Pṛsadajya

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Prsadajya, PRsadajya, Prrisadajya


Pṛsadajya literally means ‘speckled ghee’.

In Paśuyāgas[1] the pṛṣadājya is an important ingredient that is used to sprinkle over the heart of the animal immolated. It is actually a mixture of ājya or ghee sprinkled with curdled milk. The details of its preparation and use are generally dealt with in the Śrautasutras.[2][3]


References

  1. Paśuyāgas means animal sacrifices.
  2. Apastamba Śrautasutras 7.23.7
  3. Baudhāyana Śrautasutras 4.3
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore