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Summary - Read the conclusion at the bottom for short answer, where various categories of Shastras - Upanishads, Grihya/ Dharma Sutras, Puranas, Itihasa; unanimously prescribe the wearing of the Yajnopavita and Shikha while following Sannyasa. When so many categories of shastras are saying the same thing, there can be no bigger Shastra pramana. Detailed ...


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Indologist Nrisinghaprasad Bhaduri opined that "Vanaras" mentioned in the Valmiki Ramayana were not monkeys. They were non-Aryan races. In support of his view, he mentioned the following points. In Sanskrit, "Vanara" means "human-like". A few members of Vanaras knew Vedas, Arthashastras, Ayurvedas and even a bit of politics. ...


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