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Animal sacrifices were quite common during the days of Vedic yajṅas. The Niruḍhapaśubandha was one such. It could be done as a part of Somayāga or even independently.
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The procedure seems to have been reconstructed by the authors of the śrauta-sutras from the original material available in the Brāhmaṇas.
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It was to be performed by an āhitāgni (one who had established Vedic fires) either twice or once a year.
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A he-goat was the animal prescribed for immolation, the deities being Indra, Agni, Surya and Prajāpati. Six priests were needed for its performance.
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See also VEDIC SACRIFICES.
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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== OLD CONTENT ==
 
Niruḍhapaśubandha
 
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Animal sacrifices were quite common during the days of Vedic yajñas. The Niruḍhapaśubandha was one such. It could be done as a part of Somayāga or even independently.
 
Animal sacrifices were quite common during the days of Vedic yajñas. The Niruḍhapaśubandha was one such. It could be done as a part of Somayāga or even independently.

Revision as of 09:19, 12 October 2014

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Nirudhapasubandha, NiruDhapaZubandha, Nirudhapashubandha


Niruḍhapaśubandha

Animal sacrifices were quite common during the days of Vedic yajṅas. The Niruḍhapaśubandha was one such. It could be done as a part of Somayāga or even independently.

The procedure seems to have been reconstructed by the authors of the śrauta-sutras from the original material available in the Brāhmaṇas.

It was to be performed by an āhitāgni (one who had established Vedic fires) either twice or once a year.

A he-goat was the animal prescribed for immolation, the deities being Indra, Agni, Surya and Prajāpati. Six priests were needed for its performance.

See also VEDIC SACRIFICES.


References

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

OLD CONTENT

Niruḍhapaśubandha Animal sacrifices were quite common during the days of Vedic yajñas. The Niruḍhapaśubandha was one such. It could be done as a part of Somayāga or even independently. The procedure seems to have been reconstructed by the authors of the śrauta- sutras from the original material available in the Brāhmaṇas. It was to be performed by an āhitāgni (one who had established Vedic fires) either twice or once a year. A he-goat was the animal prescribed for immolation, the deities being Indra, Agni, Surya and Prajāpati. Six priests were needed for its performance. See also VEDIC SACRIFICES.