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Submitted by bruce on Thu, 03/12/2015 - 11:55
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?"
The paper describing this experiment in detail has now been published in the peer-reviewed Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, Vol. 1 (1), January 2015, pp. 63-68.
Below are some excerpts from the paper.
Submitted by bruce on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:20
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.
Submitted by bruce on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:53
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).
Submitted by bruce on Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:21
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.
Submitted by bruce on Mon, 07/07/2014 - 15:50
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.
Submitted by bruce on Thu, 05/08/2014 - 11:30
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.
Submitted by bruce on Sun, 03/30/2014 - 17:18
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.
Submitted by bruce on Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:58
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.
Submitted by bruce on Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:44
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.
Submitted by bruce on Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:06
World Agnihotra Day was celebrated on March 12th, 2014 in various locations in India.
Vinayak Lokur writes from Belgaum city, Karnataka.
The World Agnihotra day was celebrated by conducting an awareness programme for the benefit of the citizens.
Mr. Abhay Mutalik Desai enlightened the gathering with the procedure and effects of Agnihotra. In his speech he emphasized the importance of Agnihotra in daily life and appealed to the gathering to practice, experience and spread the word to many, as it is the need of the time if we want to overcome the ill effects of environmental degradation.
Submitted by bruce on Wed, 12/18/2013 - 15:53
Under the guidance of Ramana Rao (photo right), Dalits (formerly known as 'Harijans' or 'untouchables') perform Agnihotra and other Homa fires in their colony at Singupuram Village, district Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh.
Submitted by ulrich on Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:30
On September 21 & 22, 2013 Agnihotra practitioners from around the globe participated in a network of Agnihotra being performed on the September Equinox. The aim was to create a grid of Sacred Fires or 'firing the grid' and to ideally have two waves of Agnihotra fires moving around the planet (one for sunrise, one for sunset).
We received many responses from people all over the world informing their coordinates. We were amazed to find every continent represented, and people from Alaska to Africa, from Europe to U.S.A., Australia to Russia, Japan to Hawaii. There were more than 450 Meridiens of Longitude represented with Agnihotra Fires in more than 50 countries. There may have been more that we were unaware of.
Submitted by bruce on Sat, 06/29/2013 - 15:04
Submitted by bruce on Sat, 06/29/2013 - 13:06
Two Agnihotris living in the city show the effects of Agnihotra and Agnihotra ash on their rooftop gardens.
Mr Arun Anand, an engineer who lives in the city of Indore, Madhya Pradesh, and Mr Chalasani Dutt, a former entrepreneur become organic gardener who now operates the mango plantation "Prakash Bio Organic Farm" in Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh.
Submitted by taylor on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 12:50
What is HHOOF? HHOOF is an acronym for Homa Helpers On Organic Farms. This is a spin-off of Willing Workers On Organic Farms, an organization that links volunteers to organic farm hosts. Volunteers work in exchange for room and board and the opportunity to experience farm life. A Homa farm is a very specific type of farm that incorporates Vedic healing fires, vegetarian diet and ahimsa (non-violence) practices that create a unique experience for the volunteer. They blend the physical, social and spiritual worlds into one interconnected happening.