Women today are ubiquitously seen as the forbearers of change. In almost every realm, they are flying with high colours. Today’s society is quite unimaginable without their being in the limelight. However, another facet of this rather bright phenomenon stares humanity in its grimmest form where this so called fairer sex has to go through severe ordeals in the name of societal norms. Despite our constitution guaranteeing equality to them, it is far from reality where many of them are devoid even of their basic human rights. This observation led me to the study of the most ancient text of Sanskrit and I tried to explore whether this kind of discrimination persisted at that time too. This research article is an attempt to bring forth the honourble situation women enjoyed in that period.