Benefits of Agnihotra
AGNIHOTRA- THE HEALING FIRE
The ancient Indian fire ritual for purification and improving health and happiness.
It is a Vedic ritual or sacrifice mentioned in the ancient scriptures Atharvaveda and described in detail in the Yajurveda Samhita and the Shatapatha Brahmana. It is a process of purification of the atmosphere as a cumulative effect of various scientific principles harnessed to give rise to an unparallel purifying and healing phenomenon.
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 effects of burning the medicinal ingredients, effects of the bio-rhythms etc. It balances the cycle of nature and nourishes the human life. It creates pure, clean and medicinal atmosphere. It cleanses the negative effects of pollution.
Agnihotra fills the atmosphere with beneficial nutrients and purifies it. It has catalytic effects in the atmosphere and helps reset nature cycles so as to attain the vital harmony and equilibrium. Agnihotra brings about a transformation of electricities and ether, which extends up to the areas around the sun. It leads to a faster improvement of the nutritional structure in this region of our planet. The air we breathe becomes purified; toxic substances in the atmosphere are reduced. To generate nutrient rain, the formation of clouds can be affected. With the help of Agnihotra ash, spoiled water can be purified. The entire ecosystem profits from Agnihotra. To seek shelter and areas of relief, birds visit places where Agnihotra is done regularly.
The physiological effects of Agnihotra on the human mind and body are that during the performance of Agnihotra, the heart rate showed a declining trend, body temperature was raised, GSR (Galvanic skin response) remained significantly higher, ECG (records the electrical activity of the heart) showed DC shift in base, EEG showed constant changes, power in Alpha band increased, while there was a tendency of suppression in delta power. This indicates that Performing Agnihotra provides a tranquilizing effect on your mind and it unburdens it from the various strain and stress of daily duties. It actually instills feelings of love in the mind, making you a good community member.
Agnihotra atmosphere acted as a shield in which bacteria, especially the pathogenic types were not allowed to grow. Further there is a major reduction in aerial micro flora after performing Agnihotra It is observed that the Agnihotra atmosphere was markedly bacteriostatic. In it more than 96% growth of bacteria was inhibited.
Agnihotra ash and its resultant atmosphere is being employed as useful in Ecological-Farming practices. The fruits, vegetables and grains grown by this method are qualitatively better in texture, taste and size as compared to controlled farms where regular use of pesticides and fertilizers is done. Agnihotra atmosphere induces rapid seed germination. Agnihotra ash is an effective fertilizer and helps in releasing soluble phosphate from the soil. When growing vegetables, fruit, crops, herbs etc, the plants become strengthened in their subtle energy structure by regular practice of the fire techniques and by giving ashes into the soil. This leads to better growth and better yield of harvest. Pest and weeds are largely kept away from the garden and in agriculture even without using pesticides. A large amount can be grown on a small field.
One of the major causes of the global warming is the depletion of the ozone layer. Today increasing number of diseases including malfunctioning of body organs are due to increasing severity of pollution in the atmosphere. Ozone layer depletion has been causing ailments like sunburn, skin cancer, cataracts and weakening of the immune system. Viruses are becoming drug-resistant and showing consistent growth trends. Gaps in the ozone layer threaten all biological functioning on the planet.
Agnihotra is helpful in generation of the ozone which can be useful in rebuilding process of the ozone layer. Agnihotra purifies the atmosphere for about 8 miles in all directions, and also has a beneficial effect on the ozone layer.
Experiments with Homa in harmed forests have demonstrated that after a short time trees did sprout again, growing of eczema was reduced, the pH-value of a sour soil did increase from 4,6 to 6,8. Pests such as bark beetle disappeared from the experimental area, and the animals in the forest became very confiding. In general, even shy deer and fox are attracted by the fire techniques and feel well in the vicinity of Homa. Moreover, animals use to visit places where Homa is practiced.
In this field there is good success with Homa. Cows give more milk if Agnihotra is practiced daily in the cows’ immediate vicinity. The animals are calmer and well-balanced in the cowshed as well as on pastures. Diseased animals with cancer-like ulcers at their udder were treated with Agnihotra ashes, and within some weeks a complete recovery took place. Animals suffering from disabled hoof received a fast healing by being treated with Agnihotra ash. In a case of swine fever, animals within a radius of 150 meters were spared because Agnihotra had been practiced daily. Also other animals as well as humans were not infected by the fever.
8.Medicine: Agnihotra ash used internally and/or externally as supporting remedy serves against numerous diseases and emerging discomfort like allergies, fever, problems concerning skin, fungus, pain, excrescence and so on. As reported, even consequences on body and mind developing through consumption of atomic radioactive foodstuffs are neutralized by consuming Agnihotra ash. Mixed up like an ointment with Ghee, the ash can also be used as medical remedy especially in case of arising skin disease of any kind.
Homa therapy deals with psyche (the mental state) as a subtle matter; it is said that psyche can be transformed and converted by a positive change of the physical surroundings. This therapy includes the rhythms of nature and takes advantage of the special healing energies of sunrise and sunset, full moon and new moon in connection with the fire techniques. The therapist gives the guidance and the patient is the performer of this Homa therapy; he himself takes his healing into his own hands. With this method, great success can be attained during the medical treatment of addictions, of depression, fears, other psychic problems; to overcome trauma; to help hyperactive children and so on.
When Agnihotra is performed, the Agnihotra smoke gathers particles of harmful radiation in the atmosphere and on a very subtle level, neutralizes their radioactive effect. Nothing is destroyed, merely changed. Agnihotra ash totally solves the radiation problem. Even more so Agnihotra negates its effect. Agnihotra neutralizes harmful radiation and cleanses the planet. Agnihotra has the capacity to protect from thermal radiation and radioactive fallout