Vedas, Rajsuya Yagya in Yajurveda: In Hinduism, there has been a tradition of Yagya since the Vedic period. In the Ramayana and Mahabharata also there is mention of the kings performing Yagya. There are many contexts in the scriptures of performing yagya to fulfill wishes or to avoid any bad incident. Even today, Yagyas are performed in Hinduism. There is mention of Putreshti Yagya, Ashwamedha Yagya, Rajasuya Yagya, Vishwajit Yagya, Somayajya and Pajranya Yagya in religious texts. Many of these yagyas are performed in the modern era as well.
Why are sacrifices performed
The complete description of Yagya is found in the Vedas. Yagya means fire worship. In Vedas, it has been said about the importance and glory of Yagyas that God is pleased by this. Along with human beings, Brahma ji has also created Yagya. He has described Yagya as the factor of human progress. According to the religious scriptures, by performing Yagya the deities are pleased and desires and wishes are fulfilled.
what is rajasuya yagya
Rajasuya Yajna is also one of the many Yajnas. Fame and the boundaries of the state increase with this yagya. In mythological times, especially this Yagya was performed by a king. When the Pandavas made Indraprastha their capital and started ruling there righteously, then Yudhishthira had performed Rajasuya Yagya.
It has been said in the Gita about Yagya-
अनाणदभवांति भूताणी पर्जन्याद्णनसम्भवः।
यज्ञाद्भावति पर्जन्यो यज्ञाः कर्मसमद्भवः ॥
the meaning isAll living beings are produced from food and food is produced from rain. Rain is caused by Yagya and Yagya is done by Karma.
The description of Rajasuya Yagya is found in Yajurveda.
In religious texts, 4 Vedas Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samveda and Arthveda have been mentioned. In this, the methods of Yagya in Yajurveda, the mantras used in it and the philosophy are mentioned. The description of Rajasuya Yagya is also found in Yajurveda. Rajasuya Yagya is a Vedic Yagya, which was performed by a king Chakravati to become an emperor.
Benefits of Yagya
It is believed that the wish is fulfilled by performing the Yagya. There is a law to perform Yagya for getting wealth, atonement for deeds, preventing evil, getting rid of misfortune, getting good fortune, getting rid of diseases etc. Yagya is also necessary in Gayatri worship. In religious scriptures, Gayatri is called the mother and Yagya is called the father, and with their combination, the spiritual birth of a man takes place.
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