[Advaita-l] Three bramhacharis in one home

Venkata sriram P venkatasriramp at yahoo.in
Fri Jul 1 02:32:52 CDT 2011

I personally was not aware of such a custom though it may very well be the 
case in your tradition.
This is a sentiment prevalent in Andhra which is more or less based on popular belief but
there is no smriti references to it.  
I know one family who have completely stopped performing varalakshmi vrata from 5 
generations.  When asked the reason is that when their forefathers performed the 
vrata, a catastrophe had befallen them and one of the members expired.  Since then,
it was decided that varalakshmi vrata bring ill luck to their family and was stopped. 
So, probably, the 3 brahmacharis case in a home is also a similar story and i know several families who "religiously" follow this.  The 3rd one is not invested with yajnopavita.
This is just a sentiment and nothing else.


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