RigVeda Deity – Agni
There is the praise of fire in the first mantra of the Rigveda. Agni is said to be a priest or forerunner because he cannot be sacrificed without him. The fire has been said to be devotional because the burning of fire is the reason for the arrival of Gods.
Verse 1.141.2 mentions Three Type of Fires
- Sun – fire in the rays
Wonderful, rich in nourishment, he dwells in food; next, in the seven auspicious Mothers is his home. Thirdly, that they might drain the treasures of the Bull, the maidens brought forth him for whom the ten provide.
3. 22. 2 Mentions Many Other Fires
The sun in the smoke world is invisible in the earth, in the medicine, there is a sharp fire, in the sea, there is fire form in space and space is fire.
That light of thine in heaven and earth, O Agni, in plants, O Holy One, and in the waters,Wherewith thou hast spread wide the air’s mid-region-bright is that splendor, wavy, man-beholding.
There are often two and a half thousand mantras in Vedic codes regarding Agnidev. Some mantras are mentioned for salutation, which will introduce the nature of fire. He originates from the Sun form on the sky. He was located before the yajna. They are both Brishabha and cow, female and male. In verse 10.5.7, the omnipresent form of the fire has been described.
Not Being, Being in the highest heaven, in Aditi’s bosom, and in Dakṣa’s birthplace,Is Agni, our first-born of Holy Order, the Milch-cow and the Bull in life’s beginning.
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