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By Swami Harshananda

Tryambakahoma is a minor rite forming the last part of the Sākamedha sacrifice. It consists in making an offering of cakes in a palāśa leaf at the crossroad of the village or town with the famous mantra tryambakam yajāmahe.[1] addressed to Rudra-Siva.


  1. Vājasaneyi Samhitā 3.6
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore