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Hinduism - What Is Nryajana?


("sacrifice for the sake of human beings") One of the Five Great Sacrifices (panchamahayajna) described in the dharma literature as a religious responsibility.

These Five Great Sacrifices are religious observances that a twice-born householder must do on a daily basis.

This is a person who was born into one of India's three twice-born groups—brahmin, kshatriya, or vaishya—and has undergone the teenage religious initiation known as "second birth." Each of the five yajnas (sacrifices) is aimed towards a distinct class of creatures, ranging from Brahman's Ultimate Reality to animals, and is gratified by diverse activities.

The nryajana is aimed toward one's fellow humans, and it is gratified by showing hospitality to one's visitors.

Despite the fact that Hindu religious life has changed significantly and several other rituals have faded into obscurity, this ceremony is still extensively observed, and the spirit of hospitality is still quite prevalent in Hindu culture.

~Kiran Atma

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