penance for illicit foods

1.1) drinking vAruNi beer inadvertantly: Has to have to undergo a new upanayanaM to be ritually fit.

1.2) drinking vAruNi beer intentionally: There is no penance- the death is the only reliever, and one looses that status of a dvija

2) If he touches, receives or gives a beer or a wine, he should drink water boiled with kusha grass for 3 days.

3) If he accidently drinks urine he must undergo a re-upanayanaM.

4) If inadvertantly eats foul-smelling food he is ritually impure until it is entirely excreted.

5)If he eats forbidden meats, mushrooms, or meat from a slaughterhouse he must under go the chandrAyana penance.

6)For meat derived from fowls he must undergo the arduous sAntapana penance.

7)If he eats food tainted by the lick of a cat, dog, rat, mongoose, crow or insects, he should consume a decoction of the brahmasuvarchala plant that will save from their disasterous effects. He can become ritually pure if he vomits those foods.


~ by mAnasa-taraMgiNI on September 5, 2004.

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