[Advaita-l] Ashwamedha Yajna in Hasan. No Vamachara Tantrika practices
vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 11 23:31:10 CDT 2012
My friend has given this information.
In the History of Dharma Sastra Kane has said about knowledge of
Ashwamedha in Mahabharata -
'The author does not depict what he has seen but only what he has heard or read'
In Dwapara Yuga also Ashwamedha was not common like in Treta Yuga in
In the Satapatha Brahmana Ashwamedha is started in Phalguna Masa but
Mahabharata says the ending is on Caitra full moon day.
On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 10:24 AM, Venkatesh Murthy <vmurthy36 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Namaste Sri Sarma
> Ashwamedha Yajna is the King of all Yajnas.
> Wikipedia gives Madhava Varma's period as 461 - 508 CE.
> More than 1500 years back. How can his Ashwamedha Yajna relevant to
> modern day people? 1500 years back he could follow all details in
> Ashwamedha Yajna properly without any mistake and omission. But now it
> is practically impossible to follow all details in this KIng of Yajnas
> called as Ashwamedha. There are no Kings now. Dharma Sastra books are
> banning it. Modern people will not allow real horse sacrifice and sex
> acts of Queens. Politicians with lot of money are ready to do
> Ashwamedha. But to fool them some imitation Ashwamedha has to be done.
> Even this imitation Yajna is costing crores of rupees.
> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 9:45 AM, D.V.N.Sarma డి.వి.ఎన్.శర్మ
> <dvnsarma at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear Venkatesha Murty
>> Madhavavarma II of Vishnukundinas has performed not one but eleven
>> If you know telugu peruse today's Andhra Jyothi daily.
>> The homakundas copnstructed are still intact at Keesaragutta near Hyderabad
>> On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 2:05 AM, Vidyasankar Sundaresan <
>> svidyasankar at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> 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.
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