This article shows how the `holy’ Hindu scriptures prescribe the crushing of women and their degradation to sub-humans
- 1 6.1 VEDIC RELIGIOUS WAR AGAINST WOMEN
- 2 6.2 VAISHNAVITE PERSECUTION OF WOMEN
- 3 6.3 BUDDHISM AND JAINISM : OSTRACIZATION OF WOMEN
- 4 6.4 LIBERAL SUDRA SHAIVISM
- 5 6.5 LIBERATION OF WOMEN UNDER ISLAM
- 6 6.5 `LIBERAL’ BHAKTI CULTS & OPPRESSION OF WOMEN
- 7 6.6 INCEST IN HINDUISM : HINDU ABUSE OF WOMEN
- 8 6.7 HINDUISM’S WAR AGAINST WOMAN
Genocide of Women in Hinduism by Sita Agarwal. Chapter 6. The Crushing of Women
The `holy’ Vedas and other scriptures of Hinduism are essentially a form of barbarism. All the primitive customs of Sati, female infanticide, human sacrifice (purushamedha) and horse sacrifice (ashwamedha) of the blood-thirsty Aryan war-tribes are justified in them. The inhuman treatment meted out to Aryan women in the Vedic Dark Ages is sanctioned in this `religion’ of Hinduism.
6.1 VEDIC RELIGIOUS WAR AGAINST WOMEN
The barbaric Vedic Aryan invaders had scarcely any respect for women, who were considered useless as war machines. Hence, female infanticide was common in order to destroy the excess burden of women. During the later Brahmanic Dark Ages, ascetic influence served to demonise women further still in a manner analogous to the European Medieval Ages.
Women in the Vedic period were harshly treated, being viewed as excess ballast in the Aryan war-tribes. They were essentially degraded to the level of mere chattel whose duty was to satisfy the brute lusts of the Aryan murderers, to raise the next generation of butchers and to cook food for these lechers. These Vedic war-tribes also practiced sati (immolation of widows) and female infanticide in order to destroy the excess number of females considered worthless for the Aryan war-machine. Hence, the attitude permeating the Vedas is one of utmost hostility and hatred against women.
Women are consistently demonised and compared to animals in the `sacred’ Vedas :
- " The friendship of women does not last long. Their nature is like that of the hyena." [ Rig Veda 10-95-10 ] [ Periyar ]
- " (When creating them) Manu allotted to women (a love of their) bed, (of their) seat and (of) ornament, impure desires, wrath, dishonesty, malice and bad conduct." [ Manu.9.17 ]
- " For women no (sacramental) rite (is performed) with sacred texts, thus the law is settled; women (are) destitute of strength and destitute of (the knowledge of) Vedic texts, (are as) impure as falshood (itself) , that is a fixed rule." [ Manu.IX.18 ]
- " Day and night women must be kept in dependance by the males (of) their (families), and, if they attach themselves to sensual enjoyments, they must be kept under one’s control." [ Manu.9.2 ]
- " And to this effect many sacred texts are sung also in the Vedas, in order to (make) fully known the true disposition (of women); hear the expiation of their (sins)." [ Manu.9.19
- " According to a verse in Adharvana Veda a wife is given by god to a husband to serve him and to bear him children. Further she is referred to by her husband as his subordinate and slave." [ Periyar cting Adharvana Veda 14.01.52 ]
- " No birth is worse than the birth of a woman. Women are the root-cause of all evils " [ Periyar citing the Dharma Shastras ]
Here one can clearly see how Hinduism treats women. They are referred to as hyenas and compared to animals. What true models and guidelines for the good Aryan Hindu in his generous treatment of women !
6.2 VAISHNAVITE PERSECUTION OF WOMEN
Vaishnavism is the religion that grew out of the Vedic religion and became the dominant Brahmanic faith after obliterating Buddhism and Jainism.. It hence inherited the Aryan male chauvinist dogmas of the Vedic religion. It is now the dominant form of the 6 `astika’ schools of Brahmanism in existence, for 75 % of all `Hindus’ are Vaishnavites.
Hence, the Vaishnava literature (Puranas, Smrtis, etc.) pour venom and hatred against women. Women are generally termed as " thieves", "dacoits", "pirates", " thirsty tigresses" and "hypocrite cats" in the medieval Nath literature. [ Obsc., p.245 ]. The following is only a small list of the vast corpus of poison and hatred spread against womenhood by the bigot Brahmin males :
- "A woman’s intellect is too deep and too cunning to be grasped by others." [ MBh.Anu.39-8 ] [ Peri ]
- " Fire will not be satisfied with any amount of firewood. The sea is not satisfied with any amount of water the rivers bring. A butcher is not satisfied with the slaughter of any number of animals. Similarly women will not be satisfied with any number of men." [ Puranas cited in Peri ]
- " Women are capable of producing harm equivalent to the combined effect of poisonous fungus , a tempest, Yama, the god of the underworld, a fire pit that throws out fire continuously, the source of a spring, the sharpness of a razor, strong poison , serpents and fire." [ Mahabharata cited in Peri ]
- " A woman will not hesitate to kill her husband or her children or her brothers or any other person in order to fulfil her aim. Women have been mercilessly compared to a tiger and have been ill-treated and disgraced." [ Bagavatha Skundam. 4-14, 42-8, 4-36 ] [ Peri ]
- "The following eight qualities are characteristic qualities of women. They are: uttering lies, unsteadiness, deceit, stupidity, greed, impurity, wickedness and rashness." [ Sukra 3-163 ] [ Peri ]
- " Valmiki has written that when there was no request from anybody, Rama orally declared that voluntarily and cheerfully he was giving his wife, all that he valued and his right over the administration of the land to Bharata." [Ramayana 2-19-14 ] [ Peri ]
Hence, Hindu scriptures refer to women as `poison fungi’, `tigresses’, `thieves’ and `pirates’. What an honour for a Hindu woman !
Chaitanya was one of the major `saints’ during the medieval period. He spread Vaishnavism in Eastern India, but aroused the opprobation of the Orthodox Aryan-Vaishnavas because he allowed `conversion’ from lower castes. Even this `liberal’ man had highly negative opinions of women:
"Chaitanya thought it to be a sin to talk, think or even dream of women and that even the sight of a wooden statue of a woman can distract the mind and be responsible for immorality. He advised people to avoid being alone even with their own mother , sister or daughter." — [Nand 124-127]
After all, Chaitanya was a Vaishnavite. Note how women are considered the epitome of evil. This is even far worse than primitive Christianity, where women are considered the source of shame. …
Indeed, such was the effectiveness of the Brahmin Vaishnava propaganda that women themselves were brainwashed to develop a deep hatred against their gender. Even today, the mother-in-law is often found to be directly responsible for the dowry death of the bride. This is once again, the Brahmin-invented strategy of `Divide and Rule’: woman is pit against woman, sister against sister and mother-in-law against daughter-in-law in order to completely divide Indian womanhood into perpetually conflicting groups. This strategy has a long history, and was even in full force during the so-called `Buddhist Age’, an era more properly referred to as the Sutric Dark Age. Thus, mistresses showed little regard for their fellow females :
` In the Buddhist Age, a slave-girl who was obliged to sleep with her master, was often deprived of her nose and ears by her mistress and there was no law to protect her.’ [ Jain, p.162 ]
6.3 BUDDHISM AND JAINISM : OSTRACIZATION OF WOMEN
Buddhism and Jainism were both protest movements (`Sramanas’) against the Vedic Vaishnava system of Brahmanism. However, they did not lead to any major changes in the status of women. This was due to the emphasis placed by these religions on asceticism. Their view of women was similar to the Essenes, Franciscans and other early Christian asetics. Thus, although sati was opposed by these reformers, yet women were considered as hurdles on the path to liberation.
The Buddha was very strict in his insistence on asceticism. He left his home and wife to become attain nirvana and considered women a hindrance to that goal – "Buddha is said to have induced his disciples not to look at a woman or even talk to her" [ Sacred Books of the East,XI p.91 cited in Bhatt p.44 ]
Jainism greatly discouraged the custom of sati. Devannabhatta, a South Indian scholar of the 12th century AD, opines that the sati system is only an inferior variety of Dharma and, hence should not be encouraged at all [
Vyavaharakanda p.598 ] [ 1200 p.67 ]. The Jains launched a crusade against the custom. As a result of the humaniarian influence of the anti-Vedic Jains, many ladies did not sacrifice themselves as satis but benefitted society by their useful work. Examples of queens who continued as widows due to the humanitarian influence of Jainism are [ 1200, p.67-68 ]:
- Prthviraja III’s mother Karpuradevi
- Queen Lahini, younger sister of Purnapala
- Widow of the king Vigraraja
- Mayanalladevi, mother of Siddharaja Jayasimha
- Nayika, the mother of Mularaja II and Bhimadeva II
- Kuberu’s mother in the Moharaja Parajaya
- The 2 queens of the Kalachuri dynasty, Alhanadevi & Gosaladevi, who helped their sons in the matters of state.
As a result of `nastik’ (heterodox) Jain and Buddhist influence, some Vedic Brahmanic scriptures make statements against sati, but these are very rare and did not have any impact. Thus the Srstikhanda of the Padma Purana clearly forbids a Brahmana widow to become a sati and declares that any person, who will help a Brahmana widow to the funeral pyre, will be guilty of the most dreadful sin of the murder of a Brahmana [ Padma 49.73-74 ] [ 1200, p.67 ] This citation shows that sati in the later Brahmanic Dark Ages was a Brahmanic custom enforced upon the masses, whilst Brahmani widows were not subject to this barbarity . The Aryan Brahmins enforced this upon the non-Brahmin races in order to obliterate non-Brahmin races.
Divorce was known to the Jainas, as evident from the accounts of Prince Simha in Jinesvara’s `Kathasoprakarana’ and Viradhavala in the Prabandhachintamani [ 1200 p.65 ] [ Suri p.47-50 ]
6.4 LIBERAL SUDRA SHAIVISM
Dravidian women enjoyed much greater freedom than their Aryan counterparts.
6.5 LIBERATION OF WOMEN UNDER ISLAM
Contrary to Brahmin fanatic propaganda, Islam acted as a liberating force for women. The custom of seclusion of women in
Islam was far milder than that practiced by the pre-Islamic Hindus and Persians : `In Persia also seclusion of women was common before the Christian era.’ [MPS p.87]
Moreover, Mughal caliphs abolished the custom of sati.
6.5 `LIBERAL’ BHAKTI CULTS & OPPRESSION OF WOMEN
One of the frauds perpetrated by the Brahmin-controlled media is to portray the so-called `bhakti’ cults as liberal with regard to women. While opposing sati, these cults in fact maintained the abyssmal status quo from the Vedic Dark Ages. The severe ascetism encouraged by these cults was itself the result of hatred against women. The cult of Nath Siddhas remain celibate throughout their life for no other reason than aversion towards women. In this `liberal cult’, women are regarded as the greatest danger in the parth of yoga and they are given no status higher than that of `ferocious tigresses bent upon sucking the blood of the prey’. [ Obsc 244 ]
The Gorakhnathis are another cult that wraps the poison of Brahmanism in another veil in order to fool the non-Brahmins. Thus, the `exalted’ Guru Gorakhnath, the person after whom this sect is named, stated,
"The breath of a woman dries up the body and youth vanishes day by day. Foolish are the people who understand nothing and make pets of the tigresses in every house, in the day the tigress becomes the world-enchantress and in the night she dries up the whole body." Goraksha-vijaya, pp.186-7 [ cited in Obsc 244 ] [ cf also Dharma-mangala of Sahadev BSPP 1304, Goraknath’s sayings ]
Gorakhnath further said this about women :
"You have given over your store to the gang of dacoits, you have employed the mouse as guard for the pepper plant and the cat for thickly boiled milk; you have kept logs of wood in the custody of the carpenter, the cow to the tiger, wealth to plunderers, the frog to the serpents … dry fuel to the fire." Goraksha-vijaya p.121-3 Gopi-candra. Pancamala p.340-1 [ Obsc 245 ]
Mayanamati was a woman who wanted ot save her son from the clutches of his wives. Accordingly she said the following : " A lioness is she [ woman ] and casts her eyes like the tigress; she leaves aside the bones and the flesh and sucks up the Maharasa [semen in a grosser sense]." [ Obsc 246 ] [ Gopicandrer Sannyas (CU Part II) p.438 ]. This displays the common attitudes against women had even affected the women themselves, so that they again brainwashed others.
The attitude of the Nath school towards women influenced the concepts of the Nirguna school and in turn corrupted Kabir. All the retrograde statements made by these persons can be directly traced to barbarian Hinduism.
6.6 INCEST IN HINDUISM : HINDU ABUSE OF WOMEN
In order to permanently destroy the genetic stock of the non-Brahmin races the Brahmins enforced the depravities of child-marriage and incest upon the nonBrahmins. These customs led to genetic defects and mutations in the offspring as a result of consanginuity. Hence, incest is more common in Aryan Hindu society than in any other part of the world. References to this practice in ancient Indian literature abound. Often the girls were unwilling, but were then forced by their brothers/fathers to submit to the lecherous desires of the fanatic Aryan Hindu male. The strict Hindu, Buddhist and Jain emphasis on ascetism also played a role in the spread of this Hindu perversion. The main reason, however, was Brahmin imperialism. In addition to permanently degrading the genes of the non-Brahmins, this practice permitted the lecherous Brahmins to rape their daughters and hence help satiate their tremendous sexual apetite.
References to incest abound even in the Rig Veda, showing that the perversion of brother-sister incest was introduced by the Aryan savages who invaded India :
- `Lord’ Krishna lived in incest with his sister Subhadra, sharing her with his brother Balarama [ Mah.wh.153 ]. "In the festivals of that god [ Jagannath ], the 3 images of Krishna, his brother Balarama, and his sister Subhadra, are brought prominently forward; and the populace do not fail to heap reproaches upon Krishna, and upon his sister likewise, for having indulged in a criminal intimacy" [ Mah.wh 153 ].
" In the older tradition, Subhadra [ Krishna’s sister ] is said to have lived in criminal intimacy with both her brothers. This tradition is universally known and believed by the people in spite of the story of the marriage of Subhadra [ to Arjun ]; and the Mussalmans frequently taunt the Hindus with the fact. The Pundits reconcile the stories by a fiction of there having been two Subhadras. As to Krishna’s proceedings, they are expalined away as Maya, or delusion." [ Mah.wh.153 ]
- The Vedic Pushan is the lover of his sister [ Rg Ved VI.55.4 ] [ Apte 11 ]. No wonder so many Hindus have intercourse with their sisters !
- The Aryan god Agni is the lover of his own sister [ Rg Ved X.3.3 ] [ Apte 11 ]. A true model for all Aryans !
- Ashvins are referred to as the sons of Savitar and Ushas who are brother and sister [ Apte 11 ]. No doubt many pious Arya Hindus are the offspring of siblings.
- The Ashvisns married Surya and Savitri who is their sister [ RV I.116.19 ].
- Agni is the son of his father and his sister [ Rg Ved.I.91.7 ]
- Yama wards off his sister Yami, saying marriage between brother and sister is forbidden [ Rg.V.X.10 ] [ Apte 11 ]. This is the first indication that the Aryans had at least some moral sense ! However, this verse is evidently a later interpolation.
Father-daughter incest occurs in the famous story of Prajapati (later identified with Brahma, in turn incorporated as an incarnation of Vishnu) and his daughter [ RV III.31.1-2 ]. Moreover, this act was punished. Prajapati is thought to have done something wrong, and Prajapati was pierced by Agni as a punishment [ Sat.Br. XIII.9 ] [ Apte 63 ]. This shows that a slight sense of wrongness of the deed did exist amongst the Aryan savages. However, it was, and still remains, a widely prevalent practice in Hindu society. The punishments meted out to the incestous gods are of little consequence and are probably later Brahmin fabrications designed to wash away the embarassing episodes.
6.7 HINDUISM’S WAR AGAINST WOMAN
In modern times the degradation of womens’ status is related to the rise in Hindu Fundamentalism (in actual fact a thinly disguised form of Aryan Vaishnava Fanaticism). The extremist organizations that comprise the Sangh Parivar (BJP, RSS, Bajrang Dal, Ranvir Sena, VHP etc.) are reviving the practice of Sati, dowry, female infanticide etc. in various parts of India. Thus, in modern times the status of women has declined sharply due to the activities of Hindu (ie. Aryan) Fundamentalist organizations.
As an indication of the modern degradation of womens’ status inflicted by the Brahminist regime in South India, consider the following figures for the number of females per 1000 males in the age group of 0-6 years was
Tamil Nadu 948
[ Tam ]
In fact, the figure for Tamil Nadu was the lowest in India. Foeticide is now a modern alternative [ Tam ]. but burial alive, suffocation and starvation are safer methods to circumvent the law [ Tam ].
" The ignominious Shiv Sena (SS) and its "Hitler" Bal Thackeray have been openly supportive of dowry-based male-domineering marriage. Some leaders of RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the parental organization of BJP) and its religious wing VHP (Vishwa Hindu Parishad) have been supportive of the infamous now outlawed "suttee" system. SS and RSS through their political fronts are now ruling the most economically prosperous Indian states such as Maharashtra and Gujarat. " [ Dowry ]
The status of women is hence likely to decline further with the rise of neo-Brahmanism. The only way Indian women can fight the menace is to fight Hinduism itself. The oppression of women is only another manifestation of South Asia’s eternal Brahmin problem. By allying with various anti-Brahmin movements, womens’ status can be improved.