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Those verses are not talking about specific Yagnas which have rain as a fruit. They are talking about the general function that Yagnas serve in providing rain to the Universe. Here is what Medhatithi’s Manubhashya says ‘Into the fire being thrown’—by the sacrificer. ‘Oblation’—cooked rice, cakes and such other things, when thrown into the fire, are ...


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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. VIII. p. 273 (at p. 278) we find that a general, called Udayacandra, of Nandivarma Pallavamalla (about the 9th century A. D.) defeated Pṛthivīvyāghra, king of ...


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