[Advaita-l] Ashwamedha Yajna in Hasan

Vidyasankar Sundaresan svidyasankar at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 6 10:21:42 CST 2012

> Namaste
> 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.
> http://m.timesofindia.com/PDATOI/articleshow/12091305.cms
> 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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