[Advaita-l] vedic yajna

Rajaram Venkataramani rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Fri Apr 5 15:47:29 CDT 2013

Dear Friends,

I am glad to let you know that we performed namakaranam of my son Madhava
yesterday.  After this post made last year, I checked with a learned
sastrigal to understand the rituals involved in the upanishad and the
animal killing in the vedic yajnas.

I did not eat bull's meat nor use a goat substitute, no herbs also :)

Best Regards
Rajaram Venkataramani

On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 7:28 PM, Rajaram Venkataramani <
rajaramvenk at gmail.com> wrote:

> This is a question for those who are experts in the procedures of vedic
> yajna. In Brihadaranyaka Upanishad verses leading up to 6.4.18, there is a
> reference to eating rice mixed with milk, curd etc. to get a son
> well-versed in one, two, three and four vedas. I would like to know the
> references to corresponding yajna procedures. I am keen to understand if
> these procedures involve killing a cow or only partaking ghee. The text can
> be more appropriately translated as taking ghee given that the previous
> verses talk about curd, milk etc.

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