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Where the fire

Agnimukham
Agnimukham
is to be established an altar [sthandila] is to be prepared using s
oil a cubit square and covered with rice flour. (If a copper or brick kunda is bein
g used
2.
The
Parisamu
sthan
then
dila
ham.
rice
is to
flour
be smoothed
is sprinkled
downon
with
thethe
bottom
hand.after
(in aitkun
hasdabeen
the debris
cleaned.)
is cleare
d from the mekhalas (steps). All acts are done from left to right in the case of
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5.
6.
1.
11!
3.
Using
With
the
om
om
Sthan
Rekha
om
rudra
Devas,
West
the
vis
indra
the
brahman
dKriya.
inthumb
ato
sphya
la
namah
yve
aand
East,
Nirma
enamah
namah
and
right
or
nand
handle
am.
index
2.tobisecting
omleft
finger
of
yama
the
in
yaof
the
sruva
them
namah
the
case
draw
right
3.ofom
three
the
hand
soma
manes.
lines
ayapinch
namah
from
of South
earth to
is North.
taken from
A5.
4.the
few
Agni-stha
Abhyuks
centre
twigs
anaare
pand
m.
anam.
The
placed
caststhan
towards
ondthe
ilathe
sthan
is sprinkled
South-West.
dile. The
with
fire
water
is kindled
using ausing
flowera few camphor b
locks in a copper dish, this is circled around the fire three times and then pla
ced
The!Moon!was!created!from!His!mind,!and!from!His!eye!the!Sun!had!birth.!
candrama
on top
 mana
ofsothe
jattwigs
ah | on
caksthe
os-su
sthan
ryodaja
ila.
yata | mukhad indras cagnis ca | From!Hi
pranad vayur ajayata
om
s!mouth!were!Indra!and!Agni!born,!!!from!His!breath!came!the!wind.!!!!!!!
6.
The
Water
bhu
Agnim
fire
rand
bhuvassuvah
Prajvalanam.
is
aksfed
atawith
are
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sprinkled
some more
namon
small
a agnim
thetwigs,
dish
2 stha
that
ifpaya
the
was
miwood
usedhas
to bring
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fire.
piled u
p See
2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thenappendix
one can for the names of!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
the fire.
!
blowParistaran
7.
Darbha
ongrass
the fire
abound
m. using
in bunches
a tube.of three or five is placed around the fire.3 In th
e East with the points to the North. In the South with the points to the East. I
n the West with the points to the North, and in the North with the points to the
8.East.
To
PatraNorth
the
Sadhanam.
of the fire on a layer of darbha grass arrange in pairs the vessels
to be used. They are placed upside down; the offering spoons, ajyasthali, proksani
asmin
pa
9.
On
Iftra,
Brahma
anoseat
homa
bra
pran
hVaran
to
maa
karman
itathe
patra
apriest
m.South
i brahma
and
is
ofthe
navailable
athe
m tva
bunch
fire
m vrof
the
then
nefuel
Bra
|a hku
man
r12
ca
a priest
sticks
(bunch is
tied
of asked
darbha)
withtoaor
be
piece
aseated.
flower
of string.
is pla
10.
The
cedkham
seat
om
Proks
proks
onandthe
brahman
aBrahma
ni patera
is
namah
sa
(vessel
invoked;
dhanam
sakala
for
radsprinkling)
hanai svarcitam
is filled
||
with water. Two pieces of darb
ha grass with their points in tact and about a span in length are used to purify
Aks
11.
the
ata
Pran
water.
and
itaapatre
This
flower
water
Varun
is placed
is
a athen
vahan
inpoured
am.
the pran
intoitthe
a patra
pranand
ita Varun
patraaand
is invoked
then refilled.
into it and
The
om
12.
worshipped.
varun
ghee
ajyaais
ysam
a purified
namah
skara. in this manner. First check to see that there is no impure
thing in it. A pavitri made of two darbha blades is passed through it while hold
ing it with the thumb and ring finger of both hands, the knot released and the p
avitri is thrown into the fire. A coal or burning stick is removed from the fire
and place to the South-east. The ajyasthali (ghee vessel) is placed thereupon and
a burning blade of darbha grass (or a stick) is waved around it. The ajya is the
n purified by showing the dhenu mudra. The coals are returned to the fire. If da
rbha
13.
The Sruk-sruvau
sacrificial
is not available
Sam
ladles
skathen
rare
a. one
taken
canand
show
heated
the five
in the
purificatory
fire. They mudras.
are wiped down wit
h darbha grass, reheated and then sprinkled with water. They are placed to the r
14. Paridhi Paridadhanam. Four pieces of wood a cubit in length are placed around
ight.
3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
12!
the
Darbha
fire.grass can be reused perpetually
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !
15. Parisin
South
om adi
canam.
te'nuWater
manyasva
is sprinkled
West omaround
anumatthe
e'nufire
manyasva
usingNorth
a flower
sarasvate'numanyasva All sid
O!
s Earth!
deva savita
please!
h prasu
allow!
va me! to! obtain! the! kingdom.! O! Wife! of! the! Deva,!
who! willingly! supports! all! actions! allow!me!to!obtain!what!I!desire.!O!Sar
asvati!M!goddess!of!speech,!please!allow!me!to!obtain!what!I!desire,! O!Savita!w
16. Agner Dhyanam. Using the Agni bijam visualise Agni seated within your heart.
ho!impels!all!beings,!incite!me!to!sacrifice.!
om
The
Clap
Eyes
Shoulders
Crown
Head
Heart
Snap
mesbhu
ri
ru
raim
raum
aram
rperform
mud
hands
fingers
r shr
hbhuvas
iam
kavaca
netra-traya
rase
kha
daya
ca
ythe
ai
&yysva
vakra
asvarom
aencircle
vas
following
namah
haynaagtam
hum
vaus
iti
the
jadig-bandhah
nya
attaveda
head
som
as:
rah
samanvayam
astra
! ya |phat
dvi-sirsam sapta-hastam tri-padam sapta-jihvaka
m || varadam sakti-panim ca bibhranam sruk-sruvau tatha | abhitidam carma-dharam vame-cajyaI!
dharam
contemplate!
kare || Lord! Agni! ! who! rides! upon! a! ram,! whose! limbs! are! twis
ted! and! who! is! endowed! with! omniscience,!who!has!two!heads,!and!seven!arms
,!three!feet!and!seven!tongues,!He!shows!us!the!gesture!of! munificence,! and! b
ears! the! shakti! weapon! and! the! two! ladles,! he! shows! us! the! gesture!
of!
ca
sa
tridha
esatva
vi
hi
protection!
rji
a de
ybaddho
asmrvanah
ngassa
apra
 trayo
vrand!
dsjani
is
abho
o'nu
sya
carries!the!vessel!full!of!ghee.!
syro
ama
rsarva
pa
avi
ndaathdve
ihpra
pu
masrthivo
orde
yan
shi
evmukha
osa
jamartya
ptta
assa
stis
hasta
gu
thmsati
o'sya
garbhe
avivi
ves
sv|aaato
ntah
| -mukhah
|
|| he agne pran mukho de
mukhoGreat!
The!
bhava Deity!
||
Agni! has! come! down! to! men! and! is! attended! by! sacrif
ices,! he! has! the! four! Vedas! as! His! horns,!the!three!svaras!as!his!feet,!
Brahmodana!and!Pravargya!are!his!two!heads,!the!seven!vedic!meters! are! his! se
ven! hands.! He! is! regulated! by! the! Mantra,! Kalpa! and! Brahmana;! He! is!
the! bestower! of! fortune.! He!is!sung!with!and!without!music!by!the!hymns!of!
the!Rg,!Yajus!and!Sama!by!the!sacrificial!priests!such! as! the! Hota.! SelfMres
plendent! Paramatma! realised! by! the! wise! ! having! been! present! in! all!
quarters! was! born! as! Hiranyagarbha! in! the! beginning! of! creation.! He! i
s! the! same! Paramatma.! He! has! been! born! as! Devas,! beasts! etc;! and! wi
ll! be! born! as! such! in! future! too.! He! is! the! indweller! of! the! heart
s! of! all! beings,! is! the! witness! to! all! and! the! inciter! of! action.!
O! Agni! of! divine! splendor,! please! be! seated! in! the! eastern! direction!
13!
' Offer aksata in the eight directions around the kunda beginning in the east:
and!be!well!disposed!towards!me.!
om agnaye namah | jatavedase | sahojase | ajira-prabhave | vaisvanaraya | naryapase | p
14!
ankti-radhase | visarpine | sri yajna-purusaya | atmane namah | sarvebhyas sri vaisnavebhyo n
17.
Worship
mah |Alanka
sarvebhyo
theram.
regents
brahman
of space
ebhyo situated
namah || around the fire by placing flowers in the
respective
East
18.
om
indra
Samidha
South-east
ya namah
directions.
danam.
South
om agnaye
South-west
namah om
West
yama
North-west
ya namah North
om nirNorth-east
rtaye namah om varunaya namah om vayav
The
ah om
yajama
somanya stands
namah om
andisfaces
anaya the
namah
brahmin and says the following and then places t

asmin
he
19.
Silently
bundle
aghoma
hara.
ofkarman
meditating
fueliupon
brahman
onthePrajapati
fire.
idhmam(or
aoffer
dha
3ssamits)
yea||
stream
adhatsva!
of ghee
|| from the North-east to t
heThen
South-east
a secondomstream
prajapto
ataye
Indra
svafrom
ha | the
praja
South-west
pataye idam
tona
themama
North-east.
||
om indraya sv
20.
ahIn
a a|the
jya-bha
indra
above
ygaam.
idam
manner
na offer
mama ||
two oblations. One to Agni and the other to Soma. om ag
om
21.
naye
To soma
22.
the
bhu
Vya
Pra
sva
shysva
South;
ahas
r
atsva
ihc|aitta
Homah
hagnaye
|aToagnaye
|homam
.the
soma
idam
North:
yidam
a idam
nana
mama
Centre;
na
mama
mama
||| om
||bhuvassvaha | vayave ida na mama | om suvassvaha |
suryaykus
asmin
a idam
mandanahoma
mamakarman
|
i sankalpa prabhrti etat ksana paryantam madhye sambhavita samast
om
a dos
bhu
arpra
-bhuvas-suvas-svaha
yascittartham sarva
praja
prayas
pataye
cittamidam
hosna
yammama
i || ||
Prepare the havis as for sthalipaka and offer it to the Lord who is invoked in the
praja
fire.pate
Uttara
na ntvad
gam etanyanyo visva jatani pari ta babhuva | yat kamas te juhumas tanno astu va
O!
pata
Lord!
yo rayi
of!nagBeings,!
um svahayou!
||praja
alone!
pataya
can!idam
comprehend!
na mama |all! these! created! forms,!
and! none! beside! you.! Grant! us! our! heart's!desire!when!we!invoke!you,!may!
om
Om!to!the!Astral!realm!All!Hail!!
15!
yad
Om!to!the!transcendental!realm!All!Hail!!
Pradha
we!become!the!lords!of!rich!possessions.!(VS.!10;20)!
om
Om!to!the!material!plane!All!Hail!!
suvassva
bhuvassva
bhu
asya
nsasva
Homah
karma
hhaaha||n|agnaye
Pradha
osuva
tyari
rya
yave
ynaidam
ridam
ida
Homah
icana
mna
 na
yad
mama
mama
mama
va||
 ||
nyu
||nam ihakaram | agnistat svista-krd vidvan sarvagum svi
Whatever!
tu svaha |there!
agnayehas!
svistbeen!
akrtedam
done!nathat!
mama is!!
|| superfluous!! or! deficient! in! th
is! sacrifice,! you! know! it! all,! please! accept!it!as!complete!O!Agni!Svista
Paridhi
krta.!
Offer the
pariharan
paridhis
am; into the fire after having dipped them in ghee; the middle on
e Fill
Samsra
firstvthe
afollowed
Homah
sruva with
by theghee
three
thenothers.
cover with the sruk then offer a continuous stream
mama
om
All!Hail!!To!the!Vaus,!the!Rudras!and!the!Adityas!I!offer!this!oblation.!!
ofbhu
ghee;
||r-bhuvas-suvas-sva
svaha | vasubhyo
ha rudrebhya
| prajapataye
aditebhyah
idam nasam
mama
srav||
a bha
To!The!Physical,!Mental!and!
gebhyah idam na
Prakyalpah
Spiritual!realms!All!Hail,!to!the!Lord!of!Creation!I!make!this!offering.!
San
Restoration
ascitta
om purvokta guna visesena visisthayam asyam subha tithau bhagavad ajnaya bhagavad
aOn!
rupthis!
ena asmin
auspicious!
__________
day!homa
characterized!
karmani avijn
by!
atathe!
prayafore!
ascittamentioned!
adini karis
Astrologica
ye ||
l! parameters,! with! the! sanction! of! the! Supreme! Person! and! as! service!
to! Him! alone! ,! in! this! rite! of!! .................!! I! shall! now! make
! the! atonement!offerings.!
tvagum
16! anahi
jnavettha
tam yadya
ajn
tha
attathagass
am yajnasya
svakri
hay||
ateagnayedam
mithu | agne
na mama
tada|sya
Whatever!!error!I!may!have
kalpaya
purusa sammito yajno yajnah purusa sammitah | agne tadasya kalpaya tvagum hi vettha yatha tat
well,!please!amend!it!and!make!it!perfect.!(TB.3.7.11.5.)!
!committed!in!this!sacrifice,!knowingly!or!unknowingly,!O!Agni!you!know!full!
The!
svahSupreme!
a || agnayedam
Lord! is!
na mama
coequal!
|
with! Sacrifice,! the! Sacrifice! is! coequal!
with! the! Lord.! O! Agni! you! know! full! well,!please!amend!it!and!make!it!pe
yat pakatra manasa dina daksa na | yajnasya manvate martasah | agnistad hota kratu-vid vijana
rfect.!(TB.3.7.11.5)!
Since!we!humans!!of!feeble!energies,!with!immature!minds,!are!unacquainted!with!
ratuso yajati svaha || agnayedam na mama ||
the!correct!procedure! of! sacrifice,! may! the! Mystic! Fire! who! is! skilled!
in! the! rites,! well! knowing! all! that! is! to! be! done,! the! best! offere
om bhussvaha | agnaye idam na mama || om bhuvassvaha | vayave ida na mama || om suvassvaha
r,!offer!worship!(on!our!behalf)!according!to!fit!season.!!(RV.10.2.5a)!
| sukalpah
San
ryaya idam
asmin
na mama
homa ||
karmani madhye sambhavita samasta dosa prayascittartham sarva prayasci
tam
For!hos
all!
yamishortcomings!
||
that! occurred! during! the! course! of! this! sacrifice
! I!bhunow!
om
r-bhuvas-suvas-sva
offer!! final!harestoration!
| prajapataye
and!idam
expiation.!
na mama || Om!To!the!physical,!mental!a
om srivisnave-svaha | visnave paramatmane idam na mama || Om,!To!the!Omnipresent!Lord!All!
nd!transcendental!realms!All!Hail!!
om rudraya pasupataye svaha | rudraya pasupataye idam na mama || Om,!To!the!Destroyer,!t
Hail!!!!
Final
San
Purknaalpah
he!Lord!of!all!beings,!All!Hail!!!!!!
huti
Offering
om purvokta guna visesena visisthayam asyam subha tithau bhagavad ajnaya bhagavad
a rupena asmin _________ homa karmanah sampurna phala praptyartham __________ namagnau purnah
On!
im hos
this!
yamiauspicious!
| tad anantaram
day! sa
characterized!
ngata siddhyartham
by! the!
vasordha
afore!
rammentioned!
 hosyami ||Astrologica
l! parameters,! with! the! sanction! of! the! Supreme! Being! and! as! service!
to! Him! alone! ,! in! this! rite! of!! .................!!! in! the! fire! name
d! .................! I! shall! make! the! final! offering.! Thereafter! I! shal
l,! for! the! success! of! the! ritual! make! the! offering! called! vasordhara.
!''
om purnahutim uttamam juhoti | sarvam vai purna-hutih | sarvam evapnoti | atho iyam vai purna
17!
ati-tis
He! sacrifices!
thati svahthe!
a ||best!
agnayeof!
vaus
final!
at! ||oblations;!! Totality!! is! the! final! ob
lation;!! through! that! everything! is! obtained!;!!therefore!is!this,!!that!fi
om
Vasordha
nal!oblation;!in!this!is!it!established.!
saptarte
a Homah
agne samidhas sapta jihvas sapta rsayah sapta dhama priyani | sapta hotra sapta-d
Seven!are!your!faggots!O!Agni,!seven!your!tongues,!seven!the!seers!and!seven!the
apta yonir aprnasva ghrtena svaha || agnaye saptavatedam na mama ||
!beloved!locations.!Seven! are! the! priests! that! oblate! to! you,! seven! are
! the! sources,! with! this! oblation! of! ghee! grant! us! protection.!! (KYV.
Pra
1.5.3.2)
Perform
nayama pra
& Paris
nayaemcanam
a and then sprinkle water around the fire as before using a flower d
ipped
adi
sara
Aditi!
tenva
sva
inthas!
enva
mthe
agass
granted!
proks
magass
stha
anhistha
us!
pa
| thanuma
ra.
permission,!
| deva
tenva
savi
magass
tah
Anumati!
pra
stha
savhihas!
h| ||granted! permission.! Sarasv
yatha
O!
varun
ati!
permission,!Deva!Savita!has!impelled!us.!
Valediction
Varuna!
a-has!
ystha
a namah
ngranted!
am
I! of
pratis
offer!
sakala
Varuna
tyou!
hara
apfrom
aya
dhanai
all!
mithe
smy!
osvarcitam
bhana
pran
homage,!
rithe
ta pa
|kstplease!
era
maya punar
depart!
agamana
where!
ya cayou!
|| will,! f
pra
or!
daks
In!the!eastern!quarter!!may!the!gods,!the!priests!make!me!illustrious.!
Pouring
cya
iGlory,!
nmasdi
yaout
sdi
iwellMbeing!
de
sof
ivma
athe
srathvijo
water
 pitand!
aro
marjayanta
ma
the!
rjayanta
hope!that!you!will!return.!
m ||m || In!the!southern!quarter!may!the!months,!the!manes
prticyam disi grhah pasavo marjayantam || In!the!western!quarter!may!the!houses,!the!cattle!m
make!me!illustrious.!
udicyam disyapa osadhayo marjayantam || In!the!northern!quarter!may!the!waters,!the!plants,!t
ke!me!illustrious.!
urdhvayam disi yajna samvatsaro yajna-patir marjayantam || In!the!zenith!may!the!sacrifice,!t
he!trees!make!me!illustrious.!
om vaisvanaraya vidmahe | lalilaya dhimahi | tanno agnih pracodayat || We!cognize!the!Mystic!
ear,!the!Lord!of!Sacrifice!make!me!illustrious.!
hin!the!soul!of!all!beings,!may!that!Illuminator!enlighten!us.!!
Homage
agne
naya
to su
Agni
patha raye asman visvani deva vayunani vidvan | yuyodhyasmaj-juhuranam eno bhuyis

om
vidhema
O! agnaye
Refulgent!
||namahAgni!
agnimyou!
atmanyudva
possess!saya
all!
mi ||
kinds! of! knowledge! and! are! therefore
! wise.! Lead! us! in! a! goodly! path!to!the!!wealth!of!Beatitude.!!Keep!away!f
rom!us!corrupting!sin!which!stands!in!the!way!of!our! attainment.!We!offer!you!m
Pra
Om!Obeisance!to!Agni!M!I!return!you!to!your!place!within!my!heart!
any!salutations.!
namaste
nama
Reverence!to!the!Garhapatya!fire!,!reverence!to!the!dakshina!fire.!Reverence!to!
rthana
ahavani
garhapatya
yaya maha
ya namaste
vedyai daks
namoinnamah
agnaye|||
the!Ahavaniya!fire!and!to!
ka
nda dvaya upapadhyaya karma
the!Main!Altar!I!pay!repeated!reverence.!
brahma svarupinam | svarga apavarga rupaya yajnesaya namo nama
I!pay!my!obeisances!to!the!Lord!of!Sacrifices!who!is!manifest!in!the!form!of!the
h ||
!twin!divisions!of!the!Vedas! relating! to! Action! (karmaMkanda)! and! to! Know
ledge! (BrahmaMkanda)!! which! are! the! causes! of! heaven! and!liberation!!res
yajn
pectively.!
Salutations!
esacyuta govinda
to! you!maO!
dhava
Krishna,!
anata kes
the!
avaLord!
| krsof!
na vis
Sacrifice,!
no hrsikesThe!
a vaAllMpervading
sudeva namo'stu te ||
! One,! the! LordMofMtheMsenses,! the! Eternal!One,!the!Consort!of!Lakshmi,!!the
mantra hinam kriya hinam bhakti hinam hutasana | yad hutam tu maya deva paripurnam tad astu t
!Indweller,!and!Lord!of!the!Universe.!
e ||
Deficient!as!this!sacrifice!is!!in!formulae,!!methodology!and!devotion!O!Agni!!W
hatever!I!have!offered!my!
pra
There!is!no!other!expiation!in!austerities!!and!other!actions!whereby!everything
yascitta anya sesani tapah
Lord,!!let!it!be!acceptable!to!you.!
karmatma kani vai | yani tesam asesanam krsna anusmaranam param
!that!is!!deficient!becomes! whole!other!than!by!the!remembrance!!of!!the!name!o
yasya smrtya ca namokta tapah yajna kriyadisu | nyunam sampurnatam yati sadyo vande tam acyu
f!Krishna.!
tam ||
Through!the!!remembrance!or!recitation!of!!the!name!of!Acyuta!while!performing!a
ny!austerity,!yajna!or! ritual,!all!imperfections!therein!are!immediately!correct
om
ed.!
18!sri krsna krsna krsna