[Advaita-l] Sanskrit grammar and bhiksha

ravi chandrasekhara vadhula at yahoo.com
Wed May 1 22:56:15 CDT 2013

Pranam to all,

During the Upanayana, the vatu begs for alms from female relatives "bhavati bhikshan dEhi". My understanding is that dEhi is an imperative: you give, to be used for familiar/informal "you".

1.Skt: tvam dEhi
2.Hin: tum dO
3.Kan:; Neenu koDu

Hence, is it grammatical correct for the vatu to state: " bhavati bhikshan dadhatu " ?

Ravi Chandrasekhara

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