HOW TO DO AGNIHOTRA

Things needed for Agnihotra :

 
Agnihotra
Copper Havan Kund

 

Havan Kund of Bricks
Flat Surface Havan Kund of Bricks

 

Havan Samagri
Navgrah Havan Sticks

1.
Havan Kund made of bricks or copper
2.
Big spoon made of wood to put ghee in havan kund
3.
Samidh (wood sticks of mango tree)
4.
Cotton
5.
Havan samagri (36 ayurvedic aushadhi (herbs))
6.
Asan to sit (a piece of cloth)
7.
Ahutis in Agnihotra can be given of either ghee or havan samagri (36 ayurvedic aushadhi (herbs))
8.
If you have a specific wish and to fulfill that wish you are doing Agnihotra then you will require Navgrah Samagri and sarso (mustard seeds)
9.
There are 2 things most important in Agnihotra 1st the ghee, it should be pure and 2nd the mantras which has to be chanted correctly

Preparing fire :

1.
Place a flat piece of dried cow dung at the bottom of the copper pyramid
2.
Arrange pieces of dried cow dung, which have been coated with ghee in the havan kund in such a manner as that allow air to pass
3.
Put Samidh (wood sticks of mango tree) around the cow dung and apply ghee on it
4.
Do not use any mineral oil or similar material to start the fire
5.
Best time for Agnihotra is during sunrise morning 6:30 am. You can also do Agnihotra in Evening at 6:30 pm
6.
In morning sit facing East and in the evening sit facing West direction

Following prayer is necessary before giving ahuti in Agnihotra give the following ahutis :

1.
If you are doing havan in the morning sit facing East
2.
Suryaye Swaha Suryaye Idam Na Mama (Offer 1st offering when saying ‘Swaha’)
Note : If you are doing havan in evening replace word Suryaye with Agnaye
3.
Prajapatye Swaha Prajapatye Idam Na Mama (Offer 2nd offering when saying ‘Swaha’)
4.

Praanaaya Swaha, Apanaya Swaha, Vyanaya Swaha, Udanaya Swaha, Samanaya Swaha, Om Ganpathye Swaha (after speaking swaha give ahuti (offering))

5.
Give Navgrah ahuti 9 times of each planet and on the 9th time put the Navgrah samagri on by one
   Om Shri Bhaaskaraaya Namah Swaha

 Om Shri Chandramase Namah Swaha

 Om Shri Bhowmaaya Namah Swaha

 Om Shri Buddhaaya Namah Swaha

 Om Shri Guruve Namah Swaha

 Om Shri Shukraaya Namah Swaha

 Om Shri Shanischaraaya Namah Swaha

 Om Shri Raahave Namah Swaha

 Om Shri Ketave Namah Swaha
6.
Now you can give Gayatri mantra or any other mantra's ahutis which you wish. You can give 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 21, 108 mala (1 mala has 108 beads) ahutis
7.
At the end take the Sarso (mustard seeds) in your fist close your fist and eyes and speak your intention in your mind and put the Sarso in Agnihotra (it is very important NOT to open your eyes till you have not put the sarso in the fire
8.
Now stand up and do a pradakshina of havan kund i.e. move around havan kund from left to right
9.
The Agnihotra is now completed. You can sit near havan kund if you like and meditate