RISHIKA SHAKTI VEDIC e-UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
ऋषिका शक्ति वैदिक ई-विश्वविद्यालय - नारी सशक्तिकरण हेतु
Rishika Shakti Vedic e-University was launched on 16th February 2021 on Saraswati (Goddess of Knowledge) Puja day (Vasant Panchami) to celebrate the contribution of women in shaping the human civilization. Rishika Shakti Vedic e-University is inherent scion of Maharshi VedVyas International Virtual Vedic University. Rishika Shakti Vedic e-University is jointly managed by Intercontinental Vedic Hindu VirtualRishiKulam OPC Pvt. Ltd, India; Vedic Virtual Vidyapeeth (Trust), India; Intercontinental Vedic Sciences & Technology Organization, Seychelles. Rishika Shakti Vedic e-University is member of International Association of Vedic Hindu Universities & Association of Vedic Virtual Universities.
Vedas advocates special status to the women in society. Women composed hymns in the Vedic period; there were philosophers in the Upanisadic times; there were women poets and writers of kavya in the kavya period; and there were samnyasinis mentioned right up to the time of Bhavabhuti.
यत्र नार्यस्तु पूज्यन्ते रमन्ते तत्र देवताः ।
यत्रैतास्तु न पूज्यन्ते सर्वास्तत्राफलाः क्रियाः ।। मनुस्मृति ३/५६ ।।
जहाँ स्त्रियों की पूजा होती है वहाँ देवता निवास करते हैं और जहाँ स्त्रियों की पूजा नही होती है, उनका सम्मान नही होता है वहाँ किये गये समस्त अच्छे कर्म निष्फल हो जाते हैं।
Where women are worshiped, there lives the Gods. Wherever they are not worshiped, all actions result in failure. - ManuSmriti 3/56
In the Rigveda, Aditi is frequently implored, "for blessings on chidren and cattle, for protection and for forgiveness". Aditi is called Deva-matri- Mother of the Gods. Agnayi is the wife of Agni. The Vedic wisdom was revealed in hymns by great many seers including 27 women known as Brahmavadinis. Harita, an author of an early sutra, mentions two kinds of woman: the brahmavadinis and the sadyovadhus. Brahmavadinis undergo upanayana, feed the fire (i.e., keep it burning), study the Veda, and beg for alms. As for sadyovadhus, they should marry after having undergone the upanayana (just as a ritual, though, and not followed by study).
RISHIKA SHAKTI - INSPIRATION FOR WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
Women empowerment for unfolding the divinity in human beings
RELIGIOUS TEXTS DEDICATED TO GODDESS
* Devi Bhagavata Purana - A Shaiva Purana devoted to worship of Shaktis.
*Devi Mahatmya - "The Greatness of Devi" A poem of 700 verses which celebrates the triumps of Devi over various Asuras. It is the textbook of the worshippers of the Devi and is read daily in her temples. It is an episode of the Markandeya Purana, and is also called Chandipatha.
VEDIC HINDU GODDESS.
*Aditi is called Deva-matri- Mother of the Gods.
* AnnaPurna - Full of Food : A form of Durga, worshipped for her power of giving food.
*Aranyani - Goddess of Woods and forest in Rigveda.
*Diti- A Goddess or Personification in the Vedas who is associated with Aditi and seems to be intended as an antithesis or as a complement to her.
ATTUKAL PONGALA - Women's Sabrimala
"Attukal Pongala" is the religious festival celebrate in Kerala, Bharat/India in the month of February every year for a period of 10 days.This festival has entered in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the single largest gathering of women for a religious activity.In this festival, women are known to prepare sweet payasam and offer it to Goddess Bhagavati (fondly referred to as 'Attukalamma').