[Advaita-l] Ashwamedha Yajna in Hasan
vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 05:57:58 CST 2012
I am trying to prove the Ashwamedha in Doddapura cannot be correct
duration because they did it for 7 days. Ramayana has said Ashwamedha
will be 3 days followed by other Yajnas. How many days for other
Yajnas like Chatushtoma, Ukthya, Atiratra, Jyotishtoma, Aptoryama,
Abhijit and Visvajit? What is total duration of these Yajnas? It may
be more than 4 days. If so the whole complicated Ashwamedha Yajna
cannot be done in 7 days. This I am trying to prove. I read somewhere
Agnishtoma can be 5 days. The Soma drinking is on the 5th day. They
drink it in 3 sessions. One in the morning, one in midday and one in
the evening. The ending is the Avabhruta bath. The first four days are
only preparations for the 5th day. The 5th day is very important
because they drink Soma on that day.
What is Apastamba Srauta Sutra opinion or Baudhayana Srauta Sutra opinion?
On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 9:51 PM, Vidyasankar Sundaresan
<svidyasankar at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> In Kali Yuga nobody should be doing Ashwamedha Yajna. But in Doddapura
> Numerous kings of the gupta dynasty are historically documented as having
> performed the aSvamedha. They ruled well within the kali yuga timeframe
> and they probably also sacrificed a real horse as part of the ritual. See, for
> example http://www.nupam.com/Sgupta1.html.
>> in Karnataka they are doing it from 29 February to March 6.
>> Ashwamedha is for Kings and Kshatriyas only. But who is doing it here?
>> They are saying it is Symbolic Yajna and they have kept a horse. But
>> they will offer a horse doll in the sacrifice not the real horse.
>> What is the procedure for this Symbolic Yajna? Any details.
> If you read the details of the news item, they have mentioned the common
> paurANika homa-s like sahasra caNDI, sudarSana homa etc, so it is not the
> same as the kingly aSvamedha ritual done in bygone times.
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