By Swami Harshananda
Nivid literally means ‘to proclaim,’ ‘proclamation mantra’.
- Prātassavana - It is the pressing done in the morning.
- Mādhyandinasavana - It is the pressing done in the noon.
- Tṛtīyasavana - It is the pressing done in the evening.
During the last two extractions śastras are recited, nivids being a part of these. They are short mantras consisting of twelve clauses. They declare the names of the deities concerned and are repeated loudly. They are recited by the hotṛ priest.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore