Daily Archives: December 17, 2004

The rite of the solsticial day

The old solsticial rite of the Indo-Aryans is performed on the second last-last day of the year. The description of the oldest version of the rite is seen in the pa~nchavimsha, aitareya and shAnkhAyana brAhmaNa. It appears to preserve some … Continue reading

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