Compilation of Scientific Evidence on Agnihotra & Other Homas
Lets start with a question - "Name one activity that you can do to purify the environment right now for immediate results"
Does modern science have an answer?
The Vedas, which are the oldest source of wisdom in the world, gave us a way! The para-vidya (or the higher knowledge which is yet to be explained by modern science) states that #Agnihotra or burning of desi cow dung cakes with pure ghee and rice along with the mantra "idan-nama" which means "for the world and not myself" done during sunrise and sunset purifies the environment, thereby improving health and promoting peace within as you make 'sacrifice' for peace in the world.
2020, Impact of Homa Organic Farming in mitigating Soil, Water, and other Environmental Crises, written by Ulrich Berk
Homa therapy counteracts pollution of the atmosphere, soil, and water resources and helps to restore the balance of nature and create a kind of microclimate around the farm, which is beneficial to plants, animals, and humans in that area. Environmental pollution is a big problem for the whole planet, and of course, it also affects agriculture and horticulture.
2020, "Natural Farming", a study by Sumedha Thakur, Dr. Rakesh Sharma, Dr. Anil Kumar and Dr. Swapana Sepehya, published in the Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Homa farming is being mentioned in this article as one variant of natural farming.
2017, Bachelor Thesis in Forest and Nature Conservation at Wageningen University, written by Philipp Avemaria,
This Bachelor Thesis in Forest and Nature Conservation at Wageningen University, written by Philipp Avemaria, focuses on an ancient purification technology called Agnihotra. Agnihotra is a fire technique that aims to cleanse water, soil and atmosphere through the agency of fire. It is relatively simple to perform and very cost efficient. Investigating the available literature, it was shown that the Agnihotra fire technique is indeed applicable for the improvement of various aspects of the environment; and thereby has a positive influence on the thrive of living organisms. An experiment was performed with the ashes that are produced during the performance of the Agnihotra fire technique and its effect on the germination of rye seeds. The results suggest that the ashes can have a positive influence on the development of plants.
2017, Agnihotra Ash neutralizes radioactivity in food, Physics Institute of Academy of Science Kiev
After the Fukushima catastrophe, an experiment was done in the Physics Institute of Academy of Science, Kiev, Ukraine. Japanese rice from Fukushima area contaminated with radioactive isotopes Cs-137 and Cs-134 (the radioactivity was about 200 Bq/kg) was taken in a quantity of 50 grams and mixed with a water solution of Agnihotra ash – one spoon in one litre of water.
2017, Strategies of organic farming in fruit crops, Sandhya Bhat, KK Misra, Vikas Kumar Sharma,
Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2017, Agriculture and Climate Engineering - Agnihotra materials
2016, ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITES OF COW DUNG EXTRACTS AGAINST HUMAN PATHOGENS
Results: The Indian cow dung extracted possessed superior antimicrobial activity than other cow dung types and showed antimicrobial property against all the test microorganisms. Since cow dung and buffalo dung are abundant in nature, which make the process cost effective with processing ease and thus are a promising solution for a variety of health problems in the near future.
2015, New measurements on the beneficial effects of Agnihotra on the brain waves, Günter Haffelder,
Agnihotra has a signifi cant effect on the brain waves; it relaxes and can generate such peaceful states of consciousness as they are otherwise detectable in deep meditation only.
2015, Study the effects of Yadnya fumes on SOx and NOx levels in the surrounding environment. Abhang Pranay D., Pathade Girish,
TATTVADIPAH Research Journal of the Academy of Sanskrit Research (January – December) From Melkote – 571 431 Karnataka India
2015, Beneficial Effects of Agnihotra on Environment and Agriculture, Abhang Pranay, Patil Manasi, Moghe Pramod, Pune, Maharashtra, India,
International Journal of Agricultural Science and Research (IJASR) ISSN(P): 2250-0057; ISSN(E): 2321-0087 Vol. 5, Issue 2, Apr 2015, 111-120 © TJPRC Pvt. Ltd.
2015, Effect of Agnihotra energy field on water purfication, Ulrich Berk & Shailendra Sharma,
Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, Vol. 1 (1), January 2015, pp. 63-68
2014, Scientific study of Vedic Knowledge Agnihotra, G. R. Pathade, Pranay Abhang; Department of Biotechnology, Fergusson College, Pune, India,
Bharatiya Bouddhik Sampada; A Quarterly Science Research Journal of Vijnana Bharati 43rd – 44th Issue, February - June 2014
2006, Agnihotra Ash and Water Soluble Phosphates, Dr Tung Ming Lai, Denver, Colorado,
All growing plants need phosphorus; however, regardless of how much phosphorus is added to the soil, only the water soluble portion can be utilized by the plant.
2005, Harmonizing of the vegetable structure in Homa cultivation, Birgitt Heigl,
The Homa carrots seem to be bursting with energy. The structure is clearly distinctive. Unfortunately, the taste cannot be shown, but the difference with the other carrots is considerable. Homa carrots have an exceptionally fine, delicate flavour.