Intriguing. Gayathri, Sandhya.. and crossing the seas don't go together .........
பொருள் குற்றம் இருப்பின் அடியேனை மன்னித்து அருளவும் :(
:-) :-)Ennaththa solla. pozhappu appadi.True what Ramesh says. Again, that was old time reasoning for a brahmin not to cross seas. (again enge brahmanan :()In IBM in the US in eighties and even nineties, supposedly on Aavani Avittam, there used to be a virtual holiday for the sacred thread (poonal) changing. Maybe no more. :-)
Gayathri, Sandhya ellame vedhathla vararthu thaane ;) - just clearing the doubt.Infact, u can see more iyer and iyengar crowd in the non-veg sec at any buffet.
It was just to point out the irony as felt by him!.Actually felt i would spin it as a story, later thought this was apt.I am not sure what is the error that i have made :( If you people let me know the error would be glad@CG So what? ;)Food is the individual preference you see
Nothing in error. It was taboo for brahmins to cross the seas at some point in time.Crossing the sea was considered as unbrahminical (no clear reason why) and hence gayathri / sandhyavandhanam was secondary for that 'excommunicated' brahmin.
oh okie okiei thought i made some mistake b/w gayathri and sandhya :)I know it was taboo! tat's why even in recent days one of the kanchi swamiji's said no overseas travel something something like that.
My statement was for the kasappu kadaikkaran pointer. As u say its individual preference - My vote is always for vegetarians by choice and not vegetarians by birth.
Guys, The reason why the Brahmins were not allowed to cross the seas is this - It is a RULE for a brahmin to do sandhya worship 3 times a day and also some agni hotras. And there is another rule that these are to be done only on land. In those days, when a person has to cross a sea, it has to be in ship only and that would take days to reach a shore. So, he would not be able to do sandhya worship at all. This is the reason why he was prohibited. But nowadays, with superfast planes, one can do all 3 worships on land of different countries, provided he has a place to do it. :-)Dear Zeno, Thanks for your poem!!!
Hey Shas, I think, I should have first sent it to your review and should have asked you about this too ;)BTW you are welcome!
Hey zeno - you took it too seriously. Comment was only because it intrigues - thats all. No wrror zeno; you write so well. Please change :( to :) ......
Thanks for your kind words! Your words are worth takin too seriously. [periyavanga sonna edhuna artham irukum avanga pecha kekanum nu enga amma solli irukanga ;)]
But, there are more chances of "gaayatris" and "sandhyaas" to look at a man, if he is in USA-puram, rather than royapuram :)
@venkat Ironically true :(
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