The Lord of Fire in the Vedas. The oldest and most revered of the Gods in India. One of the three Vedic deities: Agni, Vayu and Surya; also all three, as he is the triple aspect of fire. Fire is the essence of the solar system. The Bible says: "Our God is a consuming fire." It is also the symbol of the mental plane of which Agni is paramountly lord.
1. the godhead of fire, [psychologically]: the divine will perfectly inspired by divine Wisdom, and indeed one with it, which is the active and effective power of the Truth-Consciousness. 2. [one of the five bhutas]: fire; the formatory principle of intension, represented to our senses in matter as heat, light and fire.
Deity of the sacrificial Fire, so important in rituals performed by the brahmins. Represented two- or three-headed, sometimes with a halo of flames, He holds a pot and a mâlâ; the ram is His vâhana. Many devotional hymns are adressed to Him in the Veda. He is also one of the eight Dikpâla and He gives protection to the south-east direction.
fire, digestive power, that which exists in the stomach and transforms food into usable energy. responsible for appetite. variable in Vata dosha, constantly strong in Pitta dosha and constantly low in Kapha dosha.