Narration about the purificatory rites ||32||
1Agni said: An intelligent man has to do forty-eight purificatory rites among the initiatory rites for attaining liberation. You hear them, by which one may become a celestial.
2One has to perform garbhtidhana as soon as the conception takes place, then the pumsavana rite, the simantonnayana , the jatakarma , and the naming ceremony.
3(One has to perform the rites of) giving food (to the new born child), then the tonsure, and the brahmacarya (the life of celibacy practised by a boy while studying the Vedas), (One has to perform) the four (rites)—the vaifnavi, parthi, bhautiki and srauti , and making a gift of cows, entering the life of a householder after completing one’s vedic studies.
4-7The seven kinds of Pakayajnas are astakd, parvanasraddha sravani, agrayani, caitri and atvayuji. The Haviryajnas are seven. (You) hear them. (They) are (agni) adhana, agnihotra, darsapurnamasa, caturmasya, pasubandha, and sauttimani. (You) hear the seven kinds of Somasamsthas agnistoma the excellent sacrifice atyagnistoma, uktha, so daft, vdjapeya, atiratra and aptoryama. These are of thousand kinds.
8-9They are hiranyanghri, hiranyaksa, hiranyamitra, hiranyapani, hemaksa, hemanga, hemasutraka, hiranyasya, hiranyanga, hemajihva, and hiranyavat. The atvamedha is the excellent among them. Now you hear the eight virtues.
10-11They are—compassion towards all beings, forbearance, sincerity, purity, ease, wishing the welfare of all, liberality and freedom from avarice. A hundred oblations are to be offered with the basic mystic syllable. The same procedure is to be followed in the initiation (ceremony) related to Saura, Sakti (the female deity) and Vishnu.
12Being purified by these purificatory rites, one may get enjoyment, release (from bondage). Such a man becoming free from diseases remains like a god. By the recitation (of the names of god), by offering oblations and by worship and meditation on the deity one gets his cherished desire.