[Advaita-l] Ashwamedha Yajna in Hasan

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 08:24:37 CST 2012


Kindly see- http://ramsevatrust.org/index.php/ashvamedhayaga

The Ashwamedha Yajna was done because of  Vision of Sri Rama Avadhoota
of Hasan. He did Anjaneya penance for many years. He fasted 48 days.
His Guru is Sri Sridhara Swamiji. He said in one TV interview (TV 9
news) one horse came to him one night. He got vision to perform
Ashwamedha Yajna with that horse. That horse was taken to many many
parts of Karnataka and came back. This took one year to complete. I
think he got some priests from Kerala well versed in Srauta rituals to
do the Ashwamedha for him. He got support from ex CM. He was there on
first day. There were 600 Ritwiks for doing Ashwamedha and other


I think this is not like the Gayatri Pariwar Ashwamedha at all.  It is
different because so many Ritwiks were there. But was it done
correctly? This is my question.

On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 7:34 PM, Vidyasankar Sundaresan
<svidyasankar at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> From: vmurthy36 at gmail.com
>> Namaste
>> 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?
> My point is that just because something done today is called aSvamedha,
> it is not necessarily the same as the aSvamedha performed by royalty in
> olden times. So the question of correct performance of aSvamedha does
> not even really arise in this case.
> There is an organization called Gayatri Parivar, which conducts an event
> almost every year, called aSvamedha, but the central ritual done is only
> gAyatrI homa. They get thousands of people to recite gAyatrI mantra as
> part of this event. It is *called* aSvamedha for press release purposes,
> but there is no point in finding fault with the "correctness" or otherwise
> of what they do. The point they want to make is that the phala of doing
> this kind of yajna should be considered equal to the phala of doing an
> aSvamedha.
> nAyaM yajno mukhyoSvamedhaH | parantu phalastuty artham aSvamedha
> ity upacaryata eveti samAdhIyatAM.
> Regards,
> Vidyasankar
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