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yajneshu devastisthanti yajne sarvam pratisthitam|

yajnena dhriyate prithvi yajnastarayati prajah||

annena bhuta jibanti parjanyadannasambhavah|

parjanyo jayate yajnat sarvam yajnamayam tatah||

This verse says everything is established in the yajna. Is this verse found in the Vedas? What is the source?

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The closest I could find was this, in the Mahānārayaṇopaniṣat:

यज्ञ इति यज्ञो हि देवानां यज्ञेन हि देवा दिवं गता यज्ञेनासुरानपानुदन्त
यज्ञेन द्विषन्तो मित्रा भवन्ति यज्ञे सर्वं प्रतिष्ठितं तस्माद्यज्ञं परमं वदन्ति ॥११॥

And in the Skandapurāṇam:

अन्नं प्रजापतिः प्रोक्तं स च संवत्सरो मतः ।
संवत्सरश्च यज्ञोसौ यज्ञे सर्वं प्रतिष्ठितम् ॥8.111.20॥

The verse is cited in the Śabdakalpadrumaḥ dictionary, under yajñaḥ (https://www.sanskrit-lexicon.uni-koeln.de/simple/skd/yajJaH). Apparently from the Kālikāpurāṇam.

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  • I found the exact verse in the Kalika Purana. Thanks for the hint. Feb 27 at 6:21
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Finally! I found the exact verse in the Kalika Purana.

यज्ञेषु देवास्तुष्यन्ति यज्ञे सर्वं प्रतिष्ठितम्।
यज्ञेन ध्रियते पृथ्वी यज्ञस्तारयति प्रजाः॥
The gods are pleased by the performance of sacrifices, the sacrifice serves the people, the earth is upheld by sacrifice, and everything is rooted in the sacrifice. - Kalika Purana 31.7

अन्तेन भूता जीवन्ति पर्यन्यादन्नसम्भवः।
पर्जन्यो जायते यज्ञात् सर्वं यज्ञमयं तत:॥
The creatures live on food, the food-crop grows by the rains, from sacrifice the rain comes into being, hence all entities are the embodiment of sacrifice. - Kalika Purana 31.8

Reference -

  1. The Kalika Purana translated by B N Sastri

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