiation was made on the basis of their physical and biological appearance in participating in religious rituals and practicing yagnas. Women were never impure. Some people believe that bleeding women also called the ‘living goddess’. But as the time passed the women lost their sanctity due to oppressed patriarchal society. Due to patriarchal imposition the violation against the women had been increased. Judiciary acts as the key to restore those religious rights of women by enacting various legislations. This paper (The Forgotten Religious Rights of Sanatani Women) considers about the status of religious rights which were enjoyed by the women during Vedic period and forgotten in this modern era, the laws governing the equal opportunities to practice religious rights of women as equal as that of man through the judicial trends.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 6, Page 1403 - 1408


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