From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

In the Somayāgas[1] 3 to 11 earthen jugs are used to keep water collected from a running stream on the day of pressing the stalks for the juice. It is done early in the morning. It is later mixed with the soma juice. The earthen jug used for this purpose has been named as ‘ekadhana’. It is difficult to give its derivative meaning.


  1. Somayāgas are the Vedic sacrifices using the juice of the soma creeper for oblations.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore