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Agni The Fire

First Online: August 07, 2011
Page Last Updated: May 09, 2017

Agni is one of the most important of the Vedic gods. He is the god of fire and the acceptor of sacrifices. The sacrifices made to Agni go to the deities because Agni is a messenger from and to the other gods.

Agni is ever-young, and all consuming.

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Agni the Ram Rider
Agni the Ram Rider


Depiction of Agni
Detail from Gopalakrishna Temple Sculpture
Uttara Kannada, 2005

See Also:

  • Agni Purana --one of the 18 great texts of Hinduism
  • Emerald Coast -- Articles and pictures of Uttara Kannada (North Kanara) district documented over five decades.

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