te devÄ bhÄvayantu vaá¸¥
Åreyaá¸¥ param avÄpsyatha
devÄn - demigods; bhÄvayatÄ - having pleased; anena - by this sacrifice; te - those; devÄá¸¥ - demigods; bhÄvayantu - will please; vaá¸¥ - you; parasparam - mutually; bhÄvayantaá¸¥ - pleasing one another; Åreyaá¸¥ - benediction; param - the supreme; avÄpsyatha - you will achieve.
The demigods are empowered administrators of material affairs. The supply of air, light, water and all other benedictions for maintaining the body and soul of every living entity is entrusted to the demigods, who are innumerable assistants in different parts of the body of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Their pleasures and displeasures are dependent on the performance of yajÃ±as by the human being. Some of the yajÃ±as are meant to satisfy particular demigods; but even in so doing, Lord Viá¹£á¹u is worshiped in all yajÃ±as as the chief beneï¬ciary. It is stated also in the Bhagavad-gÄ«tÄ that Ká¹á¹£á¹a Himself is the beneï¬ciary of all kinds of yajÃ±as: bhoktÄraá¹ yajÃ±a-tapasÄm. Therefore, ultimate satisfaction of the yajÃ±a-pati is the chief purpose of all yajÃ±as. When these yajÃ±as are perfectly performed, naturally the demigods in charge of the different departments of supply are pleased, and there is no scarcity in the supply of natural products.
Performance of yajÃ±as has many side beneï¬ts, ultimately leading to liberation from material bondage. By performance of yajÃ±as, all activities become puriï¬ed, as it is stated in the Vedas: ÄhÄra-Åuddhau sattva-Åuddhiá¸¥ sattva-Åuddhau dhruvÄ smá¹tiá¸¥ smá¹ti-lambhe sarva-granthÄ«nÄá¹ vipramoká¹£aá¸¥. By performance of yajÃ±a oneâs eatables become sanctiï¬ed, and by eating sanctiï¬ed foodstuffs oneâs very existence becomes puriï¬ed; by the puriï¬cation of existence ï¬ner tissues in the memory become sanctiï¬ed, and when memory is sanctiï¬ed one can think of the path of liberation, and all these combined together lead to Ká¹á¹£á¹a consciousness, the great necessity of present-day society.