Agni-karya; 1 Definition(s)

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[Agni-karya in Hinduism glossaries]

Agni karya forms the core of a sacrifice. It includes purification rites and the homas. The ingredients used in a yajña are called dravya. There are six ingradients involved in performing an Agni Karya. They are:

  • Sruk and Sruva (ladles used for making offering in fire)
  • Idhma (wooden pieces/sticks used as fuel in the sacrifice – also called samidhas)
  • Pātras (bowls)

There are three kinds of pātras used:

  • the prokṣiṇi (used for purification)
  • ājya (to hold the clarified butter)
  • pūrṇa pātra (literally “complete”, the one used for completion of the rite)
(Source): Hindupedia: The Hindu Encyclopedia

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