Various aspects of women from noble lady to maid like queen mother,queen believed ,charming princes ,devotee,musician,nagini,takeshi,they are also referred as a donatory inscriptions as a mother,beloved wife,sister,daughter, daughter in law,mother in law ,and devout disciples of the order; mata,grahini,gahapatini,bhariya,putika,bhagini,snusha,antevasika,bikini,upasika,some locality refer to rajamatyi,mahasenapatini etc.
In satwahanan dynasty status and culture of women on peak.
The women wearing pitambara,jewellery different types of turban,hair styles,ear ring, or kundal,( Makarkundala is made from precious gems as jewel of the noble women). kankan,bajubandh,kamarpatta,painjan.The major role of the women played in the socio-religious and political life of contemporary times.This is also amply justified by a high percentage of donations made for the Construction, establishment and maintenance of stupa either independently or along with their family members.Tilaka by uses both
oyal Basically men’s and women’s are equals by births while women’s have more responsibility than men’s.
Respect of mother is our main object and it continued since the buddha’s period .
If we see our ancient history ,how our womens are capable and become Bhukkuni or head of Bhikkuni Sangha that is known as Theri, some name’s of Theri ( Bhikkuni)is given herein below.
There are total 73 Theri’s worked for Dhamma and achieved a highest position.
1.Ayyatara Theri( Free Pearls)
- Tissa -1Theri( First Born)
5.Tissa -2 Theri( Second Born)
6.Dheera Theri( wise)
7.Veera Theri( Victor)
8.Mitta Theri( Friend)
9.Bhadda Kasayana Theri(Wife of Siddharth Gautam Buddha)
10 Upasama Theri
11.Mutta Theri – 2
13.Vishaka Theri ( Daughter of Dananjay and Summanna)
16.Sumama -2 Theri
21.Sumangal Mata Theri
28.Sama -1 Theri
29.Sama – 2Theri.
30 Uttama Theri
31 Uttama -2 Theri
41.Sundari Nanda Theri
45 Sona Theri
46.Bhadda Kundalkesha Theri
50 Aprauttama Theri
55.Mahaprajapati Gotami ( mother of Siddhartha Gautam Buddha)
59.Chala Theri( Sister of Sariputta)
60.Upchala Theri ( Sister of Sariputta)
61.Shisupchala Theri ( Sister of Sariputta)
63.Kissa Gotami Theri
- Subha KammarDhita Theri
71.Subha- Jivakmbanika Theri
- Isidasi Theri
Inspite of that we must remembered The mother of Three Jewels.
1.Mahamaya (Mother of Siddharth Gautam Buddha)
- Shubhdangi (Mother of Chakravorty Samrat Ashok)
- Bhimai( Mother of Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar)
4.Bhukkuni Sanghmitra ( Daughter of Chakravarti Samrat Ashok).
- Gautami Balashri ( mother of Samrat Satwahan.
6 Gautami ( Mother of Samrat Satkarni known as Gautamiputra Satkarni)
7.Vasetthi Mother of Samrat Puluyami .
8.Royal Queen Nagnika( Queen Nagnika was the Daughter of The Maharathi (King) Tranakiya. The image of regal queen Victoria on coins as the Empress of India is well known . But peep into history and you will find out that the first queen to have silver coin issued in her name lived around 1st century BCE at Junner ,a large inscriptions of her name is in Naneghat Leni ,Queen Nagnika was the wife of Samrat Satkarni the first major women ruler in Satwahana dynasty. The marriage of the Satwahana king Satkarni and Nagnika was a significant political event of Satkarni ‘a Region after death of her husband she declared as Maharathini Princess.