Mundakopanishad : ( Seven tongues of fire ).Mantram-4.
Section-2. ( Rituals )
Mantram-4. ( Seven tongues of fire )
Discussion-1. "the significance of various classifications and types of flames ( fire ) in the Homa-kundam......."
The real import and the significance of various classifications and types of flames discussed herein have no parallel in modern science, since the western world has not taken fire as a topic of enquiry.
And yet, to some extent, we know the different areas in a candle-flames discussed in elementary physics-texts.
Whether there are any special significances attached to these different types of flames or not, it is not within our knowledge today to declare.
However, in this 'mantram' we can find not only the scientific approach but also the thoroughness with which the ancient Rishi-s dealt with their topics.
The 'Mantram' is a clear example where science allied with literature begets a knowledge divinely glorious.
In their very sound, the terms used for the different kinds of flames have a beauty of their own.
Next : Discussion-2. "Summation ........"
To be continued .....