[Advaita-l] RE: Vedic Shakhas for kshatriyas and vaishyas?

Srikrishna Ghadiyaram srikrishna_ghadiyaram at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 13 01:06:04 CST 2005

hariH Om !!

Does it mean that Veda Pathanam and Pathanam is
provided for Vaisya and Kshatriyas in India ? Are
there veda pathasalas who admit vaisyas and kshatriyas
without discriminating against Brahmanas ?

Om Namo Narayanaya !!


--- Vidyasankar Sundaresan <svidyasankar at hotmail.com>

> >Namaste,
> >We find in the mahabharatha and the puraanas that
> >kshatriyas like Lord Krishna, Pandavas etc had
> learnt
> >the vedas. Is there any evidence to show that
> >kshatriyas and vaishyas had their vedic shakhas?
> Could
> >this be connected to the shakhas that are now lost?
> There is no evidence for this. The distribution of
> vedic SAkhAs is not 
> determined by caste. Typically, in ancient times,
> the teachers of kshatriya 
> and vaiSya students would have also been brAhmaNas,
> as teaching (adhyApana) 
> was considered the duty of only brAhmaNas. The loss
> of many SAkhAs is due to 
> the extinction (naturally or deliberately) of the
> families that kept up the 
> individual traditions.
> Vidyasankar
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