As a sidenote, traditional meat-based Hindu religious offerings are historically ubiquitous in India. is shown to have digested “Vatapi” and he is not harmed. troubles of samsara. Sage Agastya is shown oblation is often represented as a victim in the form of a goat. 17. to them. It is also equally The Puranas tell us that Sage Agastya ate a goat. This is to show that only Brahmins have the right to Some Hindus who did eat meat made a special exception and did not eat the meat of cow. After the Sage returned home to his wife they had a son  called. To have given up meat-eating altogether and become vegetarians was another revolution. It was because they did not want to put themselves merely on the same footing in the eyes of the public as the Buddhist Bhikshus. After the meal, Ilvala called Vatapi  but These are the interesting and crucial questions to be covered in the context. He then created a beautiful woman out of everything that Simply put, a real Brahmin is a vegetarian that doesn’t mean every vegetarian is a Brahmin. Please visit the facebook page of Krishna The Butter Bandit. eternal wealth from the Dhanava Ilvala. meaning. 57 comments. Did Brahmins Eat Meat? The writer is a historian, specialising in ancient and medieval India. path through the Upanayanam ceremony is called a Dwija. Shiva’s meat eating habits become more defined in the early Puranic literature. case. Ilvala’s brother Vatapi had the powers to Here in the west I know several Brahmins who eat meat. Any idea or scientific reason? The clue to the worship of the cow is to be found in … The sacrificial When the Cow killing was given up and beef gradually disappeared from the Brahminical food menu; it now became part of the food culture of the untouchable castes whose number increased over time. In 1882, Dayanand Saraswati founded the Gow Rakshini Sabha (Cow Protection Society) and was successful in mobilising a wide variety of people under this symbol, which was mainly directed against the Muslims. Did “Brahmans or Brahmins” stop meat-eating to project themselves as superior to ahimsa preaching Jains? In Yesterday’s post I had mentioned about the requirements of following a vegetarian diet in order to embark on the spiritual path. to eat meat. A piece of meat from the two-headed mutant cow. knowledge Vatapi as food, Agastya consumes everything without leaving a single (Not temple brahmins, but ones who have been taken over subconsciously by the west, and its set of ideas.. i.e. From a brief overview The modern practice of Hindu animal sacrifice is mostly associated with Shaktism, and in currents of folk Hinduism strongly rooted in local popular or tribal traditions. The Just after restrictions were imposed on slaughter of cattle across India, a relative of mine quoted the Manusmriti to argue that Brahmins of yore in India `ate’ beef. But you could watch this and think that vegetarians are the norm in India when, actually, most Indians eat meat. They were not brahmins … is shown to grow in Lopamudra’s womb for seven years and then take birth after The embryo grew in her womb for seven Dhanava hated Brahmins as he had requested some Brahmins to bless him with a son The kings part of the legend shows us that the Sage obtained the Supreme-Self as his son When Ilvala offers Brahmins. He therefore takes the three kings with him to obtain the approached Ilvala with the kings, Ilvala requested the Sage to have lunch served Sometimes this happened a long time ago. A Brahmin can meat under certain circumstances, and he has to only consume the meat that has been duly sprinkled with mantra-infused water. But there are no references that they consumed meat as food. doctor to diabetic patient: medicines and sugar-less diet are the recommendation, … Cow killing was given up and beef gradually disappeared from the Brahminical food menu; it now became part of the food culture of the untouchable castes whose number increased over time. home and his wife Lopamudra conceived. 5.27. With its increased belligerence now, it is playing a vicious role in contemporary politics. TO the question whether the Hindus ever ate beef, every Touchable Hindu, whether he is a Brahmin or a non-Brahmin, will say ‘no, never’. But this thread was not started as a call to ask Brahmins to eat meat or to discuss its global warming aspects. The Sage was unable to A person eating non-vegetarian and claiming to be a Brahmin is similar to a corrupt … examine the story we can easily see the actual In the post-Mauryan and Gupta periods and subsequent centuries, the Brahminical injunctions clearly discourage and disapprove of cow slaughter. To my mind, it was strategy which made the Brahmins give up beef-eating and start worshipping the cow. The four Purusharthas are Dharma, Artha, Kama But there are no references that they consumed meat as food. Did “Brahmans / Brahmins” stop meat-eating to project themselves as superior to ahimsa preaching Jains? the completion of seven years to indicate the Sage’s spiritual of the story it looks like it was the norm for Brahmins to eat mutton but if we Theravada Buddhist tradition interprets the last meal of Buddha offered by Cundato be pork, to which they attach no stigma or see no … Ilvala cooked Vatapi as food for the Brahmins and The Sikh Kuka/ Namdhari Movement in late 19th century used cow as symbol for mobilising Hindus and Sikhs against the British who had allowed cow slaughter in the Punjab. However I have seen a few Iyengars and Iyers eating eggs and a few also eating chicken, but they do not do so openly. He made it possible for this lady to take birth Further, in his commentary, Amruta Kataka writes “They killed a spotted deer and a black deer, as they were very hungry. knowledge. These are the interesting and crucial questions to be covered in the context. Thus the Sage prevented Vatapi from bursting out of called as Ilvala. That is the moon sacrifices something which For a Brahmin, cow or pig are as sacred as it gets. has been digested”. That this was a revolution is beyond question. It almost seemed like the majority of the remaining Brahmins didn't eat meat and expected her to apologize for indulging in such delicacies. legend. Many Hindus are indeed vegetarian but many, including Brahmins, eat meat. kings did not have any funds in the treasury to donate to the Sage. birth. expense statements the Sage realizes that the first three Purusharthas are not During the medieval period, with the advent of Islam, cow became an emotive cultural symbol of the Brahmanical social order and there were occasional tensions between Muslims and non-Muslims; two instances of confrontation between them in the 17th and 18th centuries are well documented. The income and the expense balance out. books the Sage found out that their income and expenditures were balanced. Some Tamil Brahmins staying in US like Padma Lakshmi also eat meat … to create his wife from all good things. Discussion/बहस . The food eaten by hermits in the forest, milk, Soma-juice, meat which is not prepared (with spices), and salt unprepared by art, are called, on account of their nature, sacrificial food. Ilvala granted wealth Shiva’s meat eating habits become more defined in the early Puranic literature. and refers solely to Lord Vishnu. to Sage Agastya. should be noted that it took seven whole years for the embryo to develop. The king afraid of Why then did the Brahmins give up meat-eating and become vegetarians? Upon examining their income vs On the other hand, there is no community which is really an Untouchable community which has not something to do with the dead cow. As the Buddhist Bhikshus did eat meat the Brahmins had no reason to give it up. they're westernised, and no longer represent Hinduism well.) So guys I'm Back. Gautam Buddha … As opposed to the popular views propagated by non-practicing Western and Indian sociologists and Indologists, the notion of Brahmin vegetarianism is not directly due to the influence of Buddhism or Jainism. consume the Soma Juice. The giving up of the yajna system and abandonment of the sacrifice of the cow could have had only a limited effect. This practise continued in the post-Vedic period, up to the pre-Mauryan period. Gradually, from the Mauryan period onwards references to cow killing begin to figure less in our sources. Some Hindus who did eat meat made a special exception and did not eat the meat of cow. is very dear to him. Agastya ate Vatapi - Vedic Food For Thought - Part 3, Worlds Richest Temple? In a certain sense, he is right. Posted by 2 months ago. "We, on the other hand, would like … Idhmavaha is born; thus, Ilvala’s wish Vegetarianism is their recommendation, as seen from the verses below, but meat-eating is their concession. A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India by Upinder Singh is quite good. Upon hearing the words of Ilvala, the dead Vatapi would become alive. the Brahmins. essential to show that true knowledge makes a person immortal. ThE world was created according to lord Brahma. Why Hindus stopped eating beef and began to worship cows The aggressive projection of Hindu identity has significantly influenced politics in India during the 20th century. Why then did the Brahmins give up meat-eating and become vegetarians? Why do most of the Brahmins and Chettris do not eat Buff or Pork? They just roasted it in fire and ate it. as the  daughter of Satyavati the wife of the King of Vidharbha. Purusharthas is the income and their enjoyment of the Purusharthas is the Any idea or scientific reason? But there are places where it is mentioned about Brahmins eating meat(mostly goat). To hear the answer, please click here Answer summary: 1. Thus Sage Agastya From then onwards, cow has become an important factor in India’s communal politics. Thus we have a hidden meaning about the Soma Sacrifice in this his time meditating. eg. The word “Indra” means king In the Vedas there are references to various kinds of sacrifice in which cows were killed and its flesh was eaten. Hari Om. The Meat of the Matter With Kashmiri Pandits As vegetarianism makes makes steady inroads into the community, Kashmiri Pandits find their own culinary tradition coming under strain Lal Chowk, Srinagar. morsel for the kings, they too are benefited when Sage Agastya obtained true find a suitable woman. I eat meat, but at the same time my family practices being brahmins (they eat meat). Discussion/बहस . In Yesterday’s post I had mentioned about the requirements of following a vegetarian diet in order to embark on the spiritual path. The efforts they had to put in according to the shastras to obtain the Why do most of the Brahmins and Chettris do not eat Buff or Pork? One such instance is with Agasthya. Once he was met by his departed ancestors. Which pic these explain why the first stage of Hinduism was known as brahmanism? eternal wealth. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of DailyO.in or the India Today Group. is thus the Supreme-Self and He is realized by sage Agastya. morsel for the kings. The moon called as soma is the regent of these five stars. The Sage then returned A person who is initiated into spiritual This animal became a mark of Hindu identity mainly during this time. Bengali and Kashmiri Brahmins) and it's not uncommon among many Kshatriya categories either. I started this thread with the sole aim of finding out the scriptural authority which prohibits Brahmins from eating meat. The Sage to the Sage and the kings. However, like most of the Bongs Andy was lazy as fuck to have joined a heated conversation justifying her eating habits. His ancestors The Census Returns [of 1910] show that the meat of the dead cow forms the chief item of food consumed by communities which are generally classified as untouchable communities. So cow killing, associated with many Vedic sacrifices, tended to lose its importance over time. knowledge. The aggressive projection of Hindu identity has significantly influenced politics in India during the 20th century. Lopamudra Some eat her flesh, some remove the skin, some m… This has led most people to believe that in ancient times, Brahmins were allowed Tamil Brahmins residing in Bangalore and Hyderabad are much more tolerant. Ananthapadmanabha Swamy, Aramudhan Perumaal of Thirukudanthai Divya Desam, Esoteric Interpretation of Bhishma's Celibacy, Compassion in teachings of sanathana Dharma. i.e to show the Sage’s spiritual birth. girl came of age, Sage Agastya asked her hand in marriage. Their discouragement and disapproval of the practise is clear from the dharmashastric injunction that a cow killer is an untouchable. In its raw state, it restores some health, but also adds a portion of radiation damage. was good in this Universe. carries the fuel. Just after restrictions were imposed on slaughter of cattle across India, a relative of mine quoted the Manusmriti to … The Supreme-Self carries the fuel "jeevatma"; i.e Paramatma is transform himself into a goat. before he could say “come out”, the Sage rubbed his belly and said that “Vatapi asked him to marry and have a son so that Sage Agastya could fulfill his debts a family. to have a son equal to Indra is fulfilled as well. he consumed their share as well. Idhmavaha means the one who is typically performed after the completion of the seventh year. 5.27. This is what I infer from the discussion in th e forum 1. to  the Sage as well as the three kings to show that people of other varnas (castes) person who seeks Brahma Vidhya. He would The five stars in Orion’s head are Only when we add a prefix to the word “Indra” As a Sage, he is married to faith. tear the stomachs of the Brahmins to come out thus killing the The Puranas tell us that Sage Agastya ate a goat. This has led most people to believe that in ancient times, Brahmins were allowed to eat meat. This The Sage prevented the kings from eating the food and This indicates the birth of “faith” in Here in the west I know several Brahmins who eat meat. The writers are solely responsible for any claims arising out of the contents of this article. ... a religious argument about Brahmin sanctity (as Brahmins came … The Brahmin law givers now began to argue that certain old practises had to be given up in the Kaliyuga and one of them is the practise of killing a cow. 2. expense. being cursed by the Sage if he refused gave his daughter, Lopamudra in marriage by him. Idhmavaha Thus Idhmavaha Cooking it at any cooking station makes it safer to eat by creating the ribeye steak. Even though Agastya eats Vatapi without leaving a single After the fourth century B.C., when the practice of vegetarianism spread … We don’t know for sure, but there are some theories. is Lady Faith. Brahmins are the ones who traditionally don't. mendicant, Lopamudra requested the Sage to seek wealth so that they could start When Sage Agastya She sends him on an errand to gain the best wealth which is true Hindu vegetarianism is a dietary practice rooted in Indian morality (25% to 35% of the population is vegetarian). Close. moksha. yes offcourse brahmins eat meat fish non veh chicken. Ilvala feeds knowledge in the form of Vatapi to Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment. mistakes and offered sufficient wealth to the Sage as well as the three kings. Re: Eating Meat/ Being a Brahmin. From times no Hindu has eaten beef. knowledge. The Sage approached three kings successively for wealth. No Hindu community, however low, will touch cow’s flesh. There are four Purusharthas in this world which are a form of wealth. equal to Indra and they had refused. There is copious evidence that the Vedic Aryans sacrificed cows and ate beef. At all. No text whatsoever mentioned Brahmins eating beef. Although the non-Brahmins did eat beef they could not have had it every day. were called as. Cow became a more emotive cultural symbol with the rise of the Maratha kingdom and Shivaji, who is considered to be the saviour of Brahmins and cows. Sage Agastya spent all his belly. For instance, the Vaishyas of Chettinad are lusty meat-eaters. him to get the absolute knowledge. Their disapproval was linked with the idea of Kaliyuga, which is first enunciated in the Mahabharata and the early Puranic texts belonging to the post-Mauryan and Gupta period. As the Sage was a They never harm a cow. It almost seemed like the majority of the remaining Brahmins didn't eat meat and expected her to apologize for indulging in such delicacies. (Not temple brahmins, but ones who have been taken over subconsciously by the west, and its set of ideas.. i.e. Upon examining their account I recently did a little bit of research around why we do not eat meat in my culture. Manusmriti has references to Brahmins tasting meat as part of Vedic rituals. Buddhism could not itself influence its followers to adhere to the idea of total ahimsa as most Buddhists from the times of the Buddha until today are meat eaters. The Such people may have regarded beef-eating in the light of what the historian Romila Thapar describes as a “matter of status” – the higher the caste, the greater the food restrictions. The giving up of the Yajna system and abandonment of the sacrifice of the cow could have had only a limited effect. It This is the true knowledge required to attain Did the “priestly class” of the Sangam society eat beef? Why then did the Brahmins give up meat-eating and become vegetarians? they're westernised, and no longer represent Hinduism well.) after they had eaten, Ilvala would call Vatapi to come out of their bellies. The Sage meets with the The emergence of a meat-based diet . the means as well as the end. Originally Posted by mblova. The Brahmins, who were the main proponents of the sacrifices, now began to discourage and even disapprove of the killing of the cow. In a parochial and hyper-nationalist environment, he said Brahmins, who are opposed to western influences, should stick to Sanskrit. It was shown earlier that Vatapi burst out of the stomach of Brahmins years and after the completion of the seventh year was born as Idhmavaha. in order to show that true knowledge ends sufferings. SURAJ YENGDE: So when I … Historically, all Indian masses, including the Brahmins, used to eat beef, both in what is called the Vedic and the post-Vedic period. A Brahmin can meat under certain circumstances, and he has to only consume the meat that has been duly sprinkled with mantra-infused water. had mentioned about the requirements of following a vegetarian diet in order to I spent 2 months in India sweating and eating. However, like most of the Bongs Andy was lazy as fuck to have joined a heated conversation justifying her eating habits. Essays on Indo Aryan Mythology by Narayan Aiyangar. Sometimes this happened a long time ago. The Puranas tell us that Sage Agastya ate a goat. Cow is one of the form of source of income to Brahmins, through it’s milk. He was former member of the Indian Council of Historical Research. ~~~~~. A select group of Vaishyas, Brahmins and Jains might have been but even that doesn’t hold true across the country. to burst forth from their bellies to show us that true knowledge ends the The Upanayanam ceremony Ilvala repented his At the most it would have put the Brahmins on the same footing as the Buddhists. Yet it … three Kings who have the wealth of the first three Purusharthas respectively. As soon as the Brahmins consume this supreme food, Vatapi is shown Brahmins from Kashmir, for example, (a state in the north of India) eat meat whereas Brahmins from Bengal (a state in the east of India) eat fish. Trasndasyu. Thus Vatapi is the Soma juice obtained from the moon Soma. For as has been shown in the previous chapters there was a time when the Brahmins were the greatest beef-eaters. embark on the spiritual path. If this is all that the Touchable Hindu wants to … Animal sacrifices were part of the ancient Vedic religion in India, and are mentioned in scriptures such as … More than anything, endogamy, and the eating (vegetarianism is usually associated with brahmins and vaishyas, meat with kshatriyas and shudras, no … The stomach is used to Scholars have known for centuries that the ancient Indians ate beef. Let us examine the legend about Sage Agastya to see if this was the On a related note, are there any good books on the history of ancient India? In the medieval period, we see it emerging as an emotive symbol and in the 19th century, it became a mark of Hindu identity. Ilvala then cooked his brother Vatapi, disguised the food and served it the word is used to refer to other kings like Devendra, Gajendra etc. Did Brahmins Eat Meat? A Brahmin is a Did “Brahmans / Brahmins” stop meat-eating to project themselves as superior to ahimsa preaching Jains? then took the Kings with him to seek alms from a Dhanava called Ilvala. All Sattviks are Brahmins, that doesn’t mean a person born in Brahmin caste is Sattvik. I got my yagnopavit done there and this spiked my curiosity. are benefited as well when a Brahmin acquires true Vedic literature not uni-form, but omni-form: not just one way for all people, but multiple ways depending on levels of people. and Moksha. The moon Soma knowledge”. 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