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Homa Therapy Workshop on Navdanya Biodiversity Conservation Farm, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

Homa Therapy teachers, Karin Heschl and Arun Anand from Indore, were invited to give a 3 day Agnihotra training workshop at Navdanya Farm in theory and practice of Homa Therapy.
(Photos above: Local staff members being trained.)

 

Agnihotra Started at Arsha Vidya Ashram, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

Eng. Vinayak Lokur shares about his visit to Arsha Vidya Ashram:

              "On the auspicious occasion of the Hindu New Year, Agnihotra practice started at Aarsh Vidya Ashram, Belgaum. It was a pleasure interacting with the girls and noting their interest in our ancient traditions and in self-development.

Agnihotra Workshop at IHITC, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

We were invited for a 2 days workshop on Agnihotra at the International Horticulture Innovation and Training Centre in Durgapura, Jaipur. Invitation was extended by Dr Sharad Godha, Director of the Institute.

World Agnihotra Day, 2016 Celebrated in Belgaum, Karnataka, India

      Mr. Vinayak Lokur wrote from Belgaum, Karnataka:
    "Happy to share with you the news that we celebrated this year again the "World Agnihotra Day" on 12th of March. The gathering was attended by about 100 people.
The audience was informed about Agnihotra and we performed Group Agnihotra at our factory at sunset.

Agnihotra Changed My Life

An email from Manoj Kumar Pandre from Hyderabad, TL, India.

Namaste Bruceji,

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for bringing Agnihotra to my life.

My wife and I have been performing Agnihotra since July 2015. I have seen tremendous changes in my life and my wife's life as well. I have become more spiritual and follow Vedic lifestyle now.

Agnihotra Presentation at International Conference Organized by Maharani Laxmibai Girls College, Indore MP, India

An International Conference was organized by Govt. Maharani Laxmi Bai Post Graduate Girls College, Indore (M.P.) on 20 to 21 April, 2016.

The event took place in the Computer Science Department of the Taxshila Campus of Devi Ahilya University, Indore.

It was attended by more than 200 hundred delegates.

Effect of Agnihotra on Air Pollution

We had a lot of experiments which show that Agnihotra reduces pathogenic particles in the air.

We did a new experiment in March in North Maharashtra University in Jalgaon (one hour away from Tapovan), measuring particulate matter in the air plus SOx and NOx using a High Volume Air Sampler.

See results below.

It was expected that during and right after Agnihotra there would be more particles in the air; any fire produces some smoke.

Dr. Ulrich Berk, right, with staff and students of North Maharashtra University, India
Dr. Ulrich Berk, right, with staff and students of
North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, India

More Experiments with Agnihotra

More experiments regarding the effect of Agnihotra on purification of polluted air.
One was done at Vikram University in Ujjain, M.P., India, the other in North Maharashtra University in Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India.
Still waiting for the results of the Ujjain experiment - but the results of the Jalgaon experiment are there, showing that particulate matter is reduced by Agnihotra (although the count is little higher during and right after Agnihotra - which is expected, we are adding some smoke to the air). Same with SOx and NOx.

Application of Agnihotra Ash for Enhancing Soil Fertility

Excerpt from the International Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology Research (IJSETR), Volume 4, Issue 7, July 2015

Chanda Berde, Arvind Kulkarni, Arati Potphode, Anand Gaikwad and Snehalata Gaikwad
Department of Biological Sciences, Gogate Jogalekar College, Ratnagiri.

The effect of addition of Agnihotra ash to farm soil was analysed. Four farm soil samples and one soil sample from newly purchased land were selected for the study. Initial microbial count was taken before addition of ash. Ash supplemented soil was analysed after incubation of one week. The microbial count of soil before and after ash addition was enumerated. A marked difference in the count was observed. Addition of ash results in increase in the overall bacterial flora, including the effective bacteria i.e nitrogen fixers and phosphate solubilisers while reduction in the fungal flora was seen.

Dr. Ulrich Berk Demonstrates Agnihotra at University of North Maharashtra, Jalgaon, India

Dr. Ulrich was invited by various Departments of University of North Maharashtra, Jalgaon, India including Life Sciences, Environmental Sciences and other Departments to oversee experiments to measure pollution levels before and after Agnihotra.

Dr. Shailendra Sharma

Dr. Shailendra Sharma
Adarsh Institute of Management and Science (AIMS)
Dhamnod, M.P. India

      
"I am doing Agnihotra for the last 5 years. I found that, before joining my college in Dhamnod, the students were very undisciplined and they did not want to study in the classrooms. They were just wandering here and there in the campus. We have over 1,000 students here.            (Photo  right Dr. Sharma with his wife and daughter.)

Agnihotra Presentation at AIDS Conference, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Karin Heschl, Arun Anand and Dr Shailendra Sharma were invited by Ananta Bharatha Charitable Trust to give a presentation on Agnihotra and Homa Therapy at a conference in Mysore on 5th and 6th September, 2015.

We had a session on Health in which HIV Positive children and many people from lower income section participated. Besides there were many political leaders and also some farmers from Belgaum District in Karnataka present. Total gathering was around two thousand plus people. Some part of the hall was devoted to the people who were interested to do Agnihotra. There were around 40 pyramids placed in the hall. Agnihotra kits were supplied by Vishwa Foundation, Shivapuri, Akkalkot, Maharashtra. We instructed them how to do Agnihotra correctly.

Sanjay Kumar Bhavsar | Colon Cancer

Sanjay Kumar Bhavsar
Nashik, Maharashtra, India

       The most important experience in my life was when father was diagnosed with 2nd stage carcinoma in his colon in July 2014.
        We started the treatment with the oncologist. Since this was an allopathic treatment, he got very heavy doses of chemicals. And it was very painful for the patient as well as for the family. I am practicing Agnihotra in the last 5 to 6 years. In October, November of 2014, I requested my father to please do Agnihotra in his house and he agreed. The day he started the practice of Agnihotra, was the day when he started to get relief from his pain.

Homa Therapy Presentation in Amalner, Maharashtra, India

    In the town of Amalner, the devoted Agnihotri couple, Eng. Dilip Patil and his wife Prerana, (photo below) organized several Homa Therapy presentations. One of them was in the home of Mrs. Nilima and her husband Rajesh Sonkusare, who have experienced wonderful healing results.

Tapovan Celebrates 14 Years of 24 Hour Om Tryambakam Homa

      In Tapovan, the 24-hour Om Tryambakam Homa has continued for 14 years. This is unique.

The Effect of Energy Field of Agnihotra on Water Purification

Dr Ulrich Berk from Germany has conducted several scientific experiments with Agnihotra.

One experiment was conducted at the Homa Therapy Goshala in Maheshwar, MP, India in 2013. The experiment is important because it shows that there is an energy field around Agnihotra which causes the purification effect in water and this energy is not of the known electromagnetic type. So it poses the question:

"What is this energy, if it is not electromagnetic?"

Somayag 2015 - Atiratra

     Maheshwar, the site chosen by Master Shree Vasant, for these planetary purifying Yajnyas. 

(Above photos, show the temples of Maheshwar town in front of the sacred river Narmada, a sunset, invitation to the Somayag, art created with colorful spices and the large Somayag hall.)
 

Another HOMA Farm in India Receives a Government Award

Mr Anand Gaikwad and his wife, Lata have 8 acres mango, lime and sapota garden near Thane in Maharashtra.

This "Krishi Bhushan" award was handed over by the Hon. Chief Minister of Maharashtra - Shri Prithviraj Chavan. (photo left)

It is the third award a Homa farm receives from the government, after Mr. Abhay Mutalik Desai (Krishi Pandit) and Mrs. Asha Naik (ASPEE L.M. PATEL "FARMER OF THE YEAR" award).

Mr. Anand V. Gaikwad writes:
"My wife Lata and myself decided to buy the farm land sometime in the year 1993 in Dahagaon, Taluka Kalyan, District, Thane.

The New Almanac - Importance and Significance of Dassera

The dawning of the new Golden Age (Satya Yuga) will be accompanied by the gradual adoption of a new almanac, a new calendar. Just as 25th December and Easter are important Christian festival dates in the west and Krishna's birthday and Buddha's birthday are important festivals for the Hindus and Buddhists respectively of the east, so too will certain dates assume greater significance in later times.

One of these dates of new significance will be the birthday of Kalki Avatar (Parama Sadguru Shree Gajánan Maháráj of Akkalkot, India). In 1918, the year of Shree's birth, this day fell on 17th May. May 17 is also the day on which Jesus delivered His sermon on the mount. This date is already assuming some significance in western countries at places where Shree's message of Agnihotra and Fivefold Path are followed. Also, December 25th, traditionally celebrated as Jesus's birthday, was the day in 1941 when Shree's universal mission was revealed to Him by Divine will.
(Photo right: Parama Sadguru Shree offers obeissance to His Guru, Lord Parshuram).

Effect of Agnihotra Ash on Impurities in Drinking Water

Saurabh Sakhre
Sanghvi Institute of Management and Science
Indore, India

I am assistant professor in the Indore Institute of Science and Technology in the civil engineering department. I am 22 years old. 2 years ago I came to know about Agnihotra from Dr. Ulrich Berk and I started practicing it. In the beginning I was not regularly doing it, but after some time I did.

Somayag 2015 Update

Dear friends,
We are pleased to announce that the next Somayag will be held at the Homa Therapy Goshala, Maheshwar India, between 3rd and 8th February, 2015.

This will be the sixth in the series of seven Somayags, the inspiration for which came from Shree Vasant Paranjpe.

For the past seven years a small group of people from various countries has kept this vision of conducting a series of seven Maha Somayags on the banks of the River Narmada in Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh, for the healing of our planet.

To date, five of these Somayags have been completed successfully. There are still two remaining.

This 6th Somayag is known as Atiratra. Amongst other benefits its purpose is to give nourishment and longevity to all living things on the planet.

Agnihotra in the Harijan colonies of Kharagpur, West Bengal, India

In February, 2014 Abhay Paranjpe and Sanjay and Manisha Patil (photo right) visited the birthplace of Parama Sadguru Shree Gajanan Maharaj in Kharagpur, West Bengal.

Two families (the families of Gauri Shankar and Subodh Das) maintain the practice of Agnihotra in the Railway Quarter where Sonamata (mother of Parama Sadguru) used to stay with her father when she visited Kharagpur.

This Railway Quarter is quite close to the colony of Harijans (so-called 'Untouchables') in whose houses the great Saint Upasani Baba was residing in the year 1913. Part of His mission was to eradicate the curse of Untouchability which was destroying the fabric of Hindu society. Sonamata used to go with her father to this Harijan colony to feed and care for the poor. It was there at the age of thirteen, that Sonamata met her Guru, Upasani Baba. Five years later on May 17th 1918 she gave birth to the Light of the World.

Agnihotra - Protection against Climatic Disasters

In February and March 2014 Indian state of Maharashtra experienced a series of extremely destructive and unseasonal hailstorms.

At least 12 people died during the storms. Up to 100 farmers have committed suicide across the state due to crop losses from these storms.

Experts have assessed the area of loss at more than 2 million ha. and the economic loss at more than Rs50 billion.

Celebration of World Agnihotra Day at 'Nature Care Fertilizers,' Vita, Sangli, Maharashtra, India



Dr P.W. Basarkar writes about World Agnihotra Day celebration at Vita in Sangli district of Maharashtra:

We had a fantastic event here in Vita. More than 130 people participated & more than 30 people performed Agnihotra.

Jayant Barve (left) is the owner of Nature Care Fertilizers at Vita. He practises Agnihotra and has a Resonance point in his 40 acre field.

Celebration of World Agnihotra Day at Sangamner, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra India


Girish Sangle writes from Sangamner, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra:
I have been performing Agnihotra since last 8 years.

Here in Sangamner, we all are celebrating this World Agnihotra day together at Ganesh temple, each with his own Agnihotra pot. Near about 250 people participating.

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