Agnihotra Technology in the Perspectives of Modern Science - A Review
Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, Vol. 16(3), p. 454 - 462, 2017
13 Pages Posted: 17 Aug 2017 Last revised: 10 Jul 2018
Date Written: July 1, 2017
Agnihotra, the simplest form of ‘Yajnya/Homa’ performed in many countries all over the world. Although it’s an ancient fire ritual, it is based on the scientific aspects. It invokes sunrise and sunset timings, when far infrared radiations are produced from the sun, the burning of cow ghee, dried cow dung, unpolished rice in the typical inverted pyramidal shaped copper pot with the chanting of mantras about Sun (Surya) and fire (Agni). It is found that far infrared radiations of sun and that of Agnihotra resonate to generate a huge amount of vital energy useful for life processes. The fumes and ash of Agnihotra are useful to purify water and air, ameliorate agriculture, reduces the pathogenicity of microorganisms and help to improve the health of living beings. Performing Agnihotra with right timings and ingredients will create conducive atmosphere in the surrounding for the well-being of life.
Keywords: Agnihotra Technology, Modern Science, Medical Applications, Agricultural Applications, Environmental Applications
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