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Why is the queen required to sleep next to the dead horse at the end of Aśvamedha Yajña?

That translation on wikipedia is of Griffith and other colonial British translators and is completely wrong. Basically there is one verse from Shatapatha Brahmana and four verses from Yajur Veda which ...
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What is the story of Shiva fighting Rama and Hanuman?

Yes there is wonderful story of Hanuman fighting with Lord Shiva and Shree Rama only appearing in the battlefield but not fighting with Shiva.The story is from the time of Shree Rama's Ashwamedha ...
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Which 299 animals were sacrificed in the Ashwamedha besides the Horse?

The detail list of all animals, birds and marine creatures which were tied in Yajna-Shala is present in Ashwamedha Prakarana of Vajaseniya samhita of Shukla Yajurveda. The 24 adhyay of Shukla ...
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What is the difference between Rajasuya Yajna and Ashwamedha Yajna?

Your confusion is well warranted since the purpose of both the Yagnyas seems to be the establishment of overlordship over other kingdoms and make them accept the sovereignty of the king performing the ...
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Which 299 animals were sacrificed in the Ashwamedha besides the Horse?

This chapter of the Shatapatha Brahmana of the Yajur Veda describes the animals sacrificed in an Ashwamedha Yagna: For this (day) there are those sacrificial animals--'A horse, a hornless he-...
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Where does Ramayana state Ashwamedha Yajna is intended for worship of Lord Rudra?

Srikantha Sivacharya is referring to this chapter of the Uttara Kanda of the Ramayana, in which Brahma's son Kardama explains how the lunar dynasty king Ila's problem of continually changing between a ...
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Why is the queen required to sleep next to the dead horse at the end of Aśvamedha Yajña?

Why is the queen required to sleep next to the dead horse at the end of Aśvamedha Yajña? Because it is a fertility rite that rejuvenates the kingdom and makes it prosper. There are material and ...
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Are these rituals really done in Ashvamedha as per Brahmanas? Is the translation correct?

The particular sexual interaction “Then they draw out the penis of the horse and place it in the vagina of the chief queen...” is nowhere to be found in the paralel English translation by Julius ...
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When was the last Ashwamedha yajna conducted?

The last king to perform the Aśvamedha yajña was the 18th century Rajput ruler Sawai Jai Singh. In History of Dharmaśāstra, Vol II Part II, P. V. Kane lists a few others: In Indian Antiquary vol. ...
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What does the first stanza of the Aswhamedha sacrifice mean?

Here is how this journal paper translates it: He (the Sacrificer, i.e. the king) offers the samgrahani ishti. (When he is about to offer that oblation, he says:) “I will keep this community ...
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An attempt to malign our religion by an Islamist in the Article. Can I get good refutations of this man claims?

The Islamist article peddles standard attacks on Hinduism. Let me discuss the article one by one. Asvamedha yajna Aśvamedha (‘[that in which] a horse is immolated’) Aśvamedha is one of the most ...
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Why is the queen required to sleep next to the dead horse at the end of Aśvamedha Yajña?

In The Origins and Development of Classical Hinduism, A. L. Basham talks about the symbolism behind this practice. Ch. 2. Early Speculations and the Later Sacrificial Cults ... A feature ...
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What is the story of Shiva fighting Rama and Hanuman?

I think you must be relating about the story of Veeramani in Utthara Ramayan who was great Shiva devotee. He took the horse of Lord Rama and didn't give it back to Hanuman when it was asked and hence ...
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Scriptural reference of Prabhupada's commentry on S.B. 4:19:11

Is there any scriptural refrence regarding this point that sacrificed animal can come back to life if mantras are chanted rightly? This can't be possible because there are actually mantras from the ...
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What is the horse breed that is used in Ashvamedha yagna?

E. sivalensis is thought to have gone extinct 10k–75k years ago during the late Pleistocene megafaunal extinction as no evidence of them has been found more recently than 75k years ago.¹ Aśvamedha (...
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Actual translation especially according Sayanacharya of controversial verses of Shukla Yajurved Book 23, Verses 20-31 regarding Ashwamedha Yajna

Sir I couldn't find actual translation for verses 20-31 by Sir Griffiths, instead i found translation done by Dr Tulsi Ram from the Arya Samaj. 20.Let both of them, the ruler and the people, protect ...
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How was Rama able to perform Ashvamedha?

Yes, it is absolutely correct to say that the queen is necessary for the performance of the Ashwamedha Yajna. The main part concerning the rituals of doing parikrama of the horse etc must be performed ...
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Scriptural reference of Prabhupada's commentry on S.B. 4:19:11

It is actually based on the concept that: We are not this body but we are sprit soul. So when the sacrificial animal is sacrificed, the sages due to high consciousness and power obtained from tapasya ...
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Are these rituals really done in Ashvamedha as per Brahmanas? Is the translation correct?

These verses are not to be interpreted literally because rama in ramayana performed ashvamedha without a wife. As per "literal" interpretation ram should have had not one but four wives to ...
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Why is the queen required to sleep next to the dead horse at the end of Aśvamedha Yajña?

These verses are not to be interpreted literally because rama in ramayana performed ashvamedha without a wife. As per "literal" interpretation ram should have had not one but multiple wives ...
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Why is the queen required to sleep next to the dead horse at the end of Aśvamedha Yajña?

This is just nonsense ashwa medha doesn't include either of that whatever Swami Vivekananda said he said that after being friends with Max Muller! These verses are wrongly translated- The only ...
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