Gayatri Yagya Queries

Q.1. What is the significance of Yagya in spirituality? Ans. Gayatri has been regarded as the mother and, Yagya as father of Indian spiritual tradition. Yagya finds place in all sacred and auspicious ceremonies in Indian... See More

Q.2. Is it necessary to perform Yagya along with Jap of Gayatri Mantra ? Ans. Gayatri and Yagya form an inseparable pair. One is said to be the mother of Indian culture and the other, the father. They are inter-linked.... See More

Q.3. Is it necessary to perform Yagya daily? Ans. Gayatri and Yagya constitute a pair. Gayatri has been called righteous wisdom and Yagya as righteous act. Coordination of both gives wisdom to solve all problems. Yagya may be performed as... See More

Q.4. How many Kunds are required in a Yagya? Ans. On a small scale, the members of the family may offer 2400 (cumulative) Ahutis in a Single Kund Yagya . If neighbors, relatives and friends also wish to participate,... See More

The scriptures have directed the usage of Swaha and Swadha while offering the oblations. In a praise of God (Yajna Purusha) it has been said: "Tvamekam Sharanyam" (you are the one and only Refuge for us), "Tvamekam Varenyam" (you are the one and only Choice for us). In the worship... See More

Amidst the fascinating achievements of the modern era of science and technology in improving our comfort levels, stress and pollution have posed the major challenges for our well-being. The world is beginning to realize that the comforts provided to us by modern science and technology do not necessarily always make... See More

Q.5. What type of Prasad is recommended during Poornahuti? Ans. In the existing circumstances, it is advised to replace Brahmbhoj with Brahmadan, wherein instead of sweets, literature pertaining to Gayatri Sadhana is distributed as Prasad to the deserving participants.... See More

Q.6. What is the necessity of collective-yagyas? Ans. Yagya s at a larger scale are required to be performed to purify the subtle environment and destroy pollution permeating the atmosphere. It infuses religious sentiments and enthusiasm in persons who... See More

Is Agnihotra during the nights justified for matrimonial functions ?Ans. In fact scriptures advise performance of marriages and associated Agnihotra ( Yagya ) during the day only. However, it has become customary in India to perform marriages during the night because of the convenience and leisure of participants. Agnihotra associated... See More

What type of clothes are recommended during performance of Yagya ?Ans. During a Yagya , the purifying energy emanating from the Agnihotra stimulates the outer skin and permeates the body through the physical perforations, bringing out sweat and other impurities from within. It is therefore, advisable to wear loose clothes... See More

Q.9. Is Akhand Yagya permissible? Ans. Scriptures do not permit Akhand Yagya . Yagya should be completed in a fixed time during the day only. The reason being the possibility of insects, worms etc. getting killed in the sacred fire,... See More