Asvalayana Srauta Sutra
  • Agnishomapranayana

    In the Agniṣṭoma (Agnishtoma) yāga (yaga), the formal first day of worship is called sutyādina (sutyadina). On the fourth day of the rite, Āhavaniya (Ahavaniya) Agni placed on the east of the aiṣṭika (aishtika) platform is brought to the āgnīdhrīyaset up on the saumika platform. On the next day, i.e. sutyādina, the same fire from […]

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  • Anubashatkara

    When adhwaryu (adhwaryu) offers an oblation to the sacrificial fire, hotā (hota) recites the yājyā (yajya) hymn and then utters the ritualistic chant word bauṣaṭ (baushat). Then, uttering agne vīhi (“Agni, please eat”), he utters bauṣaṭ once again. This second utterance of bauṣaṭ is known as anubaṣaṭkāra (anubashatkara). During Iṣṭiyāga (Ishtiyaga) the primary sacrifice is followed by […]

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  • Anuvachana

    The hymn(s) recited by hotā (hota) or his assistants to aid adhvaryu (adhwaryu) when the latter one is involved in a ritual is called anuvacana (anuvachana). Aitareya Brāhmaṇa recounts that when adhvaryu associates himself with the highly sacred ritual of igniting the holy sacrificial fire, hotā will recite the sāmidhenī hymn, i.e., will recite the […]

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  • Anuvakya

    while offering an oblation in all the important as well as unimportant yajña (yajna) of Iṣṭiyāga (Ishtiyaga), taking the offering in his hand advaryu (adhwaryu) tells hotā (hota), “Please recite anuvākyā (anuvakya)” – amuṣmi anubrūhi. The hymns then recited by hotā to please the concerned deity are called anuvākyā or puro’nuvākyā (puro’nuvakya). 

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  • Uktha – 2 (Ukthya – 2)

    It is a kind of yajña (yajna). In the beginning of creation, this yajña (yajna) emerged from the southward face or Brahmā, or in another view, from his eastward face. Ukthya is one of the seven types of ancient Jyotiṣṭoma yajña (Jyotishtoma yajna). In fact, it is a vikṛti (vikriti) of Jyotiṣṭoma yāga. In Ukthya […]

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  • Ukthya – 2

    One kind of Yajña (Yajna; a holy fire-ritual). This Yajña (Yajna) is created at the beginning of creation from the right -hand face, in other opinion, from the eastern face of Brahmā (Brahma). Ukthya (The Vedic reading is with ‘ya’ ) is one of the seven kinds of the ancient Jyotiṣtoma (Jyotistama) yāga (yaga) . […]

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