Agnihotra is the basic HOMA fire practice of the ancient Vedic science. Agnihotra is
tuned to the biorhythm of sunrise and sunset. The process involves preparing a small
fire in a copper pyramid of fixed size and putting some grains of rice into fire exactly
at sunrise and sunset accompanied by chant of two simple Mantras.
This knowledge can be used in several areas. The following list is illustrative and not
exhaustive: Agriculture, environment, medicine, psychotherapy, biogenetics.
अगगग्निहहोत means : pouring (hotra – ghee, milk) into the fire (agni).
Why Homa Farming?
HOMA Therapy is as old as creation. In the course of time this knowledge was lost but it is now being
resuscitated to give people guidance about how to correct the polluted conditions of the planet we find
ourselves in today. HOMA Therapy comes from VEDAS, the ancientmost body of knowledge known
When things go wrong due to pollution, the elements of nature begin to change. The cohesion of atoms,
fusion of atoms begins in a different way. HOMA helps to bring nature back into a synergetic harmony.
Agnihotra is the basic HOMA fire practice of the ancient Vedic science. Agnihotra is tuned to the
biorhythm of sunrise and sunset. The process involves preparing a small fire in a copper pyramid of
fixed size and putting some grains of rice into fire exactly at sunrise and sunset accompanied by chant
of two simple Mantras. The Earth’s atmosphere is fed by HOMA fire.
This knowledge can be used in several areas: Agriculture, environment, medicine, psychotherapy,
All living things in nature – plants, trees, forests, the crops we plant, animals and human beings – are
exposed to such terrific pollutants that it becomes difficult to escape the deleterious effect.
Microorganisms are rapidly dying in the soil. There will be no food to eat unless there is HOMA
atmosphere. Agnihotra, the basic HOMA, is the way to save the world now. If anyone can show a
better, easier, more practical way, we are willing to listen.
Plant structure and physiology
Plants grown in an Agnihotra atmosphere evolve networks of veins that are cylindrical and larger than
normal, permitting water and nutrients easier movement to all parts of the plant. This helps growth and
reproduction cycles. Also, it helps in the production of chlorophyll and plant breathing, thereby helping
the oxygen recycling system of nature.
Subtle energies begin to have more obvious effect on plants now and the nuclear structure of the plants
This of course has a positive effect on the nutritive structure of plants. The practice of Agnihotra
enhances the nutrition, taste and adds a new highly beneficial ingredient. The taste, texture, color, size
of the seeds change for the better.
The root system in plants diversify more thus enabling the plant to take up nutrients quicker and easier.
The root system of a plant is like Nadi. Nadi is an energy channel equivalent to meridians It draws its energy form telluric sources and, it distributes the energy throughout the plant, permitting harmonious and equivalent growth.
When growing plants in Agnihotra atmosphere do not necessarily expect the plants themselves to
become large; instead observe the size, quality and appearance of the vegetable, fruit or flower. All the
energy of the plant goes towards higher quality because we make the plants happy.
Agnihotra helps the plant to generate an aura-type energy field from and around the planty. The field
contains nutrients and vibrations of Love. This gives the plant the ability to maintain maximum growth
and yield levels. At the same time a feedback of Love is given to the area, helping to negate the effects
of thought pollution.
Fruit trees will yield double the usual size and with twice the meat if Agnihotra is performed regularly
in the orchards.
Soil in an Agnihotra atmosphere holds moisture better than any soil. The nutrients become more
available, more assimilable and more potent. The subtle energies of Agnihotra enter the soil after
returning from the solar range.
If Agnihotra ash is placed on top of the soil before it is tilled or cultivated it does a lot to help nourish
the plant and make the plant happy. It is important to make the plant happy as that is the way the plants
can start to give us the feedback effect of Love. The more love you put into the farm or garden, the
more HOMA is performed, specifically revolving around Agnihotra, the greater the vibrations of Love will be in the area and the happier the people will be. Also the greater and tastier the yield will be.
Agnihotra and Agnihotra ash, when put on the soil, help stabilize nitrogen and potassium. Earthworms
are proliferating better. Agnihotra makes them happy and their hormone secretions increase, thereby
benefiting the soil and therefore the plants that live in the soil. Agnihotra increases the hormones in
earthworms involved in their reproductive organs and helps multiplication of the species which in turn
helps the soil to become more rich.
The reproductive cycle of the plant is benefited by Agnihotra. This affects the bees and pollination.
Bees are attracted by an Agnihotra atmosphere.
There are certain hormones in bees that are produced solely in an Agnihotra atmosphere. These
hormones are transfered by pollination into the plants increasing the nutritional levels in vegetables and
How to Perform Agnihotra
This page will instruct you in how to perform Agnihotra and prepare the necessary materials yourself.
If you do not wish to prepare the materials yourself, please see the International Contacts list to see
where you can obtain supplies.
Here is what you need to perform Agnihotra:
1. Copper pyramid of specific shape and size
2. Dried cow dung
3. Ghee (clarified unsalted butter from cow’s milk)
4. Whole grain raw brown rice
5. Agnihotra Mantras (click here, or available on cassette)
6. Timings of sunrise/sunset for your area (available free of charge by request)
Building The Agnihotra Fire
Build the Agnihotra fire by arranging cowdung pieces to allow for good air flow:
Spread a little ghee on each piece of dung.
Place a small piece of dried dung in the bottom of the pyramid (see #1 below). Add two small pieces in opposing corners (#2). Continue adding pieces in alternating corners, using larger pieces as the pile grows (#3, 4, & 5).
To light the dung, spread ghee on a narrow piece of dung, ignite it, and place it flame downward in the
center of the layers. The air flow will give you a fire that won’t collapse as it burns. Be sure your fire is
blazing enough to burn the rice and ghee quickly and completely.
After having completed the Mantras and after having given the rice offering, do not disturb the fire
anymore – just let it burn down on its own. If possible, avoid moving the pyramid until the next time
you prepare for Agnihotra.
A larger fire using more dried cowdung amplifies the healing effects and produces a greater quantity of
Starting the Fire
Light the fire a few minutes before the scheduled time, so the dung will be fully ablaze at Agnihotra
time. Do not use lighters, use matches to start the fire.
The mantras should be performed at the exact time shown on the table. The riceofferings, mixed with a
little ghee to the fire are done after each »Sváhá ». Say the Mantras once only. You may meditate after
performing your mantra until the fire extinguishes itself.
Collect the ash (at the next Agnihotra) and keep it in a container made of earthenware, glass or wood.
DO NOT keep Agnihotra ash in a container made of plastic or metals other than copper or gold.
Agnihotra ash can be used as fertilizer for plants or for making folk medicines for animals and humans.
You can find an application that calculates the time sheet in the Agniholder folder where you found this
Or you can also create a time sheet online : go to the homatherapy website. Write your address in the »ADRESS » field.click on »Search » and verify if the program has found your address correctly; click »Next »; choose the year or a time frame; the program will generate a pdf with the exact sunrise and sunset times
Use organic brown rice. Only unbroken grains of rice should be used for Agnihotra. If rice is broken,
the subtle energy structure around the grain is altered; therefore the ash is not suitable for healing. The
amount of rice for each offering is the amount you can hold in your fingertips.
Use fresh manure from male or female progeny of cow. Think good thoughts while collecting dung, as
this heightens its healing effect.
There are several ways to dry cowdung. Following are some suggestions for cold climate areas. The
main point is that the dung should be dry, and if it is thin it will be easier to start the fires.
Use 4 pieces of 2″ x 2″ x 36″ lumber for each screen. Nail them together into a square frame and cover
with 1″ chicken wire, 36 » wide, using wire staples to hold it down. Place a piece of fiberglass window
screen on top of this frame, but do not fasten it on. Place this frame over a piece of plywood (32″ x 32″)
cut to fit inside the 2 x 2’s. This gives you a flat surface on which to spread the dung. Place the plywood
up on cinder blocks or other raised surface on which to work.
Spread the dung about 1/2″ thick on the screen. Raise the frame up off the board for good air
circulation and place it in full sun. Keep the dung from getting wet and it should dry in about four days,
depending upon your climate. When you think it’s dry, break a thicker piece and check the inside. Dry
dung sounds hollow when you tap it with your finger.
Ghee can be made from unsalted butter in an electric slow cooker (called a « crock pot »), or on a stove
on very low heat. On the stove, let the pan be about two inches above the source of heat. The idea is
that the butter heats very gently until all the white foam is cooked out and has risen to the surface.
Whey also separates from the ghee, stays on the bottom of the pan and looks like water. Ghee is the
golden liquid. The foam that collects on the surface can be spooned off and fed to animals. When the
ghee has turned perfectly clear it is ready, and can be strained through cotton cloth, a coffee filter, or
three white paper towels. Be careful not to mix in any of the clear liquid that is on the bottom of the
Once you have removed as much ghee as possible without including any of the watery liquid, there will
still be some ghee near the bottom of the pan which you do not want to waste. Refrigerate what is left
in the pan, and when the ghee has hardened you can break it off the surface and add it to the next batch
of ghee you make. Properly made ghee does not need to be refrigerated.
Aged ghee (five years old or more) is great for burns.
There are vibrations that exist everywhere. Where there is vibration there is also sound. When we do
these Mantras, the sounds we utter activate these special vibrations that will create certain atmosphere
of effects. Then the desired results are realized. These vibrations exist for everything, so anything can
be activated, controlled or changed by Mantras. When one with a pure mind speaks the Mantra into the
Agnihotra pyramid at the correct time, the ash retains that energy and the healing properties of the ash
become more powerful. You can find soundfiles of the mantras in the same folder where you found this article.
(add the first portion of rice)
Sooryáya Idam Na Mama
(add the second portion of rice)
Prajápataye Idam Na Mama
(add the first portion of rice)
Agnaye Idam Na Mama
(add the second portion of rice)
Prajápataye Idam Na Mama
(á is pronounced as ‘a’ in father)
For homa farming, a minimum of four hours of OM Tryambakam Homa is performed daily, plus 24
hours of this Homa on full moon and new moon days.
The fire is prepared from dried cow dung and ghee; some cowdung should be added at least every 15
minutes. The mantra is repeated once every 15 sec; and a small amount of ghee is added to the fire after
the word “Swaha”.