[Advaita-l] samavartanam

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Tue Mar 5 17:44:49 CST 2013

On Mon, 4 Mar 2013, Venkata sriram P wrote:

> ////
> But in theory samavartana could be performed as soon as Gayatri mantra
> upadesha has been given
> //
> How?

The sad truth is that for too many boys, the Veda is "finished" the day of 
their upanayana.  Hence my comment.

But 48 years on the other hand?  I doubt if that was ever a realistic 
option.  The snataka would be in his 50's before he was able to become a 
grhastha.  Or perhaps this is the origin of the concept of a naishthika 

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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