One can see ample amount of evidences for animal sacrifice and Brahmins eating meat in Vedic and Smriti literature.

When I pointed out this to a learned Pandit, he just said it has been forbidden in Kali Yuga. I didn't get the opportunity to ask him for the source of this claim.

Is this true? What's the scriptural basis for it?


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An excerpt from the book Hindu Dharma The Universal Way of Life,( Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan publication) contain speeches of Sri Sri Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi MahaSwamiji (at various times during the years 1907 to 1994). available, in this link gives clarification on this.


Asvalambham gavalambham sanyasam palapatrikam Devarena sutotpattim kalau panca vivarjayet
Asvamedha sacrifice, gomedha sacrifice, sannyasa,etc. these things are forbidden in this age"
Brahma Vaivarta Purana (Kṛṣṇa-janma-khaṇḍa 185.180
Ref.courtesy vanisource.org/wiki/CC_Adi_17.164 –

The following are to be eschewed in the Kali age: horse and cow sacrifices, meat in the sraddha ceremony, sannyasa.
Hindu Dharma The Universal Way of Life

  • Can you quote the exact verse from Brahma Vaivarvata Purana?? Where there? Like Chater and verse??
    – user28152
    Jul 17, 2022 at 10:58
  • Krishna Janma khanda
    – Athrey
    Jul 17, 2022 at 10:59
  • Sure. Will update after some time
    – Athrey
    Jul 17, 2022 at 11:00
  • Update Brahma-vaivarta Purāṇa (Kṛṣṇa-janma-khaṇḍa 185.180 vanisource.org/wiki/CC_Adi_17.164
    – user28152
    Jul 17, 2022 at 11:01
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    Puri shankaracharya comments on this by saying till there are agnihotri brahmins one can take sanyas Jul 17, 2022 at 11:46

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