gārhapatya fire

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The sacrificial fire expanded from, and superseding the gṛhyāgni (‘domestic fire’). One of the three major fires of the śrauta ritualist, it is produced during the agnyādheya ritual, and thereafter must be continually maintained. Considered five times more powerful than the gṛhyāgni, it is set up on the west side of the sacrificial area, and is expanded to make the āhavanīya and dakṣiṇa (dakṣiṇāgni) fires.

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