Dating customs in paris
For the form of libation called choē (from IE *gheu-, Greek cheuma, χεῦμα, "that which is poured" First, water is fetched from a freshly flowing spring; cauldrons which stand in the sanctuary are garlanded with wool and filled with water and honey; turning towards the east, the sacrificer tips the vessels towards the west; the olive branches which he has been holding in his hand he now strews on the ground at the place where the earth has drunk in the libation; and with a silent prayer he departs, not looking back.
According to Ayi Kwei Armah, “[t]his legend explains the rise of a propitiatory custom found everywhere on the African continent: libation, the pouring of alcohol or other drinks as offerings to ancestors and divinities.” In African cultures, African traditional religions the ritual of pouring libation is an essential ceremonial tradition and a way of giving homage to the ancestors.
Although the offering of water to Vasudhara may have pre-Buddhist roots, this ceremony is believed to have been started by King Bimbisara, who poured the libation of water, to share his merit with his ancestors who had become pretas.
In India and Nepal, Lord Shiva (also Vishnu and other deities) is offered libation with water by devotees at many temples when they go visit the temple, and on special occasions elaborately with water, milk, yogurt, ghee, honey, and sugar.
In the Quechua and Aymara cultures of the South American Andes, it is common to pour a small amount of one's beverage on the ground before drinking as an offering to the Pachamama, or Mother Earth.
This especially holds true when drinking Chicha, an alcoholic beverage unique to this part of the world.
palm wine), and the libation ritual is accompanied by an invitation (and invocation) to the ancestors, gods and God.
In the Volta region of Ghana, water with a mixture of corn flour is also used to pour libation.
), which involves the ceremonial pouring of water from a vessel of water into a vase, drop by drop, concludes most Buddhist ceremonies, including donation celebrations, shinbyu, and feasts.
Libation is also commonly recognized as the break within the famous performance of Agbekor, a ritual dance performed in West African cultures.
It is also poured during traditional marriage ceremony, when a child is born and funeral ceremony.
In Chinese customs, rice wine or tea is poured in front of an altar or tombstone horizontally from right to left with both hands as an offering to gods and in honour of deceased.
The offering is usually placed on the altar for a while before being offered in libation.