|Small pieces of
certain specific wood are cut into for the purpose of wood fuel.
These are then placed in to the middle of the yagyakunda after
making sure that they are clean and not infested with worms.
There are four kinds of articles for the Homa which include
articles with fragrance (kasturi or musk, keshar or Rotileriatinctora etc.), of strength
(ghee, milk, fruit etc.), of sweetness (sugar, honey date etc.) and of herbs (somalata,
Then a prasaad is prepared for offering.
All these are common to most Samskaras.
Now we will take up individual sacraments or rites of
passages and discuss the basis of our thoughts with some details of the process as well.