Here many Vedic, late Vedic and Mahabharata occurrences of the noun vratya are surveyed, which can be evaluated as pieces of evidence of a veritable old vratya-context such as has been reconstructed from Heesterman’s contributions onward, in particular through the new details and insights added by Falk 1986, reconsidered in the light both of the late-Vedic fresco recently painted by Bronkhorst 2007. Here the hypothesis of interpreting the Vratya-figure as a kind of a Brahmacarin is retrieved, provided that it constitutes a permanent option meant to renounce the autonomous grhastha-life.

Ascesi e sistema rituale come istituzioni anticamente solidali: il caso dei Vratya nell'India vedica ed epica

PONTILLO, TIZIANA
2007-01-01

Abstract

Here many Vedic, late Vedic and Mahabharata occurrences of the noun vratya are surveyed, which can be evaluated as pieces of evidence of a veritable old vratya-context such as has been reconstructed from Heesterman’s contributions onward, in particular through the new details and insights added by Falk 1986, reconsidered in the light both of the late-Vedic fresco recently painted by Bronkhorst 2007. Here the hypothesis of interpreting the Vratya-figure as a kind of a Brahmacarin is retrieved, provided that it constitutes a permanent option meant to renounce the autonomous grhastha-life.
ASCETICISM AND KINGSHIP; MARGINALIZED SPECULATIONS; NON-VEDIC ARYAN TRADITION; VRATYA
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