What is Agnihotra?
Agnihotra, in Sanskrit, Agni -Fire- and Hotra -offering-, is included in the Indian ancient four Vedas, part of the Ayurveda, the Science -veda- of Life -aju-, first medicine in the world with over 5000 years history. Agnihotra is a great Fire ceremony performed in the morning at Sunrise and in the evening at Sunset for the benefits of Humanity.
The Fire ceremony is prepared with ghee, rice, dried organic cow dungs that will be burnt in a conductive pyramidal pot of copper, with an inverted geometrical shape capturing and reflecting energy back thoroughly. In the moment occuring before performing Agnihotra, we sing chantings such as Prabhu Mere Jeevan which celebrates the Sun or other sacred chants widening our heart opening and respect, an important conscious mindset creating a good atmosphere. Then, Fire is lightened with a candle five minutes before Agnihotra offering time.
At the very Sunrise lapse of time where the Sun raylights first start to touch the mother Earth, the moment of Sunrise when the highest extreme electromagnetic field is coming to the Earth, we give offerings to the divine Fire God. With rice placed on the ring and middle fingers of our right hand, pushed with the thumb, we respectfully and openhearted offer sacred grains preferably mixed with ghee- to the divine Fire while chanting. Sounds of Om Surya, Gayatri and Servesam mantra chanted is a very important part of the ceremony.
Aum Surya Swaha
Idam Surya Idam Na Mamaha
Aum Prajapataye Swaha
Idam Prajapataye Idam Na Mamaha
Aum Paramatmay Swaha
Idam Paramatmay Idam Na Mamaha
Aum Prajapataye Swaha Idam Prajapataye, Prajapataye is Father of God, the Creator, we are offering to the Creator, and through him to the Cosmos. Idam Na Mamaha It does not belong to us, we are offering it to Cosmos.
Aum Paramatmay Swaha Idam Paramatmay, Atma is our inner Cosmos, Paramatma is the Universal Cosmos, we are offering to the Cosmic Consciousness
Idam Na Mamaha. It does not belong to me, I am offering it to Cosmic Energy. We altogether chant the Gayatri Mantra. Idam Na Mamaha It belongs to Gayatri (Veda mata), it does not belong to me.
Aum Bhur Bhuvah Svaha
Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi
Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat Svaha
Aum as the three important parts of the Creation, Akaar , Ukaar , Makaar, manifestation, preservation, dissolution, the ultimate cosmic sound. Aum Surya Swaha Surya is the Sun, Svaha is the exact moment when we make the rice offering. Through the Sun we are offering to the Cosmos. Idam Surya Idam Namaha which means it belongs to the Sun, it does not belong to me, what we get from the Sun, we offer back to the Sun.
Then, we chant the Servesam mantra.
Servesam Swastur Bhavatu
Servesam Shantir Bhavatu
Servesam Purnam Bhavatu
Servesam Mangalam Bhavatu
Serve Bhavantu Sukina
Serve Shantu Niramaya
Serve Bhadrani Pasyantu
Ma Kachit Dukha Bha Bhave x3
Aum Shanti Shanti Shanti
Hari Aum Tatsat x3
The created atmosphere offers everyone the occasion to meditate on the divine Fire in a good inner and outer purified environment. Watch the Fire God, expand yourself to the Fire God, pray to the Fire God for Peace, Prosperity, Wisdom, good Health, unconditional Love and Enlightenment for the individual, for all of us, for the whole humanity. Pray your individual prayer to the divine Fire God to burn away all the darkness from our life, negative aspects, negative karma, negative judgments to purify us for betterment and best wishes. We pray to the Fire God to give us Peace, Prosperity, good Health, Wisdom, unconditional Love and Enlightenment. Pranam to the Fire God. Thanks to the Fire God for the nice experience. An important and strong cosmic electromagnetic field is created together with the natural and good magnet atmosphere from the cow dung and the fire electromagnetic field. The Sunlight touching the Earth and the Fire electromagnetic fields are connecting and expanding very fast resulting in a globe of 12 kilometer all around environmental impact. Agnihotra is helping everyone in that area experiencing inner balance and enhanced nature. There are so many dimensions and domains covered by Agnihotra.
Occasionally one can be surprised when performing in nature on how animals are attracted; in Malaysia for example, injured foxes approached and enjoyed the fire to heal. Agnihotra is performed on the energy level like the sounds at a certain pitch generating a certain energy field which can even cut the glass. One of the evidence to Agnihotra, is a toxic waste where one of the close-by village was safe from being contaminated thanks to the practice. As another example, Agnihotra and cow dung are utilized for farm cultivation, one level higher than organic. To fertilize fields, UPC ashram uses cow dung, ghee, cow urine, Agnihotra ashes and jaggery in specific proportions. Agnihotra ceremony purifies the outer atmosphere; at sunrise, when darkness is removed and light comes in, a lot of present virus and poison are growing particularly fast at that time. These negative viruses and infections are totally removed by Agnihotra. In addition, ashes can also be used for plants and trees which are not growing properly. As a fertilizer and pesticide together, it helps in giving fruits and flowers.
In Sunyoga we learn Yama, Niyama, Asana from the 8 Ashtanga steps of Yoga. One integrates fully these latter steps at the point when one reaches enlightenment. Sunyogi teaches practical 5P’s action steps towards this level of realisation. As explained above, when practising correctly the 5P’s the 5 elements get balanced automatically . Still, we need to focus on practices for convergence. When we focus on our practice, we give our 2% and the Universe, the divine Sun gives us the remaining 98%. In our relationship with God, so much more is returned to us whenever we show our willingness.
Nanotechnology view point
Agnihotra is a complete science or more exactly a combination of 3 sciences, Mantra science, Fire science and Ayurvedic science. When plants burnt in the fire, medicinal properties of the ayurvedic plant transform into nanoparticles purifying the air . Inhaled, it comes inside our body. In diabetes treatments or particular diseases, useful selected plants get wonderful results after a few days through stomach or blood, through air and through Agnihotra immediate results are shown. All of us, all around us is affected by sounds and vibrations. This is the mantra science. Link to World-Wide Agnihotra time application: agnihotra app.