The Purusha Suktam is one of the earliest compositions that occurs in the Rig Veda.
There are Five most sacred mantras that are revered and chanted by the Hindus in Temples and at Homes on auspicious occasions.
People perform this on a Daily basis as a part of their Daily Pooja.
These Five Suktas are,
Sri Suktam and
These five Suktas are to be recited at the time of Bathing the Deity.
Details on How a God is to be Bathed may be seen in my Post filed Hinduism.
If one looks the Universe and its workings it would be evident that everything in the Universe takes place in a rhythmic pattern.
Stars are formed, decay, Die and are regenerated.
Plants , animals and Man are born grow, decay and die.
Seasons come and go.
Everything in the world takes something from the Universe and gives it back.
Plants give out Oxygen and we need Oxygen ‘we give out carbon and Plants need them
Despite our mishandling of the Universe, the Universe takes back what we have taken from it, including our Life and Body.
The Laws of Universe do not expect anything.
Gravitation,Light,Heat and the other elements do not care whether we understand them or not.
They just go about their jobs..
In the Vedas performance of an action because it ought to be performed is called Yagna.
The Purusha Suktam describes the evolution of the Universe at two levels. describing the process at two levels.
One by performing a Yagna and another as Yaga where a specific result is required.
Full Text meaning and explanatory note follows in a seires of articles.