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Havirdhāna literally means ‘oblation receptacle’.
 
Havirdhāna literally means ‘oblation receptacle’.
  
Among the Vedic sacrifices, the Soma-yāgas form an important group. The juice of the soma creeper is the main oblation material in these yāgas. The creepers are brought to the place of sacrifice in two carts. Each of these carts is called as  ‘havirdhāna’.
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Among the [[Vedic Sacrifices|Vedic sacrifices]], the [[Soma]]-yāgas form an important group. The juice of the [[soma]] creeper is the main oblation material in these yāgas. The creepers are brought to the place of sacrifice in two carts. Each of these carts is called as  ‘havirdhāna’.
  
A shed called ‘havirdhānamaṇṭapa’ is constructed within the mahāvedi,<ref>Mahāvedi is a trapezium shaped altar for the Soma sacrifice.</ref> to the east of the sadas<ref>Sadas is a place of assembly of the priests.</ref> according to specified dimensions. The two carts are placed here after cleaning and washing them, on the day before the actual pressing.
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A shed called ‘havirdhānamaṇṭapa’ is constructed within the [[mahāvedi]],<ref>[[Mahāvedi]] is a trapezium shaped altar for the Soma sacrifice.</ref> to the east of the sadas<ref>Sadas is a place of assembly of the priests.</ref> according to specified dimensions. The two carts are placed here after cleaning and washing them, on the day before the actual pressing.
  
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
 
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[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]

Latest revision as of 17:16, 16 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Havirdhana, HavirdhAna, Havirdhaana


Havirdhāna literally means ‘oblation receptacle’.

Among the Vedic sacrifices, the Soma-yāgas form an important group. The juice of the soma creeper is the main oblation material in these yāgas. The creepers are brought to the place of sacrifice in two carts. Each of these carts is called as ‘havirdhāna’.

A shed called ‘havirdhānamaṇṭapa’ is constructed within the mahāvedi,[1] to the east of the sadas[2] according to specified dimensions. The two carts are placed here after cleaning and washing them, on the day before the actual pressing.


References

  1. Mahāvedi is a trapezium shaped altar for the Soma sacrifice.
  2. Sadas is a place of assembly of the priests.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore