[Advaita-l] vedic yajna

Rajaram Venkataramani rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Wed Nov 23 08:16:53 CST 2011

I know animal sacrifice is part of many srauta karma and also know that
there are bhagavathas who interpret aja to mean seed etc. I am not even
going there because I know that animal sacrifice, whether we like it or
not, is part of vedic yajnas.

The intent of my post here is to understand the specific ritual referred to
in the Br. Up. verse quoted. And whether the procedure involves killing a
bull or taking medicinal herbs.

On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 10:11 AM, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:

> Without expertise in rituals, one cannot interpret these passages as
> that will be superficial.
> praNAms
> Hare Krishna
> AFAIK, wherever the meat is suggested in shrauta yAga vidhi-s, without
> interpreting these injunctions in a peculiar way the Acharya would follow
> as it is..I myself have seen this ritual in sOma yAga held at Mattur some
> year back...Interestingly,  it is the part of the ritual in these shrauta
> yagna-s that adhvaryu will have to taste the meat..Though he is not taking
> it in quantity (just as we do in pongal, rasAyana, panchAmruta etc. :-))
> he will just touch the meat with the index finger and taste it at the tip
> of the tongue to complete the formality.
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar
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