Navagva

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By Swami Harshananda

Navagva (‘those who have completed it in nine [months]’)

One of the Saptarṣis or the Seven Sages is Aṅgiras. Among the descendants of Aṅgiras—known as Āṅgirasas—those who performed a Sattrayāga (which normally needs twelve months to complete) and attained what they wanted in nine months were called ‘Navagvas’ and those who got the results in ten months, were called ‘Daśagvas’ (vide Rgveda 1.62.4).

Sometimes the Navagvas and the Daśagvas themselves are identified with the Saptarṣis.

They are supposed to live in the pitṛloka (world of manes) and accept the obsequial offerings.


References

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

OLD CONTENT

One of the Saptarṣis or the Seven Sages is Aṅgiras. Among the descendants of Aṅgiras—known as Āṅgirasas—those who performed a Sattrayāga (which nor­mally needs twelve months to complete) and attained what they wanted in nine months were called ‘Navagvas’ and those who got the results in ten months, were called ‘Daśagvas’ (vide Rgveda 1.62.4).

Sometimes the Navagvas and the Daśagvas themselves are identified with the Saptarṣis. They are supposed to live in the pitṛloka (world of manes) and accept the obsequial offerings.