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Why is it chanted "Swaha" after every Ahuti in Yagya and Homa ?

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Asked by ankit shivam, 27 Jun '12 10:53 am
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From the Sanskrit 'su' meaning "well" and 'h' meaning "pouring."

Hence, the meaning "oblation" or the sacrificial formula uttered while pouring oblations into the sacred fire for the gods. Also the name of a daughter of Daksha and the wife of the Fire-God Agni, as well as a name of the Goddess Lakshmi!!
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 27 Jun '12 11:07 am

 
  
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Swaha is the wife of Agni and she is invoked when performing the Yoya and Homa. Fine. But the question is why the word 'Swaha' is chanted?
Well, 'Swa' is own or self and 'Ha' has roots in 'Hanta' or 'destroy'. So, 'Swaha' = destroy self. Or self-effacement. This is the premise of Agni Dev's consort's name which is invoked.
Answered by QueSera Sera, 27 Jun '12 11:09 am

 
  
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From the Sanskrit 'su' meaning "well" and 'aha' meaning "pouring."
Hence the meaning "oblation" or the sacrificial formula uttered while pouring oblations into the sacred fire for the gods. Also the name of a daughter of Daksha and the wife of the Fire-God Agni, as well as a name of the Goddess Lakshmi
Answered by Psycho, 27 Jun '12 11:07 am

 
  
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From the Sanskrit 'su' meaning "well" and 'h' meaning "pouring."
Answered by sameer, 27 Jun '12 09:10 pm

 
  
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As a respect to agni devta s wife
Answered by rajan, 27 Jun '12 11:41 am

 
  
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Nhi pta..:( infact ans padha pta chala :))
Answered by Rashmi rai, 27 Jun '12 11:37 am

 
  
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SWAHA: Swa(self)+AHAM(EGO) ....... Swaha is being used after each & every vedic Mantras ...... like Om Pranaya Swaha, OM Apanaye Swaha ........ this is nothing but a request GOD to end our SELF EGO .......
Answered by pradeep mishra, 27 Jun '12 11:06 am

 
  
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Swaha...........agni dev ki patni hain.
Answered by Bholu, 27 Jun '12 11:05 am

 
  
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During the Fire ceremony itself, the Priests will be chanting sacred mantras. At the end of each mantra he will say Svaha (so be it) and the offerings will be made into the Fire. Agni accepted Svaha as his consort and declared that he would not accept any oblation unless her name was chanted during the offering. During a yagna ceremony, the priests says, "Svaha" every time he pours milk or butter into the fire.
Answered by Rajni Sharma, 27 Jun '12 11:02 am

 
  
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Swaha is the wife of Agni. She is the presiding goddess any Homa. So whatever is offered in the homa is offered to her.
Answered by Shyam, 27 Jun '12 10:57 am

 
  
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