9) Sacrifice materials and animals

The square Tablets A4,5,6,7,9 and 11 shows the materials (substances) used in fire sacrifice. The materials are mamsa, and fourth quarter of an animal, tortoise and others. Fourth quarter of an animal may mean that, at the time of sacrifice , 1/4 th of the animal (One hind leg) will generally put in the fire and burnt as offering to gods. It is a Greek practice. The Indus sacrifice also might have been similar to that of Greek sacrifice.
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Indus seals show lot of animal sacrifices. These Indus sites are the places were animals were sacrificed. That is the reason unusually large amount of bones found in this place. The square Tablets A4,5,6,7,9 and 11 (Asko Parpola' book) shows the materials (substances) used in fire sacrifice.

The materials are mamsa, and fourth quarter of an animal, tortoise and others. Fourth quarter of an animal may mean that, at the time of sacrifice , 1/4 th of the animal (One hind leg) will generally put in the fire and burnt as offering to gods. It is a Greek practice. The Indus sacrifice also might have been similar to that of Greek sacrifice. (Reference as given below)

https://sites.google.com/site/indusharappacivilization/8-sacrifice-materials

Tiger was the hundredth animal to be sacrificed in large Yagna.

In copper tablets number C4a and C4b, it is written that "Bheemi-Paga" (Means terrible animal). Of Course, tiger is the terrible animal, the picture shown on the other side also looks like a face of a tiger. See the "mustache" like indication showing the "Whiskers" on the face of tiger, The "U" shape indicate the head out line of the animal. As said by Asko Parpola, the two projections on the side of head looks like "Ear Lobes" of the animal.

(Reference as given below)

https://sites.google.com/site/indusharappacivilization/8-sacrifice-materials/first-animal-to-be-sacrificed —Bye —Jeyakumar Ramasami

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