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==Definiton==
 
==Definiton==
Vedic sacrifices need several materials that could be offered into the duly consecrated fire as oblations. Such materials were called ‘havis’.
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[[Vedic Sacrifices|Vedic sacrifices]] need several materials that could be offered into the duly consecrated fire as oblations. Such materials were called ‘havis’.
  
 
==Materials Used as Havis==
 
==Materials Used as Havis==
 
Five kinds of materials were recommended as havis:
 
Five kinds of materials were recommended as havis:
# Auṣadha - products of trees and plants
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# [[Auṣadha]] - products of trees and plants
 
# Payas - milk
 
# Payas - milk
# Paśu - animals
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# [[Paśu]] - animals
# Soma juice of the soma creeper
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# [[Soma]] juice of the [[soma]] creeper
# Ājya - clarified butter
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# [[Ājya]] - clarified butter
  
 
==Materials Used as Auṣadhas==
 
==Materials Used as Auṣadhas==
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# Rice
 
# Rice
 
# Barley
 
# Barley
# Caru - porridge
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# [[Caru]] - porridge
 
# Puroḍāśa - rice-cake
 
# Puroḍāśa - rice-cake
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
{{reflist}}
 
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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
  
 
[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]
 
[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]

Latest revision as of 17:16, 16 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Havis literally means ‘through this, it is given’, ‘oblatory material’.

Definiton

Vedic sacrifices need several materials that could be offered into the duly consecrated fire as oblations. Such materials were called ‘havis’.

Materials Used as Havis

Five kinds of materials were recommended as havis:

  1. Auṣadha - products of trees and plants
  2. Payas - milk
  3. Paśu - animals
  4. Soma juice of the soma creeper
  5. Ājya - clarified butter

Materials Used as Auṣadhas

The materials included under the category of auṣadhas are:

  1. Rice
  2. Barley
  3. Caru - porridge
  4. Puroḍāśa - rice-cake

References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore