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- (Hinduism) One of the most important Vedic sacrificial rituals, and name of the Rigvedic hymns 1.162-163 which deal with horse sacrifice.
- 1996, Jayant Gadkari, Society and Religion: From Rugveda to Puranas, page 32:
- A peculiar verse in the Yajurvedic Ashvamedha tells us that in the sacrifices that were performed by the devas, Agni was the horse, and he conquered the earth (23/17). The idea of using the Ashvamedha horse for extending the rule to the neighbouring territories arose from this.