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Agnihotra for Healing the Atmosphere.
What is Agnihotra?
Agnihotra for Healing the Atmosphere.
Agnihotra is an Ayurveda Homa (fire) practice that purifies and heals the atmosphere. It has been scientifically proven to reverse pollution. This healing fire comes from the ancient science of Ayurveda. Agnihotra purifies the atmosphere through a specially prepared fire in a copper pyramid performed at sunrise and sunset daily. In healing the planet, Agnihotra also heals people.
Word meaning:(Agni) is a Sanskrit word that means fire (Hotra) means offering.
Agnihotra isn’t affiliated with any religion. Any person from any faith, or no faith, can do this practice daily to live healthier and happier lives.
Agnihotra and Homa Therapy are offered FREE at our centers, Shanti Villa Institute and Shanti Atlanta, as this purification practice is a gift for all mankind.
Check out part 2 of my article here with Sanskrit mantra meanings and YouTube videos.
*Please note that I post updates to this page for new seekers or anyone interested in getting comprehensive Agnihotra information*
**NEW PEOPLE START ON THIS PAGE** For the mantra pronunciation video click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.
Click the link above if you need any of the following: mantra text and pronunciations, my address/directions, payment details to purchase a kit.
My Path to Agnihotra
Agnihotra is a priority in my daily life. I teach about the environment and the climate crisis; as part of my duties as the caretaker of Shanti Atlanta in Conyers, GA. Traveling to teach Agnihotra in other states is something I will be doing this year. It’s crucial to connect with as many people as possible, especially those in at-risk and low-income neighborhoods, who have limited access to climate change information and community resources. I also am a certified Ayurveda Stress Therapist and run Shanti Atlanta Ayurveda Stress Clinic. Of course, I received my certification from our Ayurveda medicine school, Shanti Villa Institute.
I learned this ancient Vedic Science practice nine years ago from my husband, Sri Charles Davis. Sri Charles was the founder of Shanti Villa Institute and The Heal Atmosphere Association in Tuskegee, AL. Shanti Villa Institute is an Ayurveda Medicine school, eco-center, and Homa farm. Sri Charles taught Agnihotra, Homa Therapy, and environmental stewardship from the 1970s until his passing in 2021. Our mission is to teach people how to preserve and heal the environment. Shanti Atlanta is an extension of Shanti Villa Institute.
There is much a person can learn about Agnihotra, Homa Therapy, and other Ayurveda medicine practices.
I love Agnihotra. There is scientific evidence that it heals the atmosphere! Science applies to everyone, no matter the belief system they have. Scroll down for more details and links to scientific studies.
The Vishwa Foundation. It’s a nonprofit medical, health, and wellness center, and Homa farm located in Solapur, India, that teaches environmental awareness and Agnihotra. Dr. Purushottamo runs the foundation. He’s the grandson of the Kalki Avatar, Paramsadguru Shree Gajanan Maharaj. The Kalki Avatar was a yogi that revived Agnihotra to the modern world and the U.S. The Avatar, Paramsadguru Shree Gajanan Maharaj, was Shree Vasant Paranjpe’s teacher. And Shree Vasant was Sri Charles’ teacher. I was fortunate to attend a teaching session of Dr. Purushottam when he visited Atlanta recently. Our group plans to visit his center soon.
Do Agnihotra in Five Easy Steps:
- Agnihotra is done precisely at sunrise and sunset.
- Smear ghee on cow dung and place in an inverted copper pyramid.
- Light cow dung (BTW, dried cow dung doesn’t smell.)
- Recite a Sanskrit mantra precisely at sunset and sunrise.
- Throw a little bit of rice mixed with ghee into the fire, as the offering at a specific point of reciting the mantra.
- Sit in silence until the fire goes out.
What Agnihotra Has Taught Me
Practicing Agnihotra has taught me to live each day with the highest purpose. This practice has healed me spiritually and physically. The animals and trees around me have flourished abundantly and communicate with me. I even see bees and other rare animals not typically seen in Conyers, GA.
Nature rejoices when Agnihotra is performed regularly! Many people around the world that practice Agnihotra report similar experiences.
The energy of nature has tapped deeply into my spirit, and I am humbled to be an active spiritual part of the circle of healing and renewal of the Earth.
Agnihotra Scientific Studies: Vedic Scientific Solution to Pollution
As an environmentalist, I’m happy to be practicing Agnihotra since it’s a natural and powerful way to combat pollution. Knowing that there is a simple solution to climate change that I do every day is empowering. I’m directly involved with resetting nature to its proper order. The Vedic science of Agnihotra and Homa Therapy conclusively shows through scientific studies that the atmosphere is cleansed with this practice.
The ashes from the Agnihotra are exceptionally beneficial for crops and plants and reverses plant disease. A portion of the Amazon Rain Forest was restored after being riddled with Black Sigatoka plant disease, through the performance of Agnihotra and Homa Farming, (farming using the ashes of Agnihotra practice.)
Five types of gases are produced from Agnihotra. They are:
- Ethylene Oxide
- Propylene Oxide
Video of how Homa Therapy/Agnihotra restored a part of the Amazon Rain Forest!
Scientific studies show that Agnihotra heals the atmosphere and planet. Go to Google Scholar to see a long list of scientific studies conducted by scientists from all over the world. Here are a few listed here:
Scientific Study of Vedic Knowledge Agnihotra by the Department of Biotechnology, Fergusson College, Pune. Bharatiya Bouddhik Sampada A Quarterly Science Research Journal of Vijnana Bharati 43rd – 44th Issue, February – June 2014
BENEFICIAL EFFECTS OF AGNIHOTRA ON ENVIRONMENT AND AGRICULTURE by the Department of Biotechnology, Fergusson College, Pune, Maharashtra, India, and Institute of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra, India International Journal of Agricultural Science and Research (IJASR) ISSN(P): 2250-0057; ISSN(E): 2321-0087 Vol. 5, Issue 2, Apr 2015, 111-120
Effect of Agnihotra Energy Field on Water Purification by the AIMS College. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge Vol. 1 (1), January 2015, pp. 63-68 (Click on the indicated section on this link to download the PDF of the study)
Agnihotra Ashes Effect on Soil. Journal of American Science. Jan. 12 2012
Scientific Studies Show Agnihotra and Homa Farming:
- Decreases microbes in the air
- Reduces SO2 air pollution
- Kills bacteria
- Purifies water
- Makes plants grow faster(excellent natural fertilizer)
- Reduces skin diseases in animals and humans.
- Increases plant yield
- Cuts harvest time in half
*Studies also show the effectiveness of using for treatment of addiction and PTSD. *
There are a lot of other environmental benefits!
Agnihotra: Cleaning the Atmosphere, Climate Change, and Global Warming
It’s vital to perform Agnihotra while also:
- Recycling and repurposing waste
- Reducing waste generated
- Reducing the use of fossil fuels
- Reducing the use of plastics, esp. single-use plastic
- Eliminating toxins produced from conventional agricultural farming
And there is a long list of other green environmental activities to adopt. But none of this will make a big difference in healing the environment if everyone around the world doesn’t work together to restore the planet. The planet is off its tilt. Earth’s biorhythm–the rhythm of nature based on the scientific principle of man, microbes, flora, fauna, has been altered. When one of these things listed is off, then it affects everything else. That’s because everything is connected.
The condition of our planet has been studied extensively by the U.S. government. Just read the 2018 Fourth U.S. National Climate Assessment Study conducted by NASA, The EPA, The Dept. of Interior, The Dept. of Agriculture, The Department of Energy, The Smithsonian Institute, and more than 300 public and private organizations.
The 2014 Climate Assessment study here that I link to below quotes, “multiple lines of independent evidence confirm that human activities are the primary cause of the global warming of the past 50 years.” The 2014 and 2018 reports are based on scientific peer-reviewed research.
It’s vitally important that Agnihotra is done in at-risk communities that suffer the most from the climate crisis, due to access to resources! Agnihotra will clean up pollution, drug addiction, crime, family violence, and other community issues. If you live in or have access to a low-income neighborhood, please contact me so I can help you set up Agnihotra for the residents. Agnihotra is something families, and the entire community can do together.
Quotes from the 2018 study, page 103, pictured above:
Communities of Color
“Some communities of color living in risk-prone areas face cumulative exposure to multiple pollutants.”
“Low-income families are at risk of physical and mental illnesses during flooding and in crowded shelter conditions.”
” Older adults are vulnerable to extreme events that cause power outages or require evacuation.”
“Children have a higher risk of heatstroke and illness than adults.”
Not sure why the seriousness of the climate issues isn’t on breaking news every night and declared as a national emergency. To all the folks out there that say humans aren’t causing climate change: YOU ARE VERY MUCH MISTAKEN.
Download the FREE 2014 Third National U.S. National Climate Assessment report here
Note: FYI, Monsanto was one of the committee members for the 2104 study.
How to Perform Agnihotra:
In this video, I’m teaching Agnihotra with Sri Charles, at Decatur Healing Arts. I’m laughing and having a good time! You can see me chant the Sanskrit mantra and light the fire.
Items Needed for Agnihotra
- Inverted copper pyramid
- Copper spoon
- Small copper holding tray or small copper cup
- Small copper tongs (You can get a kit from me)
- Dried cow dung from healthy cows that only eat grass and have not been artificially inseminated. (I get mine from Shanti Villa)
- Brown rice. No polished rice.
- Ghee- (Clarified butter–unsalted butter.) You can make it yourself, boil unsalted butter twice. Or get from Whole Foods or an Indian grocery store
- Matches (You can’t use lighters to start the fire)
You recite a mantra during Agnihotra. There is a morning mantra and an evening mantra. Learn mantra meanings and pronunciations by checking out part two of my article here
Attend Agnihotra Meetings happening in Atlanta and other states
Click here to get more info for local Atlanta meetings and the Agnihotra and Homa Therapy National Directory
Sri Charles Davis of Shanti Villa Institute and The Heal The Atmosphere Association have received Resolutions from both the Georgia House of Representatives and Alabama State Senate for being an expert in Agnihotra (Homa Therapy).