Agni, the Vedic God of Fire                                                                        http://www.hinduwebsite...
Agni, the Vedic God of Fire                                              http://www.hinduwebsite.com/hinduism/concepts/agn...
Agni, the Vedic God of Fire                                          http://www.hinduwebsite.com/hinduism/concepts/agni.as...
Agni, the Vedic God of Fire                                               http://www.hinduwebsite.com/hinduism/concepts/ag...
Agni, the Vedic God of Fire                                                           http://www.hinduwebsite.com/hinduism...
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i used to be an Aires, now somehow I have been translocated to a pices. who changed our astrological signs anyway.

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  1. 1. Agni, the Vedic God of Fire http://www.hinduwebsite.com/hinduism/concepts/agni.asp Home Hinduism Other Rel. Self- Devt. Spiritualism Web Res. Reference Utilities Shopping Scriptures Bhagavad Upanishads Symbolism Saivism Vedas Hinduism A to Z Esoteric History Scriptures gita Product Offers The Concepts of Hinduism- Agni, the Fire God -->Shopping Links<-- Featured Article Index Page Message Board Search Hinduwebsite Hinduism A to Z Hinduism FAQ Search Hindu Pantheon Agni is the most popular Upanishads god of the Rigveda as is Bhagavad-Gita Buddhist Philosophy evident from the number Practical Buddhism of hymns addressed to him Symbolism in the scripture. Fire is Yoga Scriptures central to all vedic rituals. Vedas As the most potent and My Horoscope visible form of energy, My Search Web Directory useful but destructive at Indian News the same time, it was both Hinduism News feared and revered by the Video Center Today in History vedic people. Almost Technology Articles every mandala or division Encyclopedias of the Information Portal Rigveda starts with a hymn to Ads by Google Indian Gods Agni. The Shani God vedic hymns Lakshmi Gods Worship Hymns praise him Vedic Yantra copiously often describing him as the supreme god and creator. The Recent Articles Upanishads describe Atman or soul as a flame of the size of a thumb. Other gods and elements such as the earth, the air are but his manifestations. He Support this site is the thunderbolt of Indras weapon, the light of The money generated from the website will the Surya. In the later vedic period he became, one help us improve the of the Ashtadikpalas as lord of the southeast website. Use our shopping center to quarter. Agni is the chosen Priest, God, minister of make your online1 of 5 7/6/10 10:04 AM
  2. 2. Agni, the Vedic God of Fire http://www.hinduwebsite.com/hinduism/concepts/agni.asp purchases from today. sacrifice, the hotar, who lavishes wealth and dispels the darkness. Sapient-minded priest, truthful, most gloriously great, ruler of sacrifices, guard of Law eternal, radiant One, no sacrifice is complete without his presence. His presence verily ensures the success of a sacrifice, because whatever sacrifice he accepts goes to the gods. Agni is the messenger, the herald, master of all wealth, oblation-bearer, much beloved, who brings the willing Gods from the heavens and makes them sit on the grass with him near the sacrificial altar. Agni along with Indra, the lord of the heavens and Surya, the lord of the skies, constitute the first trinity of Hinduism. Their places were latter assigned to Siva, Brahma and Vishnu respectively. In the Puranas, Agni is subordinated to other gods. We see in them a clear decline in his popularity and significance. The Agni Purana, for example, is not about the significance of Agni but of Vishnu as the lord of the universe. Agni is a mere recipient of divine knowledge like other vedic deities. According to tradition Agni has ten forms, which are described below. Of these the first five are his material or natural forms and the next five his ritual forms. 1. The ordinary fire 2. Lightning 3. The sun 4. The digestive fire (jatharaagni) 5. Destructive Fire (forest fire, fire that is going to consume the worlds at the end of creation and so on) 6. Fire produced using sticks for the purpose of sacrificial ritual. 7. Fire given to a student at the time of his initiation (upanayana) ceremony 8. The fire kept in the house for domestic rituals.2 of 5 7/6/10 10:04 AM
  3. 3. Agni, the Vedic God of Fire http://www.hinduwebsite.com/hinduism/concepts/agni.asp 9. The southern fire of the ancestors used in certain rituals. 10. The funeral fire used in the cremation rituals. Agni is appointed by Manu as the priest. He is often invoked along with Indra, with whom he shares the pico.ameba.net Ads by Google passion for soma drink. He is also invoked along with Maruts probably to ward off the dangers of forest fires. Agni, was the earliest Angiras, a Seer. After his holy ordinance the Maruts, were born with their glittering spears. Addressed as immortal Jatavedas, many-hued effulgent gift of Dawn, bearer of offerings and the charioteer of sacrifice, Agni is the Lord of Red Steeds, who loves songs. Kind and bountiful giver of gifts, of wondrous fame, Agni is the friend of all, loved by many in their homes. The Vedic Aryans were well aware of his destructive ability, as he sets the forests aflame. "Urged by the wind he spreads through dry wood as he lists, armed with his tongues for sickles, with a mighty roar. Black is thy path, Agni, changeless, with glittering waves! when like a bull thou rushes eager to the trees, with teeth of flame, wind-driven, through the wood he speeds, triumphant like a bull among the herd of cows, with bright strength roaming to the everlasting air: things fixed, things moving quake before him as he flies." We also know some thing about his origins. Matariswan brought him down from the heavens and handed him over to the Bhrigus for keeping. In some of the hymns like the following ones, we3 of 5 7/6/10 10:04 AM
  4. 4. Agni, the Vedic God of Fire http://www.hinduwebsite.com/hinduism/concepts/agni.asp see Agni being elevated to the status of a supreme god, " Agni is the Vaivashnara the center of all people ... He is in the sky as well as at the center of the earth." A similar notion can be found in this hymns also. "Commingling, restless, he ascends the sky, unveiling nights and all that stands or moves, as he the sole God is preeminent in greatness among all these other Gods." In the images, Agni is depicted with two heads, long flowing hair, a pot belly, six eyes, seven hands, four horns and three legs. His seven hands represent the seven flames and the three legs represent the three worlds which he reigns. His pot belly denotes his love for rich oily food. His consorts are svaha and svadha. Being a dhoomaketu, smoke is his banner. The Ram is his vehicle, and the ram being a typical sacrificial animal, his association with it denotes his connection with sacrificial rituals. Suggested Further Reading Vedic gods Vedic Sacrifice Navagrahas, the Planetary deities The Ashtadikpalas, Rulers of Eight Directions pico.ameba.net Ads by Google The History and Tradition of the Vedas Mantra, meaning and significance Hymns from4 of 5 7/6/10 10:04 AM
  5. 5. Agni, the Vedic God of Fire http://www.hinduwebsite.com/hinduism/concepts/agni.asp the Rig Veda Tuesday , July 6, 2010 ©2000-2010 Hinduwebsite.com. All Rights are reserved. No part of this website can be copied or reproduced in any manner. However links to the website can be established. Your use of the website is subject to the terms of use attached hereto. About Us Privacy Policy Contact Us Terms of use Help Us5 of 5 7/6/10 10:04 AM

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