What is Agnihotra
Agnihotra is the science of healing and purification thru the medium of fire. It is meant for all mankind. It is the science of Life, science of total spiritual resolution into a state of I and the Almighty are one.
Agnihotra gives the mind a sense of genuine contentment and ability to react with Love. Agnihotra helps replace self-serving love with unconditional love without judgment or qualifications.The first step of this journey towards Joy is Agnihotra.
Agnihotra is the process of purification of the atmosphere & the self. The fire prepared in a copper pyramid, at the time of sunset and sunrise couple of mantras are chanted and whole grains are offered into the fire. Phenomenal explosion of divine energies occur. This energy release happens because of the combination of the following five..
1. Pyramid: The shape and makeup of the copper Agnihotra pot is scientific.
2. Rice: Whole grains of rice may be used for offering.
3. Ghee: (Also known as clarified butter); Made from unsalted cow’s butter.
4. Cow dung: Dried chunks or pieces of cow dung (available in USA); Cow dung is treated or used for Scandinavians, East or West Europeans, Africans or Asians.
5. Mantra: Mantra is a very powerful voice/thought combination that is projected and interacts in the entire Agnihotra process.
This explosion reverberates in the entire universe immediately.
By practice of Agnihotra one begins to experience peace and harmony within & around oneself.
How to Perform Agnihotra
Smear few cow dung chips with ghee and arrange them in the Agnihotra pyramid. Mix about a teaspoon full of rice with a small amount of ghee and keep them aside. Start the fire few minutes before sunrise/sunset time. While chanting the mantra offer the rice smeared with ghee (just enough that one can hold in the tip of five fingers) at the utterance of ‘Swaaha’ in the fire. There are only two offerings at Sunset or Sunrise each in the Agnihotra fire.
How does Agnihotra create individual and universal wellbeing?
The entire universe pulsates with a coordinated rhythm. This rhythm synchronizes the orbits of the moon, planets, earth and sun. The earth, nature and human body responds to this natural rhythm called the Circadian Rhythm. We human beings align and realign to this rhythm precisely at the sunset/sunrise transition point. This accord with the rhythm brings peace and wellbeing. A discord naturally produces stress, anxiety and an infinite cycle of strife & sufferings. Agnihotra is the only effective tool that we have, to produce this harmony between the mind, body, and the universe. Agnihotra is a material aid to a happy life.
An intense energy is projected from the Agnihotra pyramid. This energy envelops the solar system, the stratosphere and beyond.
Harmful radiation & pollutants are neutralized and transformed into nourishment on a subtle level.
Benefits of Agnihotra!
Agnihotra not only renews the brain cells, but purifies the whole psychosomatic man in a holistic way.
Harmful radiations of all sorts are neutralized when one is in Agnihotra environment.
Agnihotra realigns the nature and all pulmonary and circulatory systems and has a nourishing effect on the nature along with the nervous system.
When plants are in Agnihotra environment extraordinary growth of the whole ecology along with flowers and fruits is of common happening.
It is by virtue of 1) the pyramid 2) cow dung 3) ghee (clarified butter) 4) the offering 5) the mantra (just two) done precisely at the sunrise/sunset is Agnihotra.
So much more could be said, yet best when experienced first hand and believe your own experience.
Anyone can do Agnihotra, young and old irrespective of one’s faith, only to further bolster one’s faith.Nuns performing Agnihotra
We all seek love, wellbeing and fulfillment in our life; Agnihotra is a great material aid. If you are a Christian, Hindu, Muslim etc., you could be a better Christian, Hindu, Muslim, hence a happier human being.
Upon practice believe your experience.
Agnihotra is performed in all 6 continents across 70 countries.
These include USA/SouthAmerica/Chile/Peru/Brazil/France/Germany/Norway/Poland/Japan/Afghanistan/middle east/Australia/Canada/Britain/Russia etc..
Agnihotra is performed at large scale in several thousands of villages in Poland.
Chile a country in South America declared bylaws that everyone has to do Agnihotra to counter the effects of nuclear radiation in their country to rejuvenate the barren lands devastated by nuclear radiation after the nuclear meltdown.
There is a Nature Laboratory established in Poland to study the benefits of Agnihotra and the impact of Agnihotra on environment and studies related to Vedic traditions.
Russian military studied Agnihotra in 1982 and declared its rare quality to heal the environment and nullify the nuclear radiation.
Dr. Rajani R, Joshi Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay :
Experimental studies show that the incidence of physical ailments, sickness and disease are reduced in the houses, where the Yagna (Agnihotra) is regularly performed because it creates a pure, nutritional and medicinal atmosphere. It renews the brain cells, revitalizes the skin, purifies blood and prevents growth of pathogenic organisms. Agnihotra is basically a healing process. ‘Heal the atmosphere and the healed atmosphere will heal you’--- is the Modus Operandi . Purification of environment through the constituent electrons of the substances fumigated in the Yagna is an obvious effect of this process [2-4].
The observation of some distinguished scientists are note worthy in this regard.
Dr. Hafkine (Poland) has mentioned that --- “mixing ghee and sugar and burning them creates smoke which kills the germs of certain diseases and secretion takes place from some glands relate to the wind-pipe, which fill our heart and mind with pleasure. Sugars present in Havishya have great power to purify the atmosphere. It kills the germs of T.B., measles, smallpox and cow-pox --- remarks Prof.. Tilward.
According to Dr. Shirowich, a Russian scientist has remarked that (i) Cow’s milk contains great power of protection from atomic radiation; (ii) Houses having cow-dung covered floors enjoy complete protection from atomic radiation; (iii) If cow’s ghee is put into Yagna fire, its fumes lessen the effect of atomic radiation to a great extent. The medicinal fumes emanating from Agnihotra have been observed by researchers in the field of microbiology to be clearly bacteriolethal in nature. These eradicate bacteria and other micro-organisms, which are the root cause of illness and diseases. This must be the reason why the incidence of physical ailments, sickness and diseases becomes less in the households, where Agnihotra is regularly performed.
Agnihotra helps drug addicts to get over their craving for drugs because Agnihotra removes negative stereotype thoughts and motivates for positive approach by love and compassion. All the psycho therapeutic advances have failed to control a habitual addict. Agnihotra is a new hope in this field.
The above cases suggest that daily Agnihotra will be useful in treating a diabetic patient of any age, at any level within 3 to 6 months.
Bhopal Gas Tragedy and Agnihotra: The incidence occurred on the deadly night of December 3, 1984, when the poisonous MIC gas leaked from Union Carbide. Hundreds of people died and thousands were hospitalized. There were, however, two families --- Sh. Sohan Lal S Khushwaha and Shri. M.L. Rathore, which lived in the worst affected area, one mile away from the plant came out unscathed as they were regularly performing Agnihotra (Havan). In these families, no one died.
Nobody was even hospitalized despite of being present in the area worst hit by the toxic gas. This observation proves that Agnihotra is a powerful antidote to pollution. (cf.. News Paper ‘The Hindi’ of 4-5-85; news item under the heading ‘Vedic Way to Beat Pollution’).
Fresh cow dung possesses medicinal and curative properties. It is a proven fact that tremendous active beneficial properties are inherent in the cow dung cake and in the fumes that emanates after burning it. Some Russian scientists have observed even anti-radiational properties of cow dung.
Talk about the importance of Daana or Donation if you can in your own words and tell them how it will help them if they are also contributors in such a great event like this.