Ashvamedha Maha Yagnya

In Vedas, there is a mention of many types of Yagnya and amongst all of them “Ashvamedha Mahayagnya” has been mentioned as the greatest. The Shastras are filled with mentions of the benefits of Ashvamedha Mahayagnya.

Ashvamedha Mahayagnya

The blessed soul who accomplishes Ashvamedha Mahayagnya leads the best life in this birth with good fortune and attainment. Such a blessed soul leads the life of a king and enjoys Power, Prosperity, Wealth, and blissfully privileged life.

The person who performs Ashvamedha Yagnya in this birth becomes extremely prosperous and in all the following births, his fortune has a very strong Raj Yoga (blissful, privileged & Royal life). The well-known truth is that “The person who performs Ashvamedha Yagnya in his next birth is born in a Royal family and himself becomes a King”. This is well documented & mentioned in our Shastras (The Holy Vedic books).

The mention of Ashvamedha Yagnya accomplished by King Dashrath and Lord Shri Ramchandraji is there in “Ramayana” and “Ashvamedha-Gemini (Holy Puraan book) In the 2nd Century B.C. during the Brahman reawakening period, the Brahman King Pushyamitra of the “Shringa Dynasty” conducted the Ashvamedha Yagnya twice. The introduction of the same is found in the seal depicting Ashvamedha’s activities & gestures.

Upon completion of the oblation of the Ashvamedha Yagnya symbolically a horse is made to run/gallop which gives evidence & signifies the fact that like the horse, the fortune of those performing the yagnya will rise continuously.

Ashvamedha Yagnya is considered as a sign of happiness & prosperity. The one who performs Ashvamedha Yagnya is victorious & will attain the pinnacle of glory. Ashvamedha Yagnya is the King of all Yagnyas. Ashvamedha Yagnya can get rid of one from all the sins as it is the most pious Mahayagnya.

Ashvamedha Mahayagnya

Quite often, we do see people around us that are not pleasant, presentable, don’t have an attractive personality, and are not from any high/noble clan and yet they are very well to do, prosperous, and have all the worldly pleasures just like a King.

This can be a surprise and one can wonder how is this is possible, but the supreme truth is that this is only possible if the person has performed Ashvamedha Yagnya in his previous birth. Whoever performs Ashvamedha Mahayagnya, everything becomes easy for him, and all the resources in the world are available to him.

Every second we are working towards making our lives full of happiness, sometimes we succeed and sometimes we don’t. But we don’t get tired and continue with our efforts. If we want our next birth to be full of happiness and perform one Ashvamedha Yagnya today, it is sure that we will get success at every step & stage leading us to a blissful & privileged life in the next birth.

Ashvamedha Mahayagnya

In Ashvamedha Mahayagnya, it is important to have elephants and horses because in Shastras the “Elephant” is considered as the symbol of “auspiciousness” and the “Horse” is considered as the symbol of” Speed & Power.”

The performer of Yagnya comes riding the Elephant & Horse to the pious Yagnyavedi (where Yagnya Hom takes place). This indicates that the performer of Ashvamedha Mahayagnya is akin to a King, manifesting the sentiment of “As is the King So are the Subjects” with the constant sound of conch shells, wooden drums, dundubhi (a musical instrument like kettle drum) used to extol the glory of the king. All this is important to awaken the sentiments of regality in the hearts & minds of the individual performing the yagnya so that he just feels like a King.


Yatirbhupati Raajsokhyam Naranaam |
Vishnu va Kuberam Dhananaam ||

“The individual who performs Ashvamedha Yagnya will attain a privileged life just like a landlord of a large piece of land, abundant wealth like Kuber the God of wealth, extremely sacred position like Lord Vishnu, all the heartfelt desires, and an unshakable existence for birth after birth.”