Agnihotra. Agni means FIRE and hotra means to offer unto the fire to create a healing effect.
Agnihotraa fire therapy, also known as Homa Therapy is an ancient Vedic technique that enhances and nourishes human lives by tuning our mind and body with rhythm of nature and creates equilibrium.
It’s a process of purification whose positive results have been established by scientists, doctors, ecologists both modern and ancient. Agnihotra is a fabulous and elementary healing therapy practiced by people worldwide as it doesn’t have any religious or national nuances attached to it.
To understand why everyone should make AGNIHOTRA an essential part of one’s daily lifestyle, continue to read…
Agnihotra – History
Mention of Agnihotra is found in Vedas, the ancient most scriptures known to mankind. The Vedic customs practiced by Rishis or seers was on the verge of extinction when Shree revived it from Shivpuri, India and spread the message about its benefits all over the world. Agnihotra, according to Vedas is the simplest Sadhana or technique that unites us with the Universal Consciousness. Practicing Agnihotra has a positive influence on body, mind, soul, & environment; and sets us on the path to attain inner balance & spirituality.
Agnihotra, the Practice:
Agnihotra can be performed by anyone, anywhere, at home, in the garden, office etc in a clean and tidy environment. The process is tuned to the biorhythm corresponding with sunrise & sunset, hence Agnihotra is performed precisely at given local sunrise & sunset timings. Fire is prepared in a semi-pyramid shaped copper vessel. Two oblations of two pinch-full of rice smeared with Cow’s Ghee is offered in this fire; simultaneously two Vedic Mantras are chanted. For step-by-step guidance or to know the importance and scientific reasoning backing each of these steps, download Agnihotra eBook.
Scientifically Proven Benefits of Practicing Agnihotra Regularly:
Agnihotra is a purifying, healing phenomenon. Fire is known to benefit life on earth because of its ability to episodically burn solids and liquids into life enhancing gases. The good gases released while performing Agnihotra are charged with high energy and benefit human lives and other life forms in the environment. Gases spreads far more widely and quickly in the atmosphere than any solid or liquid can. Besides, Agnihotra is also known to negate the effect of harmful pathogenic bacteria.
The practice of Agnihotra enhances and harmonizes the function of Prana, i.e. it nourishes cosmic life energy. By practicing Agnihotra regularly, our mind & body get tuned with rhythms of nature, which helps us to create inner equilibrium. Attaining such a state relaxes our mind and body. We become positively charged to evolve and embrace our own uniqueness. The process creates a higher level of understanding, sense of surrender, and acceptance within us.
Agnihotra ash has been seen to have many medicinal properties which are being studied worldwide. It’s one of the best fertilizers for those into organic farming.
To understand the scientific principles & benefits of chanting of Mantras on mind and environment, energies emanating from the semi pyramid- shape fire vessel, effects of oblations of medicinal ingredients and the effects of bio-rhythms etc, read the eBook on Agnihotra.
Agnihotra indeed is helpful in calming the mind, creating tranquillity in our being and healing diseases, but finally we humans need to change, to save this planet, and inhale good quality of life with each new breath.
Benefits of regular Agnihotra Practice at a glance
- Improves concentration in adults as well as children
- Reduces Stress
- Peace of mind
- Improves motivational levels
- Helps in De-Addiction
- Improves immunity
- Organic Farming & Agriculture
- Bacteriostatic effect