By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Vasordhara, VasordhArA, Vasordhaaraa
Vasordhārā literally means ‘flow of wealth’.
Agnicayana is an important aspect of Somayāga, involving quite a few rites. Vasordhārā is one of them. It is the name of the whole rite in which several hundred offerings of ājya are made with a sruc which is also cast into the consecrated fire at the end. The purpose is to secure all the powers of the deity Agni for the sacrificer. The mantras used are mostly from the Taittiriya and the Vājasaneyī Samhitās.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore