Vedic Yajnas are very elaborate.
They include Yajnas such as Chaturmasya, Pashu Bandha, Jyotishtoma, Atriratra, etc.
Every Yajna involves the participation of scholars from each branch of the Veda: Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda, and Atharvaveda.
Among them, the Yajurvedic scholar is called Adhvaryu.
अध्वर्य्युः - अध्वरं यज्ञं यौति सम्पादयति
Adhvaryu is in charge of the execution of the Yajna.
The term is derived from अध्वरः (Yajna)
Adhvaryu is in charge of various responsibilities such as:
He also chants appropriate mantras from the Yajurveda while going about performing his duties.
Adhvaryu has three assistants:
Purohitas of Yajnas are collectively called Ritwiks.
The other chief Ritwiks are:
Brahma should know all the four Vedas.
Veda calls the earth Agnivasah (अग्निवासाः). It means that the earth has fire inside and is surrounded by fire from outside which is the heat from the Sun.
Veda calls humidity in the atmosphere Agreguvah (अग्रेगुवः). It is also called Agrepuvah (अग्रेपुवः) since it purifies the atmosphere.
What is paschattapa or repentance?
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