Vedic Fire Ceremony

30 Sep

We just held our first Vedic Fire Ceremony (Homa or Yagna) at Hariharalaya on this beautiful full moon day.

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The fire is such a great teacher and purifier – reflecting back our inner fires, the fire of time that consumes all experience and objects, the light in our core, the power of transformation, the spark of the Divine, the all-consuming lover…

In this way, we held a ceremony for purification – burning the seeds of the past, embracing the wholeness of the present, in our bodies and in all bodies. We pay our respects to the fire, the fire of life and death, the fire of truth and ignorance, the fire of becoming and being – offering flower, fruit, grains, oil and rice.

On this day we chanted the Ganesh Mantra, Siva Mantra, Saraswati Mantra, Gayatri Mantra, Hare Krishna Maha Mantra and the 108 Names of Shivabalayogi. We will perform fire ceremonies for purification four times per month (full moon, half moon, new moon and half moon). Here are some pictures from this morning. Enjoy!!!

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