[Advaita-l] vedic yajna

Rajaram Venkataramani rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Sun Dec 4 10:08:26 CST 2011

This question for Shri Vidyasankar. As far as I know, sthAlipAka yajna does
not involve animal sacrifice. Is there any reason why this involves animal
sacrifice? Does 6.4.19 say that this is an extension to sthalipaka yajna or
does it say that sthAlipaka yajna should be performed the next day? If it
is the latter, then this should be different from sthAlipaka yajna. is it

On Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 1:52 PM, Rajaram Venkataramani <rajaramvenk at gmail.com
> wrote:

> On Sat, Dec 3, 2011 at 6:24 PM, Vidyasankar Sundaresan <
> svidyasankar at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > This discussion has gone off in multiple directions responding to all
>> > which will further defeat the purpose of my starting it to find out
>> > the specific ritual referred to in Br Up verses. I'm planning to ask a
>> > learned sastrigal or srautigal. But if anyone knows, please share the
>> > name of the ritual. It does not seem to be putra kameshti.
>> >
>> In all the discussion, you may have missed the fact that bRhadAraNyaka
>> 6.4.19
>> itself tells you that it is an optional extension of the sthAlIpAka. I
>> mentioned some
>> basic details and information about a recent book on sthAlIpAka, with
>> about 200
>> photographs of sthAlIpAka from a Maharashtrian home it. See
>> http://www.advaita-vedanta.org/archives/advaita-l/2011-November/029832.html
>> and
>> http://www.advaita-vedanta.org/archives/advaita-l/2011-November/029874.html
>> .
>> RV: Thank you. Now, it is easy to check the theory and practice as well
>> as restrictions for kali yuga. Thanks also to Shri Anand Hudli for
>> providing data points on why this is different from putra kameshti. Though
>> I knew it was a different ritual, I did not have the data to substantiate
>> my position.

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