[Advaita-l] Ashwamedha Yajna in Hasan. No Vamachara Tantrika practices

Vidyasankar Sundaresan svidyasankar at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 9 14:35:54 CST 2012

In the mahAbhArata, duryodhana too did not perform aSvamedha? Was
this because he respected dharma?
> >
> Sishtacara is also against Ashwamedha. No Sista wants to sacrifice and
> other animals and do indecent acts.
> From many angles like Dharma Sastra text books, Sampradaya and
> Sisctacara it is wrong to do Ashwamedha now.

Could you please take your preaching and pronouncements about these
topics to the proper fora, if any? This is not the place for it.
You could, for example, go to the Avadhoota whose vision is said to be
the inspiration for the yajna you cite, and give him a piece of your mind
on dharma. Or you could go to the ritvik-s and purohita-s from Kerala
and other places and challenge them about their schooling in their veda
pAThaSAla-s and their AcAra. This list does not have any of those people
here. This list is meant for a discussion of advaita vedAnta, not the
performance of some action by someone somewhere sometime.
I responded to your posting about this for two reasons. bRhadAraNyaka
begins with an upanishadic analysis of aSvamedha and the verse in the
brahmavaivarta purANa that prohibits aSvamedha in the kaliyuga also
prohibits saMnyAsa in kaliyuga. That made it tangentially relevant to this
list, in my eyes. Beyond that, this list is not the appropriate forum for
the kind of discussion you want to have.
Thank you,

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