why स्त्री (stree)?
if we split the word 'stree' letter by letter, the very term alludes to women’s inherent connection with nature. the word 'stree' is a combination of three sounds: स् (S)+त् (T)+ र् (R) = स्त्री. each letter stands for each of the three gunas, or qualities, that are present in everyone and everything. these gunas are: sattvagun, tamogun, and rajogun. combining these letters and their respective traits composes the word 'stree'. hence, the word in itself conveys that women are sacred, comprising the essence of nature.