[Advaita-l] Advaita-l Digest, Vol 70, Issue 10
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Thu May 13 01:46:16 CDT 2010
But wait this "right" would seem to be purely theoretical because if e.g.
Kaushalya has no adhikara for Vedas, _how_ can she perform a homa? The
answer is the same way any other Hindu does. She can hire a Brahmana
purohit to perform the ceremony for her. Just as when you hire a builder
to construct a new house at the completion of the work you are the owner
not the builder, when a yajamana hires a purohit by means of paying
dakshina, the yajamana gets the punya of performing the ceremony even
though he didn't "do the work."
sAshtAnga praNAms Sri Vyas prabhuji
If memory serves me right, there is an episode in rAmAyaNa wherein hanumAn
sees seeta doing sandhyAvandana & offering saNdhyArghya...Kindly clarify
your stand on this...One of the Achrya-s, who is currently recognized as
an authority on Apasthambha gruhya sUtra, (Sri Srikanta shastrigaL in
Bangalore) argues that stree-s do have upanayana adhikAra & have
vedAdhikAra as well..He quotes the examples of kunti, seeta, gArgi etc.
Just for your information & clarification please.
Your humble servant
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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