is a means of direct interaction with the positive forces in creation. Vedas
abound with descriptions of yagyas
performed by the rishis
to energise the manifested creation. Devs
would come to be a part of such yagyas. Asurs
would also come…to disturb them, creation being a balance of the two forces, positive and negative.
Even in the times when Rishi Agastya
were in the body, there existed negativity, asurs
tried to disrupt the yagyas
performed by these rishis. Ram and Lakshman went with Rishi
to protect one such yagya. Asurs
are known to disrupt havans
and create obstruction in the invocation of devic
forces. That is the nature of an asur. The nature of a human being is to aid the positive forces, the devs
and devis, by protecting the havans
for the peace and prosperity of one's home, surroundings and creation at large. If someone is preventing you from doing a havan then that person's asuric
side is predominant - a good way to check someone else's and your own nature.
There exists positive and negative in every aspect of creation. There is no body or place or time period, that can be called all positive or all negative. Some have more positive, some more negative. A glowing and radiant body indicates dominance of positive, an ageing and diseased body is a symptom of increased negativity. Similarly a pollution-free environment is an indicator of positivity while deteriorating surroundings point towards a higher proportion of negativity. Satyug
was the time when devs
would roam about freely on earth, since the positivity was at its peak. The present times, the times of kaliyug, are times of heightened negativity and so, subtler energies like yogis
are rare to find in the body, and devs
can only be accessed in their subtle forms by invoking positive aspect of creation through certain yogic
practices and acts of charity and service.
Sanatan Kriya details the amazing science of yagyas
as given by the vedic
to induce positivity in the body as well as surroundings. The practice involves making oblations to fire along with specific chants. The fire having the ability of transformation can transform the physical into the subtle and the mantras
have the ability to manifest the ability and power of devas in the physical world and also have the power and ability to control nature and normal human physical lives. At the beginning of a yagya, a sankalp
is made which indicates the purpose for which the yagya
is conducted. Then the ahvahan
(invocation) of specific devs
is done requesting them to bless the yagya.
performed under the sanidhya
of a Guru, with purity in thoughts, ingredients and the correct chants, has the effect of completely changing the environment - the weather changes, air becomes fragrant, birds perch on the trees around, there is peace and stillness within and outside and diseases disappear - these are all indicators of warding off negativity and manifestation of positive forces in creation. Sadhaks
at Dhyan Ashram
routinely conduct such yagyas
for purity of homes, environment and body, the manifestations are witnessed and recorded and their effects felt by one and all. To quote a recent example, at the end of a five-day yagya
performed by the sadhaks
of Dhyan Ashram, a 71-year old man who had been advised to be put on the ventilator by the doctors, reported regaining health without even visiting a hospital. The yagya
invoked the specific energy of Maha-mrityunjaiji, which along with the Gayatri Mantra, forms a part of the Sanjeevani
as possessed by Shukracharya. The gyan
of the complete vidya
is lost in kaliyug.
Another special kind of yagya
is the agnihotra, which is performed at the time of sunrise and sunset, the prime chant being "idan na mam" (all this is not mine, indicating detachment). Exactly at the time of sunset and sunrise, a specific shade of the sun's prana
is awaited and as it appears the yagya
starts. The entire yagya
is normally completed in a minute or two. It is essential for everyone to perform agnihotra
as it gives you fearlessness, longevity and ability to control the elements.
If you want to know whether the yagya
was performed properly or not, just watch the yagya-agni
at the time of purna-ahuti. You will able to see the form of dev/devi
if the invocations were successful. However, one needs to be careful of not getting attached to manifestations, focus should be on the yagya.
For performing yagyas to purify your environment and for a healthy atmosphere in the house and office, you may contact Dhyan Foundation, +91-9810097889 or register online.