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Dr. Sneh Kalia. Professor of Physics Saint Cloud State University. Hinduism And Women . Ancient History: instances of women scholars and women rulers. Stories from mythology and folklores prove that women in India have always been honored and respected.

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    1. Dr. Sneh Kalia Professor of Physics Saint Cloud State University Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    2. Hinduism And Women Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    3. Ancient History: instances of women scholars and women rulers. • Stories from mythology and folklores prove that women in India have always been honored and respected. • India was one of the first countries of the world to give women the right to vote. • The Indian constitution guarantees equal right to men and women. Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    4. India is the original home of the Mother Goddess • The complementary nature of male and female energies is valued in Hindu society and deemed essential to achieve balance within the gods and within mortals. Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    5. Lord Brahma and Saraswati Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    6. Goddess Saraswati • Is the consort or wife of Lord Brahma and possesses the powers of speech, wisdom and learning • She has four hands representing four aspects of learning: • Mind, Intellect, Alertness, Ego Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    7. Lord Vishnu and Lakshmi Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    8. Goddess Lakshmi • Goddess Lakshmi is the consort or wife of Lord Vishnu and is the goddess of prosperity, purity, chastity and generosity. Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    9. Lord Shiva and Parvati Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    10. Goddess Parvati • Goddess Parvati is the wife (consort) of Lord Shiva and exists in various divine (both friendly and fearful) forms. Two of her fierce but very powerful forms are Durga (goddess beyond reach) and Kali (goddess of destruction). Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    11. Mother Nature: Prakriti MaMother Earth: Prithvi MaMother Land: Bharat Mata Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    12. Devi Annapuurnaa –is presiding deity of Food grains • Ganga Devi, Yamuna Devi, and so on have been manifested as rivers to feed mankind. • Forests that provide us with so many resources are said to be presided over by Vandevi. Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    13. Chipko Movement • “Hug The Trees” • The first chipko action took place spontaneously in 1973 • The village women embrace the trees, saving them by interposing their bodies between the and the contractor’s axes Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    14. Maneka Gandhi Minister and Environmental Crusador Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    15. Vandana Shiva Physicist, Ecologist, Activist Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    16. FAMOUS INDIAN WOMEN Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    17. Sarojini Naidu Freedom Fighter Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    18. Rajkumari Amrit Kaur First Woman Cabinet Minister Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    19. Vijay Lakshmi Pandit First lady President of UNGA Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    20. Indira Gandhi First lady Prime Minister of India Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    21. Artists Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    22. Leela Samson Bharat Natyam Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    23. M.S. Subbalakshmi Carnatic Music Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    24. Sanjugta Panigrahi Odissi Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    25. Beauty Queens Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    26. Aishwarya Rai Miss World 1994 Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    27. Sushmita Sen Miss Universe 1994 Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    28. Yukta Mookhey Miss World 1999 Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    29. Priyanka Chopra Miss World 2000 Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    30. Lara Dutta Miss Universe 2000 Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    31. Achievers Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    32. Anna Chandy First Indian Woman Judge Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    33. Captain Durga Banerjee First Indian Woman Pilot Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    34. Kiron Bedi First Indian Woman IPS Officer Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    35. Jhumpa Lahiri (Left) 2000 Pulitzer Prize Winner Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    36. The tender love and care of a mother for her children is the subject of various Vedic verses. • She is considered the first teacher of every child, and is regarded as the highest Guru. • While father is superior to ten Brahmin priests well-versed in the Vedas, a mother is superior to ten such fathers. Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    37. Since God could not appear everywhere to take care of us, He created mother Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    38. As wives, they have provided the locus around which family and social life revolves. • As daughter they have taught us compassion. • As our guides, they have made many men great human beings. Hindu- Dialogue-Series

    39. Faces of Indian Women Hindu- Dialogue-Series

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    43. Lost in Deep Thought Hindu- Dialogue-Series

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    45. Light Heart Cures Poverty Hindu- Dialogue-Series

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