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Somayag 2011 - in Maheshwar Goshala, India

Somayag 2011 took place at Homa Therapy Goshala, Meaheshwar, India from 2nd to 7th February, 2011.

Chief Priest, Mr. Hari Apte, started the Somayag with Mr. Abhay Paranjpe. He and his devoted wife Anjali received the Holy Fire. Then they  passed it on to many others till reaching the Somayag hall.

Special constructed fire pits are build for each Somayag. Everybody got to mash some Soma herbs with water  which was then used as an offering. Here it is Simona and Matthew. Evening Agnihotra in the Somayag hall fills the atmosphere with an incomparable scent...

Fivefold Path Mission India also invited this year to a powerful 5-days lasting SOMAYAG. It was the fourth of seven planned Somayags.

Hundreds of people attended this special Homa. They came from abroad and from all different corners of India.

The chief priest was again Mr. Hari Apte, who directed all in traditional Vedic manner. Great healing energy was created during the Somayag and impurities were removed.

This and the following pages with photos from the Somayag talk by themselves. Please take the time to see them. Most of them were made by lovely Simona from Slovenia.

Photos from left to right in sequence: Village Maheshwar on the river Narmada. Chief Priest Apte´s grand daughter. Universal Peace Dances with Lisa Powers. Best Food from the Goshala Kitchen served by Ariel, Suwindi, Joshua, Sarvajit, Tom and Patricia. Dr. Ulrich Berk calming down the scared calf at the Somayag.
 

SUNSET ON THE NARMADA RIVER.Time to tune into nature, connect with our mother Earth, let go of our busy day and let our soul escape into the last sunrays. The beauty of the Goddess Narmada is breath taking, her majestic silence and her constant flow are deeply touching and her sound is comforting. Thank you Narmada!

Agnihotris from all continents, races and believes participated and in this one week of SOMAYAG. Over 1000 Agnihotras were lit on the Maheshwar GOSHALA ground contributing gloriously to the  Cycle of Life. Eeryone participating in the Somayag was very grateful to the organizers: Abhay Paranjpe, Sarvajit Paranjpe, Karin Heschl, Anne Godfrey, Bruce Johnson, Ulrich Berk and their many helpers from Tapovan, Goshala and from abroad. Everybody enjoyed Mother Kusum´s loving presence and care.

Everyone danced happily. The Somayag was a blessing for  the planet, for all participants and Healing was created far beyond our understanding...

Photos below show some of the tools used during the Somayag. Agnihotra with Mrs. Parvati at the Parshuram stone on the riverside.
Hundreds of Agnihotras were done in every corner
by the participants.

 

(photo above) Evening Agnihotra gathering underneath the Krishna tree.  (photo below) Morning Agnihotra with a group of healers from Kazakhstan, where Monika Koch  frequently travels.

 

On the final day of the Somayag, the instruments and tools were handed over to Narmada in a celebration and all immersed themselves into her waters.

At night Anjali invited to come to the river and ghee lamps (on banana leaves) carrying our gratitude were given to Narmada.