Product Code : AKAP16
Brand Name : Agnihotra Kit
Agnihotra is a simple fire ritual mentioned in ancient Vēdic scriptures which is performed to reduce pollution and spiritually purify the atmosphere. At the precise local sunrise and sunset timings, two pinches of uncooked rice grains, smeared with a few drops of cow`s ghee are offered into the fire. The fire is prepared in a semi-pyramidal copper pot. While offering the two portions to the fire, two simple Vedic mantras are chanted. The chanting of the mantras helps create and develop the spiritual emotion of total surrender within one’s mind. Chant the mantra in such a way that its sound resonates in the whole home. The pronunciation should be clear and rhythmic. The Names ‘Surya’, ‘Agni’ and ‘Prajapati’ in the mantras are synonyms for the Almighty. The feeling of total surrender is developed through the utterance of these mantras.
Items required for Agnihotra are as follows:
2 pinches uncooked unbroken rice grains
Cow’s ghee (clarified butter)
Semi-pyramidal copper pot of a fixed size and shape
Dried cow dung
Fire source (matches)
Check the Local Sunrise and Sunuset Timings. Then, about 5 -10 minutes before the actual sunrise and sunset time, arrange pieces of dry cow dung cakes in the Agnihotra pot as follows:
First, take a small square piece of cow dung cake and place it at the bottom of the pot just big enough to fit the bottom of the pot.
Place two small pieces at the front and back sides of the pot.
On top of the above two pieces, arrange two longer pieces vertically along the left and right sides of the pot; ensuring that there is some space in between.
Arrange 1 or 2 more layers like this, with 2 pieces placed horizontally and the next 2 placed vertically. Like this a hollow space is created in the centre of the pot.
Take another piece of cow dung and apply ghee to it. Light this piece over a lit ghee lamp, and put it in the centre of the arranged cow dung pieces in the pot. If needed, one can also use myrrh, camphor or a cotton wick soaked in ghee. While lighting the fire, a few drops of ghee can be put over the cow dung. If necessary, a hand fan can be used to ignite the pieces. Never blow on the fire. The fire should be fully ablaze in the pot at the time for Agnihotra.
Take two pinches of clean, unbroken rice grains smeared with a drop of ghee, on the palm of your left hand or in a small dish.
Here are few benefits along with the Sources: