Fire worship

(redirected from Sacrificial fire)
the worship of fire, which prevails chiefly in Persia, among the followers of Zoroaster, called Chebers, or Guebers, and among the Parsees of India.

See also: Fire

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Looming large is the older Vedic model, in which the sacrificial fire receives the ritualist's offerings to supernatural entities.
A person usually becomes a nazirite for a fixed period of time; when the term expires he brings a particular kind of sacrifice, then cuts off his hair and burns it in the sacrificial fire.
Judges 13:20 tells how an angel ascended in the flame of the sacrificial fire, prompting both Manoah and his wife to fall to the ground and hide their faces.
All other fires were to be put out and then re-lit from the sacrificial fire.
Sacred formulas known as mantras were recited by the priest responsible for the sacrificial fire and the carrying out of the ceremony; these mantras and verses in time were drawn into Samhitas known collectively as Yajurveda.
The sacrificial fire is homologized not only with the five breaths, but also with the inner digestive fire.
In the Tibetan food yoga as well, it is not only the sacrificial fire that is interiorized but also the devas who are the recipients of the oblations.
The vedic oblations are, after all, destroyed in the sacrificial fire (Heesterman 1993: 7-44).
The Hindu Prandgnihotra Upanisad 27-32, which speaks about the location of four-plus-one sacrificial fires within the human body, locates these fires in the head, mouth, heart, and navel, while the fifth one is related to procreation.