[Advaita-l] Gayatri?

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Thu Jul 16 00:24:56 CDT 2009

On Thu, 16 Jul 2009, Bhaskar YR wrote:

> The issue of this vedAdhikAra (or recitation of veda maNtra-s) is always
> perplexing.  Opinion always vary among many vedic scholars!! What would be
> the authentic source to claim that stree and shudra are not entitle to do
> vedAdhyayana prabhuji?? apashudrAdhikaraNa part of vedAnta sUtra-s,
> comments on it by AchArya & some smruti texts??   kindly clarify.

Intiation into the savitri and the rest of the Veda takes place with 
yajnopavita.  There is no provision in any shastra for women or shudras to 
have yajnopavita.  Therefore they have no adhikara.  It's as simple as 

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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