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Basic Description: The Devourer,
the Vedic god of sun and fire. Agni was satisfied through sacrifice to bring prosperity for the Ayran tribe. Agni is considered the Outer Expression of the Cosmic Whole, the bahiscara—the outer impulse. Devouring and being devoured is the transformation of life, the very essence of the universe in Vedic philosophy. All of the universe is said to be made of fire (agni) and offering (soma). He is the enjoyer, the digester, the consumer: sun, heat, stomach, lust, and passion. The nature of Agni is to spread, to take over and rule.
Alternate Names: None
The Aryan God of Fire, Agni, was regarded as the protector of the men and of their homes.
The common hearth of the Aryan tribe was the central fireplace. This is where Agni was lit and preserved by the Agni-hotras. Agni-hotras are also known as preservers of fire. This practice soon became known as Yagna, which means fire sacrifice.
In later times, Agni's worship fell off dramatically and he has often become an incarnation of either