[Advaita-l] RE: Vedic Shakhas for kshatriyas and vaishyas?
Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at braincells.com
Thu Jan 13 16:11:54 CST 2005
On Wed, 12 Jan 2005, Srikrishna Ghadiyaram wrote:
> hariH Om !!
> Does it mean that Veda Pathanam and Pathanam is
> provided for Vaisya and Kshatriyas in India ?
even in modern times there have been some kings who did Veda patha but it
is not the norm. In Gandhijis autobiography, he (a Gujarati Modh
vaishya) describes undergoing yajnopavita, but it doesn't seem to have
made much impression on him. Effectively, Vedic study amongst Kshatriyas,
and Vaishyas is dead and has been that way for centuries.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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