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By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Ekaha, EkAha, Ekaaha

Ekāha literally means ‘of one day’s duration’.

Any Soma sacrifice of one day’s duration (eka = one, ahan = day) is called ‘Ekāha’. It is distinguished from Ahīna and Sattra, which are of longer duration. For instance, Agniṣṭoma sacrifice, which is a part of Jyotiṣṭoma ritual, is an Ekāha. The main rite of pressing soma juice is performed here in one day.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore