***human Sacrfices (Rituals) \\\\\\\^^^^^^^ - Poem by Marieta Maglas
They are mentioned in the Rig-Veda and in Soma Mandala,
Which is a praise with some energizing qualities,
An old ritual of drink and a treatment for asthma.
Moreover, we find these sacrifices in the Persian cultures.
Ephedra Sinica containing ephedrine is a Soma plant
Used as a drink in the Vedic and the Zoroastrian traditions.
'The building up of the fireplace performed over-night'
Is Atiratra Agnicayana, a ritual of the Vedic religion.
The Ayurveda Samhitas mantras are written in Brahmana.
They describe the bird altars that some hard works require.
With shapes like mahavedi, uttaravedi, dhishnya and drona
In the Vedic religion, this altar has a sacrificial fire.
Adhvaradhishnya is another altar used for the sacrifice.
Yajña is a bloody ritual derived from the Vedic times.
They burn people in the fire for divineness to reach.
The temple rites are Agamic rituals using some rhymes.
A division of the Hindu scripture is the Karma-Kanda.
The famous Shrauta Brahmins maintain the ancient rituals.
Some of them perform the Agnihotra and the Aupasana.
The fire sacrifice is made twice daily, at dawn and at dusk.
Shakti means the cosmic existence and the divine power.
She manifests through fertility and through embodiment.
For the men, Shakti also means 'The Great Divine Mother'.
The sacrifice is carried out with her, who's there present.
After her husband's death, Sati self-immolates on his pyre
To guarantee the reunion in the afterlife. The Indians say
That Sati is released from the cycle of rebirth through fire.
These sacrifices for the religious reasons still exist today.
In Genesis, Abraham prepared to sacrifice his son to our Lord.
He climbed with his son a mountain, and an altar he built.
While putting his son on the altar, he used a knife without any word,
But God told him 'twas a faith test to be conscious of guilt.
Jephthah prayed to God; over the Ammonites the victory he inquired,
While saying that the first person coming out without his demand
To greet him for the triumph had to die for God as a burnt offer.
''You shall be fuel for the fire, your blood shall flow throughout the land.
You shall not be remembered, for I, the LORD, have spoken.''-this is His command.
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