Severe Hindi austerities in Kali Yuga?

Alfred Hiltebeitel beitel at GWU.EDU
Wed Dec 15 14:22:57 UTC 2010

I believe it is Narada who, for one, makes this point to Rama in justification for the killing of Shambuka in the Valmiki Ramayana Uttarakanda. 

Alf Hiltebeitel
Professor of Religion and Human Sciences
Department of Religion
2106 G Street, NW
George Washington University
Washington DC 20052

----- Original Message -----
From: Dean Michael Anderson <eastwestcultural at YAHOO.COM>
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 8:40 am
Subject: [INDOLOGY] Severe Hindi austerities in Kali Yuga?

> We were discussing the Hindu legends about severe austerities 
> performed by Dhruva, Parvati, etc. and it came up that some Hindu 
> scriptures say that they are not appropriate for Kali Yugi, i.e. the 
> age that we are said to be in now.
>  But no one could remember the source of that comment about their 
> obsolescence. Does anyone have sources for this?
>  Best,
>  Dean AndersonEast West Cultural Institute 

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