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The Vedas say that women menstruate as they took a portion of Indra's sin for killing a brahmin. Didn't women menstruate before this happened? How did they give birth before this happened?

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    When people pluck the sweet-smelling blooms of a plant, they’re actually dismembering the female reproductive organs of plants, with the egg-holding pistil the “female” part, that gives all the beautiful smell :| .Vedas dont say so, its that only some Puranas says so. Vedas are Shrutis and Puranas are Smritis and much more prone to corruption as Vedas were studied by Brahmins, learned scholars while Puranas were corrupted number of times by common people. And brother menstruation in a woman is not a sin, thats a natural process, just like nocturnal emission in a man is not a sin. – user16678 Nov 1 '18 at 17:47
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    hinduism.stackexchange.com/questions/8591/… If written in Puranas only and not written in 4 Vedas or Upanishads, it was a most probably a corruption added by some common person later on. – user16678 Nov 1 '18 at 17:55
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    Its a joke, that women mestruation is a sin in Hinduism, yet you worship God with flowers that are nothing but plants females parts aka egg-holding pistils. Just think – user16678 Nov 1 '18 at 18:02
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    @Father, there is no need to think that way about flowers. by that logic, grains are the male equivalent of seed of plants. does that mean we are everyday consuming plant rethas ? Just think. Categorically saying Puranas are corrupted is simply misleading. Trying to understand Vedas without Puranas is even more misleading. – ram Nov 1 '18 at 22:31
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    @Father, you also recently said that a higher-varna woman marrying a lower-varna man is Anuloma (accepted by shastras), whereas it is actually Pratiloma.. so I don't know how believable your opinions are. – ram Nov 1 '18 at 23:44
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In Rig Veda elimination of Vritra by Indra was mentioned .

According to the Rig Veda, Vritra kept the waters of the world captive until he was killed by Indra. Tvashtra fashioned the thunderbolt (Vajrayudha) for Indra. Thereafter, he defeated Danu, the mother of Vritra.


Indra killing Viśvarūpa or Triśiras - created by Tvaṣṭā to dethrone Indra, a part which sin was shared by Women was narrated in Taittiriya Samhita of Krishna Yajurveda.

In Puranas it was narrated that Tvaṣṭā, created Vṛtra to exact his revenge. And, Indra eliminated even Vṛtra.


Rig Veda pre-dates Yajur veda and Puranas. So this episode of elimination of Viśvarūpa and Vritra of from Puranas might be an interpolated one.

There was no mention about killing of Viśvarūpa in Rig Veda. Further, in Rig Veda mention about Danu, mother of Vritra was made.

It indicates that women used to menstruate and procreate even before that episode.

  • Nice answer. Luckily we have something to "prove" that which is obvious. – Complex Numbers Sep 29 at 15:47

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