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pollution control by yagya

THE IMPACT OF YAGYA ON THE ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION

Today the air we breathe in is loaded with harmful gases like NO2, CO, SPM and RSPM, which are all above the standards prescribed by the Government and are extremely harmful for human health. There are also new species of bacteria and virus coming up which cause new diseases and are resistant to old drugs. The wastes from the industries as well as the city is being dumped into the rivers, thereby causing severe water pollution. The indiscriminate use of pesticides and synthetic chemical fertilizers has resulted in poisoning of underground water reserves and also resulted into loss of soil fertility. And to top it all the lack of empathy of the people to these problems has made it worse. The Government is spending crores of Rupees for tackling this problem but not much results are seen.
In an endeavour to find some solution which is effective and long lasting for this environmental problem, the vedic science of ‘Yagya’ was chosen for the necessary experimentation to see if it actually helped in the reduction of air pollution as mentioned in the ancient books. All the experiments were conducted in collaboration with Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi.
Initially several types of wood were burnt to see the CO emissions from each of them. The emissions were recorded on digital analog . It was found that the mango wood gave almost near zero CO emission. Hence the mango wood was taken as the basic Samidha for the experiment. The special Havan Samigri prescribed by Brahma Varchas, for the purification of atmosphere, was used along with the normal havan samigri. As far as possible Cow’s pure ghee was used for the Havan.
In all the experiments, the effect of Yagya was studied on the atmospheric odour, on the air microflora and also on the gaseous pollutants like NO2, SO2 and RSPM. The effect of odour was very good as after Yagya, the nice smelling odour lingered on till the evening and a very faint smell remained till the next day ( in the indoor experiments).
To study the impact of Yagya on air microflora, several experiments were conducted both indoor and outdoor, some experiments were also conducted simultaneously to compare the effect of Yagya and that of non-Yagya i.e. by just burning plain wood and also the effect of burning plain herbs without any rituals and mantras was studied. The effect was studied on the air microflora bacteria, fungi and pathogens by exposing the pretreated petri-dishes to the atmosphere before the Yagya, during the Yagya and till three days after Yagya. In one experiment the effect was studied till 7 days after Yagya, which was an indoor experiment. The results were very encouraging. In all the indoor experiments there was a significant reduction in the microbes especially the pathogens . The decrease on the day 3 in the four experiments has been recorded as 100%, 67%, 87% and 93% respectively in pathogens, which is impressive. These results are supportive of the fact that Yagya renders the atmosphere bacteriostatic and it kills the harmful microbes in the atmosphere.
One experiment was continued till 7 days after Yagya and it was seen that even on the day7, there was an impressive reduction of 93%, in bacteria, 88% in fungi and 93% in pathogen, as compared to their respective backgrounds . This is a very significant result as it shows that the effect of Yagya is long lasting and it continues till long after the physical process has been completed.

It is the general belief that any type of fumes help in the reduction of air microbes. In the experiments of comparison of Yagya with that of non- Yagya, proper Yagya was performed at one place and plain wood was burnt at another place. In both the places care was taken to keep the variability factors like temperature, humidity, number of persons, air flow etc., as constant and samples of air were taken before Yagya, during Yagya and till two days after Yagya. The results were very surprising. In the case of Yagya where there was a reduction of 79%, 68% , 69% and 33 % respectively as compared to the background in the bacteria, fungi, TMF and the pathogens till two days after the Yagya there was an increase of 111%, 257%, 104% and 100% respectively as compared to the background, one day after the Non-Yagya experiment. The same experiment was repeated again after one year and the results of this experiment were again similar. From the above results it can be concluded that any type of smoke/ fumigation does not reduce the air microbes in the environment. In fact the fumigation of simple wood has led to an increase in the counts in most of the cases. Whereas on the other hand the smoke/ gases produced as a result of Yagya led to an overall decrease in the Air microflora in the atmosphere.

Another study was conducted in the open air at a place called Karawal Nagar in East Delhi where a large scale Yagya of 108 Kunds was performed. The sampling was done in the same way as in the case of indoor experiments and a comparison of the microbe colony counts during and after Yagya was made with the background . The experiment continued from 12th to 16th of Yagya and the sampling was continued till two days after the Yagya. The results show that in comparison with the background counts, there was a reduction of 55% in bacteria, 15% in fungi, and 79% in the pathogens on the next day after the Yagya was over. The reduction in pathogens was 79% even on the second day after Yagya. The total microflora had reduced by 49% on the 2nd day aftr Yagya.

In order to study the effect of Yagya on the gaseous pollutants, two experiments were performed in the open air. Samples of air were collected by CPCB in one case and by Envirotech in the second case and analyzed for gaseous pollutants SO2 and NO2 . The two experiments were performed at M.S. Apartments, K.G. Marg, New Delhi, in the open air in January 2004 and February 2005, respectively. In both the experiments the objective was to see if there was any effect of performing Yagya in the open air on the gaseous pollutants. The results in both the cases were encouraging. In the first experiment there was a reduction of 47% in NO2 on the day of Yagya and 60% on the next day. In case of SO2, the reduction was 86% on the day of experiment and almost 100% on the next day as the SO2 was below detection level.

Similarly in the second open air experiment the NO2 reduced by23% on the day of experiment and was25% reduced on the next day after Yagya. SO2 was 33% below the background level on the day of Yagya and was 41% reduced on the 2nd day after Yagya. In both the above experiments there has been perceptible change in the quantum of NO2 and SO2, as compared to the background.

All the above findings are indicative of the fact that the process of Yagya is effective in the reduction of air pollution both gaseous and microbial and also removes the bad odour, if any, at the place. It is also seen that the effect of Yagya remains in the atmosphere for days after it has actually been performed. Hence we see that ‘Yagya’ is probably the only possible solution for today’s environmental pollution problems.

The importance of this Yagya was known to our ancestors who recommended that Yagya should be performed by every person and in every home on daily basis. Today we have forgotten this science and it is time that we should revive this ritual and adopt it for the betterment of ourselves and our future generations.

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In all the indoor experiments . The decrease on the day 3 in the four experiments has been recorded as 100%, 67%, 87% and 93% respectively in pathogens,
One experiment was continued till 7 days even on the day7, there was an impressive reduction of 93%, in bacteria, 88% in fungi and 93% in pathogen,

It is the general belief that any type of fumes help in the reduction of air microbes. In the experiments of comparison of Yagya with that of non- Yagya, proper Yagya was performed at one place and plain wood was burnt at another place.
In the case of Yagya where there was a reduction of 79%, 68% , 69% and 33 % respectively as compared to the background in the bacteria, fungi, TMF and the pathogens till two days after the Yagya [while] there was an increase of 111%, 257%, 104% and 100% respectively as compared to the background, one day after the Non-Yagya experiment.

From the above results it can be concluded that any type of smoke/ fumigation does not reduce the air microbes in the environment. In fact the fumigation of simple wood has led to an increase in the counts in most of the cases. Whereas on the other hand the smoke/ gases produced as a result of Yagya led to an overall decrease in the Air microflora in the atmosphere.

Another study was conducted in the open air . there was a reduction of 55% in bacteria, 15% in fungi, and 79% in the pathogens on the next day after the Yagya was over. The reduction in pathogens was 79% even on the second day after Yagya. The total microflora had reduced by 49% on the 2nd day aftr Yagya.

In order to study the effect of Yagya on the gaseous pollutants, two experiments were performed in the open air. Samples of air were collected by CPCB in one case and by Envirotech in the second case and analyzed for gaseous pollutants SO2 and NO2 . The results in both the cases were encouraging. In the first experiment
there was a reduction of 47% in NO2 on the day of Yagya and 60% on the next day. In case of SO2, the reduction was 86% on the day of experiment and almost 100% on the next day as the SO2 was below detection level.

Similarly in the second open air experiment
the NO2 reduced by23% on the day of experiment and was25% reduced on the next day after Yagya. SO2 was 33% below the background level on the day of Yagya and was 41% reduced on the 2nd day after Yagya.

All the above findings are indicative of the fact that the process of Yagya is effective in the reduction of air pollution both gaseous and microbial and also removes the bad odour, if any, at the place. It is also seen that the effect of Yagya remains in the atmosphere for days after it has actually been performed. Hence we see that ‘Yagya’ is probably the only possible solution for today’s environmental pollution problems.

The importance of this Yagya was known to our ancestors who recommended that Yagya should be performed by every person and in every home on daily basis. Today we have forgotten this science and it is time that we should revive this ritual and adopt it for the betterment of ourselves and our future generations.

subodhkumar I am personally

subodhkumar
I am personally grateful to Dear Anand ji for enhancing the knowledge content of the above original note.
At an appropriate time we could add references from Vedas to validate these modern research findings on Yagyas to prepare a monograph on the subject by Aryasamaj.

Thanks Adarniya Subhodh

Thanks Adarniya Subhodh ji
It will be a great thing to have the Vedas validify the research and vice-versa the research shall re-establsh people's faith in the VEDAS, which they have lost due to deep ignorance,through the ages.
Anand