Definitions for "Yajna"
Keywords:  ritual, yagya, iast, devanagari, monier
a ritual of transformation
a fire ritual.
In Hinduism, Yajna (Devanagari यज्ञ IAST ; also anglicized as Yagna or Yagya) is a ritual of sacrifice (Monier-Williams gives the meanings "worship, prayer, praise; offering, oblation, sacrifice") more commonly practised during Vedic times. It is performed to please the Devas, or sometimes to the Supreme Spirit Brahman. It involves pouring oblations into the divine Agni (the sacrificial fire).
Keywords:  yajur, veda
Yajnavalkya Yajur_Veda