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Opinions of different sampradayas regarding shudras and women chanting pranava?

I have heard from a few madhwas that shudras and women are allowed to chant pranava and that srivaishnavas allow pranava in ashtakshari
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Are shudras and women not allowed to chant Aum i.e Pranava?

Are shudras and women not allowed to chant aumkara? I heard many purohits and one great saint say that. Is there any scriptural basis? Please give the reference of scripture for such injunctions. I ...
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Why is the pranava mantra "Om" pronounced as "Ogm" sometimes?

Is this just for phonetic reasons or is there a religious significance to inserting the "g" into "Om"? for example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkZHov_RDVY Does it happen (...
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