Continuing our evaluation of Manu Smriti, let us now review the third allegation on Manu Smriti – that Manu Smriti is grossly anti-women and denigrates the Matri Shakti (motherly force).

We have already discussed how Manu Smriti has been grossly interpolated. However it is very easy to identify the fraud verses and separate them from the original Manu Smriti.

If we review this original Manu Smriti, one can proudly assert that there is perhaps no other text in world (except Vedas of course!) that accords so much of respect and rights to women. Even the modern feminist books would have to seek further amendments to match up to Manu Smriti.

I am yet to read a text that so unambiguously proclaims that women form the foundation of a prosperous society.

3.56. The society that provides respect and dignity to women flourishes with nobility and prosperity. And a society that does not put women on such a high pedestal has to face miseries and failures regardless of howsomuch noble deeds they perform otherwise.

This is not merely a flattery of womenfolk. It is a truth – very harsh for those who denigrate women and the sweetest nectar for those who glorify the motherly force. This law of nature is applicable to a family, society, cult, nation or entire humanity.

We became slaves despite all our greatness because we neglected this advice of Maharshi Manu. We did not heed to this advice for centuries even after invasions, and hence our situation turned from bad to worse. In late nineteenth century, thanks to efforts of reformers like Raja Ram Mohun Roy, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar and Swami Dayanand Saraswati, we started considering the Vedic message seriously and hence observed a gradual upturn.

Many conservative Muslim countries of today consider women as half-intelligent and unworthy of equal rights at par with men. Hence these places are worse than hell. Europe followed the derogatory Biblical concept of women for ages and hence was among most superstitious places in world. Then, thanks to reformation era, things changed and Bible ceased to be taken seriously. As a result rapid progress happened. But now women is typically stereotyped as a sensual object of pleasure and not as a respectful motherly force. And hence, despite all the material progress,  Western world is still inflicted with insecurity and lack of inner peace.

Lets review some more shlokas from Manu Smriti and attempt to imbibe them in our society:

Importance of happy women

3.55. A father, brother, husband or brother-in-law should keep their daughter, sister, wife or sister-in-law happy and pleased through gentle words, respectful behavior, gifts etc. Those who desire prosperity should ensure that women in their family are always happy and do not face miseries.

3.57. A family where women remain unhappy due to misdeeds of their men is bound to be destroyed. And a family where women are always happy is bound to prosper forever.

3.58. A family- where women feel insulted or discriminated against and curse their menfolk- is destroyed in same manner as poison kills all those who eat it.

3.59. One desiring glory should ensure that he keeps women in the family by giving them respect and pleasing them with good ornaments, dresses, food. Women should always be revered under all circumstances.

3.62. A person who does not keep her wife happy causes misery for entire family. And if wife is happy, entire family appears as happiness incarnate.

9.26. Women give birth to next generation. They enlighten the home. They bring fortune and bliss. Hence women are synonymous to Prosperity.

This shloka forms the basis of women being called Ghar ki Laxmi or ‘Goddess of Fortune in Home‘ in India even till today.

READ ALSO:  Status of Women in Vedic Society

9.28. Woman is the source of all kinds of happiness in all generations – be it from children, or from noble benevolent deeds or through conjugal bliss or through service of elders.

In other words, woman is the primary source of bliss in many forms – sometimes as mother, sometimes as daughter, sometimes as wife and sometimes as a partner in spiritual deeds. It also means that participation of women is necessary for conduct of any religious or spiritual activity.

9.96. Man and Woman are incomplete without each other. Hence the most ordinary religious duty would demand participation of both.

Thus, those who deny Vedas or Vedic rituals to women are anti-Hindu and anti-Humanity.

4.180. A wise man should not indulge in fights and arguments with his family members including mother, daughter and wife.

9.4. A father who does not marry his daughter to a deserving groom deserves condemnation. A husband who does not fulfill just demands of her wife deserves condemnation. A son who does not take care of her widow mother deserves condemnation.

Polygamy is a sin

9.101. Husband and Wife should remain together till death. They should not approach any other partner, nor commit adultery. This, in summary, is the Dharma or religion of all human beings.

Thus those societies which justify polygamy or sex-slavery or temporary marriage are bound to suffer miseries because they neglect the core tenet of Dharma.

Autonomy of Women

9.11.  Women should be provided autonomy and leadership in managing the finances, maintaining hygiene, spiritual and religious activities, nutrition and overall management of home.

The shloka clearly puts aside false claims that women do not have right to conduct religious rituals of Vedas. On contrary, women should lead such rituals. Thus all those people who suggest that women do not have right to study or practice Vedas are against Manu and Vedas. Such bigoted people are the cause for misery of the nation. We should simply not tolerate such mindsets that demean women.

9.12. A woman who is kept constrained in a home by noble men (husband, father, son) is still insecure. Thus it is futile to restrict women. Security of women would come only through her own capabilities and mindset.

This shloka explains the futility to attempting to restrict a woman to home in name of providing her security. On contrary, to secure her, she should be given the right training so that she can defend herself and avoid getting misled by bad company. The prevailing notion of cornering women within a small home is against Manu’s ideology.

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Protection of Women

9.6. Even a weak husband should attempt to protect his wife.

9.5 Women should keep themselves away from vices. Because when women lose character, the entire society is destroyed.

5.149. A woman should always ensure that she is protected. It is duty of father, husband and son to protect her.

Please note that this protection does not imply restriction as clear from verse 9.12 cited in previous section. But a society that does not protect its womenfolk from attacks of perverts writes its own destiny of doom.

It is because of this inspiration that many a brave warriors laid their lives to protect the dignity of their women when butchers from West and Central Asia invaded our nation. The sacrifices of Alha-Udal and valor of Maharana Pratap brings a gush of glory in our blood.

Its a shame that despite such a chivalrous foundation of our culture, we have women either oppressed in backyard of homes or commoditized as sensual-items instigating lust. When we ourselves have turned invaders instead of protectors of dignity of women, who can help us!

 

Marriage of Women

9.89. It is better to keep the daughter unmarried than force her to marry an undeserving person.

9.90-91. A woman can choose her own husband after attaining maturity. If her parents are unable to choose a deserving groom, she can herself choose her husband.

Thus the concept of parents deciding the groom for their daughter is against Manu. A mature daughter has full rights to choose her husband. Parents act as facilitators for the marriage and not final decision makers, as wrongly practiced in many societies.

 

Property Rights of Women

9.130. A daughter is equivalent to a son. In her presence, how can any one snatch away her right over the property.

9.131. A daughter alone has the right over personal property of her mother.

Thus, as per Manu, while daughter has equal share as her brothers over property of her father, she has exclusive rights over property of her mother. The reason for this special treatment of women is to ensure that women are never at mercy of anyone. After all happy dignified women form the foundation of a happy society!

9.212-213. If a person has no kins or wife, then his wealth be distributed equally among his brothers and sisters. If the elder brother refuses to give due share to other brothers and sisters, he is punishable by law.

To further ensure safety of women, Manu recommended harsh punishments for those who rob away wealth of a woman, even if they are her relatives.

8.28-29. If a woman is alone because she has no children, or no men to provide for her security in her family, or is widow, or whose husband has gone abroad, or who is unwell, then it is duty of the government to ensure her safety and security. If her wealth is robbed by her relatives or friends, then the government should provide strict punishment to the culprits and have her wealth returned back.

 

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Prohibition of Dowry

3.52. Those relatives who rob away or thrive on wealth, property, vehicles or dresses of a woman or her family are wiliest of people.

Thus any kind of dowry is a strict NO NO as per Manu Smriti. No one should dare attempt to take away the property of a woman.

The next shloka takes this concept further and states that even slightest exchange of tangible items amounts to sale/purchase and hence against principles of noble marriage. In fact Manu Smriti suggests that a marriage along with dowry is marriage of ‘Devils’ or Asuri Vivah.

 

Strict Punishment for harming Women

8.323. Those who abduct women should be given death sentence.

9.232. Those who kill women, children or scholarly virtuous people should be given strictest punishment.

8.352. Those who rape or molest women or incite them into adultery should be given harshest punishment that creates fear among others to even think of such a crime.

Interestingly, a judge of sessions court suggested today that castration seems the best punishment to prevent alarming increase in rape cases. Refer http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Castrate-child-rapists-Delhi-judge-suggests/articleshow/8130553.cms

We are in agreement with such a law.

8. 275. One should be punished if he puts false allegations or demeans mother, wife or daughter.

8.389. Those who abandon their mother, father, wife or children without any reasonable reason should face severe punishments.

 

Ladies First

The concept of Ladies First seems to originate from Manu Smriti.

2.138. A man in a vehicle should give way to the following – aged person, diseased person, one carrying burden, groom, king, student and a woman.

3.114. One should feed the following even before feeding the guests – newly married women, girls, and pregnant women.

May we all work together to implement this true Manuvaad by showering respect and ensuring dignity of the motherly force. How else can prosperity be restored in the society, nation and world?

References: Works of Dr Surendra Kumar, Pt Gangaprasad Updhyaya, and Swami Dayanand Saraswati

 

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Jegadeesan
Jegadeesan
1 year 6 days ago
“Shudr-aiv bharya………” – 3/12.Brahman men can marry Brahman, Kshatriya, Vaish and even Shudra women but Shudra men can marry only Shudra women. “Na Brahman kshatriya..” – 3/14. Although Brahman, Kshatriya and Vaish men have been allowed inter-caste marriages, even in distress they should not marry Shudra women. “Heenjati striyam……..” –… Read more »
Krishnarao
Krishnarao
1 year 2 days ago
Jeg, Ask vast majority if Hindus, have they even heard of these books. NOOOOOO. Where did they all of a sudden come up from. They are made up. Dummy. There might have been some tinny minority that made that shit up, but vast majority of Hindus never heard or even… Read more »
Vijay
Vijay
1 year 2 days ago
So if you cannot answer, then it is made up or what ? you guys only keep saying Hindus do not just have one doctrine like other religion….so if we show a book for example, you will immediately switch topic…if you don’t know the manu smriti, then its your problem… Read more »
Krishnarao
Krishnarao
1 year 1 day ago
Vijay, Soon as I brought up Arya Samaj, AyyaVazhi, and the Ambekar quote on islam you wrote, ” grrr…why did I really expected a decent conversation with you guys in first place.” I find it convenient you try and turn the conversation into how you are offended over some tongue… Read more »
Krishnarao
Krishnarao
1 year 2 days ago
Vijay, It has nothing to do with us not answering. It has to do with if we even follow or even use that book. Let’s say there is a religious group that follows book x, y, and z. And someone comes along and quotes some random lines from book f.… Read more »
Krishnarao
Krishnarao
1 year 1 day ago

“why did I really expected a decent conversation with you guys in first place.”
– lol, pretty sad you get so mad because someone said “be a man” to you. Wow, you really are a coward. Couldn’t even look at anything I wrote. sad.

Krishnarao
Krishnarao
1 year 2 days ago
“So all this caste division was by the British ? ” – Never said that. The divisions were amplified and cemented by the British. I also mentioned Arya Samaj and AyyaVazhi. Both fought against caste. And the price they paid was with death. British murdered the leader of Arya Samaj… Read more »
Krishnarao
Krishnarao
1 year 2 days ago

Vijay,

“going personal”
– really, by saying be a man is to much. If you cannot handle that you should go hide out in the forest like monk. Grow up. I’m sorry, but saying be a man is nothing. If you cannot handle something wimpy as that, you really have “personal” problems.

Vijay
Vijay
1 year 1 day ago

🙂 grrr…why did I really expected a decent conversation with you guys in first place.
🙂

Krishnarao
Krishnarao
1 year 2 days ago
Vijay, 1. “Mani smriti is a law book for Hindus.” – First of all, it is called Manu not “Mani”. So try and get it right. Next There are approved and unapproved versions. Also there were over 10 different Manus. which Manu are you talking about.? You want to go… Read more »
Krishnarao
Krishnarao
1 year 2 days ago

Vijay, if someone says be a man you get offended. Really, are that thin skinned. Grow up. Seriously, grow up buddy.

Vijay
Vijay
1 year 2 days ago

OK, can you give me the manu script which is approved ? So all this caste division was by the British ? And we were really good before..can you provide some proof for the same.

Vijay
Vijay
1 year 2 days ago

Did I say I’m offended ? 🙂 my point was why it is so difficult for one to have a decent conversation with you guys…I have seen so many instance where if a guy cannot answer straight, he will start going personal… 🙂

Vijay
Vijay
1 year 2 days ago

“Be a man”// man with you guys one can just never have a decent conversation…

Vijay
Vijay
1 year 2 days ago
1. First of all Mani smriti is a law book for Hindus..if you ask me to show a book that Hindus follows 100%, then there is none..before our constitution was written, the Hindu fundamentalist wanted to use many smriti as a law book, 2. If you think none uses it,… Read more »
Krishnarao
Krishnarao
1 year 2 days ago

And yes we do have many books, but doesn’t mean we accept every single book that claims to be Hindu. Come on man, use some common sense.

Krishnarao
Krishnarao
1 year 2 days ago

Actually there are a lot of corrupt manu sutras out there. There are approved and unapproved ones. And the ones you quoted do not go with the Vedas. So stop trying to spread BS.

rajk.hyd
rajk.hyd
1 year 3 days ago
shri jagadeesan ji aapne bahut si manusmriti ki vah baat rakhi hai jo milavti hai ! aap “arsh sahity prachar trust 455 kharibavli dilli -6 ke pate par “vishuddh manusmriti” padhiye inme bahut si galat bate nikal di gayi hai! aaj bhi hindu kitne% manusmriti pahte hai aaj koi bhi… Read more »
jalwan
jalwan
1 year 16 days ago
inequality leads to injustice which shall ruin you. koi dekhe na dheke uapr wala dekh raha hai. brahmani /sanatani dharma /karma gone to hell still many filthy headed guys are not ashamed of there idiotic / nonsense craft. visnu raped varndha/tulsi wife of jalandher on orders of shiva who was… Read more »
Vijay
Vijay
2 years 1 month ago
Can you care to explain below Quotes from Manu: 1. Killing of a woman, a Shudra or an atheist is not sinful. Woman is an embodiment of the worst desires, hatred, deceit, jealousy and bad character. Women should never be given freedom. (Manu IX. 17 and V. 47, 147) 2.… Read more »
acharya bharatanand
acharya bharatanand
2 years 3 months ago
dear agniveer ji from the bottom of my heart i would like to thank u and the prestigious Arya Samaj for your sincere efforts. Because of u and arya samaj last tuesday i converted to vedic dharma from islam . my name was wajid ali . now my name is… Read more »
Ashish
Ashish
2 years 7 months ago
There is no point in arguing about things which are not clear to anyone and there is no confirmed one single document or copy of vedas or manu. One should only focus on the following aspects: 1. There should not be any castesim 2. Everyone should be treated with respect… Read more »
Rati
Rati
3 years 18 days ago
Hello, I was looking for rules regarding and concepts about Menstruation ritual in Vaidic documents or in Manusmriti. I couldn’t find anything mentioned in above article, and also search couldn’t find anything in this page. Could any one guide me to some source and discussion about menstruation ritual in Hindus?… Read more »
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Vishwas Gokhale
Vishwas Gokhale
3 years 4 months ago
Manu Smriti has been handed down by oral tradtition over a period of several years. If you see the geography of the area occupied by Aryans where there is mention of rivers Iravati and Sarawati, but no mention Ganga and Jamuna. There is no mention of any geographical region below… Read more »
Ankur
Ankur
3 years 4 months ago

@Vishwa Gokhle: can you quote the sutra in sanskrit word by word which says that Vidhya is the southern boundary

Vishwas Gokhale
Vishwas Gokhale
3 years 4 months ago
In Chapter 2 shlokas 17 to 22 describe the the geographical areas of different regions. The shloka 22 especially describes the Aryavarta boundry between seas on the west side and on the east side. The north and south side there are mountains ( Himalaya and Vindya) it also describes various… Read more »
Ankur
Ankur
3 years 4 months ago
@Vishwas Gokhle : The problem with inherit prejudices is that people perceive information through the tainted lenses they wear. same that happened with the translation of vedas and indian scriptures by the westerns ignoramus jarheads The Shloka that mentions the boundaries of Aryavrata is this. आसमुद्रतु वै पुर्वदास्मुद्रतु पश्चिमात |… Read more »
Vishwas Gokhale
Vishwas Gokhale
3 years 4 months ago

I definitely remeber this shloka where the boundaries of aryavarta are clearly defined. It mentions Himalaya on north, Vindya in south and sea on the east and rivers like iravati and saraswati on west.

valjean
valjean
3 years 4 months ago

This website is deplorable. The author cherry-picks facts and ignore all the ill treatment of women EXPLICITLY prescribed in the Manu smirti. He should be ashamed to call himself educated, far less a Hindu.

Vishwas Gokhale
Vishwas Gokhale
3 years 5 months ago
Aryans who came from middle East were not moorti poojaks (idol worshippers). They were worshippers of Panch mahabootas ( earth(pritvi), water(aap), energy(tej) wind(vaayu), akaash(expanse). Agni was important energy source and Agnihoti Brahmis were given the task of keeping fire for 24 hours for lending to others. The Aryans did not… Read more »
Arun
Arun
3 years 4 months ago
This is what Max Mueller the man who first used the Sanskrit word “arya” (meaning “noble” as in character) to lump languages he thought were similar said about using the word”Aryan” to mean race, “an ethnologist who speaks of Aryan race, Aryan blood, Aryan eyes and hair, is as great… Read more »
Nareen
Nareen
3 years 5 months ago

Dear Brother,
Does hinduism support widow remarriage?
Likely it accepts elder woman, may be a widow, marrying a young man?
Kindly reply this.

Agniveer Agni
3 years 5 months ago

Widow remarriage is strongly encouraged in Vedas. In Vedic culture, elder women are seen with motherly respect.

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Reality of Wikipedia
Reality of Wikipedia
3 years 6 months ago

Dear Agniveer,

Please lodge a complain to the Wikipedia who gives wrong translations of manusmriti when we search in Google women in Hinduism.

Please Agniveer we have to be united together.

Agniveer Agni
3 years 6 months ago

Wikipedia is a community driven encyclopedia. We would need committed volunteers to edit it with desired information.

Reality of Wikipedia
Reality of Wikipedia
3 years 6 months ago

Agniveer help me to edit it.

Please edit it.

Agniveer Agni
3 years 6 months ago

You can use our articles and references for it. Unfortunately, we currently do not have inhouse resources and expertise to work on wikipedia. That is why we could not even create Agniveer page on wikipedia. If community drives it, it would be great and we would be grateful.

Madhu
Madhu
3 years 6 months ago

Team Agniveer:
Does the contents on Manusmriti from below link is from original or corrupted one?
http://themotherindia.com/2013/01/02/sanskrit-tidbits-22an-introduction-to-manusmriti/

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Ankur
Ankur
3 years 8 months ago
woh To jhansi wali Rani Thi सिंहासन हिल उठे राजवंशों ने भृकुटी तानी थी, बूढ़े भारत में भी आई फिर से नयी जवानी थी, गुमी हुई आज़ादी की कीमत सबने पहचानी थी, दूर फिरंगी को करने की सबने मन में ठानी थी। चमक उठी सन सत्तावन में, वह तलवार पुरानी… Read more »
Ankur
Ankur
3 years 8 months ago

Do we really Remember Her , or we like watching Indian jones and Lara Croft.??! Irony of my country.

Ankur
Ankur
3 years 8 months ago

And how many of us know today is Her Birth Anniversary!

Sanatan Dharma
Sanatan Dharma
3 years 8 months ago

Yes, we do not know. I came to know about it from you

Yash
Yash
3 years 8 months ago
In India, a sense is prevailing to give equal status to girls in terms of education, monetary rights etc. Ancient India reverred women and they could reach heighest levels in the society. However, women conditions started deteriorating after our country got enslaved. “Yatra naryah pujayante, tatra ramante devta”. This is… Read more »
Vishwas Gokhale
Vishwas Gokhale
3 years 8 months ago
While talking about Manusmriti one must bear in mind as to when this scripture was composed . According to the experts it was composed much before Ramayan period and even before Christ period. The experts believe it was about 10000 years back. The geopraphy of this country was different .… Read more »
Vishwas Gokhale
Vishwas Gokhale
3 years 8 months ago
From wikipedia The time of Gautama’s birth and death are uncertain: most early-20th-century historians dated his lifetime as circa 563 BCE to 483 BCE,[10] but more recent opinion dates his death to between 486 and 483 BCE or, according to some, between 411 and 400 BCE.[11] [note 3] The story’s… Read more »
Vishwas Gokhale
Vishwas Gokhale
3 years 8 months ago
“Ramayana story’s original version in Sanskrit is known as Valmiki Ramayana, dating to approximately the 5th to 4th century B.C.[7][8” Wikie Pedia Manusmriti definitely predates Ramayana . For the simple reason there are references to Manusmriti in Ramayana and not Vice versa. Moreover Manusmriti clearly gives geographical boundries which are… Read more »
Vishwas Gokhale
Vishwas Gokhale
3 years 8 months ago
Well it was a guestimate. Of the 10 Avatars as per Hindu tradition Ram, Krisha and Buddha are successive avatars in human form. It was for the first time probably Ram traveled beyond Vindya. Manusmriti describes aryavarta north of Vindhya. There are no geographical reference for nay part of India… Read more »
SDC
SDC
3 years 8 months ago

And which expert believes that the Earth is only 5000 years old? 😉

Vishwas Gokhale
Vishwas Gokhale
3 years 9 months ago
Manusmriti came into prominace after 1857 the first war of independance. The East India company was dissolved and the queen undertook governance of India. The first decisions they took was to rule india as per the respective religious codes . It was easy to formulate code for Muslims as per… Read more »
Vishwas Gokhale
Vishwas Gokhale
3 years 9 months ago
The essential difference between Hindu and other religions is there are many women gods. Sometimes they are more powerful than men gods. Another thing is there are many animal gods. That is enough to prove that Hindu treated not only man and women equal but even animals and tree also… Read more »
Amul Arya(Abu Masood)
Amul Arya(Abu Masood)
3 years 9 months ago

i always wondered when i was a muslim why the prophets were all men

mushtaq
mushtaq
3 years 9 months ago
most of the principles are just re-iteration from what has been brought by the last prophet from the almighty – a complete set of principles, respect towards woman can be had from islam for instance – burrying the newly born daughters by the idol worshippers in arab, prior to the… Read more »
Jay
Jay
3 years 9 months ago
Mohammed’s first wife long before he starting trying to be a prophet of the Abrahamic faiths was an independent business woman of much wealth. He was her employee, and many years younger. Pre-Islamic Arabia allowed for women to own their own businesses not need a man to go anywhere, and… Read more »
Jay
Jay
3 years 9 months ago

Here is more on the high status and position of pre-Islamic Arab women long before Mohammed http://arabianwomen.nielsonpi.com/intro.html

hinduagnostic
hinduagnostic
3 years 9 months ago
hello mushtaq yes i agree that some of the few good things muhammed did he stopped female foetcide in arabia i agree but he also put women in full clothing even their face instead of telling them to wear good clothes, he said women are dwellers of hell just because… Read more »
dipshikha
dipshikha
3 years 9 months ago

what does veda says about marriage?i have read in swami dayanand saraswati topic that the main purpose of marriage is procreation. Then why people have to marry?is there nothing about commitment in marriage?

dipshi
dipshi
3 years 9 months ago

can a women practise brahmacharya even after marriage

Vinay Arya
Vinay Arya
3 years 9 months ago

Yes,she can practice.Do not think that woman can’t practice Brahmacharya.Vedas say that the God has given equal powers to man and woman both.So never ask “can a women practise brahmacharya even after marriage rather ask “can one practise brahmacharya even after marriage”.

dipsi
dipsi
3 years 9 months ago

in your topic you hav said that women should be engaged in managerial work of home.cant women ,like men, do job outside home also?

Vinay Arya
Vinay Arya
3 years 9 months ago
Yes,she can do her job anywhere.Some people argue that she would be raped outside.But it does not mean that she should not work outside.Because risk must be taken.Swami Dayanand has stated that in the Vedic period woman used to fight with weapons and her power and she was no less… Read more »
Manya
3 years 11 months ago

This is such a good work by agniveer. Please read this too who have doubts regarding caste system in Sanaatana Dharma/Hinduism-http://memanya.blogspot.in/2012/09/what-actually-our-caste-system-was-and.html
& also-http://memanya.blogspot.in/2012/05/please-leave-my-gods-alone-request-from.html

hope you people like it….

Shantu Patel
Shantu Patel
3 years 11 months ago
Dear Sir, It will be nice if, some body or religious institution publish a hand book based on our Atharvaved a role of SON, DAUGHTER, WIFE, MOTHER AND, A WOMWN for; now d days women are looking for independence from primary responsibility as a daughter, sister, friend/wife, women and, mother… Read more »
Prince
Prince
4 years 9 days ago

Sir,
could you please tell me that what has been the role of women as described in the mitakshara??

Haresh
4 years 16 days ago

A pathetic attempt to justify the injustice. Period.

How about reading a few other gems of Manusmriti? Maybe you wouldn’t mind checking a post here: http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com/2009/01/23/some-gems-from-manusmriti/

Anubhav
Anubhav
4 years 1 month ago

thanks as i have recived great help from this for my assignment

one dharm
one dharm
4 years 1 month ago
to whoever is the admin here, i please request you to moderate comments here. You have done an exceptional job by writing these translations. But just look at all the comments. I dont care if a muslim comes over or a hindu and asks a doubt Its very good to… Read more »
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[…] There are also many extremely violent punishments for inconsequential caste transgressions as well. We don’t see such caste discrimination and abuse in authentic shastras like the Upanishads or Puranas, but the Dharmashastras are full of them. That’s why so many Hindu scholars reject the Dharmashastra as being inauthentic due… Read more »
Jayesh
Jayesh
4 years 3 months ago

well done………it is very helpfull. all the best

sandeep bansal
sandeep bansal
4 years 3 months ago

आदरणीय विद्वानों कृपया इस श्लोक का असली अर्थ बताने का कशट करें इस श्लोक की वजह से हमारे धरम और मानुसामृीति का काफ़ी मज़ाक उड़ाया जा रहा है.
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sandeep bansal
sandeep bansal
4 years 3 months ago
thanks a lot to agniveer who told us about true manusamriti. till know we had to feel ashamed when anyone makes teh joke of hinduism on the basis of manusamriti. i req. to agniveer pls. provide the verses in sanskrit also of manusamriti whom u have translated in ur article.
Vijay Rangan
Vijay Rangan
4 years 6 months ago
Manu also states that women also have the right to choose their grooms. 9.90. Three years let a damsel wait, though she be marriageable; but after that time let her choose for herself a bridegroom (of) equal rank. 9.91. If, being not given in marriage, she herself seeks a husband,… Read more »
Vijay Rangan
Vijay Rangan
4 years 6 months ago
I have utmost respect for Manu. There are many interpolated verses, but with our discerning ability, we can find out what they are. Chapter 9 ======= 3. Her father protects (her) in childhood, her husband protects (her) in youth, and her sons protect (her) in old age. 6. Considering that… Read more »
Vajra Arya
Vajra Arya
4 years 7 months ago

Well said Aadith

Vajra Arya
Vajra Arya
4 years 7 months ago

Aymaan Prince.. Jab aap rape ko bhi legitimize kar doge aur mardon ko laundi rakh kar ghar mein rape karne ki ijazat de doge to baahar rape honge kyon? Achchha ilaz hai, rape ko crime hi mat samjho aur fir bolo ki hamare yahan crime nahi hote!

Vajra Arya
Vajra Arya
4 years 7 months ago

Aymaan Prince.. Jab aap rape ko bhi legitimize kar doge aur mardon ko laundi rakh kar ghar mein rape karne ki ijazat de doge to baahar rape honge kyon? Achchha ilaz hai, rape ko crime hi mat samjho aur fir bolo ki hamare yahan crime nahi hote!

Aadith Aiyangaar
Aadith Aiyangaar
4 years 7 months ago
@aymaan:janaab,jab aapne article hi nahi padha jisme saaf bataya hai ki ved me kya likha hai aur ved dharma ka kya sandesh hai aurato ke prati to kya hum aapke naukar baithe hai aapke saare doubt clear karne. Internet kam pad raha hai kya? Click kariye aur site pe jaiye… Read more »
Vajra Arya
Vajra Arya
4 years 7 months ago

Aymaan Prince.. Jab aap rape ko bhi legitimize kar doge aur mardon ko laundi rakh kar ghar mein rape karne ki ijazat de doge to baahar rape honge kyon? Achchha ilaz hai, rape ko crime hi mat samjho aur fir bolo ki hamare yahan crime nahi hote!

Aadith Iyengar
Aadith Iyengar
4 years 7 months ago
@aymaan:janaab,jab aapne article hi nahi padha jisme saaf bataya hai ki ved me kya likha hai aur ved dharma ka kya sandesh hai aurato ke prati to kya hum aapke naukar baithe hai aapke saare doubt clear karne. Internet kam pad raha hai kya? Click kariye aur site pe jaiye… Read more »
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