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Panchagni Tapasya – A Meditation on Five Fires in Hinduism

Panchagni tapasya is a type of meditation in Hinduism. The meditation is performed with five fires – four fires from wood fuel on all sides with the fire of the sun above being the fifth one. A devotee who attempts this kind of meditation has to tolerate an extreme degree of physical pain to attain deep and pure state of concentration.

Devi Bhagavatam talks about this kind of tapasya.

The person who performs this kind of tapasya tolerates high level of temperature. Such a person disconnects himself/herself with the body.

Some saints perform such tapasya as part of Samadhi.




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