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Svaha Symbolism

Svaha Symbolism
 
Cologne Sanskrit Dictionary
svAhA ind. (prob. fr. 5. %{su} and %{ah} ; cf. %{dur-AhA}) hail! hail to! may a blessing rest on! (with dat. ; an exclamation used in making oblations to the gods ; with %{kR} [ind. p. %{-kA4ram} , or %{-kRtya}] and acc. `" to pronounce the exclamation Sva1ha1 over "') RV. &c. &c. ; f. an oblation (offered to Agni , Indra &c.) or Oblation personified (as a daughter of Daksha and wife of Agni ; she is thought to preside over burnt-offerings ; her body is said to consist of the four Vedas , and her limbs are the six An3gas or members of the Veda ; she is represented also as a wife of the Rudra Pas3u-pati) RV. &c. &c.
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