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As per the below wiki link, crossing the ocean is considered a taboo in hinduism.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kala_pani_(taboo)

The link gives quote from a dharmashastra which prohibits crossing the ocean. I am not sure how this is interpreted by commentators. Is it true that crossing the ocean is considered taboo? Does this have strong basis in the scriptures?

Edit: I am looking for all the references from scriptures which prohibit crossing the ocean.

  • Rama, Lakshmana, Sita, Hanuman have all crossed the ocean in the Ramayana. But I dont remember Valmiki objecting to it. – user16581 Apr 22 '19 at 18:39
  • It has been already shown by Rickross that because sandhyavandana can not be done while crossing the ocean (by ship of course), it was restricted. – user17294 Apr 22 '19 at 18:39
  • @commonman Is mine a duplicate question? – user16581 Apr 22 '19 at 18:40
  • I am not that interested in branding Qs as duplicates. – user17294 Apr 22 '19 at 18:41
  • Donn't take myths too seriously. – Sagar Panchal Apr 22 '19 at 19:13