Ashwamedh Yagya: In the Context of Laukik Sanskrit Literature


Ashwamedh Yagya
Sanskrit Literature
Laukik Sahitya

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Kumari, S. (2024). Ashwamedh Yagya: In the Context of Laukik Sanskrit Literature. Interdisciplinary Journal of Yagya Research, 7(1), 25-27.


Yagya is a recognized and ancient Vedic worship practice in India and is considered the father of Indian culture. Therefore, the concept of Yagya has been beautifully and sweetly expressed in both Vedic literature and Laukik Sanskrit literature.

In ancient times, ordinary Yagyas played an important role in internal refinement and self-purification, while Mahayagyas were conducted to purify social life. However, when the need arose for the complete reconstruction of the nation and the environment, the tradition of Ashwamedh Yagya began on a global scale.

Ashwamedh is a grand spiritual experiment that enhances the happiness, peace, and prosperity of the nation. According to Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya, "'Ashwa' symbolizes the large-scale evils in society, and 'Medha' signifies the eradication of all evils and flaws from their roots. Ashwamedh Yagya is associated with the Gayatri mantra for ecological balance and the purification of the spiritual environment." According to the Taittiriya Brahmana, Ashwamedh Yagya also aids in nation-building.


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