Rig Veda Yagya – Day 2

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Each day begins with the Rudra Abishekam and Daily Yagya. In the process, all the kalasha pots have fresh flower malas.

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The mantras and flower offerings symbollically purify the water in the kalasha pots and the different deities are invoked and invited to reside there for the purpose of the pujas.

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There are traditional offerings of incense, fire, fruit and coconuts.

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The burning of camphor is symbolic of the gradual dissolution of our “papas” – bad karmas, which are eliminated as a result of the yagya performance.

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The yagya fire is started and the offerings are made while the Rig Veda verses are chanted.

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There is certainly a timeless quality to the yagyas. They have been performed just like this for well over a thousand years.