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It is a Vedic sacrificial rite. Though considered as an independent rite, it is actually incorporated in the Somayāgas like the Agniṣṭoma. It is generally performed twice a day for three days.
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An important item of this sacrifice is the preparation of gharma (hot milk mixed with boiling ghee) out of the milk of a cow and a she-goat, along with ghee.
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The offerings of gharma are made
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through fire to the deities Aśvins, Vāyu, Indra, Savitṛ, Bṛhaspati and Yama.
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The sacrificer drinks the remainder from the upayamani (the supporting ladle used in the oblations).
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During the performance of the Pravargya rite, the doors of the prācīna-vamśa or the sacrificial shed are kept closed.
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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== OLD CONTENT ==
 
Pravargya
 
Pravargya
 
It is a Vedic sacrificial rite. Though considered as an independent rite, it is actually incorporated in the Somayāgas like the Agniṣṭoma. It is generally per¬formed twice a day for three days.
 
It is a Vedic sacrificial rite. Though considered as an independent rite, it is actually incorporated in the Somayāgas like the Agniṣṭoma. It is generally per¬formed twice a day for three days.

Revision as of 09:20, 12 October 2014

By Swami Harshananda

Pravargya

It is a Vedic sacrificial rite. Though considered as an independent rite, it is actually incorporated in the Somayāgas like the Agniṣṭoma. It is generally performed twice a day for three days.

An important item of this sacrifice is the preparation of gharma (hot milk mixed with boiling ghee) out of the milk of a cow and a she-goat, along with ghee.

The offerings of gharma are made

through fire to the deities Aśvins, Vāyu, Indra, Savitṛ, Bṛhaspati and Yama.

The sacrificer drinks the remainder from the upayamani (the supporting ladle used in the oblations).

During the performance of the Pravargya rite, the doors of the prācīna-vamśa or the sacrificial shed are kept closed.


References

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

OLD CONTENT

Pravargya It is a Vedic sacrificial rite. Though considered as an independent rite, it is actually incorporated in the Somayāgas like the Agniṣṭoma. It is generally per¬formed twice a day for three days. An important item of this sacrifice is the preparation of gharma (hot milk mixed with boiling ghee) out of the milk of a cow and a she-goat, along with ghee. The offerings of gharma are made through fire to the deities Aśvins, Vāyu, Indra, Savitṛ, Bṛhaspati and Yama. The sacrificer drinks the remainder from the upayamani (the supporting ladle used in the oblations). During the performance of the Pravargya rite, the doors of the prācīna- variiśa or the sacrificial shed are kept closed.