Daily performance of Agnihotra has been the tradition of his
family since 1930.
By profession a Dairy Technologist, he has a Master's
Degree in Vedic Literature, M.A. (Vedas) from Gurukul
Kangari University, Haridwar. He represented the
Government of India in various international forums and
meetings of Codex Alimentations Commission, a joint
Commission of the WHO and FA, in USA, New Zealand,
Belgium, France, and Uruguay etc.
Policies and investments supporting cleaner transport, energy-
efficient homes, power generation, industry and better municipal
waste management would reduce key sources of outdoor air
pollution. But can the air once polluted be reversed by any modem
science technology? Perhaps No!!
Agnihotra, as emancipated by Vedas & Vedic sciences is an
ancient and validated technology not only to prevent the air from
being polluted but also reverse the process once the environment
has been polluted.
Vedas & Vedic sciences have made significant contributions to
the world civilization, culture and knowledge in all areas of human
pursuits. These contributions, mostly unknown to the wider world,
are often un-acknowledged and this wisdom often distorted.
Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati heralded the spiritual
renascence in modem times. He revived the ancient approach to
Vedic concepts. Among other things, he reintroduced five basic
duties / Yajnas to be performed by every human being every day.
Agnihotra is one of the five duties / Yajnas (Pancha MahaYagna) to
be performed by every householder twice a day. It has been an
integral part of the Vedic culture and it is also known by the name:
of Deva Yajna, Havana and Homa. All the 16 Sanskara.
including marriage ceremony start with Agnihotra.
Agnihotra is not just a spiritual duty or ritual, it is a spirituali
enlightening experience. Moreover, it has a great science hidden in
it. It is the most ancient science which helps to purify air an
environment. But during past several centuries of foreign rule, WI
Indians have forgotten and ignored this science. When Maharish
Dayanand rekindled the Vedic heritage, people started taken
interest in this ancient hidden knowledge. Lot of research has since
been conducted and plenty of literature has been brought out on third
science in the recent past. There are some good books by eminent
scholars like Acharya Vishwa Shravah Vyas, Swami (Dr.) Satyr
Prakash and Dr. Ram Prakash on the subject. But this knowledge
has not trickled down to the common man and has remained
restricted to researchers and scholars. Moreover, many book an
out of print and not available. Literature in simple lay-man':
language is hard to be found.
It is a wonderful feeling to see a publication on the subject titled
"Agnihotra - Ancient Knowledge Validated by Modern
Science", authored by Dr. Isha Narang. It is my great pleasure
to write a few lines as foreword to the book. It is commendable
that a literary work in simple language and presentation has
been prepared meticulously with extensive study. The original
knowledge exists in Sanskrit language and is best explained in that
form.t was desirable that a literary work be prepared in English
language which can be easily understood by the younger generation.
Dr. Isha Narang has filled this gap. It is a great service indeed to put
together the vast knowledge of Agnihotra in a simple scientific form.
This book has been carefully structured for easy reading without
losing the essential aspects of the principles and technology of
Agnihotra. It is well known that all features of Agnihotra are
science based and benefit life and environment. However, as is true
for every scientific phenomenon, Agnihotra is also questioned by
many quarters for justification and evidence. This book serves the
purpose of placing the justification and evidence of Agnihotra for all
interested, as it exists in the realm of Vedic science and technology.
I would like to go one step further to say that if there is any aspect
of Agnihotra which does not appear to justify modem day science;
we need to research more on the frontiers of modem day science
so that the same can match what has been established in Agnihotra
under Vedic knowledge.
I congratulate Dr. Isha Narang for dedicating himself to produce this
work and wish him success in this sacred endeavor. The inquisitive
mind will also be benefited to receive this knowledge. Agnihotra
is a solution to preserve our planet and it is, therefore, important
that we understand its scientific background and adopt its
practice. Agnihotra is beyond geographies, beyond time and beyond
cultures. I am sure this book will serve this purpose very well.
Book's Contents and Sample Pages
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