Agni, the personification of Sacrificial fire

People worshipped forces of nature. Indra was an important god. Agni (fire), Varuna (water), Surya (Sun), Vayu (wind), and Yama (god of the dead) were some other important gods. Goddesses were also worshipped by the Vedic Aryans. Some important deities were Usha (goddess of dawn), Ratri (spirit of the night), and Prithvi (goddess of the Earth). During the Later Vedic Period, Prajapati or Brahma, the creator became the supreme God, and Agni and Indra lost their former importance. While Vishnu was worshipped as The Preserver, Shiva was regarded as The Destroyer. Here are the details of Indra, the most favorite God of the Aryans. Here are the details of Agni, the personification of Sacrificial fire


Agni, the personification of Sacrificial fire


Agni, the Vedic god of fire who presides over the earth, has made the transition into the Hindu pantheon of gods, without losing his importance. With Vayu and Indra, who presided over the air and sky, he is one of the supreme gods in Rig Veda. The link between heaven and earth is associated with Vedic sacrifice, taking offerings to the other world in the fire. Agni is a deva, second only to Indra in the power and importance attributed to him in Vedic mythology. Agni stands for knowledge for it is seen by the learned people, covering all things that move and do not move, and because it is summers the Devatas are endowed with knowledge. The light Agni unit is the light of knowledge, therefore it is known as an illuminator of knowledge who lights up the path leading to truth.


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