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Athirathram

 

 

 

Preface

Introduction

Vedas

Ritual

Yajna

Concepts

Traditions

Ritual-Enclosure

Altars

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Agnichayana

Dramatic-Scenes

From-the-Press

Conclusion

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1.        D.S Sivanandan

2.        D.S Sivanandan

3.        Laszlo Forizs

4.        Agnichayana

5.        Texts on Indology

6.        EJVS

 

 

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7.        About the site (Eng)


†††††††† In 1975, the Agnichayana, a 3000-year-old ritual, the longest and the oldest surviving ritual of mankind, was performed at Panjal in Kerala, India [ Click here to see the maps ]. The 12- day ritual was performed by Namboothiri Brahmins of Kerala. Long considered extinct and never witnessed by outsiders, the ceremonies require the participation of seventeen priests, preceded by several months of preparation and rehearsals.

†††††††† This performance was instigated by the Indologist Dr. Frits Staal , University of California and by Mr. Robert Gardner, with support from several international agencies.

†††††††† The two Vedic Scholars primarily responsible for the 1975 performance were Brahmasree Muttathukattu Mammunnu Itti Ravi (undisputed master of the Jaiminiya Samaveda) and Brahmasree Cherumukku Vaidikan Vallabhan Somayajipad or CV (occupies a central position in the ritual realm of the Rgveda and Yajurveda).

Recent Performancesof Athirathrams

3.    Keesaragutta in Rangareddy district,Andhrapradesh , April 13 to 24 ,2013

3.    Bhadrachalam (Khammam district, Andhra pradesh)-21 April 2012 to 2 May 2012.

1.      ATHIRATHRAM 2012, Mattathoor Kunnu Kaimukku Mana

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2.    Panjal (2011 , April 4-15 )

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3.    Kizhakkancherry ( 2006 )

4.     Kundoor( 1990 )

5.     Panjal(1975)

6.     Panjal(1956 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

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