From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Swami Harshananda
Uttaravedi means the upper or high altar. It is erected in the east, situated within the sacrificial area, but outside the yāgaśālā. It is a square mound. The actual measurements differ. It is used in some Soma sacrifices.
- Yāgaśālā means shed.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore