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Women during the early Vedic period enjoyed equal status with men in all aspects of life. Works by Sage Patanjali suggest that women were educated and could choose to marry or become sages or sants in this early Vedic period.In the Rig Veda, it is suggested that women married at a mature age and were free to select their own husbands who were deserving of them in a practice called Swayamvar. They were also allowed to have live-in relationships called Gandharva marriage.
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