Agnihotra comes from the Vedas, which is the most ancient body of knowledge known to man. Virtually all ancient civilizations practised purification Yajnya (ceremonies and rituals). Agnihotra is a vedic science and is the process of purification of the atmosphere through fire prepared in a copper pyramid of specific dimensions tuned to the biorhythm of sunrise/sunset.
According to the ancient Rishi’s of India who wrote the Veda’s, at sunrise the pranas, subtle energies, emanate from the sun in a flood of prana, (lifeforce) that enlivens and purifies. Agnihotra harnesses the flood of prana which comes to earth at sunrise and sunset each day to create a bio-sphere, which is 1km wide and 12km high around every agnihotra fire.
Agnihotra neutralises the effects of pollution The purified atmosphere creates a healthy environment conducive to peace and love, and increases the plants ability to breathe, and take micronutrients from the atmosphere.
Sitting before the agnihotra fire in ceremony, and taking the medicinal ash (high pranic content and containing 92 elements) from the fire is very healing – known as homa therapy. In sanskrit, the word happiness is ‘su kha’ – meaning good atmosphere. The word unhappiness is ‘du kha’ meaning bad atmosphere.
Agnihotra is an ancient ceremony, which when performed correctly (and exactly) has the following effects:
The ceremony has been passed down the generations and is practised commonly in India and now throughout the world.
So if you are a frustrated Earth guardian who wants to do something practical every day to help the plants, waters, animals, yourself and our mother Earth, this is for you! Agnihotra kits can be purchased from the Australian Ashram.
Next week Part 2…Farming with Agnihotra