[Advaita-l] Prasna regarding Aruna Prasna

Srirudra srirudra at gmail.com
Wed Nov 6 21:37:31 CST 2013

We can only speculate as to the reasons for asking pregnant women to leave the assembly.But one thing is certain that women actively participated in such assemblies and there was no gender bias.Another thing is even braving wild animals householders also went to forest hermitages to hear good things.R.Krishnamoorthy.

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> On 06-Nov-2013, at 8:55 pm, Venkatesh Murthy <vmurthy36 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Namaste
> I have a question regarding Aruna Prasna. In one place they say
> 'Apakraamata Garbhinyaha' and after some Mantras they say 'Yathaasthaanam
> Garbhinyaha'. Pregnant ladies must leave that place and come back after the
> mantras are finished.
> This Aruna Prasna is coming from Taittiriya Aranyaka. The Aranyaka portion
> is for forest living people in ancient times. They lived like Sanyasis in
> the forest and they studied Aranyakas. If living like Sanyasis why they are
> saying pregnant women have to leave and come back after some mantras? Why
> they were sitting with pregnant women and saying mantras?
> -- 
> Regards
> -Venkatesh
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