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Ahalya

by Dr Anthony E. Smart
In Hindu myth, Ahalya is the wife of a devout sage. The god Indra once made love with Ahalya. As a punishment, Ahalya’s husband turned her into stone. Years later Rama lifted the spell by touching her and persuaded her husband to forgive her.

This myth is an good example of patriarchal versus matriarchal values.


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