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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Fwd: Hi



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From: Ananthanarayanan Vaidyanathan <kvananthanarayanan@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, May 23, 2010 at 2:32 AM
Subject: Re: Hi
To: Gopalakrishnan Krishnan <gkrish14@gmail.com>


dear krishnan,  Brahmarakshasa originated from a Brahmana.. The genisis can be in a number of ways.. many brahamins become really learned in vedas and saastras but during lifetime do not observe the nityakarma anustanams or engage properly in karmakaanda.   Going to temples or namasnkeertanam would not be of much avail. Brahmins duties have  to be scrupulously followed.  There are avariocious brahmins well versed and could do yagas yajnas and paurohitya well.  But they find wrong means to cut short the procedure if they dont get the huge dakshina they expect. There is another category who, though having knowledge, lack in aachara.  When iobserving  deeksha for vedic karmas the ritwig hota etc., are expected to maintain a strict regime of mental and physical purity and also continence in food  and abstaining from sex etc.,. Such restrictions are given a go by. Then there are brahmin, though learned who commit  various paatakaas(sins) and do not expiate for them during their lifetimes.  When such and similar brahmins die they become pretaatmas,denied permisson to enter pituloka  form a group and  wander in this earth as braharakshasas.  In fact we call brahmins showing such tendencies during their lifetimes themselves as brahmarakshasas in joke. 
For brahmarakshasas their vasanas and knowledge in vedas do not disappear with death. Usually they try to occupy some trees just in the periphery of the agrahaarams they infested during their lifetime.  Now struggling with thirst and hunger with hardly anyone to pour til or water and pinda for them and even if it such things are offered they cannot partake in it, they sit restless, sleepless and mad perched on the trees.  Whenever a brahmin passes by all alone especially after sunset, this rakshasa will come down and start asking him questions of vedic and scriputural subjected and if the unfortunate pedestrian is not able to answer, the angry brahmarakshasa will give the former a thorough thrasing (but they do not kill intentionally..). and can be found unconscious under the tree in the morning.
As you know, such brahmins we see aplenty during their lifetimes and their tribe is ever on the increase. So whenever a sacred Karma or kumbabishekam etc are conducted, and the devaprasna or ashtamangalya prasna are taken up, invariably the presence of some Brahmarakshas is found and pariharams are prescribed.  Praayaschitthams are offered by the community on their behalf and the mollified brahmaraksas are invoked into some silas or the wood of gooseberry tree and  given a place in a group  in the outer prcincts of the temple and offered daily pujas etc.  It is believed that such expiated souls will transform themselves into Vishnuroopam after due penance.

  There is a scientific explanation for people falling unconscious under a tree during nighttime.  During the sunny day, there is a lot of photosynthesis, the leaves absorbing carbon dioxide and giving out oxygen, but the process stops with the sunset.  Then the leaves and other parts of the tree have to breathe and their bottoms are rarefied, with percentage of oxygen pathetically low. So anybody landing up walking along a seried of trees or plants can feel the lack of oxygen, become braeathles, hallucinate and swoon.  
Anyway brahmarakshasas have become interesting  characters in local village lores.  In Tamilnadu  the attack by  Muni  is similar to this phenomenon.

There is one line of opinion that some of the brahmarakshas are being worshipped as kuttichathaans in some places and many  dirty tricks are played by people through their good offices.
The brahmarakshasas are notorious for their love for intoxicating drinks likd patta, and better commodities. Maybe this is inherited from their former habits in their lifetimes.


On Sat, May 22, 2010 at 10:05 PM, Gopalakrishnan Krishnan <gkrish14@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi mama

had a doubt...
who or what is a bramharakshasa?

Rgds
K Gopalakrishnan



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