Most Valuable Property in the Early Rigvedic Period

In the early Rigvedic period, what was considered to be the most valuable property?

  1. Land
  2. Cow
  3. Women
  4. Water
Monis Rasool Professor Asked on 14th May 2015 in History.
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    Option 3 ( Women ) is the right answer

    The stated role of women in Hinduism varies from one of equal status with men, to one of restriction in many aspects of life. Elements which determine the role of women in Hinduism include scriptural texts, historical era, location, context within the family and tradition. Some see Hinduism itself as the repressive force. Others argue that the lower status of Hindu women is the result of culture and custom rather than religion, citing the Vedic literature where women may be given the status of goddess, and noting their shakti (force) without which, the status of man would be nil. For example, in one legend, Ram must make a dummy of his wife, Seeta, in order to perform Yagiya (prayers of devotion) when Sita is away as her presence was essential to the act.

    Harsh Vardhan Professor Answered on 14th May 2015.
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