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nivid (‘to proclaim,’ ‘proclamation [mantra]’)
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Nivid literally means ‘to proclaim,’ ‘proclamation [[mantra]]’.
  
In the Somayāgas (Vedic sacrifices where the soma juice is used), the soma juice has to be extracted from the stalks three times a day. They are called: prātassavana, mādhyandinasavana and tṛtīyasavana. They respectively represent the extraction done in the morning, afternoon and later (tṛtīya = third).
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In the Somayāgas,<ref>Somayāgas are the [[Vedic Sacrifices|Vedic sacrifices]] where the [[soma]] juice is used.</ref> the [[soma]] juice has to be extracted from the stalks three times a day. They are called:
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# Prātassavana - It is the pressing done in the morning.
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# Mādhyandinasavana - It is the pressing done in the noon.
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# Tṛtīyasavana - It is the pressing done in the evening.
  
During the last two extractions śastras (laudatory hymns) are recited. The nivids are a part of these. They are short mantras consisting of twelve clauses (vide Aitareya Brāhmana 10.2). They declare the names of the deities concerned and are repeated loudly.
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During the last two extractions śastras<ref>Śastras means the laudatory hymns.</ref> are recited, nivids being a part of these. They are short mantras consisting of twelve clauses.<ref>[[Aitareya]] Brāhmana 10.2</ref> They declare the names of the [[deities]] concerned and are repeated loudly. They are recited by the [[hotṛ]] priest.
 
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They are recited by the hotṛ priest.
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See also HOTR and ŚASTRA.
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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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nivid (‘to proclaim,’ ‘proclamation [mantra]’)
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In the Somayāgas (Vedic sacrifices where the soma juice is used), the soma juice has to be extracted from the stalks three times a day. They are called: prātassavana, mādhyandinasavana and tṛtīyasavana. They respectively represent the extraction done in the morning, after¬noon and later (tṛtīya = third).
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During the last two extractions śastras (laudatory hymns) are recited. The nivids are a part of these. They are short mantras consisting of twelve clauses (vide Aitareya Brāhmana 10.2). They declare the names of the deities concerned and are repeated loudly.
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They are recited by the hotṛ priest.
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See also HOTR and ŚASTRA.
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Latest revision as of 16:24, 17 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Nivid literally means ‘to proclaim,’ ‘proclamation mantra’.

In the Somayāgas,[1] the soma juice has to be extracted from the stalks three times a day. They are called:

  1. Prātassavana - It is the pressing done in the morning.
  2. Mādhyandinasavana - It is the pressing done in the noon.
  3. Tṛtīyasavana - It is the pressing done in the evening.

During the last two extractions śastras[2] are recited, nivids being a part of these. They are short mantras consisting of twelve clauses.[3] They declare the names of the deities concerned and are repeated loudly. They are recited by the hotṛ priest.


References

  1. Somayāgas are the Vedic sacrifices where the soma juice is used.
  2. Śastras means the laudatory hymns.
  3. Aitareya Brāhmana 10.2
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore