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The Vedas are traditionally divided into two parts: Karma kanda and Jnana kanda. The Karma kanda consists of Yajnas involving animal sacrifice. Ancient Sri Vaishnava commentators and acharyas say that …
asked Dec 23 '18 by Ikshvaku
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In the Soma yajna, a few animals are killed (I think 3 different animals are killed). My question is, how are they killed? Through beheading, strangulation, etc? This answer says that the horse is …
asked Dec 19 '18 by Ikshvaku
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The body of animals killed in Yajnas and Sraddhas go to the world of the Devas as well as the world of Pitrs. The Devas and Pitrs eat the flesh of the animals killed in the yajnas offered by humans …
asked Dec 21 '18 by Ikshvaku
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There are animal sacrifices for Indra, Vayu, Agni, Prajapati and Shiva, etc in the Vedas. For example, in the Ashvalayana Grihya Sutras: 1 1. Now the spit-ox (sacrificed to Rudra). In au …
asked Dec 27 '18 by Ikshvaku
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| ātmānaṃ ca paśuṃ caiva gamayatyuttamaṃ gatim || 42 || At the Madhuparka offering, at sacrifices, and at the rites in honour of the Pitṛs,—at these alone should animals be killed, and nowhere … else: thus has Manu declared—(41) The twice-born person, knowing the real import of the Veda, killing animals on these occasions, carries himself and the animal to the most excellent state …
asked Dec 20 '18 by Ikshvaku
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the Pitṛs,—at these alone should animals be killed, and nowhere else: thus has Manu declared—(41) The twice-born person, knowing the real import of the Veda, killing animals on these occasions … desiring a certain result to kill animals; for it has been found that one obtains a rich harvest by offering sacrifices at which animals are killed.”...... such sacrifices as those mentioned cannot be …
asked Dec 25 '18 by Ikshvaku
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Contemporary Hindus believe that cows are the most sacred animals and should not be eaten. There are even groups in North India that kill people who eat cows. However, many of the Dharma Shastras … carnivorous animals However, verse 29 does say this: [Nor can one eat the meat] of one-hoofed animals, of camels, of the Gayal [wild cow], of village pigs, of Sarabhas, and of cattle …
asked Feb 12 '18 by Ikshvaku