What is Agnihotra?
Agnihotra is a process of purification of the atmosphere as a cumulative effect of various scientific principles harnessed to give rise to an unparalled purifying and healing phenomenon. The process of Agnihotra consists of making two offerings to the fire exactly at the time of sunrise and sunset alongwith the chanting of two small Sanskrit mantras. The fire is prepared out of dried cowdung cakes in a small copper pot of a semi-pyramid shape.The offerings consist of two pinchfuls of uncooked rice grains smeared with a few drops of cow's pure ghee.
Effects of Agnihotra
The positive effects of Agnihotra are an outcome of simultaneous functioning of many subtle scientific principles such as, effect of chanting of specific sounds on the atmosphere and mind, energies emanating from the pyramid- shape, nutritional effect of burning of medicinal ingredients and the effects of bio-rhythms etc .
Agnihotra balances the cycle of nature and nourishes the human life. It creates pure, clean and medicinal atmosphere. It cleanses the negative effects of pollution.
Practice of Agnihotra
For the practice of Agnihotra some rules are to be observed: