Vedic sacrifices are an ancient religious institution. The Vedas and their allied works are intimately related to them. Hence an understanding of the Vedic sacrificial system will definitely help us to understand and esteem not only the Vedas but also Upanishads.
Since Vedic sacrifices have almost gone out of vogue it has become very necessary to give some idea of the same to the average educated person who still has faith and pride in our religion and culture. This booklet has been written with that spirit.
The whole subject being unfamiliar sketches of altars and some implements have been provided in the appendix to enhance the utility of this work.?
Yajna Yaga and Homa
Yajamana or the Sacrificer
Rtviks or Priests
Classification of the Yajnas
Fire and Its Production
Some General Rules
Vedis and Yajnayudhas
A brief account of some wellknown Sacrifices