The Five disciplines of Agnihotra

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For the practice of Agnihotra a few disciplines are to be observed. If Agnihotra is performed sincerely, without changing its basic rules, it will certainly bring beneficial results. Let us know more about its various aspects.

 

Timings-

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O Healing Fire, we come to you daily at Sunrise and Sunset. – Rig-Veda

 

Agnihotra is performed daily at sunrise and sunset timings.

 

Sunrise and Sunset are two most significant circadian bio-rhythms.

 

The term “circadian” comes from the Latin terms “circa” – meaning around, and “diem” – meaning day.

 

The circadian rhythm refers to the natural, 24-hour body cycle that humans and animals naturally follow. With a circadian rhythm, people naturally tend to sleep when it’s nighttime and wake up when morning comes up.

 

It is closely linked with the Sunrise – Sunset cycle and is associated with the waking and sleeping patterns of animals and the metabolism of the plants like opening of flowers, etc.

The circadian rhythm, present in humans and most other animals, is generated by an internal clock that is synchronized to light-dark cycles and other cues in an organism’s environment. It also causes nocturnal animals to function at night when diurnal creatures are at rest.

 

This is in colloquial language referred to as the biological clock of the body.

 

Normal functioning of everything in this world is linked with the rhythmic alignment of the circadian rhythm. Any disturbance in this routine leads to a chaos. The normal schedule becomes adversely affected and even routine things start falling apart. Many disorders like insomnia, etc appear in humans.

 

Circadian rhythms can be disrupted by changes in daily schedule.

 

Agnihotra time is referred to as ai???Sandhyaai??i?? i.e. transitional moment. It is neither day nor night, neither light nor darkness. Veda describe this particular period as the Passage to Enlightenment ai???(Tirtha).

 

The science of Yoga attaches importance to this transitional moment. As per Yoga a man makes the use of either the left or the right nostril for breathing during the period from sunrise to sunset and there is a shift in the order beginning with sunset to sunrise. During this period ai???Idaai??i?? and ai???Pingalaai??i??, Nadis or channels of flow of energy, located in the breathing apparatus of the body, remain active in succession.

 

Agnihotra is ordained to be performed exactly on these vitally important transitional moments.

During these moments changes take place in the atmosphere which causes vital impact on all life forms and on the environment.

 

Exactly at the time of sunrise and sunset they are in the process of transition. The mind and body are in balance during this time band. Performance of Agnihotra synchronizing with this time strengthens the beneficial effects on the mind and the body.

 

The counting of the exact times of Sunrise or Sunset is done by using Vedic methodology. The Vedas consider a moment as sunset when half of the sun appears to have set below the horizon and sunrise is considered as the moment when half of the sun is visible over the horizon.

 

Semi- pyramid shaped copper vessel-

 

The vessel or Patra prescribed for Agnihotra is made of pure copper which is known for its Oligodynamic (i.e. antibacterial) properties. Copper, which is known to be an excellent conductor of heat and electricity, plays an important role in the process of Agnihotra. Agnihotra has close connection with fire, heat, electromagnetic forces and cosmic energy fields. The shape of Agnihotra vessel is precisely similar to pyramid.

 

The word pyramid (Pyr + mid) means ai???a geometrically perfect shape which has healing energies in the centerai??i??. The pyramid shaped copper vessel receives, intensifies and emanates healing and purifying energy in the surrounding area where Agnihotra is being performed. Its effectiveness reaches peak levels at sunrise and sunset. The shape and the metal copper enhance the potency of the healing energies emanating during the practice of Agnihotra.

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Cow dung cakes-

 

Fire for Agnihotra is to be prepared out of dried cow dung cakes. Ayurveda says that Cow dung has anti bacterial properties.

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The Offerings-

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Cow’s pure ghee-

Only Ghee made from Cowai??i??s is used for Agnihotra

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Rice grains-

The offerings consist of two pinches full of uncooked unbroken rice grains. The concept of unbroken is emphasized as it is said that the healing Veerya or potency of the rice gets lowered if the grain is broken. For optimum benefits one must use unbroken rice grains.

 

Mantra-

 
The offerings of Agnihotra are to be offered to the fire along with the chanting of following Sanskrit mantras.

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SOORYAYA SWAHA,

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Purport- O Sun, the giver of energy, I salute you and offer unto you what is given to me by you, that which is not mine but of the Divine.

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Purport- O lord, the Creator, I salute you and offer unto you that what is given to me by you, that which is not mine but of the Divine.

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AGNAYE SWAHA,

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Purport- O Agni, the Primordial element, I salute you and offer unto you that what is given to me by you, that which is not mine but of the Divine.

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Purport- O lord, the Creator, I salute you and offer unto you that what is given to me by you, that which is not mine but of the Divine.

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These mantras are easy to chant. Agnihotra mantras have a relaxing and purifying effect on the mind. They create vibrations of peace and love.

 

These Mantras are in Sanskrit language.

 

Their effect on the atmosphere, living beings and even plants is extremely pacifying. Agnihotra Mantras are to be uttered in their original form that is in Sanskrit. They are not to be translated in any other language because it will change their original frequency patterns. The translated words will be devoid of creating the beneficial vibratory sound waves and hence no benefits can be derived from uttering such words.

 

The offering to the fire are to be made uttering only two Mantras. There are two mantras in the morning at sunrise and two mantras in the evening at sunset. The mantras should be chanted in clear voice. Agnihotra mantras are to be uttered in a way that its sound vibrates in the entire household.

 

The words Soorya, Agni and Prajapati in the Mantras are synonyms of energy and the Almighty.

 

As we have seen in the earlier chapters, the Sun, the Agni are the chief energy sources on the planet and are given synonyms similar to the Supreme Consciousness. The Agnihotra Mantraai??i??s inculcate a feeling of surrender unto the Almighty and its energy.

 

The Sunrise Mantra is a prayer to the Sun, the propeller and the impelling power behind our world, to provide energy, healing and life till the Sunset.

 

The Sunset Mantra is a prayer to the Agni symbolizing warmth and protection, to provide energy, healing and protection of life till the Sunrise.

 

The second line in each Mantra referring to the word Prajapati meaning The Creator is a sign of praying unto the Divine Energy to create a feeling to surrender in the mind, body and soul.

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Param Sadguru Shree Gajanan maharaj, referred to as Shree by His followers all over the world, was a Divine Yogi.

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Swami Shivananda, a Yogi who perpetuated the Mantra Yoga of sound ‘Om’ (Nadabramha) & Yogini Sonamata were Shree’s parents.

They belonged to the noble family of Rajimwale, the chieftains of an area of 84 villages like Rajim, Ratnapur & Pendra etc of the present Chhatisgarh state in India.

Swami Shivananda & Sonamata, even though lived amidst riches, were totally unattached to worldly matters. By the grace of a Saint,Ai??it was revealed to Sonamata that a Divine Yogi would be born as Her Son. Shree was born on 16th May 1918 in Kharagpur (Dist.Midnapore,W.Bengal, India).

Born in a noble family, Shree had the stars of a Sovereign King or Supreme Yogic Master in His horoscope.

According to the Buddhist tradition similar was the positioning of stars in the horoscope of Lord Buddha.

Shree showed signs of being a Spiritual Master from a very early age. He was following strict austerities and penances from the early age of six. He spent His childhood in the vicinity of great Spitiutal masters. He learnt the teachings of many learned scholars along with the teachings of the Vedas. He came to Akkalkot at the tender age of six and spent His childhood at the Guru mandir, a Monastery, which was the House of the Guru Tradition of Shree Swami Samartha.

In 1938 at the age of 20 he was chosen as the Head of the Monastery and the heir of the Guru Peetham (The linage of Gurus). This Guru Peetham is considered to be of the highest order.

He was initiated into the Highest order of Spiritual Practice, the ‘Shrividya’Ai??by Lord Parshuram.

He would do severe penances and meditate for almost 18-20 hrs every day.

His daily spiritual routine began at the Brahma Muhurata. i.e. early hours of the morning. He remained perpetually in the state of Samadhi. Most of the time during the day He was engrossed in performance of various forms of austere tapa like Silence (Mauna),Fasting, Chanting of Guru mantras etc.Ai??His personal needs were extremely limited. He wore an unstitched white dhoti around his waist and carried another piece of white cloth on his shoulders

He spent most of the time in his meditation room sitting on a small square wooden stool, where he received disciples and visitors from all over the world.Ai??Shree had no material possessions. He never even touched money or gold. He was extremely punctual and his daily chores were attuned perfectly with the watch.

He taught his disciples that service rendered unto the needy and suffering, is in true sense ‘Divine worship’.

He was moved by the pain and suffering of all the living beings throughout the planet. He wanted to teach and equip everybody with knowledge that would empower them to find true Peace and happiness.

To fulfill this, Shree, vowed at the feet of His master “I will resusticate the timeless wisdom of Vedas” and gave the world the Panch Sadhan Marga (PSM) or the Five Fold Path.

He said that the easiest and complete path towards eternal happiness is through the PSM, which is based on the eternal concepts of the Vedas. He gave the message of PSM and Agnihotra to the world to rid it of negativity and darkness and infuse positivity and peace.Ai??Ai??The philosophies and concepts mentioned in the PSM were to be applied to life in a lifestyle format, to achieve new levels of personal growth and find true happiness.

As part of His mission Shree performed a Mahasomyaga from 28th Feb to 4th March 1969 at Shivapuri, the Yajnya Nagar.

His teachings inevitably transcend the barriers of caste, creed, colour, relegion, cult, nationality or language and such other man made distinctions. He showered unlimited love and blessings on the downtrodden, poor and ailing of the world.

He preached equality among people, global peace and universal oneness.

 

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