Re: Why Is Shrī Agni Called "Agni Vaishvānara"?
Namaste Avyaydya,interesting input,however it is to be noted that female animals were also sacrificed in rituals.For eg cows were sacrificed for paying homage to the deceased.I somewhere read that ancients sacrificed cows because they thought the cows would accompany the deceased on the way to heaven.
Originally Posted by Avyaydya
However,for the sacrificial rituals i.e Yajna,i think only male animals were used.
"Only one is the fire,which is inflamed in numerous ways.Only one is the sun, which pervades the whole universe.Only one is the dawn,which illuminates all things. Similarly,all that exists is The One and it has manifested into everything here.”
~ Rg Veda 8.58.2