World Agnihotra Day Celebration in Belgaum, Karnataka

We observed the World Agnihotra Day at Expert Engineering Belgaum, Karnataka on 12th March 2019. This was the 9th consecutive year. We began the celebration by worshipping the holy cow. Without the cow, it would not be possible to perform purificational Yajnyas.

Photo left Mr. Vinayak and his wife Roopa performing the ceremony.
Photos left: There were stalls where people could purchase books on Agnihotra, genuine material like Agnihotra kits and cow dung cakes; also products made from cows urine, etc.

Then a one hour session was arranged for Agnihotra promoters, specifically, wherein Shri S.K. Kulkarni & Col. Dr. Madan Deshpande shared their experiences and views on  "Promotion of Agnihotra".

    Col. Deshpande highlighted about “Scientific aspects of Agnihotra" while Shri. Kulkarni enlightened the gathering about the “Universality of Agnihotra”. The procedure of performing Agnihotra was explained in local language by Mr. Abhay Mutalik Desai.
A set of pyramid and required material was made available to each one. At the sunset time Group Agnihotra was performed by all.

    Dr. Rajendra Bhandankar shared his experience of how Agnihotra has benefitted the orphans at Gangamma Chikkumbimath. 

He said after they started Agnihotra at the orphanage the incidence of illness amongst orphans has drastically reduced, particularly the respiratory issues.
Om Shree Om.