By Swami Harshananda
Somayāga is an important variety of such yāgas. Before Somayāga ritual starts, the Dīkṣaṇīyā, a minor rite of the iṣti type has to be performed. Its main part consists of the offering of puroḍāśa on eleven kapālas (pot-sherds) to Agni and Viṣṇu.
- Vedic sacrifices includes yajñās and yāgas.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore