Image of Agni, Hindu god of fire
Bas-Statue of body Agni tenth century, the Champa culture (Hindu civilization in Vietnam). Above: Kuvera e” ‘na below Nairrita, Agni, and Indra Varu’a
In the context of Hinduism, Agni (the Sanskrit word ‘agni’ fire ‘) is the Vedic god of fire. Along with Indra and Surya up the ‘Vedic trinity’ (older, later forgotten and replaced by the trinity of Brahma Purana ‘, Vishnu and’ vat).
Agnidev is the son of the goddess Prithivi (Earth) and the god Diaus books whistle (which comes from the ancient Indo-term became the Greek Zeus, the Latin Deus and Iu-piter) and Sanskrit Diaus whistle ‘God father ‘ ). One task of Agnidev is to be a messenger between gods and mortals. Protects men and the homes of men. At its head is a million eyes.
In Hindu art is represented with two faces’, which suggests its beneficial effects and destructive ‘eyes and black hair, three legs and seven pairs of arms. Emanating from his body seven rays of light (another of its names is Sapta Jihwa, ‘seven languages’) your vehicle is a goat, or a chariot pulled by goats (or more rarely by parrots).
Currently in god the Hindu temples still use the sacred agni soul manthana to generate drill fire by friction, which symbolizes the miraculous birth of Agni daily.
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