Snataka

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#Snataka

 

(1) An initiated householder, a man of the three first classes, who having completed the term prescribed for his studies becomes a housekeeper: if at the end of this period, he has not acquired a knowledge of the Veda, he is called Vrata-snataka; if he has acquired that knowledge earlier, he is termed Vidyasnataka, and if he finishes his regular studies at the same time that the period of study expires, he is named Ubhaya-snataka.

 

(2) A Brahmana who has performed the ceremony of ablution, required to be performed on his finishing his first Ashrama.

 

(3) A Brahman who is a Bhikshu or beggar for any religious object. 

 

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