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pAnchAlii, Poyandary & mahAbhArata-upabrAhmaNam

From: tg_ram (
Date: Sun Jan 20 2002 - 16:42:46 PST

SrImatE nigamAnta mahAdESikAya nama:

Dear Friends

Any thoughts on the polyandric character of draupatii ?
Unfortunately Itihaasa-s, being a truthful record of history, had to 
record even such disgusting events. 

Do vedantins reject such topics as irrelevant to their interests?

Do our aachaarya-s give mahaa-bhaarata (as well as SrImad rAmAyaNam)  
the status of upa-braahmaNam (ie valid supporting scriptures) to 
properly understand the apaurshEya-veda-s ?

Do we simply ignore away such things in smRti/itihaasa/puraaNa texts 
that not directly relevant to adhyaatma-SAstra ?

My question refers to upabraahmaNa-s _only_ .

It is a different matter that some vedAntic schools, just to suit 
their own tailor-made philosophies, conveniently reject even parts of 
vedas they could not provide proper explanation for.

aDiyEn rAmkumAr rAmAnuja-dAsan

"  praNAmam lakshmaNa muni: pratigRhnatu mAmakam |
   prasAdayati yat sUkti: svAdIna patikAm Srutim || "

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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