Discussion on “Scientific Aspects of Agnihotra Homa Therapy”
Lucknow, 13 December: Research on ancient Indian culture of combating pollution claims that havan(Fire-rituals) not only destroys the harmful effects of air pollution, but is also beneficial for tree plants and humans. On Friday, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University’s teachers and researchers discussed the topic ‘Scientific Aspects of Agnihotra Homa Therapy’ with Dr. Ulrich Burke, President of the German Association of Homa Therapy.
Dr. Ulrich Burke has been studying the scientific impacts of Agnihotra on the environment for the past several years. Sharing the results found after Agnihotra (havan), he noted that the amount of PM (Particulate Matter) found in the air before Agnihotra and the amount of PM found in the air after Agnihotra was observed. Along with this, he also talked about purifying the water from the ash left after Agnihotra.
Referring to the problem of saline and alkaline water in Australia, Dr. Ulrich Burke informed “Agnihotra’s ashes were dumped into saline water and the results that came out six months later were shocking. The first water contained 1150 ppm which measured 720 ppm 6 months after the ash was poured. Along with this, he also talked about increasing the quality of soil with the ashes of Agnihotra”.
He reported that soil quality has decreased with the use of agrochemicals but Homa therapy helps in bringing back soil quality. According to a research, the pH of soil was first measured at 9.86, after adding vermicompost the pH was 9.06, while vermicompost was mixed with Agnihotra’s ash and the pH was 7.67.
He told that the ash of Agnihotra is also helpful in the growth of tree plants. Also, the stress and blood pressure of the person who performs Agnihotra also improves.
Dean Academic Professor RP Singh, Dr. RS Dwivedi (Retired Director, NRCG, Junagadh, Gujarat), Professor Deepa Dwivedi, Professor RB Ram, Dr. Venkatesh Dutta, Professor BC Yadav and other teachers and researchers were involved in this discussion.
Professor RP Singh also got information from Dr. Burke about the method of carrying out Agnihotra and also asked all the teachers and researchers to do research work related to Agnihotra and share the results obtained from it. He also emphasized that the benefits of Agnihotra should also be shared with the common people, so that people can become aware and everyone can contribute to tackle pollution.