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Igniting Fire in Vedic Period and Now

Posted by chander-cochin on 15 Aug 2012 at 12:57 GMT

A single wooden stick with pointed ends is rotated ('churned') between two pieces / blocks of wood with shallow depressions for holding the stick -- called Arani has been used since the Vedic Ages, in "India".
This is practiced even now, for generating fire, when Vedic Sacrifices (Yajna) are performed, with no extraneous sources for igniting.

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