posted on Oct, 29 2011 @ 07:41 PM
Ashwamedh Yagna, Putreyeshti Yagna
A Yagna is organized for a specific purpose. A king organizes a yagna for benefit of people of his kingdom etc. Yagna were organized several times a
year by Ikshvaku kings.
A yagna is similar to agnihotra. The procedure is same. The only difference is presence of Rishis and Munis that participate in yagna, and specific
mantra that are recited.
The havi or offering to fire are as follows:
1. Samidha - a mixture of four types of plant matter (explained earlier)
2. Mishtanna - sweet rice, halwa, kheer, laddu etc.
3. Sthalipak - boiled rice (bhaat) with ghee
4. Fresh fruits (in absence of grains)
5. Cow ghee (clarified butter)
Authentic Valmiki Ramayan contains only description of Putreyeshti Yagna organized by King Dashrath. The offering of 'kheer' (rice cooked in sweet
milk) was made in this yagna.
edit on 29-10-2011 by vedatruth because: (no reason given)