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agnyādheya


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A two-day ritual performed by the sacrificer (yajamāna) and his wife to establish the three (or five) fires necessary to become a śrauta ritualist. Thereafter he is known as an āhitāgni, and is obliged to perform the full range of śrauta rites until he dies, or renounces and becomes a saṃnyāsin.

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