Definitions for "Yagna"
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 – ghee, grains, wood, spices, etc. – are offered into a sacred pit of fire in accordance with strict scriptural injunctions amid the chanting of definite mantras – all prescribed in the Samhitã and Brãhman portion of the Vedas, and propounded by the system of Purva Mimãnsã.
A special (usually nine-day) sacred fire ceremony, accompanied by the reading of scriptures and other religious activities.