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Agnihotra fire ceremony has been scientifically proven to heal.
Fire and Sound are powerful healing modalities, recognized by multiple cultures for centuries.
Agnihotra Vedic healing fire ceremony is a simple, profound and proven sacred practice from an ancient tradition, referred to variably by Sanskrit words yagnya, yaag, havan, or homa. As one of many scientifically proven fire practices from this tradition, agnihotra fire is burned in a small copper pyramid at precisely sunrise and sunset. Specific chants provide sounds that increase the vibration of the surrounding area. Combined with specific fuels, a copper pyramid of specific proportions governed by sacred geometry, and the unique sun energies at precisely sunrise and sunset, it creates a desired positive effect on the environment, nature, and all life forms.
Agnihotra can be performed by anyone of any culture.
I perform agnihotra and other fire ceremonies for a variety purposes, also teaching it to anyone of sincere intent. A sample of people I have taught to perform agnihotra for personal or professional reasons include householders, children, students, teachers, ministers, Native Americans, Christians, Buddhists, atheists, Jews, Hindus, scientists, priests, doctors, farmers, and alternative healers. You, too, can learn, perform, and teach this profound practice.
Perform fire ceremony to heal you and your community.
A havan (healing fire ceremony) offers a framework for group or individual emotional and physical healing, relinquishing unwanted beliefs, habits or thought patterns, releasing unworkability, and manifesting, to name only a few benefits.
You can offer fire healing ceremony for the planet, world peace, supporting joyful planetary consciousness, re-setting nature's energetic grids, and any purpose in harmony with the Divine, whatever you perceive that to be.
Sunrise Agnihotra. Turn up volume to hear the comforting, crackling fire!
Sunset Agnihotra. Turn up volume to hear the comforting, crackling fire!
How to Perform Agnhotra
Sunrise Agnihotra Chant
Sunset Agnihotra Chant
This informative and colorful handbook, of an ancient and scientifically-proven healing fire practice, is the first and only comprehensive agnihotra handbook available in the world. It is written with the westerner in mind, for those not familiar with Vedic terminology and practices. It includes 84 pages of detailed explanation, photos, and instruction. It holds answers and encouragement for beginner or experienced fire practitioners. It is being purchased by people across the globe, including East Indians wanting to bring it into their villages.
How is a fire ceremony (havan) conducted?
A small fire is burned in a copper pyramid of specific mathematical proportions. Small pieces of dried cow dung are burned as fuel, along with ghee, known for its medicinal properties (see "Ghee Explanation" below). Rice and other ingredients may also be utilized. Each havan has a specific Sanskrit chant to sing which creates a vibrational change. Combined, these components transmute into an entirely new energy that transforms the surrounding environment. Scientific studies have proven the efficacy of these havans, which have been used for over 5000 years to support and heal all living things, and the planet. In alignment with recent studies in the field of quantum physics, Vedic tradition teaches that the effects of havans are multidimensional.
How did you learn agnihotra Vedic healing fire ceremony?
Much love and appreciation goes to those who introduced me to and taught me Vedic fire ceremony practices (havan) through the years! Swami *Ramananda..., a revered and reclusive Kriya Yoga master from the Himalayas who does not promote himself to the public, introduced me to Vedic fire ceremonies in 1998, and encouraged me to learn and teach it as part of my dharma (life purpose). Following his guidance, I eventually found Richard and Lisa Powers, devotees of Vasant Pranjape, who kindly and enthusiastically taught me agnihotra via mail and phone calls. Vasant Lad, Ayurvedic master, subsequently shared his devotional insights. Dear Fate then connected me with Mohan Jadhav, who lovingly continued with his teachings and support. Along the way I met many others who encouraged me. Special thanks goes to all who enthusiastically attend my fire ceremonies, and to those who have learned fire healing from me and carried it out to their communities. And so the ripple effect takes this healing practice to all corners of our beautiful planet.
*Note: Numerous "Ramanada's" found online are not this same reclusive master.
How do I use fire ceremony during significant astrological events?
Full Moon Ceremony
Full moon is a time to clear out and relinquish all that is no longer useful, releasing those energies back to the infinite quantum field. This leaves an open space for the new, more vital, to enter your life. During the full moon, usual healing effects of a fire havan are expanded. Participants experience a clearing and re-balancing of their electro-magnetic and entire energy field. Attendees, nature, environment, and surrounding community experience the nurturing results of a havan. As you heal yourself, you simultaneously help heal the planet and her other life forms. All things are connected.
New Moon Ceremony
New moon is the time to create the new, re-start in a fresh direction, and manifest the preferred. Visualize who you want to BE, and the life you choose to dwell within. The more clearly you visualize and believe, the more quickly the new can manifest. A havan presented during this time supports nature and the environment to shift in the same way. During the new moon, usual healing effects of a fire havan are expanded. Participants, nature, environment, and surrounding community experience the nurturing results of a havan. As you heal yourself, you simultaneously help heal the planet and her other life forms. All things are connected.
Solar or Lunar Eclipse
A solar or lunar eclipse affects our electro-magnetic energy field as well as that of our planet. As the planet is affected, so are we and our environment affected. This can disrupt emotions, energy, and thought patterns to a substantial degree. People frequently experience emotional and energetic distress during this time. A havan during an eclipse assists us to re-balance, re-calibrate, and raises the frequency of our energy vibration. Meditation after this havan integrates those effects into our body-mind-spirit. Additionally, the effects of this event's field expand into the community and environment, offering them support.
Equinox and Solstice
Solstice and Equinox are times to give thanks for what we are experiencing, to re-calibrate where we need to adjust in our life, and to prepare for upcoming months. Depending upon the date of the calendar, it is a time to set a template for the new year, welcome the fresh possibilities of spring, nurture the growth of the life we have planted, or harvest the fruits of our creations as we also prepare for inner contemplation during the winter months. Nature is aligned with such change, and a havan assists us to attune with that support. As we do so, the ceremony radiates powerful energetic support for our community.
Is agnihotra ash used for healing?
Yes. I use it on our landscape and gardens. You can sprinkle the ash on plants or soil directly or first mix it with water. I also make ash water "tea" which is used in preparing healing tonics, such as Ayurvedic Draksha. I use this ash to make healing decoctions with herbs and ghee to heal external wounds or issues on both people and animals.
From my handbook, "Agnihotra, Havan on Earth", 7:52, 53: "According to personal testimonies, ancient Vedic writings, and recent scientific studies, the answer [to can it be used for healing] is a resounding “yes”! ... Google “agnihotra ash water crystals” to find an online photo of an ash water crystal as developed by Dr. Masurao Emoto’s renowned technique of photographing crystals of healthy and unhealthy water."
Who can perform agnihotra?
Anyone who is sufficiently responsible to work with fire is capable of being a fire keeper. Women, men, children, ex-convicts, ministers, and people from all walks of life and cultures can perform. Because this is a healing science, and not a religious practice, it can be utilized by people of all faiths.
"Yagnya of the Great Lord (Source) is the supporter of innumerable Worlds and purifies us all…" - Yajur Veda, Chapter 1, Sutra 3
"Yagnya acts as purifier, makes explicit, true and perfect knowledge (that is) spread in space through the rays of the sun, purifies the air, is the mainstay of the universe, and also adds to our comfort through its exalted office. It behooves us all the learned, and their followers, to not give up the performance of yagnyas."
- Yajur Veda, Chapter 1, Sutra 2
What is the difference between agnihotra, havan, homa, yaag, and yagnya?
Agnihotra is one specific fire ceremony of a vast number of Vedic sacred fire ceremonies. Agnihotra is performed only at sunrise and sunset, which alters and raises electro-magnetic vibrations, resulting in healing, peace of mind, enhanced sense of well-being, release of addictions, renewed vitality, reduction in frequency of illness and disease, and neutralized toxins in the environment, to name only a few of its benefits to the planet.
Additional FAQs are answered in "Agnihotra: Havan on Earth". See the above section for details.
agnihotra sunset fire with teepee in snow
Eleni is confident she is a soul having a human experience, just like everyone else she knows - until the foundation of her existence is pulled out from under her. Suddenly arriving in an unknown existence, she must make life and death decisions with no clear guidance. In desperation, the only aspect of life she can count on is her connection with something beyond herself - the "Source". Her struggles and insights reveal an unexpected inner strength. What Eleni learns will lead the readers on their own inner quest for life's courage, fulfillment, joy, and purpose.
Eleni's journey is guided and supported by performing agnihotra fire ceremony, meditation, and desperately adhering to the advice of spiritual and practical guidance she has learned, never imagining they would one day stand between herself and ultimate tragedy.