During the Dikshaniyaishti ceremony, Agni as fire and Vishnu as the sun are invoked to cleanse the sacrificer by the combination of their rays from all gross and material dress. The worshipper is then covered up in a cloth on the outside of which is placed the skin of a black antelope. After a certain time and recitation of specified prayers, the coverings are removed. Then, the new birth is considered to have been accomplished and the regenerated man descends to bathe.
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