I first learned to do Agnihotra in 1973 while I was in college. On the first day that I did Agnihotra, I noticed certain a sense of calm and tranquility come over my mind. I experience that same subtle sense of calm when I perform Agnihotra today.
I had an opportunity to visit Kharagpur, which is the birthplace of Shree, in 1977. Along with several other people, I had a chance to share Agnihotra with a number of people in the town, who in turn taught it to others. Today, several hundred families are doing Agnihotra in Kharagpur, and I have noticed that whenever I visit Kharagpur the atmosphere in that town is one of real harmony. It makes me realize that Agnihotra is something that people start to do for their own peace of mind. However, the positive effect reaches out to the home, as well as outside to the greater community.
David Powers, KGP Products, USA
We’ve been practicing Agnihotra, and the other fires, regularly since 1991. All this Sattva activity maintains a peaceful atmosphere on our farm. We also feed the birds each morning, and they seem to especially enjoying Agnihotra time and the chanting that follows.
David, Faye, Juanita, and Family
Sattva Farms, Oregon, USA
As a practitioner of Agnihotra since 1974 we can only say that it has been an amazing journey. From the first moment we have known of the extreme peace that comes with the Agnihotra and the balance that it seems to bring within all nature.
Charles Davis, Heal the Atmosphere Association, USA
I have been practicing Agnihotra for more than two decades. Agnihotra gives me a lot of energy to handle my everyday activities. I also feel that the atmosphere in our house is more conducive to creativity. -Amit Suratkar, USA
Within few weeks of starting the practice, I stopped needing alarm clocks to wake me before sunrise and almost miraculously, I would wake up before sunrise in time for Agnihotra even though I have had a late night.
The other change I noticed was that I had nasal congestion since I was young and that cleared out very soon after the practice. I do not succumb to illness as frequently as in my younger years.
Kashyap and Shishir Vora, Vedic Science Society, Canada
Agnihotra has been like a boon to me. Since I started performing Agnihotra, I feel more energy in everything I do and this helps me give time to all the aspects of my life. I also feel that Agnihotra helps me stay in harmony with nature.
Thomas Konecny, ISVS, Austria
My experience with Agnihotra is very simple, a deep feeling of peace and the feeling of doing my duty. To enter a room where Agnihotra is being done is like entering a world of peace and calm. I feel that I can perform my daily routine much better since I started performing Agnihotra.
I feel as a helping hand is always around. I meet the right people in the right moment; there is the feeling of being guided through stormy weather of life. I am very thankful, that I know about Agnihotra and Yajnya and it´s a big honor for me, that I can perform Agnihotra. – Irmgard Wambrechtshamer, ISVS, Austria
We have been practicing Agnihotra since 1974. It was the beginning of many wonderful experiences with Agnihotra. We have been regular practitioners of the daily practice of Agnihotra till today. If we miss it we feel unhappy. The main thing is that Agnihotra is such a powerful spiritual “instrument” not only to heal the atmosphere but all life on this planet.
Werner Metzger, Kriya Yoga Schule, Germany
Agnihotra spreads an atmosphere of peace and harmony.
Dr. Paramsivam, Aboorvaas, Malaysia
I felt a lot of peace when I attended the Agnihotra sessions in Shivpuri. I am also very fascinated by the benefits of Agnihotra in other spheres like organic farming, etc
Lai Hock, Ground Up Initiative, Singapore
Since I started performing Agnihotra, I feel a sense of calm and tranquility. I have seen that plants also grow better in Agnihotra atmosphere. Roger Zimmerman and Sabine, Switzerland
In my home where I perform Agnihotra regularly, many visitors who are not aware of its performance get a feeling of peace and enquire about the reason. – S.S.Naregal, Gadag, India
I feel much better with regards to health and have secured mental peace. It is also felt that the Environment in the house is very pleasant due to Agnihotra. My son is doing well in his studies. – Jayashree.G. Kamat, Sholapur, India
By constantly performing morning and evening Agnihotra a feeling develops that I am in constant unison with Mother Nature. After a certain period of time this habit becomes a priority and bad habits are automatically removed.
The mind feels a pleasure with constant awareness of thoughts and feelings. This enables a control over the arising bad thoughts, which get replaced by good thoughts.
- Mulchandani, New Delhi, India
In the year 1973 my father expired and the entire responsibility of the family fell on my shoulders. Due to financial problems I was under tremendous mental stress. Under these circumstances I had an attack of fits for the first time in 1975. I consulted a specialist and started the medicine as prescribed but over a period of time got addicted to it. I was taking up to 12 tablets a day. I could not do anything without it and I was not able to sleep. In spite of taking medicines I had another attack of fits.
Then I heard of Agnihotra and started performing it. The tension on my mind and fear gradually reduced. Slowly I started reducing the intake of tablets and gradually gave it up completely in a year. Till date I have not had another attack of fit and am enjoying complete mental peace and good health.
K.B.Chandrakumar, Hyderabad, India
It brings mental happiness and enduring peace in our premises. We get peaceful sleep. We feel refreshed and hence plan and perform our daily work with enthusiasm. We don’t feel tired day long.
- Raghavan, Bangalore, India.
A few years ago I was in great stress due to mu health reasons. I constantly had the feeling of fear & insecurity. It was during this time that I came across Agnihotra. I started its performance earnestly and within two months could feel a positive change in my mental wellbeing. I also started using the Agnihotra ash for improving my health as well as in my garden for the 5 coconut trees in it. The results were amazing.
- Srinivasan, Chennai, India
I started performing Agnihotra after my retirement. Agnihotra has been helpful in the following way
- Although I was doing a lot of physical work I did not have good appetite. After commencing Agnihotra I noticed a substantial change in appetite. The digestive system has improved.
- Despite of a lot of physical activity during the day I was suffering from insomnia. Now I sleep peacefully.
- As a result of all this I feel more vitality.
- My temperament has improved. It is easier to maintain composure.
- Shotria, Pune, India
I started practicing Agnihotra five years back. Agnihotra has helped me to maintain the calmness of the mind. It is useful in meditation also, now we started using it for Agriculture. Vegetables grown in Agnihotra atmosphere have very good taste.
M.S.Lalita, Trissur, India
There is a definite increase in the confidence level after commencing the practice of Agnihotra.
Over the years the mental attitude has changed from being in a state of turbulence to composed or collected state of mind. –
P.S. Jaju, Hyderabad, India
I have been bestowed with mental peace, satisfaction and happiness. I am freed from many of the minor physical ailments that I used to suffer from. I feel that I have become more patient, understanding and confident. Agnihotra has helped me have a more benevolent outlook, which in turn has brought peace to my mind.
Dhondiba Baburao Namde, Pune, India
Agnihotra has given complete mental satisfaction. Initially I used to suffer frequently from common cold that has reduced. I have also observed that the ability to face problems and solve them has developed. Whenever I am faced with problems I get useful intuitions? This promotes enthusiasm. For performing Agnihotra my family supports me. The bonds within the family have improved.
Anand Brahme, Akkalkot, India
Before commencing the practice of Agnihotra I was addicted to alcohol. I was also very short tempered. Then one evening I had the opportunity to attend Agnihotra at the house of my senior in office. I felt very relaxed and pleasant. Later, I enquired about the details and eventually commenced practice myself.
With regular practice of Agnihotra my temper has improved a lot. I was also able to give up drinking completely. My wife and children who were greatly troubled by my drinking also felt the difference and have become devoted Agnihotri’s. We have been doing it now for about 20 years. Our family enjoys good health and there is peace and love.
Dyaneshwar Nepale, Yevatmal, India