In the Indian tradition, the goddess of Wine, Madira was present at creation during the churning of the great ocean. Madira married the storm god, Varuna and became the goddess Varuni. In terms of the annual cycle there was a goddess of the vine for Spring and goddess of wine for autumn: Spring Autumn Madhumalli Madira (Varuni) Grain Grape Beer Wine As part of the sacrifices there was the Sadhana and specifically a wine ritual (Madirasadhana. It is said that Vasistha having repeatedly done Sadhana with wine, meat, fish, parched grain and Shakt, became a complete Yogi (Purnayogi).

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