The burning of the paschal candle still forms part of the Easter ceremonial of the Roman Catholic Church.
First came the ceremonial of degradation.
The underlying conception shows itself under differing though not unrelated forms over western Asia, and in their light the question of religious and ceremonial dress is of great interest.
A durbar may be either a council for administering affairs of state, or a purely ceremonial gathering.
An even more complete and minutely detailed view of the sacrificial system is no doubt obtained from the ceremonial manuals, the Kalpa-sutras; but it is just by the speculative discussions of the Brahmanasthe mystic significance and symbolical colouring with which they invest single rites - that we gain a real insight into the nature and gradual development of this truly stupendous system of ritual worship.