About Agnihotra

Around 1944, Gajanan Maharaj (1918 – 1987) from Akkalkot (India), followed the preaching of Lord Parashurama to systematically standardize the methodology for Agnihotra Homa / Ritual and started propagating it’s uses and benefits all over the place.

Offering a small homa to Lord Sun daily at Home (or any suitable place) at Sunrise and Sunset is Agnihotra, those who perform this ritual are called Agnihotris

As per ancient science and vedas either Copper or Gold pyramid can be used for doing Agnihotra as they are good conductors for producing subtle energy.

The fumes and sacred ashes of Agnihotra are useful to purify water and air, they help to improve the health of living beings. Performing Agnihotra at the right time with right ingredients and good thoughts reinforces enormous amount of positive subtle energy, thus leading to healthy life. Enormous amount of positive energy is generated around the pyramid at the time of Agnihotra Homa which nullifies all types of negative energies in the nearby surroundings.

Dr. Sri Lakshmi Srinivas Guruji

"Mudra Ratna", "Mudra Brahma" & "Mudra Shiromani"
Dr. Sri Lakshmi Srinivas

Founder and Chairman of Sri Shirdi Sai Biksha Kendra (SSBK)

Guruji Sri Lakshmi Srinivas (Sri Guruji) is the Founder and Chairman of Sr Shirdi Sai Biksha Kendra® (SSBK). Sri Guruji is a Spiritual Guru who started following Datta Sampradaya at the age of 13 under the spiritual guidance of Sri Bhagirathi Vishnu Maharaj and Sri Niranjanananda Saraswati and has also learnt yoga from Malladi Halli Sri Raghavendra Swamiji (Tiruka). During his initial days, Sri Guruji got involved in social service at Bharath Vikas Parishat and other Social and Spiritual organizations.

For the last 30 years Sri Guruji has been doing extensive research in the areas of Mudra, Mantra, Tantra, Yantra, Astrology, scientific analysis of Vishnu Sahasranama & Karma Siddhanta and many other related areas and has presented many discourses. He has earned the titles “Mudra Ratna” & “Mudra Brahma”, “Mudra Shiromani” for his extensive research done to cure ailments by Mudras and the titles “Jyotishya Ratna” & “Jyotishya Bhushana” for his mastery over Astrology and Vastu Shastra. His programs o Mudras telecast on a many television channels have been greatly appreciated by everyone. Ailments that have not been cured by modern medicine has been cured by Sri Guruji’s grace without the use of drugs / medicines.


Sri Guruji has conducted the following Yagas & Workshops for the benefit of society:


Workshops:

  • Agnihotra Workshops
  • Nitya Mudra Workshops
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Materials required for doing Agnihotra

  • Copper Pyramid with support stand
  • Small Copper plate
  • Copper tongs
  • Cow’s Ghee (obtained from unsalted butter)
  • Unbroken Rice
  • Dried cow dung cakes
  • Candle/Oil/Ghee Lamp
  • Matchbox
  • Location Sunrise and Sunset time sheet or App.

Agnihotra Procedure

  • Start Agnihotra preparation 8 to 10 minutes before Sunrise/Sunset timings.
  • Preferably sit on floor/chair on a mat or carpet. Sit in a comfortable position.
  • Take 4 to 5 small pieces of Cow Dung cake and arrange in Triangle shape or square shape.
  • Lit the small piece of Cow-dung cake using candle/Lamp and place it in center of Triangle/square shape inside copper pyramid.
  • During Sunrise: Offer (1st) pinch of rice mixed with ghee to the fire while chanting "SOORYAYA SWAHA SOORYAYA IDAM NA MAMA". Again, offer (2nd) pinch of rice mixed with ghee to the fire while chanting "PRAJAPATAYE SWAHA PRAJAPATAYE IDAM NA MAMA".
  • During Sunset: Offer (1st) pinch of rice mixed with ghee to the fire while chanting "AGNAYE SWAHA AGNAYE IDAM NA MAMA". Again offer (2nd) pinch of rice mixed with ghee to the fire while chanting "PRAJAPATAYE SWAHA PRAJAPATAYE IDAM NA MAMA".
  • Let out all your problems to be resolved and good wishes to be fulfilled in front of the sacred fire through your thoughts.

Meaning of Agnihotra Mantra

Morning Agnihotra Mantra Evening Agnihotra Mantra
"SOORYAYA SWAHA SOORYAYA IDAM NA MAMA". "PRAJAPATAYE SWAHA PRAJAPATAYE IDAM NA MAMA". "AGNAYE SWAHA AGNAYE IDAM NA MAMA". "PRAJAPATAYE SWAHA PRAJAPATAYE IDAM NA MAMA".
Sooryáya Sun Agnaye Fire
Swáhá Offering Swáhá Offering
Sooryáya Sun Agnaye Fire
Idam This Idam This
Na Mama Not mine Na Mama Not mine
Prajá All the living Prajá All the living
Pataye The lord Pataye The lord
Swaha offering Swaha offering
Prajá All the living Prajá All the living
Pataye The lord Pataye The lord
Idam This Idam This
Na Mama Not mine Na Mama Not mine

Rules to be followed during Agnihotra

  • Agnihotra has to be performed at exact Sunrise and Sunset as per local timings. By doing so, positive energy is created in environment which will nullify the negative energies and in turn creates positive energy that fights diseases and promotes healthy life.
  • The size of the Agni Kunda or pyramid is very important and it should be of 14.5cm x 14.5cm at the open top, 5.25cm x 5.25cm at the bottom closed and the height should to be 6.5cm. Kunda or Pyramid should be made of Copper or Gold material. This is a actual size of the Agnihotra Kunda as per Athrvana Veda. If we use bigger Kunda, it will be difficult to Handle and Carry.
  • Harmful bacteria and other pollutants are neutralized immediately when Agnihotra in performed on above said dimensions of pyramid and surrounding atmosphere will remain purified for at least 12hrs.
  • Fire for Agnihotra is prepared by lighting cow dung cakes placed within the Pyramid or Kunda. It is scientifically proven that cow dung cakes contain chemicals like menthol, phenol, ammonia and formalin. Petrol, diesel, gas or kerosene shouldn’t be used during Agnihotra, only Cow ghee to be used for performing Agnihotra. No other animal ghee should be used for Agnihotra.
  • Unbroken rice as to be used for sacrifice. When we inhale the air charged with gases emitted through cow ghee and unbroken rice during Agnihotra, it exerts a curative and healing effect by purifying blood and strengthening the heart, lungs and brain.
  • Mantra chanted while offering the sacrifice develops positive energy, Importantly Om-kara should not be prefixed during chanting.

Benefits of Agnihotra

Importance of Performing Agnihotra:

In order to lead a healthy and happy life, everyone needs Water, Food and Air.

Without water intake we can survive up to 3 or 4 days. Water level deficit in body causes dehydration, sickness, excessive heat leading to multiples health problems.

Without food intake, we can survive up to 3 weeks. Not eating for 3 weeks causes breakdown of body leading to death .

Air essentially plays a vital role to keep everyone healthy. But our environment has toxic gases, exhaust fumes from vehicles, electromagnetic radiations from electronic/electrical goods. Agnihotra heals our atmosphere and strengthens our immunity system.

Thyroid Cure:

  • Ingredients needed: Agnihotra basma, GoMutra arkha, Ghee, and Milk.
  • Procedure: Take 1/4 tea spoon of smooth / filtered Agnihotra basma, mix it with 1/2 teaspoon GoMutra arkha, little ghee and milk. Every day on empty stomach intake this mixture. Apply this mixture paste on throat for quicker relief.

Cough Syrup:

  • Ingredients needed: Lemon, honey and Agnihotra basma
  • Procedure: Take 1 full lemon and squeeze to get juice. Mix it with 2 teaspoons of honey and half teaspoon with Agnihotra fine ash powder. Add 1 cup of boiled water. Use this mixture every 1 hour for good results.

Wound Healing:

  • Ingredients needed: Agnihotra basma, water, and cotton cloth
  • Procedure: Mix 1 spoon of Agnihotra fine ash with 1 liter water. Soak clean cloth or cotton in it. Use this cloth or cotton on wounded area to see the results. This can be even used as a remedy to treat sore throat, headache, ankle related problems.

Gallbladder, Liver and Back Pain:

  • Ingredients needed: Agnihotra basma, water, and cotton cloth
  • Procedure: Mix 1 spoon of Agnihotra fine ash with 1 liter hot water. Soak clean cloth or cotton in it. Use this cloth or cotton around liver, gallbladder, back.

Insomnia:

  • Ingredients needed: Agnihotra basma, and water
  • Procedure: Mix 1 spoon of fine Agnihotra ash powder with water. Boil the mixture and remove the vessel from stove. Patient should inhale the steam

Skin Disease:

  • Ingredients needed: Agnihotra basma and ghee
  • Procedure: Mix Agnihotra fine powder ash with Ghee which has healing substances. This can be used for all types of skin problems, scars, dry skin etc…

Spiritual Bathing:

  • Ingredients needed: Agnihotra basma and water
  • Procedure: Mix pinch of Agnihotra basma with water. This mixture has to be used to take bath.

Body & Bone Strength:

  • Ingredients needed: Agnihotra basma, and Almond/Olive oil
  • Procedure: Mix 1 spoon of Agnihotra fine filtered ash with either almond oil or olive oil. Apply this mixture on body/bone to get strength

Hair Loss:

  • Ingredients needed: Agnihotra basma, and Coconut / Almond Oil
  • Procedure: Mix 1 spoon of fine Agnihotra ash powder with either coconut oil or almond oil. Gently heat the mixture and apply this mixture to bald area to reduce hair loss

Stress and headache:

Performing Agnihotra and inhaling fumes of Agnihotra which is produce at the end will relieve from Stress and Headache problems