While reading This Web Site , I have come across a description of various fires a grihastha (householder) was expected to keep in his house during Vedic period.
The exact passage from website is as below-:
Every grihastha (householder) was expected to keep 5 or 3 sacred fires (Five fires: Ahavaneeya, Dakshagni, Garhapatya, Sawta, Aavasadha ) in his house to perform Vedic rituals.
So , I simply want to know more about these 5 types of sacred fires.
What was their purpose?
Which hymns from Vedas mentioned them?