HOM-HAVAN- THE FIRE WORSHIP
The imperfections in the Southeast direction are related to the anomalous combination of pollutants with the Agni Tatva (fire element). Traditionally proven Vaishvadev Yag Havan
rituals aid in subsiding these flaws. The two types of Havan Vidhi (rituals) -customary (Nitya) and occasional (Naimittik)— performed with prescribed Mantras, burning of specific
plants and shrubs in the divine fire, Pranayama, Viniyog Nyas and Dhyana create channels for circulation of Pran Shakti in the mind, body, intellect, and the Vaastu. Realizing the
importance of these processes, our tradition has incorporated many such routines like Udak Shanti, Griha Shanti etc. spread over one's lifetime.
In modern times, positive changes brought about in the immediate environment through Havan have become a subject for scientific exploration. In Vedic culture, Havan is of utmost
importance in all the rituals, religious ceremonies, and festivals. Symbolically, Agni or the fire is considered as mouth of the Divinity. In Havan, medicinal shrubs and plants are
consigned to the flames through Ahuti and Samidha. The Yagna concepts refer to Ashtadisha (eight directions), Ashtadikpal (custodians of the eight directions) and other entities
representing some thirty-three energy forms.
The layout of the Yagnakunda (sacrificial altar) is in itself a distinct form of Vaastushastra and its symbolic energy correlation is
rather mysterious. The rituals include occult Chakras, colours, plants, shape of the altar, symbolic Goddess energy correlation, circulation of Prana through Panch-koshas in
Nyas- Vidhi, Muhurta, Yama-Niyam specified rhythmic recitation of Mantras, Arghyadan and finally the cosmic outlook in All these processes working at divine, earthly, and spiritual
levels purify the mind, the soul, the intellect, the egoist self and the body.
Even in modem times, this ancient mystic practice retains its identity in Kanyakumari Ashram at Sakori near Shird). The great philosopher saint Shri Upasani Maharaj rejuvenated this
ancient tradition by bestowing the knowledge and rights for Vedic rituals on his female disciples. In the later years, the knowledge about this Yagnic tradition was propagated
throughout the world by his disciple Shri Godavari Mataji.