[INDOLOGY] Dharmasastra quotation on upanayana

Martin Gansten martin.gansten at pbhome.se
Thu Jun 6 15:31:49 UTC 2013

Balabhadra in his Hāyanaratna quotes an unnamed text on the preferred 
time of upanayana. The MSS I have seen all give the quotation as:

aṣṭavarṣaṃ brāhmaṇam upanīyayet ṣaṣṭhe ’nnādyakāma iti

The printed text cleans this up as follows:

aṣṭame varṣe brāhmaṇam upanayet ṣaṣṭhe ’nnādyakāma iti

-- but I don't know whether this corrected version exactly matches any 
actual text. Any help in placing the quotation would be much appreciated.

Martin Gansten

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