‘Dabaang’ Women From Indian Mythology Who Inspire Us Even Today!

From the fierce warrior Kali to the gentle wife Sita, these 'Dabaang' women from Indian mythology inspire us till this day!

From the fierce warrior Kali to the gentle wife Sita, these ‘Dabaang’ women from Indian mythology inspire us till this day!

Women in Indian mythology encapsulate courage, confidence, love, calmness, tolerance. Most of all they represent strength of character — to never give up and sticking to one’s ideals even in the face of odds. From the raging Kali – a gentle mother and a fierce warrior to the strong willed Draupadi; from the sexually liberated Soorpanakha to the enchantress Mohini — women in Indian mythology are the misfits who not only knew their minds but also made sure they get what they desired.

Our weekly #WomenOnTheMove chat got the Twitterati talking about the women who fit the bill of really strong and powerful women and inspire us even today! Here’s what they said.

The fearless Durga

Durga the ‘invincible’ is considered as the most powerful of all goddesses who unleashes her terror on demons and everything evil.

The dignified Sita

Sita is a multifaceted woman in Indian mythology. Some view her as a goddess, others as a devoted wife and then there are others who see her as a self respecting woman who chooses to perish rather than live a lie.

The determined Draupadi

Draupadi was a strong-willed woman. She was also a brilliant strategist who timed her revenge perfectly and ensured that she did not fail.

The stormy Kali

Despite the fearful appearance, Kali also assumes the form of an ever-caring mother for her devotees.

The dynamic Hidimba

Hidimba represents the modern day single mother who defied social mores and raised her son single-handedly.

The erudite Saraswati

Dressed in a pristine white Sari, Saraswati represents all that we seek throughout our lives — knowledge.

The strong-willed Soorpanakha

Soorpanakha, the sister of Ravana represents a confident woman who knows what she desires and doesn’t flinch in reaching out and get what she wants.

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