A special name and form of Agni, the Fire-god. Agraṇī (Agrani) was the fifth son born of Manu to his third wife, Niśā (Nisha). Agni, to which the first offering of ghee used for oblation at various rites of a yajña (yajna) is made, is known as Agraṇī. In Yāska’s (Yaska) Nirukta, the word agni etymologically stems from the word agraṇī.