Baudhayana Srauta Sutra
  • Agnyadhana

    The ritual of agnyādhāna (agnyadhana) is also known as agnyādheya (agnyadheya). This ritual used to be held grandly from the Vedic age to the age of Mahābhārata (Mahabharata). This ritual saw the gathering of araṇi (arani; firewood) from a few days before the ritual. After that, the yajamāna (yajamana; the host of the worshipping ritual) […]

  • Rituparna

    Ṛtuparṇa (Rituparna)  was the king of Ayodhyā(Ayodhya). In Mahābhārata (Mahabharata), he was mentioned as the son of Bhaṅgāsura (Bhangasura) or ‘Bhāṅgāsuri (‘Bhangasuri)’. However, in the reading maintained by Haridas Siddhantabagish, Ṛtuparṇa (Rituparna) is called Bhāgasvari (Bhagasvari), that is, the son of Bhagasvara (Bhagasvara). From the reading of Mahābhārata (Mahabharata), it may be difficult to determine the […]

  • Upavritta

    Upāvṛtta is one of the major localities of ancient India. In the beginning of Bhīmaparva in Mahābhārata, through the words of Sañjaya it is mentioned along with Anupāvṛtta, Kekaya, Svarāṣṭra or Surāṣṭra.  The name of this locality is also found in Vaudhāyana Dharmasūtra, where it is said that lower class people lived in Upāvṛtta and […]