Ancient Indian Rituals And Their Social Contents
The Author Articulates That All Indian Rituals Are Based On Certain Well Defined And Inter-Related Principles. He Seeks To Discover These Principles After A Careful Analysis Of The Ingredients Of Various Rituals. Formulations In The Earlier Edition Have Been Critically Re-Examined And Basic Conclusions Substantiated By Fresh Evidence.
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According Adhvaryu Agni Agnistoma agricultural Aitareya ancient anointed Apastamba assembly Asvamedha Asvins Atharvaveda belief Bengal brahmacarin Brahmana literature Brhaspati Buddhist cadaka called cattle ceremony chariot concept connection consecration cows cult death deities Dharma dice diksa Diwali earth fertility festival fire gdjana girl gods Grhyasutras holy Hotr hymn Ibid India Indra initiation Katyayana Keith king kingship Ksatriya later legend magic mantras Manu means menstruation moon myth Nirrti oblations offered originally passages pastoral performed Prajapati priests primitive puberty Pururavas queen Rajasuya rebirth recited refers regarded religious Rgveda Rgvedic rites rituals royal Sabha sacrifice sacrificial horse Sahgha samans Samhita Samiti Satapatha Sattras Savitr says seventeen sexual Siva social society Soma Srauta Sutras symbol Taitt Taittiriya teacher thou tion tribal tribes upanayana uttering Vaisya Vajapeya Vajasaneyi Varuna Veda Vedic verses VIII Visnu wealth wine woman womb women worship XVIII Yajamanas Yajna