A question on brahmins as messengers

Chris Beetle bvi at AFN.ORG
Mon Jun 1 21:06:18 UTC 1998

At 10:49 PM 5/31/98 EDT, you wrote:
>In the Indo-Aryan texts, is there any tradition of brahmins serving as
>messengers? If so, how old is it and how do they carry the message - just
>orally or in writing? Thanks in advance for any information.

BhAgavata PurANa 10.52.26 relates how rukmiNI, princess of vidarbha, once
sent a brAhmaNa messenger to Lord kRSNa. The translation I read indicated
the message was in writing. That incident would have occurred in the same
century as the mahAbhArata war.

Best wishes,


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