[Advaita-l] Three bramhacharis in one home
r_venkateswaran at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 27 01:24:54 CDT 2011
Pranams It is quite interesting to know that in a family there could be two but not three brahmacharis. Will the custom and tradition permit more than four brahmacharis in a family? This is only an hypothetical question and rarely a situation like this happens. Will be grateful if this doubt is clarified. Have another doubt: that in Tamil Nadu among the brahmins the married ladies (sumangalis) don't cut and stitch the two ends and perhaps this applies to a grahastha as well in respect of the 8 or 9 yard dhoti one wears besides the anga vastram. In north India, where I spent four decades, the ladies including married ladies from south who are settled there opt to trim both the ends and get it stitched (what is known as piku/peeque). Is there a rule/convention on this please? With profound regards,
email: r_venkateswaran at hotmail.com
> Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2011 06:21:59 -0700
> From: sivasenani at yahoo.com
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> Well, I did hear this that there should not be three brahmacharis in a house - though I do not yet know the basis. My father (we are Apastamba sutra followers) had three brothers, so I had asked whether my youngest uncle was upaneeta only after my eldest uncle got married, but I am yet to get a clear answer. Anyhow, nowadays it is rare to have four children, let alone four sons, so the question is not much tested in practice, I guess.
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> >Is there any restrictions in any Dharma Shastra's (Smritis) or Sutras about NOT doing UPANAYANAM for the third male child if the elder brother is not married because there will be three brahmacharis in a single home?
> >The reason I could gather was that marriages to some of those male children will not happen. The reason is not very convincing.
> >What is the alternative suggested in such cases?
> >Can the elite members of the forum please share their views on the above topic?
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