[Advaita-l] Women and Vedas

Annapureddy Siddhartha Reddy annapureddy at gmail.com
Fri Apr 28 06:52:33 CDT 2006

Namaste all,
       I wanted to know a few things about Vedas vis-a-vis women and sudras.
I asked them previously on the forum, so this is more a reminder. Here's the

Ram Garibji mentioned that since the Upanayanam is mentioned only for the
Dvijas in the Satapatha Brahmana, sudras and women are ineligible for Vedic
-- But it is not been clear if Upanayanam has been said to be a
pre-requisite for Vedic study, somewhere in the Vedas itself? Is there an
internal reference?
-- Is there any internal reference in the Vedas explicitly forbidding the
sudras and women from Vedic study?



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