Shiva Yagya – Day 5, part 2

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After the atmosphere is purified and the presence of Shiva is invoked through the “nyasam”, the fire ritual can begin.

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Today the homa kund (fire pit) was nicely decorated with flower petals.

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Towards the beginning of the ritual an offering of cooked rice is made.

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A little ghee is added so it will burn well.

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And it is offered into the fire. The god of fire – Agni, is like a messenger. He consumes the offerings and takes them to the subject of the yagya, in this case Shiva.

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The yagya proceeds with offerings being made as Rudram is chanted.

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Sampath, our chief priest making an offering.

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Aditya, first assistant to Sampath.

The following are images from the fire ritual this morning.

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