[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:
> 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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