In Kaliyuga, there is a lot of adharma, so people are becoming more and more sad and because of adharma, we are causing many species of animals to become extinct. Is there any yajna that I can do for the well being of all living beings?

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    ok, if you are doing this ABOVE and beyond your duty, that is fine, and appreciatable. In kali yuga, nama sankeertana is the best method, there are many shlokas that back this, since the requirements & restrictions for doing fruitful yagna are very hard to maintain. If you know vishnu sahasranama, you can chant that (don't utter pranava mantra(om) in the dhyana shlokas before 'vishvam vishnu..' and after '..sarva praharanayudah' if you don't have upanayana). doing every day for one mandala (48 days) is great tapasya.
    – ram
    May 30, 2019 at 20:36
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    @Shashwat there's a saying that first "you learn to swim before teaching" (you doesnt mean you. Its a saying). First you do your duty, you purify yourself from all Karmas, you remove all negative dark energies in you first. Follow that method. Then after you attain, a happy life after removing all sadness, then with proper guidance teach others. You need equip yourself mentally in knowing how to teach others, what sort of eligibilty is necessary etc. Simply by doing some practices and asking others to do, you will only lose your tapa shakti!!! May 31, 2019 at 5:02
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    @Shashwat: In my opinion the word "Yajna" is to be defined properly in the question. The word yajna (Sanskrit: यज्ञ; yajña) has its root in the Sanskrit yaj meaning "to worship, adore, honor, revere" (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yajna). In Rigveda, Yajurveda (itself a derivative of this root) and others, it means "worship, devotion to anything, prayer and praise, an act of worship or devotion, a form of offering or oblation, and sacrifice". Are you expecting answer indicating any type of worship or only offerings into a sacred fire, as shown in movies? May 31, 2019 at 6:50
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    @Shashwat personally I have seen my relatives who do some poojas get benefits and recommend to others without proper guidance. In 48 days, they have suffered bad Karma for it....So your focus should be on to how you should be good and wise and follow methods that removes all your past Karmas and change your destiny and have a future of fortunes through grace of Brahman. That should be in your eyes! May 31, 2019 at 7:06
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    @Shashwat there are many types of yajnas i already listed in answer elsewhere. The purpose of yajna would be your sankalp. So this is where you decide and visualize your goal of performing the action. This applies to every ritual. Vedic and agamic rituals can be used May 31, 2019 at 13:36

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All Yajñas by definition have a universal component but the specific utility of the yajña depends on one's sankalpa. So if you wish to sponsor a universal yajña it can be Bhagavad Gītā mahā yajña in which ahutis are offered with each verse of the Bhagavad Gītā.

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    Where is Bhagavad Gita Maha Yajna mentioned in the scriptures? Is there only Bhagavad Gita Maha yajna or there are maha yajna for other Gitas also?
    – user17858
    Jun 7, 2019 at 13:13

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