In Yajurveda Samhita, we come across Ashvamedha ritual. In Shukla Yajurveda, Madhyandin Samhita section 23.18–32, the so-called obscene ritual of the chief Queen Mahishi copulating with dead horse is mentioned clearly in the commentaries of Uvvata and Mahidhara. In Kānvaśatpatha Brāhmana XV.5.2.4 to XV.5.2.11 especially in the 4th verse its written, 'The Male organ of horse is kept at the lap of the Queen. "May the vigorous male, layer of seed impregnate."'In the 6th verse it is written, 'The Adhvaryu then addresses the young lass- "Hello, hello, maiden that little she bird."- The young lass responds, "Adhvaryu, that little he-bird" and this is the "Yakāśko śkuntiketi " verse which Uvvata and Māhīdhara translate "she bird" and "he bird" as Clitoris and Penis respectively in his Madhyandin Samhita commentary. Is this ritual really present in the ritual or did Uvvata and Mahidhara tried to put their own interpretation which could be flawed?

  • Those verses are actually there in the Vedas. They are learned in gurukulas and vedapatshalas by orthodox vaidika brahmanas. There is really a sex act with the queen and horse in the ashwamedha ritual. – Ikshvaku Mar 13 at 12:12
  • Sir really??Please dont say so!! @Ikshvaku – Sethu Srivatsa Koduru Mar 13 at 12:15
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    Swami Vishwananda is a known downvoter. He has most downvotes to lowest upvotes ratio. – Ikshvaku Mar 13 at 12:22
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    Swami Vishwananda is an Advaitin and supporter of illusionary world theory. Your question makes it seem like the theory is contradicted by the Upanishads. – Ikshvaku Mar 13 at 12:25
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    Sir then he should have answered it na..I only wanted to ask how can contradiction be explained.. I dont think answer should be downvoted! He did many times! @Ikshvaku – Sethu Srivatsa Koduru Mar 13 at 12:26

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