ASHWAMEDHA YAGNA Written by Sulaiman Razvi Ashvamedha Yajna is a ritual performed by Queens (particularly by chief queen) for fertility. Recently I have started reading the Ramayana and I came across the concept of ‘ Ashwamedha Yagna/ Horse Sacrifice’ that King Dasharath is. The reason for why Lord Rama performed an Ashwamedha Yajna can be found in Valmiki Ramayana-UTTARA KANDA-Saraga 96 to Sarga (or Saraga

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By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. I am not sure about the reason of Ashwamedha Yajna but I have heard that when a person does a hundred Ashvamedha Yajna then he is capable for Indrasan position of Indra.

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Lord Rama did an Ashwamedha Yajna. I don’t know how many Aswamedha Yajna he did. I want to know the reason behind Ashwamedha Yajna which was done by Lord Rama. Beholding Bharata and Lakshmana present, Rama embraced them and said “I have, as promised, performed the work of the excellent twice born one. I wish now to perform a Rajasuya sacrifice.

Rajasuya sacrifice, the source of religious glory, the destroyer of all sins, inexhaustible and un ending. Therefore, with you like my own self, I wish to engage in the most excellent and eternal Rajasuya sacrifice.

What Was the Importance of Ashwamegh Yagya

O slayer of foes, by celebrating Rajasuya, Mitra attained to the dignity of Varuna. And having celebrated the same sacrifice, Soma, conversant with piety, established eternal fame in the three worlds. Lord Rama asked Bharata and Lakshmana about their opinion on this matter and asked what was auspicious and productive of well being in the long run.


Hearing the words of Raghava, Bharata, well skilled in the art of speech, with folded hands, said. In such a sacrifice all the royal families meet with ruin.

All those kings, who are proud of manliness, being yafna with great fire on the occasion of this sacrifice, shall bing ruin upon all. O foremost of men, the whole earth has been brought under thy subjection so it is not proper to devastate it.

Ashvamedha Yajna The Obscene Ritual

Hearing those sweet accents of Bharata, Rama, having truth for his prowess, attained to incomparable delight, and addressed the enhancer of Kaikeyi s delight with kind words saying:. O foremost of men, for the preservation of earth,thou hast given vent to words, without any hesitation, pregnant with manliness and piety. O thou conversant with piety, according to thy wise counsels, I refrain from celebrating this Rajasuya sacrifice.

After the conversation between Rama and Bharata had been over, Lakshmana, with reasonable words, said to the former. It is said in this Puranas, that Purandara, sullied by the sin consequent upon slaying a Brahmana slaying Vritra engaged in asceticismwas again purified by celebrating a horse sacrifice. And this seems most logical in the context to your Question because Lord Rama also slayed a Brahmana Ravana.

Hearing the words of Lakshmana and smiling, the highly effulgent descendant of Raghu, Rama, skilled in the art of speech, replied Lakshmana”, O foremost of men, thou hast truly related the story of Vritra’s destruction and the fruits of horse sacrifice.


O foremost of men, such is the power of the horse sacrifice, that the king Ila, though conveted into a female, regained manhood by virtue thereof. Then, Lord Shri Rama set free a black horse, gifted with all marks and worthy of the sacrifice.

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User 1 Yogesh Borad 1, 1 2 Lord Shri Rama actually wanted to perform a Rajasuya Yajna: Hearing the words of Raghava, Bharata, well skilled in the art of speech, with folded hands, said “O pious Sir in thee are established piety, earth and fame. After the conversation between Rama and Bharata had been over, Lakshmana, with reasonable words, said to the former “O worshipful Sir, amongst sacrifices Asvamedha is the best and the remover of all sins ;it is my prayer therefore that thy desire might be turned towards this great and highly puifying sacrifice.

Below are the reasons given by Lakshmana: Lord Shri Rama supported Lakshmana: Lord Rama further tells fruits of Ashwamedha Yajna from king Ila’s story: Hinduism Stack Exchange works best with JavaScript enabled.