Practicing Agnihotra regularly will purify the surrounding environment and nullifies the Nuclear / Air / Water / Soil Pollution to a great extent.
Agnihotra is basically a healing process. ‘Heal the atmosphere and the healed atmosphere will heal you’--- is the Modus Operandi.
Results of Some Recent Experiments:
A group of scientists led by Dr. Manoj Garg, Director, Environmental and Technical Consultants and the Uttar Pradesh pollution control board conducted experiments during the Ashwamedha Yagna at Gorakhpur, U.P.
These experiments were set up at about 20 meters east from the Yagnashala. The samples of 100 ml each of water and air collected from the surroundings were analysed using high volume envirotech APM-45 and other sensitive instruments.
A summary of their results (  - Akhand Jyoti, Sept. ‘97 p.22) is presented below:
These results clearly support the claims made about the role of Yagnya in control of air pollution. The Deputy Director, Agriculture had submitted a technical report based on such results, recommending the use of Yagnya’s ash as an effective fertilizer. Comparable results were also obtained by the scientific experiments conducted in about 27 large scale Yagnas organized by Shantikunj, Hardwar in India and abroad during 1993-1995.
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. 14 Even without going into detailed chemical bacteriology, it can be stated that performance of Yagna leads to purification of air. This takes place in the following four ways :
Removal of Foul Odors :
As already stated, under steam volatilization, the various volatile oils get diffused in the surrounding atmosphere along with steam and smoke. Since these oils have distinct good smell, the foul odors are automatically replaced. This aroma can be experienced easily in the surroundings when Yagnya is performed due to diffusion of substances like thymol, eugenol, pine, terpinol and oils of sandal-wood, camphor and clove
Removal of Bacteria :
Removal of insects :
Effects on Plants and Vegetation :
Role of CO2 generated in Yagnya: