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I have found some references in this Youtube Video (Sankalpa Vidhi), which talks about why one should always perform Sankalpa before embarking upon any Hindu ritual. It also explains a Vidhi (method) of performing Sankalpa. In this video, we find slokas (which are supposedly) from Manu Smriti, Markandeya Purana which explain that full results of the rituals ...


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Traditionally, the altars (vedis वेदि) of yajnas are called citi's (चिति). This is derived from the dhatu चिञ् चयने i.e. "to collect" or "to arrange". The vedis are arranged in layers of bricks (iṣṭaka). This itself shows that altars are supposed to be built new for each new yajna, from bricks of various shapes and sizes, arranged in ...


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