Agni hotra

Posted on Jan 29 2017 - 4:55am by srikainkaryasriadmin

The process of Agnihotra consists of making two offerings to the fire exactly at the time of sunrise & sunset along with the chanting of two small Sanskrit mantras.The offerings consist of two pinchfuls of uncooked rice grains smeared with a few drops of cow’s pure ghee.
The fire is prepared out of dried cowdung cakes in a small copper pot of a semi-pyramid shape. The positive effects of Agnihotra are an outcome of simultaneous functioning of many subtle scientific principles such as, effect of chanting of specific sounds on the atmosphere and mind, energies emanating from the pyramid- shape, nutritional effect of burning of medicinal ingredients and the effects of bio-rhythms etc .
Agnihotra balances the cycle of nature and nourishes the human life. It creates pure, clean and medicinal atmosphere. It cleanses the negative effects of pollution.
Agnihotra is for purification and healing of the atmosphere. The atmosphere in which we live today is polluted in all respects. Many complex problems which the world witnesses today have their origin in pollution.

In today’s polluted atmosphere, we witness mass destruction of forests, disappearance of many species of plants, animals, insects, birds, disturbance in ecocycles, ozone depletion, global warming, acid rain and decreasing agricultural production. Human health is at stake. Many killing diseases like cancer and AIDS are on the rise. Increased alcoholism and drug abuse is a great challenge. Human mind is under great stress giving rise to more violence and many complex family and social problems. The list is unending.
For the Practice of Agnihotra a Few Disciplines are Observed:
Agnihotra is performed exactly at local sunrise/sunset timings.
A semi-pyramid shaped copper pot has to be used.
A small fire prepared using dried cow dung cakes.
Two pinchfuls of uncooked rice grains smeared with few drops of cow’s ghee are offered in fire.
Two simple Sanskrit mantras are chanted while offering.
The Sunrise and Sunset Mantras:
In the morning exactly at sunrise the offerings are made with the Mantras: (While meditating on the divinity, viz. Soorya)
1. ‘Sooryaya svaha, sooryaya idam na mama’
2. ‘Prajapataye swaha, prajapataye idam na mama’ (God or divinity of creation)
And in the Evening Exactly at the Sunset the Offerings are Made With the Mantras:
(While meditating on divinity fire-god.)
1. ‘Agnaye swaha, agnaye idam na mama’
2. ‘Prajapataye swaha, prajapataye, idam na mama’ (God or divinity of creation)
Effects of Agnihotra:
The positive effects of Agnihotra are an outcome of simultaneous functioning of many subtle scientific principles, such as, effect of chanting of specific sounds on the atmosphere and mind, energies emanating from the pyramid- shape, nutritional effects of burning the medicinal ingredients, effects of the bio-rhythms etc. Agnihotra balances the cycle of nature and nourishes the human life. It creates pure, clean and medicinal atmosphere. It cleanses the negative effects of pollution.
Soundararajan Desikan’s photo.Scientists-Says-Ancient-Fire-Ritual-Has-Positive-Impact-on-Environment1

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  1. velyudan v s July 14, 2017 at 1:53 am - Reply

    Namaskaram. Very informative article on anihotra. But the photo of homakunda is not of Agnihotra. Pl. see the link and copy the copperpot kundam and replace the photo so that it is more authentichttp://www.agnihotraglobal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/slider-image2.png

    • srikainkaryasriadmin July 14, 2017 at 4:41 am - Reply

      Agni hotra homam was performed in copper pot by our ancestors —but due to circumstances of the successive performers this was performed in the homakunda posted in the article—- But as you said the copper one is most suitable

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