Mundakopanishad : ( Description of the 'Agnihotra' sacrifice ).Mantram-2.






Mundaka-Upanishad


Chapter-1.


Section-2. ( Rituals )


Mantram-2. [ Description  of  the  'Agnihotra'  sacrifice  ( Homam ) ].



"Yada  lelayate  hyarcih   samiddhe  havya-vahane,


tada  jya  bhaga-vantaren-ahutih   pratipadayet.


( sraddhaya  hutam )."




yada  =  when;

lelayate  =  moves,  kindled;

hi-arcih  =  fire;

samiddhe  =  when  flames  begin  to  move,  (  well-ignited );

havyavahane  =  in  the  sacred  fire;

tada  =  then;

ajya-bhagau-antarena  =  on  the  space  between  the  two  portions  of  fire;

ahutih  =  the  oblations  ( of  ghee );

pratipadayet  =  should  be  offered;

(sraddhaya  hutam  =  offered  with  faith).




"When  the  fire  is  kindled  and  the  flames  begin  to  move,  let  the  sacrifice  ( homam )  offer  his  oblations  ( with  faith )  on  the  space  between  the  two  portions  of  the  sacred  fire  where  ghee  ( clarified  butter )  should  be  poured."

Next : Discussion-1. About  "Agnihotra".......

To be continued  ....



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