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Relationship of Agnihotra to Soil and Agriculture

     Previously we talked about the experiments on Homa Farming done at Palampur Agricultural University, Himachal Pradesh, Northern India. The experiments showed increased yields, better disease resistance, and better quality of the produce.
The second part of their research was about soil health, a very important factor for future production.

Effect of Agnihotra Atmosphere and Agnihotra Ash on Plant Growth and Soil Health

     Previously we have discussed the effects of Agnihotra and Agnihotra Ash on the growth and disease resistance of plants – both under lab conditions and in a greenhouse. But what are the effects in field conditions?

     The first systematic study on Homa Organic Farming was done in the CSK Agricultural University in Palampur (photo left), Himachal Pradesh (a Northern State in India, at the edge of the Himalaya mountains).

     Interesting how this research project started. In 2006, Karin Heschl and Bruce Johnson, both experts on Homa Organic Farming who live in India, gave presentations at a conference on organic farming.

Growth of Plants in Agnihotra Atmosphere and with Agnihotra Ash

     Previously, we saw that Agnihotra Ash helps seeds to germinate better. The same result we get when seeds are kept for germination in a room where Agnihotra is performed regularly.
These are very simple experiments which everybody can easily perform at home also. We again suggest that you try yourself – and then please also send us photos of your results.

    Definitely the germination stage is very important for the life of plants. But unless we are just interested in sprouts it is important to see how plants grow further until they are harvested. Will plants also grow faster in the later stages, will there be a stronger resistance against diseases and pests, etc.? What about the quantity, the quality of the produce, the nutritional value, the shelf life?
       There were a lot of observations and reports from people performing Agnihotra in their gardens as well as from farmers who performed Agnihotra in their fields and used Agnihotra Ash for irrigation and for preparing different sprays.

   One relatively simple "experiment was done in Fergusson College, Pune, India".
Two plants were maintained providing same amount of water, light and other environmental conditions. One was kept in a room where Agnihotra was performed and another was kept in another room where Agnihotra was not performed. See the difference in growth of these two plants:



Effect of Agnihotra and Agnihotra Ash on Seed Germination

           Earlier we have covered beneficial effects of Agnihotra and Agnihotra Ash on air, soil, and water resources, as well as on radioactive radiation. As environmental pollution naturally also affects plants as it affects us humans, it can be expected that both Agnihotra and Agnihotra Ash have beneficial effects on the growth and health of plants as well as their resistance against pests. The easiest way to experiment about that is by examining the germination of seeds, both in Agnihotra atmosphere and using Agnihotra ash.

Effects of Agnihotra and Agnihotra Ash on Soil

Earlier we had discussed how Agnihotra purifies our atmosphere and the water resources. Now let us have a look into the effect of Agnihotra on soil. Mostly people are not aware of how important soil is – although it is obvious that our lives depend on the thin layer of topsoil as we all feed on plants (even non-veg people do indirectly), and most plants need soil for growing.

Purification of Water by Agnihotra

Previously, we saw that Agnihotra purifies the air from pathogenic bacteria, reduces harmful chemicals in the air like NOx and SOx, and also reduces the quantity of particulate matter in the air (which is harmful for our respiratory system).
Today we want to discuss the effects of Agnihotra and Agnihotra Ash on water. We are advised to add Agnihotra Ash to our drinking water, and many of us are doing so regularly. Why is that recommended? The reason is: Agnihotra Ash removes pathogenic bacteria from water. This has been tested number of times. One impressive experiment was done by Dr. John Matlander (photo), Cuenca, Ecuador.

Purification of the Atmosphere by Agnihotra

The main statement of Homa Therapy is: Agnihotra heals the atmosphere – and the healed atmosphere heals the environment, plants, animals, and humans. How can we understand that statement in terms of modern science? And then, as a second step, see whether modern scientific research can either confirm or refute such statements?

We will cover all these aspects of Agnihotra – effects on our environment (air, soil, and water resources), plant life including agriculture and horticulture, animal health and animal breeding, and human health in successive articles.

Beneficial Effects of Agnihotra on Brain Waves

Homa-Hof Heiligenberg, Germany

Agnihotra has a significant effect on brain waves; it relaxes and can generate such peaceful states of consciousness that are otherwise detectable in deep meditation only!

Brain wave research 1

Agnihotra Purifies Water

A simple experiment: We sterilized two bottles of water, kept one in the lab and one in an Agnihotra hut. After three days we brought the bottle back from the Agnihotra hut into the lab. Then one drop of contaminated water was added to each bottle, and then count of coliform bacteria was measured for three days.

Scientists Can Set Up Experiments

Following is an excerpt from the book "Homa Therapy - Our Last Chance" by Vasant V. Paranjpe. Scientists have already made a beginning with some of these suggestions.

Ancient science tells us that there is a sound which emanates from Agnihotra pyramid.

Scientists should begin looking at Agnihotra with respect to its ability to neutralize pathogenic bacteria.
Effect of Agnihotra on Aerial Microflora

Scientists can test Agnihotra performed using no vessels, different shaped vessels, different shaped vessels of copper.

People with professional backgrounds can easily document the surprising effect of Agnihotra atmosphere on the neurological system of man.

Effect of Agnihotra on Air Pollution

We had a lot of experiments which show that Agnihotra reduces pathogenic particles in the air.

We did a new experiment in March in North Maharashtra University in Jalgaon (one hour away from Tapovan), measuring particulate matter in the air plus SOx and NOx using a High Volume Air Sampler.

See results below.

It was expected that during and right after Agnihotra there would be more particles in the air; any fire produces some smoke.

Dr. Ulrich Berk, right, with staff and students of North Maharashtra University, India
Dr. Ulrich Berk, right, with staff and students of
North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, India

Application of Agnihotra Ash for Enhancing Soil Fertility

Excerpt from the International Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology Research (IJSETR), Volume 4, Issue 7, July 2015

Chanda Berde, Arvind Kulkarni, Arati Potphode, Anand Gaikwad and Snehalata Gaikwad
Department of Biological Sciences, Gogate Jogalekar College, Ratnagiri.

The effect of addition of Agnihotra ash to farm soil was analysed. Four farm soil samples and one soil sample from newly purchased land were selected for the study. Initial microbial count was taken before addition of ash. Ash supplemented soil was analysed after incubation of one week. The microbial count of soil before and after ash addition was enumerated. A marked difference in the count was observed. Addition of ash results in increase in the overall bacterial flora, including the effective bacteria i.e nitrogen fixers and phosphate solubilisers while reduction in the fungal flora was seen.

The Effect of Energy Field of Agnihotra on Water Purification

Dr Ulrich Berk from Germany has conducted several scientific experiments with Agnihotra.

One experiment was conducted at the Homa Therapy Goshala in Maheshwar, MP, India in 2013. The experiment is important because it shows that there is an energy field around Agnihotra which causes the purification effect in water and this energy is not of the known electromagnetic type. So it poses the question:

"What is this energy, if it is not electromagnetic?"

Effect of Agnihotra Ash on Impurities in Drinking Water

Saurabh Sakhre
Sanghvi Institute of Management and Science
Indore, India

I am assistant professor in the Indore Institute of Science and Technology in the civil engineering department. I am 22 years old. 2 years ago I came to know about Agnihotra from Dr. Ulrich Berk and I started practicing it. In the beginning I was not regularly doing it, but after some time I did.

Interview with Dr Miroslaw Haber, Nuclear Physicist, 3 January, 2012

The interview was conducted in German by Reiner Szcypior. Below is a transcript in English.

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Reiner: The recording is on.
Prof. Haber: The basic premise was to neutralize radioactivity with ancient technologies or techniques.

Effect of Agnihotra on Aerial Microflora

Dr Arvind G. Mondkar of Grant Medical College, Bombay in 1982

Our way of life has intensified the quantum of pollution. No place can be called safe from pollution. What varies is the type of pollutant and the degree of pollution. Pollution is of various types such as gaseous pollution, water pollution, food pollution, radioactive pollution and so on. Of these types microbial pollution is the most important type of pollution for people in the medical or paramedical field.

Agnihotra and Radioactivity

One Eastern European scientist said:
“Normally scientists will not understand easily how radioactivity can be neutralised by doing AGNIHOTRA. They always think of burning something as a chemical process only. But if it is only a chemical process then the nuclei of the atoms would not be changed. And therefore radioactivity could not be affected at all.

Radioactivity and Homa Therapy

"There was a report from East of Poland that after Chernobyl Agnihotra and Tryambakam Homa helped to reduce the radiation level. The mode of measurement was with a pendulum. The report was published in a Journal for Radiestesia.

Agnihotra Ash and Water Soluble Phosphates

Dr Tung Ming Lai, Denver, Colorado.

I did some lab testing on Agnihotra ash. The results are interesting. 0.1g of ash was shaken with 25 ml of water for forty-eight hours and then the water-soluble phosphate content was measured. The same amount of ash was shaken with two different soils (5g) from Colorado (also 25 ml of water) and phosphate content was measured after forty-eight hours of being shaken.
The results are as follows. (The values are the average values of duplicates.)
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