APASTAMBA DHARMA SUTRAS

Apastamba Dharma-sutras: There is no dereliction [of duty, if the initiation takes place], in the case of a Brahmana before the completion of the 16th year, in the case of a Kshatriya before the completion of the 22nd year, in the case of a Vaishya before the completion of the 24th year. [Let him be initiated at such an age] that he may be able to perform the duties, which we shall declare below. Click here to download the file:  Apastamba Dharma Sutras