When did the gods become literate? Was: Are the gods literate

Swaminathan Madhuresan smadhuresan at YAHOO.COM
Thu Nov 4 20:23:26 UTC 1999

--- nanda chandran <vpcnk at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
> The main reasons for the brahmanical oral tradition are : 1. the way the
> mantrams are pronounced are very important, so it has to be taught correctly
> in the oral way, 2. the brahmanic veda adhikAram or the right to teach the
> shruti - which was a way to ensure that only the brahmins taught it and 3.
> they taught it to the right people.

  In Bali and Cambodia, ethnic Non-Indians have become brahmins and they
teach their own vedic mantras. Their mantras sound very different to
Indian ears.


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