skin colour

Vidyasankar Sundaresan vidya at
Thu May 15 21:15:52 UTC 1997

Patrick Olivelle wrote:

> And finally at Brhadaranyaka Upanisad 6.4.14-16 we have rites to obtain
> fair, ruddy, and dark sons (at least some people must have wanted a dark
> son)--and, again breaking the stereotype we are used to, it gives rites to
> obtain daughters!!

According to the upanishad, the dark son will also a knower of three
Vedas, whereas the fair one will know only one Veda. Surely, here dark is

S. Vidyasankar

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