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Where can I find an English or Bengali book on Havan/Yajna/Homa?

I am looking for a book on "how to perform Havan (Hawan/Yajna/Hom)" in English or Bengali. But, unfortunately, I could not find it. There are many books in Hindi. But I can't read Hindi. So, ...
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Stotra/Stuti from scriptures that confers same benefit as performing an agnihotra

I heard that there are some stotras or stutis in Mahabharata that have phala shruti in them which says that reciting that particular set of verses confers equivalent benefit as having done agnihotra ...
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What's the alternative to fire used in Yajna or homa?

Sometimes, especially in foreign countries maybe, due to fire alarms or similar state laws governing the infrastructure, which might forbid fire lighting inside home, it might not be possible at all, ...
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Is sankalpam/sankalp important in order to do homam/havan? Can havan/homam be performed without sankalpam/sankalp?

I just want to know if a havan/homam can be performed without sankalp/sankalpam
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Yajna kunda made up of Iron

One of the vidwans of a Madwa mutt said in a discourse that homa/yajna kunda should be made properly and can not be of iron like it's done in cities today. He said fire in iron is like in hell and not ...
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Sudarsana Homam - Timings for conducting

I learnt from pundits and scholars that poornahuthi for sudarsana homam should be put within 12 noon. It takes six hours to perform sudarsana homam. Normally homams should be done from 5 am and finish ...
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What is "Agnihotra"?

This Wikipedia Link provides only one line about Agnihotra. Its said that Agnihotra is very simple and easy , We can do Agnihotra at home on daily basis .So i would like to know more about ...
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Authentic Traditional Texts On Homa Procedures?

Are there any authentic traditional texts on homa procedures like the Ganapathi Homa for example. I know there is a Parashuram Kalpasutra followed by some Sri Vidya lineages. Looking for others as ...
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How do I find a spiritual Guru for this particular Indra sadhana?

I am in need of a Guru who can help me in performing the Indra Sadhana (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOo5m4azAN8). How to perform the yagna ? Who can help me on this ? How can I prosper ? I am ...
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Why is Chandi Homa performed?

Can any one tell the significance, importance of Chandi Homa ?
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What is pancha angni yajna in agnihotra?

What is pancha kunda in agnihotra? anvahrya, grahapathy, dakshinaagni and uttravedhi in agnihotra what is their respective meaning with short description of the offerings made? Is Vaishwadeva homa a ...
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How are offerings communicated from Agni to other gods?

During homa we give food to Agni (pour oblations in fire) but how will that food reach those particular deva's?
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What is use of suchi (शुची ) , sarva (शर्वा) , pranita (प्रणीता ) , prokshani ( प्रोक्षणी ) , sfaya (सफ्या) wood pieces in yajna?

I have heard that any yajna if performing with this five wood pieces. suchi (शुची ) , sarva (शर्वा) , pranita (प्रणीता ) , prokshani ( प्रोक्षणी ) , sfaya (सफ्या) can anyone tell me what is use of ...
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Does Parjanya japa really bring rain?

There is a modern business going on now a days in the homa, japa in all temples nearby our places. There was a traditional belief that by doing Parijanya Japa will lead to rainfall in barren lands. ...
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Sudarshana Homam and its benefits

It is learnt that there are ten types of Mantravada doshas{ill effects of black magic } from ten directions, called Marana, Uchatana, Mohana, Vidhveshana, Manthra, Tanthra, Vishachoorna, Prayoga, ...
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Is Narasimha versus Hiranyakashipu divine retribution versus human rage?

Would be appropriate to ask as today is Narasimha Jayanti. Can we look at Hiranyakashipu as our (Human) rage and Narasimha as a god who can help us to get rid of this aspect of our ego.
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Sudarsana Homam

Can Sudarsana homa be performed by women? What is the time to perform to perform Sudarsana homam? As we are performing homams I do know that it should start by 5 am and end by 9 am if there are 4 ...