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Intercaste marriage, A Query

From: swathy prabhu (swathy.prabhu_at_blr.sni.de)
Date: Thu Sep 04 1997 - 08:34:53 PDT

Dear friends,
	When I was going through the first chapter of Bhagavad Gita, amidst
other things, verse 41 caught my attention quite strongly. To quote
Arjuna,
	'With the preponderance of vice, Krsna, the women of the family become
corrupt and with the corruption of women, O descendant of Vrsni there
ensues an intermixture of castes' ..I 41
	'Admixture of blood damns the destoyers of the race as well as the race
itself, Deprived of the offerings of rice and water the manes of their
race also fall.' ..42

	Shocked by the seriousness of the consequences I started searching the
entire text for any other references about intercaste marriage. I could
not spot it. IT is quite likely that I could have missed.
	Does Sri Vaishnavism speak anything about this either prohibiting or
complimenting. Can someone throw light on this. I hope this is not a
deviation from the main theme of this mailing list. If so kindly excuse
me.

with love
swathy prabhu