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YAJNA [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] 'Sacrifice.' Sacrifice personified in the Puranas as son of Ruchi and husband of Dakshina. He had the head of a deer, and was killed by Vira-bhadra at Daksha's sacrifice. According to the Hari-vansa he was raised to the planetary sphere by Brahma, and made into the constellation Mriga-siras (deer-head).

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