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What is "Agnihotra"?

I hope the following answer conveys the idea of why it is non trivial to answer your question briefly. Your question is akin to asking "What is the procedure to worship the Lord" or "What is the ...
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Why is Chandi Homa performed?

I'm adding a PDF that teaches you the details of how to perform a Chandi Homam.This document also tells you about its importance which i have quoted below. I'm sure that you are just curious to know....
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What is "Agnihotra"?

Agnihotra is a process that uses healing fire to purify the surroundings. The fire is prepared through a specific process, which is performed twice a day – during the sunrise and the sunset. In ...
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Sudarshana Homam and its benefits

Sudarshana Homa Relief from unexplainable diseases and illnesses. In two instances this homam is performed-- 1.To take charge of your enemies and to relieve you from unexplainable sufferings and ...
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Is sankalpam/sankalp important in order to do homam/havan? Can havan/homam be performed without sankalpam/sankalp?

I have found some references in this Youtube Video (Sankalpa Vidhi), which talks about why one should always perform Sankalpa before embarking upon any Hindu ritual. It also explains a Vidhi (method) ...
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Sudarshana Homam and its benefits

A Homa is a fire sacrifice. Sudarshana Homa is sacrifice to Sudarshana Chakra ,the weapon of Lord Vishnu. What is Sudarshana Homa and how to do it? ! Perform Viśvaksena Pūjā and other ...
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Gold as substitute for Agni in sacrifices

Gold is an off spring of Agni (Fire) as mentioned in scriptures. So that is probably the connection which allows gold to be used as a substitute of fire. For example see: 16 Gold is the firstborn of ...
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How are offerings communicated from Agni to other gods?

Manusmriti 3.76 says: An oblation duly thrown into the fire, reaches the sun; from the sun comes rain, from rain food, therefrom the living creatures (derive their subsistence). When it ...
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What is "Agnihotra"?

I was able to find more details about Agnihotra Homa which helps in purification of surroundings, cleansing of air and elimination of bacteria, viruses etc. As one answer says there are lot of ...
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Does Parjanya japa really bring rain?

In the book, Hindu Dharma: The Universal Way of Life §, Swami Chandrasekarendra Saraswati cautions these japas and homas don't work always: It may be that sometimes the Varuna japa does not succeed ...
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Why is Chandi Homa performed?

Goddess Chandi is known for her fierce form and plays a key role in protecting devotees from potential threats and risks. Doing Chandi homam once in a year eradicate all hurdles and negative forces ...
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Why is Chandi Homa performed?

The significance of Chandi Homa is that it can support you in removing complications and hurdles on your track to victory. Goddess Durga, the chief divinity of this Homa will gift you with the control ...
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Yajna kunda made up of Iron

Traditionally, the altars (vedis वेदि) of yajnas are called citi's (चिति). This is derived from the dhatu चिञ् चयने i.e. "to collect" or "to arrange". The vedis are arranged in ...
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How are offerings communicated from Agni to other gods?

Your question is about how Agni delivers or transfers the food offered as oblations to the gods who are residing in Swarga loka or Dyu-Loka. In Hinduism Agni is called as a messenger between ...
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Does Parjanya japa really bring rain?

Here is one instance where Varuna Japa(similar to Parjanya Japa) brought rain. In his book when I saw Tirupati Balaji, P.V.R.K Prasad says once when there was extreme water scarcity in Tirupati, all ...
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What is use of suchi (शुची ) , sarva (शर्वा) , pranita (प्रणीता ) , prokshani ( प्रोक्षणी ) , sfaya (सफ्या) wood pieces in yajna?

Prokshani means to sprinkle, so Varuna is invoked into that patra, the rectangular one along with Apa devata with Apa hishteti mantra and two darbha is kept and then the water is sprinkled on the ...
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