By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Sunasiriya, ZunAsiriya, shunaasiriya
Śunāsiriya literally means ‘guide of plough’.
Origin of Śunāsiriya
Rituals of Śunāsiriya
Offering havis in this sacrifice is considered as very important. It consists of puroḍāśa cakes in twelve mud plates and also milk. This sacrifice can be performed at any time during the year. There is no uttaravedi. The fire is not produced by araṇis. Attaining wealth and success in life are the twin purposes of performing this sacrifice.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore