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The Mahabharata Women
Rights and Duties after Marriage
Motherhood and Widowhood
Her Social Status
Foreign Accounts of Marital Arrangements
According Agni allowed alongwith Altekar ancient Ap.SS Apastamba Aryan Atharvaveda Baudh Baudhayana Bharhut Bhishma bodice Brahmana bride Brihaspati brother caste ceremony chief queen chief wife custom daughter dead death dharma Dharmasastras Draupadi duty Epic father female fire form of marriage funeral pyre Gandhari gandharva girl give given Hindu holy husband India inherit Kane Katyayana Kautilya king Ksatriya later literature Mahabharata maiden mantras Manu marriage married mother motherhood Narada niyoga oblations observed offer offspring ornaments Pandavas performed period polyandry prescribed priest puberty punarbhu Purana quoted refers religious remarriage Rigveda Rishi rites ritual sacred sacrifice Samh samskara sapinda sari Sati says Scholiast sculptures Smrti social society sons Sraddha stridhana Sudra Sutra svayamvara Tait thou unmarried upanayana upper garment uttariya utter Vaisya Vasistha Vedic verse Visnu wear wedding widow wives woman women word Yajnavalkya Yudhisthira