The Glory of Ashwamedh Yagya

The pages of Vedas, Upanishads, Darshans and Puranas are filled with the description of the importance of these Ashvamedha yagyas. In ancient times, they were performed to achieve ecological balance, to seek the grace of God and to unite the nation. The writer of a scripture says that one gets the same sacred reward by participating in Ashvamedha yagya as that achieved by visiting the holy place Gaya, taking a holy dip in rivers Ganga and Yamuna and performing one crore oblations
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