Gayatri Mantra

Vishal Agarwal vishalagarwal at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu May 16 15:27:27 CDT 2002

The name Parikshit is in the Kuntapa Suktas, which is a 'KHILA' of
Atharvaveda Saunaka Samhita anyways.

There is no old commentary on Kuntapa hymns, and some of the new ones (e.g.
by Professor Vishvanath Vidyalankar) interpret the hymn in a different

The continuity of Vedas and Puranas is one thing, but to read the Puranas
into the Vedas is totally another.
If 21 Rishikas can be mantradrashtas in RV alone, there is no reason why
women cannot recite the Vedas.


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