[Advaita-l] Advaita-l Digest, Vol 70, Issue 10

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Tue May 11 01:47:31 CDT 2010

On Mon, 10 May 2010, amith vikram wrote:

> namaste,
> can women chant gayatri mantra?

No.  Because it is a vedokta mantra.

> and also pls tell the reasons and where its mentioned

The adhikara to recite vedokta mantras depends on upanayana.  There is no 
provision in the shastras for upanayana for women therefore they have no 
adhikara.  So it is not so much that there is a negative reason but the 
absence of a positive reason.

But anyway why would they want to?

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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