From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Uttaravedi means the upper or high altar. It is erected in the east, situated within the sacrificial area, but outside the yāgaśālā.[1] It is a square mound. The actual measurements differ. It is used in some Soma sacrifices.


  1. Yāgaśālā means shed.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore