Agnihotra


8Over 20 years ago, i learned agnihotra at a weekend workshop in Humpy near Mapleton.  And it was my practice for a period of time, sunrise and sunset. I bought my kit on the sunshine coast when Lee Ringma from Agnihotra Australia visited as part of a workshop tour.

from their website  …. “We also regularly organise Workshop Tours coming to your location to conduct free workshops.The geographical area we cover is Australia, New Zealand and Asia.The Workshops, Talks and Courses are conducted as voluntary work, as service and hence are free of charge. We accept sponsorship for the travel, food and accomodation costs.”

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Agnihotra (Homa) consists of making two offerings to the fire exactly at the time of sunrise & sunset along with two small Sanskrit mantras. Agnihotra is regarded a process of purification of the atmosphere as a cumulative effect of various scientific and sonic principles harnessed to give rise to an unparalled purifying and healing phenomenon. The benefits, both spiritual and mundane, that accrue to sacrificers is said to be enormous.

How to perform Agnihotra in Summary

1. Smear few cow dung chips with ghee and arrange them in the Agnihotra pot.
2. Mix about a teaspoon full of rice with a small amount of ghee and keep them aside.
3. Start the fire few minutes before sunrise/sunset time.

While chanting the mantra offer the rice smeared with ghee (just enough that one can hold in the tip
of five fingers) at the utterance of ‘Swaaha’ ie ‘Sváhá’ in the fire.

There are only two offerings at Sunset or Sunrise each in the Agnihotra fire.

Mantra At Sunrise:  listen

Sooryáya Sváhá
(add the first portion of rice)
Sooryáya Idam Na Mama

Prajápataye Sváhá
(add the second portion of rice)
Prajápataye Idam Na Mama

Meaning:
Unto the fire I am offering all.
This offering is not mine, it is Thine.

Mandtra At Sunset:  listen

Agnaye Sváhá
(add the first portion of rice)
Agnaye Idam Na Mama
Prajápataye Sváhá
(add the second portion of rice)
Prajápataye Idam Na Mama

Meaning:
Unto the sun I am offering this offering.
This is not mine, this is Thine.

Word to Word Meanings:
Agnaye … fire
Sooryáya … sun

swáhá … offering
idam … this
na mama … not mine
prajá- … all the living
pataye … The Lord

Word to word meaning does not give the purport of the mantras.

 When the mantras are chanted in the meter in which they are composed, by Supreme Grace the inherent meaning and the power and vibrations impact the entire creation. The healing occurs at the grass roots level in the subtlest manner.
 This power of the mantra is locked into the ashes that develop in the fire upon the oblations.
These vibrations pulsate the entire universe in a profound, subtle but sure impact and affect.
 It is like the fragrance and beauty of a flower when the flower is in the form of a bud.
 By grace it radiates all its beauty and joy for the good of the entire universe.
…Guruji Shree Mohan Jadhav

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The Phenomena of Agnihotra Homa Practice

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How to Videos

videos by Bruce Johnson and wife Anne Godfrey really deserve mentioning here

and Rose Circles


Further Reading:

http://www.agnihotrausa.net/default.html

http://www.homagrown.com/

http://himalayahomahealing.blogspot.com.au/


References:

1-How-to-perform-Agnihotra

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