Sacrifice, one of the main pillars of the Vedic ritual system.
'Sacrificial worship'. Ceremonial ritual performed as a form of worship to seek the good favour and receive the blessings of the demigods. Oblations â€“ ghee, grains, wood, spices, etc. â€“ are offered into a sacred pit of fire in accordance with strict scriptural injunctions amid the chanting of definite mantras â€“ all prescribed in the SamhitÃ£ and BrÃ£hman portion of the Vedas, and propounded by the system of Purva MimÃ£nsÃ£.
A special (usually nine-day) sacred fire ceremony, accompanied by the reading of scriptures and other religious activities.
A special procedure of worship in which various materials are offered as oblations, in the holy pyre, to obtain the desired results. There are a number of yagnas, mentioned in the scriptures, for acquiring various blisses viz. Putreshthi Yagna (for obtaining an obedient and worthy son), Ashwamegh Yagna (for achieving total victory), Mahalakshmi Yagna (for obtaining wealth and prosperity) etc.
an ancient fire ceremony conducted by Brahmin priests who are specifically trained in chanting the various forms of Vedic mantras
a religious or spiritual ceremony performed by a Hindu priest in order to alleviate karmic difficulties and this is a method to ameliorate a crisis situation or a dangerous, life threatening period
A sacred ceremony or ritual performed to please God