[INDOLOGY] Female authors of vedic hymns.
Dean Michael Anderson
eastwestcultural at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 6 19:25:05 EDT 2020
There is Vagambhrini from RV 10.125.
I'm not sure if Apala(8.91)is considered a rishi or not although in the hymn she has the kind of visionary experience attributed to Rishis.
There are others who are mentioned or who speak and thus could be considered rishis but I don't have the Anukramini close to hand and I'm not sure what the tradition is regarding them.
They include Romasha, Lopamudra, Kadru, Visvavara, Ghosha, Juhu, Paulomi, Yami, Indrani, Savitri, and Devayani according to Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rishi
Hopefully, others are better informed about this. It's an interesting question.
On Sunday, June 7, 2020, 3:31:40 AM GMT+5:30, Harry Spier via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
Dear list members,Are any vedic hymns attributed to female authors?If so names and hymn references would be appreciated.Thanks,Harry Spier_______________________________________________
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