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Early Hinduism and Early Buddhism


Age for initiation81112
Last age for initiation162224
Seasons for initiationspringhot seasonautumn
Upper garmentblack antelopespotted deergoat or cow
Lower garmentlinen or hempencotton or linenwoolen
Size of staffreaches top of headreaches foreheadreaches nose
Chart adapted from Brian K. Smith, "Ritual, Knowledge, and Being: Initiation and Veda Study in Ancient India", 1986.
A historian researching the Vedic caste system and religion would most likely find this chart useful as evidence of the following?
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