ASHWAMEDHA YAGNA Written by Sulaiman Razvi Ashvamedha Yajna is a ritual performed by Queens (particularly by chief queen) for fertility. Recently I have started reading the Ramayana and I came across the concept of ‘ Ashwamedha Yagna/ Horse Sacrifice’ that King Dasharath is. The reason for why Lord Rama performed an Ashwamedha Yajna can be found in Valmiki Ramayana-UTTARA KANDA-Saraga 96 to Sarga (or Saraga

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But still there are some Hindus who try to explain these verses in their own way. Rama would do the initial puja and release a sacrificial horse, which roams in the entire kingdom and the neighboring kingdoms. Talbott writes that ” Mircea Eliade treated the Ashvamedha as a rite having a cosmogonic structure which both regenerated the entire cosmos and reestablished every social order during its performance.

What kind of warped logic is that ma? In this context, Ashwamedha means exercising a proper control over the senses asjwamedha which a man can conquer his lower passions and rise up to the level of a spiritual being.

They usually run into the house. Ayodhya was a city that was not ruled by laws but by good sense. And finally all his effort bore fruit.

What Was the Importance of Ashwamegh Yagya

We humbly request everyone to contribute either your time or resources or both generously for this noble cause. Because he has banished his wife, many people believe that women should stay in the house and not go out.

Apte, Published in ] As you can see the apologist has deliberately distorted the Sanskrit words. Your sons will do well. While we agree that the moral character of the king should be above reproach, we also believe that kingship is about meting out justice not pandering to the wishes and opinions of the subjects.


Venkataramanayya theorized that Prithvivyaghra was a feudatory ruler, who unsuccessfully tried to challenge Nandivarman’s Ashvamedha campaign. It is assumed that the regions where the horse set its foot accepted the supremacy of the king who sent it. Each decision he makes is a part of the larger system of governance.

Stories about lilas of Deities. Sign In to earn Badges. Looking at the ancient Hindu tradition, we find several rituals that have a deep meaning and spiritual context. But when it comes to respect for women, there are new laws being enacted every day. The predominant version of Ashwamedha sacrifice is followed by the free release of the horse that was worshipped and honoured during the sacrifice.

Did I not deserve that much as a wife, as a partner, as a friend that he claimed I was? By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie YafnaPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. This would not have been possible if I did not have a purpose. We hate him ma! The Laws of Manu refer to the Ashvamedha V.

Ashvamedha – Wikipedia

These oblations coupled with the chanting of the vedic mantras spread molecular waves in the atmosphere that lead to the purification of physical and astral environments. If any of them did not accept Rama as their emperor, they would have to fight and defeat the army.

All World Gayatri Pariwar since has organized performances of a “modern version” of the Ashvamedha where a statue is used in place of a real horse, according to Hinduism Today with a million participants in ChitrakootMadhya Pradesh on April 16 to 20, Ashawmedha queen mothers were agitated and tearful as well. You have brought up children who have a mind of their own and do not get swayed by royalty.

But I was now worried. Sometimes, you just have to choose between the lesser of the gagna evils. I thought it was bizarre, because the twins were hardly ever home during the day — what with their studies and practice and play.


Coins of the king and records of his descendants [22] [24]. Gemini traits and personality. The reason for this omission is because the translator found these verses to be too vulgar.

Ashvamedha Yajna The Obscene Ritual

I am not saying that what Raja Ram did was right. Stories about glories of holy name.

The Rite and Ashqamedha Logic. In the territory traversed by the horse, any rival could dispute the king’s authority by challenging the warriors accompanying it. I was more in tune with it.

Valmiki ji wanted to take the twins with him to the court to sing the Ramayana. Stories from Caitanya lila. But he cannot escape the consequences of the choice. I did not ask to be kidnapped.

Ashwamegh Yagya – What Was the Importance of Ashwamegh Yagya

Click here to read more about science of yagya Yagya – is a Sacrificial ritual symbolizing selfless service to all. The Sivanvayal pillar inscription states that he performed ten Ashvamedhas [22]. Harivamsa Purana, Bhavishya Parva 3.

I was waiting for the children with a curious anxiety. Gradually, the tears dried up. I had to introspect and find a world for myself.

But he chose not to.

In fact apart from stress and tension, more and more ywgna diseases, untold anxiety and fear are caused by the highly polluted environment and ecological imbalances. I request the writer to explain which Sanskrit words here in verse 20 are translated into Criminals, Ishwar, cooperate, developing resources?