Know true meaning of Ashwamedha yagna

Know true meaning of Ashwamedha yagna

Know true meaning of Ashwamedha yagna

1. Ashwamedha Yagna

India and Hinduism is known for its customs and traditions, it is ancient and true, some customs and ceremonies have a deep meaning and divine context. Ashwamedha  Yagya or a horse loss is one of the most popular observations in the Hindu mythology. It is one of the ceremonies of generous classes and it is known as an exclusive ritual. There are some unbelievable facts about Ashwamedhs Yagya.

2. Ashwamedha Yagna has a timeless custom

 From the ancient time and even in our Hindi literature we have heard about Ashwamedha sacrifices.7th Kanda of the Tattiriya Samhita talks about it.Saga like Ramayan and Mahabharat gives detailed debates on how they were executed. Thus, Ashwamedha Yagya has been around us from ancient eras.

3. Why were Ashwamedha Yagya Performed?

 We keep on seeing to the old records of Hindu literature, we find out that Ashwamedha Yagyas were wished for three major purposes. The kings or a person who wished to clean their sins as like Rama killed a woman (Tadika) and a Brahmin (Ravana). Some kings wanted to proclaim their supremacy over the other kingdoms and so they did this Yagaya. It is written in Hindu Shastra that who perform 100 Ashwamedha sacrifices can become the king of the gods (Indra) and so some kings tried them.

4. The true meaning of Ashwamedha sacrifice

 Shatpath Brahmana (13.1.6) gave a pleasing definition to Ashwamedha  Yagya by maintaining "Rashtram va asvamedhah",suggesting that the true meaning of this term Ashwamedha is to direct and manage the state in an effective manner.  Ashwamedha sacrifice was performed as a symbol of good supremacy where the needs of the subjects were measured and lectured with due care and accountability.

5. Ashwamedha does not mean killing a horse

If you see the word 'Medha' in Ashwamedha is not killing or sacrifice. In Shantiparva of Mahabharta (3.336) we came through a passage that tells the procedure in which a particular Ashwamedha sacrifice was made.In an exactly planned and prepared Ashwamedha sacrifice led by him, King Vasu had asked a large assembly of knowledgeable men. The way clearly conditions without any vagueness that during the Yagna, there was no killing of a blameless animal, n tatra pashughato-abhoot".

6. The most prevalent procedure of Ashwamedha

 The major version of Ashwamedha sacrifice is followed by the free release of the horse that was adored and privileged during the sacrifice. Resounding the imperial signs of the king who performed the sacrifice, the horse shall move forth unrestricted. It's expected that the areas where the horse sets its foot acknowledged the supremacy of the king who sent it. In case someone wanted to encounter his supremacy, they might arrest the horse and tie it meaning that they are ready for the challenge with the king who sent the horse.


7. The mystical meaning of Ashwamedha Yagna

Horse representatively signifies the senses of human beings that are impatient and uncertain in their nature. Ashwamedha means exercising a proper regulator over the senses through which a man can overcome his lower passions and rise up to the level of a mystical being. This sense, Ashwamedha cost does not refer to the horse sacrifice, but symbolically  talks of the procedure of cleansing and inspiring oneself.