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A one-day Akhanda Yajna (non-stop, from sunrise to sunset)
will be held at the
Trois Boutiques Triolet Arya Samaj Mandir, Royal Road, 9ème mile, Triolet
by Arya Purohits of Arya Sabha Mauritius & the Triolet Trois Boutiques Arya Samaj
under the aegis of the Pamplemousses Arya Jila Samiti & Arya Sabha Mauritius.

Medicinal herbs, as described in the Ayurveda would be used during the oblations for the good health of all Mauritians and the Universe.

Purohits and Yajmans are kindly invited to attend, with their samidhas (firewood), ghee and samagri (mixture of medicinal herbs) as listed hereunder and would be participating for hourly sessions, i.e. – one group would be sitting for one hour and thereafter leave the seat for another group.

Coordinator: Bramdeo Mokoonlall (7950220); Acharya Satish Beetullah (7639174); Pta. Mrs satyam Chummun (7759288)




Our rishis (sages of yore) have prescribed agnihotra (daily Yajna) as the second mahayajna of our daily routine. The scientific processes during the performance of Yajna is described in the Veda and the medicinal part of it rests in the AtharvaVeda, which is the source of Ayurveda (ayurvedic medicine), which in turn is the foundation of allopathic, homeopathic, and other types of medicine.

How can some samidhas (fire wood) and samagri help to cleanse the environment?

The havan kund (fire-vessel) has a conical or inverse pyramid shape which is conducive to the build-up of a very high temperature, some 200-300°C at the base and some 1200-1300°C at the middle part where the fire is blazing. The three processes are combustion, evaporation and sublimation. Part of the oblations is burnt to produce energy (combustion), some evaporates and the major part sublimates (passes from solid to gaseous state.)

The water vapour emerging from jal sinchana (water sprinkled around the havan kund) reacts with the gases to form formaldehyde (a powerful antiseptic used to clean operation theatres. Moreover through the combustion, evaporation and sublimation processes, the samidhas and the samagri are returned to nature in their molecular units. Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati has prescribed, in the Sanskar Vidhi the various types of wood sticks as samidhas and the various plants (mainly medicinal herbs) to be used in the preparation of samagri, based on the edicts of the Veda.

The vapours arising out of the havan kund thus purifies the air and cleanses it of rogkrimiyan (bacteria and viruses.) Yajna Therapy or Havan Chikitsa is prescribed in Ayurvedic Medicine (Charaka & Sushruta Samhitas.) Medicine calls it Aroma Therapy, Moxa, etc.

Research was conducted by Swami Satyaprakash (holder of a DSC in Chemistry) and Slater & Rideal on twelve identical culture dishes divided in two batches of six. The first set was placed in a room where agnihotra was performed and the second in another room with normal conditions, unaffected by the vapours of agnihotra. The results were astounding as the first set (subjected to agnihotra) had minimal bacterial culture and the second set had grown numerous types of bacteria and in very large numbers.

In 1984 five families living in the vicinity of the Union Carbide gas plant were unaffected by the leakage of highly toxic gases. Eminent scientists from the Research Department of the Indian Army, Germany, Russia, and other countries inquired over this narrow escape to discover that these families were performing agnihotra (yajna) daily.

In 1994-95 the population of Gujarat, India suffered plague. The tangible results to curb down the epidemic came from Agnihotra performed on a trailer pulled by a tractor. The Bramhacharis (students) of Tankara Gurukul, run by the Maharishi Dayanand Smarak Trust, were the lead persons in the performance of Yajna reaching all nooks and corners of the state of Gujarat.

The 2006 episode of Chikungunya and Dengue in Gujarat were successfully tackled through Yajna across the state of Gujarat. Again the Bramhacharis (students) of Tankara Gurukul and those of the Darshan Yoga Mahavidyaalaya of Rojad were the lead persons in the performance of Yajna.

The narrow escape of some families from the devastating spread of radioactivity from the Tchernobyl nuclear power plant may seem astounding. These were poor families who had lined up the walls of their houses with cow dung set for drying and onwards use as fuel.

Our rishis, expounding the Vedic knowledge, have prescribed the performance of Yajnas in havan kunds dug in the ground and the inner lining to be completed (masoned) by a mixture of earth, cow dung and cow urine. These three items are used extensively in Naturopathy and Ayurveda to cure what the common man calls ‘incurable ills.’

The RigVeda (hymn 10.161.4) reads:
Shatam jeeva sharado vardhamanah: shatam hemantachatamu vasantana ¦
Shatamindragni savita brihaspati: shatayusha havisheman punardu ¦¦

The human race is bound to avail of the various types of healing, namely – energy / fire, air, water, earth and havan chikitsa if we desire to live, in good health for a hundred years and more.

The following ingredients would be useful to combat the swine flu virus:

 (pure clarified butter made from dairy milk)

Samidhas (wood sticks) of
 Kapur (camphor); Mango; Chandan; Peepal; Barh (multipliant or la fourche); branches of Tulsi (basil)

Samagri, i.e. a mixture of
 Gur (Jaggery or raw sugar / sucre roux & molasses);
 Bark of Cinnamon (canelle) & Arjuna terminalia (7 la peau);
 Seeds of White mustard (moutarde jaune), Dhaan (unhusked rice), Jauw (unhusked wheat), split Moong beans, split Urad beans, green and black Cardamon (elaïti) pods, black Pepper (poivre) seeds, Clove (girofle), Anis (anis étoilé), Ajwaïn,
 Dried Grapes (raisins or sultanas), Dates;
 Powder of red Chandan, Turmeric (saffron) powder;
 Leaves of Giloï / Giloye, Neem (lila de perse), Citronella (lemon grass), Paan (betel), Tulsi (basil), Mango, Peepal, Eucalyptus, Camphor, bois-d’oiseau.

The ingredients used for oblations to the fire should have the following properties:
Fragrance (chandan, kesar, elaïti, etc.);
Destroy bacteria & viruses / Health promoting (medicinal herbs – Giloy, ajwain, neem, etc.);
Physical development (ghee, etc.); and
Sweetness (jaggery, sugar, dried raisins, etc.)

Bramdeo Makoonlall
Project Manager & Arya Updeshak, Arya Sabha Mauritius
Tel: 2122730 (office); 7950220 (cell)

Bibliography: (1) RigVeda; (2) YajurVeda; (3) SamaVeda; (4) AtharvaVeda; (5) Charak Samhita (Vol. I & II); (6) Shushrut Samhita (Vol. I & II); (7) Sanskar Vidhi (Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati); (8) Sanskar Chandrika & Vedic Vision (Dr. Satyavrat Vidyalankar); (9) Sanskar Bhaaskar (Swami Vidyanand Saraswati); (10) Vedic Sampada (Shri virsen Vedshrami); (11.a) Veda Manjari & (11.b) Vedic MadhuVrishti (Ramnath Vedalankar); (12) Yajna Vimarsh (Dr. Ram Prakash); (13) Swadhyaya Sandeep (Swami Vedanand Teertha); (14) Veda Mimansa (Swami Vidyanand Saraswati); (15) Yajna Therapy (Sandeep Arya); (16) Vedic Samapti (Pt. Raghunandan Sharma, Sahitya Bhushan); (17) Agnihotra (P.C. Ganesan); (18) Chikitsa Ke Adi Srotra - Veda (Principal Devduth Bhatti Shastri): (19) Yajna – Ek Samagra Upchaar Prakriya (Pt. Shriram Acharya Vangmaya); (20) Prakritik AyurVijyan (Dr. Rakesh Jindal)