[Advaita-l] Three bramhacharis in one home
Siva Senani Nori
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Sun Jun 26 08:21:59 CDT 2011
Well, I did hear this that there should not be three brahmacharis in a house - though I do not yet know the basis. My father (we are Apastamba sutra followers) had three brothers, so I had asked whether my youngest uncle was upaneeta only after my eldest uncle got married, but I am yet to get a clear answer. Anyhow, nowadays it is rare to have four children, let alone four sons, so the question is not much tested in practice, I guess.
N. Siva Senani
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>Is there any restrictions in any Dharma Shastra's (Smritis) or Sutras about NOT doing UPANAYANAM for the third male child if the elder brother is not married because there will be three brahmacharis in a single home?
>The reason I could gather was that marriages to some of those male children will not happen. The reason is not very convincing.
>What is the alternative suggested in such cases?
>Can the elite members of the forum please share their views on the above topic?
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