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Haraye namah!


Hari bhaktare, Maanya Vidwaamsare:


Please clarify about the following part in "anushaasana parva". I know that Srimadaachaaryaru would surely have thrown some light in the taatparya nirNaya about this. Please also let me know about the differences (if at all) by the other 2 mathachaaryas on this vichara.


I am deeply disturbed by looking at this part of Anushaasana Parva that prescribes go-maamsa bhakshaNa. But, I am also sure that SRI MADHWARAAYA will already have all the solution defined for such things which I would not know.



Udayasimha Hindupur




The Mahabharata (Anushasan Parva Chapter 88) says that even for the Brahmans it is compulsory to eat the various kinds of meat offered at Sraaddha. Read this: Mahabharata Anushasan Parva chapter 88 narrates the discussion between Dharmaraj Yudhishthira and Pitamah Bhishma about what food one should offer to Pitris (ancestors) during the Sraaddha (ceremony of dead) to keep them satisfied. Paragraph reads as follows: “Yudhishthira said, “O thou of great puissance, tell me what that object is which, if dedicated to the Pitiris (dead ancestors), become inexhaustible! What Havi, again, (if offered) lasts for all time? What, indeed, is that which (if presented) becomes eternal?†“Bhishma said, “Listen to me, O Yudhishthira, what those Havis are which persons conversant with the rituals of the Shraddha (the ceremony of dead) regard as suitable in view of Shraddha and what the fruits are that attach to each. With sesame

seeds and rice and barely and Masha and water and roots and fruits, if given at Shraddhas, the pitris, O king, remain gratified for the period of a month. With fishes offered at Shraddhas, the pitris remain gratified for a period of two months. With the mutton they remain gratified for three months and with the hare for four months, with the flesh of the goat for five months, with the bacon (meat of pig) for six months, and with the flesh of birds for seven. With venison obtained from those deer that are called Prishata, they remaingratified for eight months, and with that obtained from the Ruru for nine months, and with the meat of Gavaya for ten months, With the meat of the bufffalo their gratification lasts for eleven months. With beef presented at the Shraddha, their gratification, it is said, lasts for a full year. Payasa mixed with ghee is as much acceptable to the pitris as beef. With the meat of Vadhrinasa (a large bull) the gratification of

pitris lasts for twelve years, the flesh of rhinoceros, offered to the pitris on anniversaries of the lunar days on which they died, becomes inexhaustible. The potherb called Kalaska, the petals of kanchana flower, and meat of (red) goat also, thus offered, prove inexhaustible. So but natural if you want to keep your ancestors satisfied forever, you should serve them the meat of red goat.â€

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