📖Mahabharat Book 13: Anusasana Parva Chapter 20: Women can never be their own mistresses. This is the opinion of the Creator himself, viz., that a woman never deserves to be independent.
📖Guruda Purana 1.115.63
The father protects her in childhood, the husband in youth and the son in old age. A woman is not to be allowed to stay independently.
📖Padma Purana Srsti-khanda Chapter 52 Verse 25′ As cooked food, in the absence of protection, is controlled by (i.e. eaten by) dogs and crows, in the same way, a young woman would become corrupt due to freedom.
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