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Do any verses in the Vedas declare Agni to be the Highest Brahman?

There are Plenty of verses. I'm just selecting a few of them from RigVeda. “त्वमघ्न इन्द्रो वृषभः सतामसि त्वं विष्णुरुरुघायो नमस्यः त्वं ब्रह्मा रयिविद् ब्रह्मणस् पते त्वं विधर्तःसचसे ...
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Which Scriptures contain the verse "Arogyam bhaskarad ichcheth"?

There is slightly different version is available in Matsya Purana, Chapter 68. आरोग्यं भास्करादिच्छेद्धनमिच्छेद्धुताशनात्। ईश्वराज्ज्ञानमन्विच्छेन्मोक्षमिच्छेज्जनार्दनात्॥ ४१॥ ārogyaṃ ...
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To whom the Durga suktam Of Rig veda is addressed To?

First of all, the phrase Durga Suktam is not part of the text (Rig Veda). The entire DurgA Suktam is found in the MahAnArAyana Upanishad (MNU), section 2 and not in the Vedas. It has seven mantras in ...
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To whom the Durga suktam Of Rig veda is addressed To?

Durga suktam - This is a prayer to the Fire God Agni occurring in the Maha Narayana Upanishad. Section two. Page -93 Durga is used here as a word for difficult problems in almost all the stanzas. ...
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Jataveda and Kravyada forms of Agni, the vedic God of fire

There are two forms of Agni as Jataveda and Kravyada. Jataveda is invoked to burn and carry offerings except flesh to Gods and Kravyada is invoked to burn flesh. I am quoting definition from here. ...
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When did Krishna fight Varuna and Agni?

Krishna fighting with Agni and Varuna is described in Vishnu Parva of Harivamsa. These events happened at the time of Aniruddha marriage. Fighting with Agni happened just when entering in the ...
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Who is the 'messenger' of Asuras and what is his story?

According to Vayu Purana, Chapter 29, Saharaksha is the son of Pavaka and serve as the Agni for the Asuras. पवमानात्मजश्चैव कव्यवाहन उच्यते। पावकात्सहरक्षस्तु हव्यवाहः शुचेः सुतः॥४॥ The son ...
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How can Wind, Sun and Fire be living beings?

To understand it better, I am answering after keeping your question limited to the Sun. Sun is called Aditya meaning son of Aditi and Kashyap Rishi. How can a star be born from a living being? The ...
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Translation of the very first Mantra of the Rig Veda

Let me post the relevant part from the comment here for the benefit of the users. Sri Chinmoy was a spiritual master who wrote on various topics especially in the form of poetry. Here, he talks about ...
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What is the significance of fire in rituals?

Significance of fire in Rituals - Agni is an ancient Hindu deity. Agni is one of the important Vedic Deity. Agni is the god of fire. Agni as High-priest, messenger of gods - Agni accepts ...
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Which Scriptures contain the verse "Arogyam bhaskarad ichcheth"?

The verse which gives the same meaning occurs in the Padma Purana Srishti Kanda Chapter 34. This is said to Sage Pulastya to Bhishma. But the Sanskrit verse has variation. 327-328 O lord of kings, ...
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Difference between Naishtika Brahmacharya and Sanyasa

A Naishtika Brahmachari is perpetual student. He lives till his death the life that is meant for a student. Does Naishtika Brahmacharya also involve 'Agni-tyaga'? No, because after all it ...
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Which verse of taittiriya brAhmana talks of extinguishing agnihotra fire as sinful?

I think it's Taittirīya Saṃhitā (TS 1.5.2.1) not the Brāhmaṇa you are referring to. Translation of the verse from here: i. 5. 2. He who removes the fire casts away the sacrifice and cattle. ...
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What are the five kind of offerings and vedic hymns Srimad Bhagavatham is referring to?

Five kinds of offerings are referring to Vedic sacrifices or the sacred fires recommended for householders because they are said by Agni and he is sapeaking about Vedic sacrifices and offering made in ...
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Have Devas like Indra, Agni, Varun ever done tapasya in order to counter attack Asuras?

References of Devas like Indra, Varun, Agni etc. doing severe tapasya to seek extra ordinary powers/boon in order to counter attack Asuras. Yes in in Brahmanda Purana there is a story of Indra and ...
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Why agni is known as jaatavedas?

As Śaṅkarācārya explains in his commentary, the term simply means 'one who knows all that is created.' 3.1.3 Te, they-those gods who failed to know, It, and were desirous of knowing It, but had ...
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Why agni is known as jaatavedas?

The verse you have quoted in question is तेऽग्निमब्रुवन् जातवेद एतद्विजानीहि किमेतद्यक्षमिति तथेति ॥ 16 ॥ te'gnimabruvan jātaveda etadvijānīhi kimetadyakṣamiti tatheti || 16 || They ...
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What is the significance of fire in rituals?

Fire is the Vedic Deity Agni. In fire rituals(Yajnas), he(Agni) acts as the messenger & hence indispensable . He carries the Havi(the oblations like Ghee,etc) to the receiver of the Yajna. That ...
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Did Lord Rama create or invent fire?

Yes, Lord Rama created fire. From Ramcharitmanas ताकर दूत अनल जेहिं सिरिजा। जरा न सो तेहि कारन गिरिजा॥ उलटि पलटि लंका सब जारी। कूदि परा पुनि सिंधु मझारी॥4॥ भावार्थ:-(शिवजी कहते हैं-) हे पा...
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Why Agni is called 'twice born' in Rigveda?

Agni is twice born in RigVeda the second birth is the ritual fire and household fire ("sva adhvaro raja visham athiti" RV.2.2(8) - king of the ritual pole and guest of the village). This is the Agni ...
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preserving Agnihotra in present days?

The main fire in the house of one observing the fire rites, was inherited from his father's garhapaytya fire. The derivative fires the ahavaniya and dakshinagni could be lighted from this or from the ...
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Gold as substitute for Agni in sacrifices

Gold is an off spring of Agni (Fire) as mentioned in scriptures. So that is probably the connection which allows gold to be used as a substitute of fire. For example see: 16 Gold is the firstborn of ...
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What is the meaning of Rig Veda, Shakhala Shakha, Aitareya Brahman 1.1.1.?

The word 'avama' should be interpreted as 'most accessible', 'closest' or the one who is 'forefront'. Acharya Sayana who is a celebrated commentator on the Vedas tells us that avama here means 'first' ...
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Did Sita pray to Agni not to burn hanuman's tail when ravana's people set it on fire?

The Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kanda, Sarga 53 narrates the incident of Sita praying to Agni to not burn Hanuman. When the Rakshasis hear of Ravana setting Hanuman's tail on fire, they inform Sita Devi ...
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Is Agni and Vayu great because RigVeda eulogized them or are they not great because they're subject to ego in Kenopanishad?

Agni is central in all vedic rituals. All the offerings in the Vedic sacrifices are invariably offered to Agni and through him to other gods. Agni is thus the primary recipient of all Vedic ...
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What is the story of the three previous Agnis who passed away?

I found this in the Brhaddevata: Deeply grateful for the wonderful questions and the intelligent queriers. It seems that there are 3 or 5 brothers. I speculate, that the asuras had destroyed three ...
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Why Agni is called 'twice born' in Rigveda?

Let's see why Agni is called Twice Born in Rig-Veda sukta 1.149.4 अभि द्विजन्मा त्री रोचनानि विश्वा रजांसि शुशुचनो अस्थात |  होता यजिष्ठो अपां सधस्थे || 1.149.4b || abhi dvijanmā trī ...
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Different types of sacred fires from Vedic Period?

According to Manusmriti, the three fires Garhapatya, Dakshinagni and Ahavaniya are compared with father, mother and teacher respectively. पिता वै गार्हपत्योग्निर्माताग्निर्दक्षिणाः स्मृताः । गुरुरा...
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