SACRED PLANTS USED IN YAGYA (HAVAN) IN SABARKANTHA DISTRICT (NORTH GUJARAT)
D. N. Parmar and N. K. Patel
Department of Biology, Sheth M.N. Science College, Patan – 384 265.
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The Sanskrit word Yagya (Havan) means to do fire sacrifice. Yagya is in fact a combination of rituals recommended by Vedic Scriptures. A daily Havan is a ritual started in ancient Vedas to instill the strength of dedication for the common good of all. This is done by repeatedly reciting Vedic hymns that express self-enlightenment and selflessness. A Havan is mandatory for a householder who desires worldly gains and spiritual uplift. Here are listed 09 angiospermic plant species used by the Brahmin in the Satyanarayan Havan in the Sabarkantha district.
Keywords: Sacred plants, diversity, Yagya, Vedic Scriptures