Maha Yajnam is the highest form of worship performed in the Vedic tradition. Yajnam is a system of worship and healing which purifies space and consciousness. Swamiji has developed a system of Maha yajnam which requires much elaborate preparation to accomplish sometimes taking several months to complete. The rituals themselves require at least three days to complete.
Yajnam means “Sacrifice.” Yajnam is also called Homam and Havanam. Specifically Yajna is an ancient Vedic science of healing employing dhyaana (meditations), mantra (mystical sound), yantra (mystical diagrams), tantra (mystical rituals), and upachara (ritual offerings). Though the Lord is all-pervasive, the Lord’s bhava (presence) and shakti (power) is specifically invoked into a ritually purified and sanctified fire altar called a “homa kunda.” Then God is praised with powerful Mantras. Agni or Fire is viewed as a Divine manifestation of God. It is said that Agni carries offerings to the other Gods. As oblations are offered into the Sacred Fire the subtle nutrients of the offerings are carried into the inner realms, and the Devas (Divine Beings) use these offerings to send healing energies into the physical world.
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Introduction to the Offerings
Prayers are offered to the Lord through the sacred fire, as ghee and special healing herbs are offered into the fire (Swamiji’s homams use more than 108 sacred Ayurvedic herbs and a special herbal Soma Nectar specially prepared by Swamiji). The subtle essence of the Yajna offerings is restructured by the Devas to send blessings to the people. This is similar to the way the body digests foods to give energy to the body. The fragrant smoke becomes imbued with healing properties that purify the atmosphere and enrich and renew all they touch.
Vedic Yajnas have a unique ability to transform and sanctify the people who participate and the places where the rituals are conducted. Yajna is the most complex and powerful ritual the Vedic tradition has to uplift peoples’ consciousness. Swamiji's Yajnams are uniquely complex and sophisticated in their elaborate incorporation of the many mystical techniques of the Vedic Sciences of Ayurveda, Jyotish, Vaastu Shastra and Tantra. Under the guidance of his Guru's Swamiji has developed a system of Maha Yajnam for the peace of the world. Though these sorts of rituals were common in Vedic times, it has become rare for Yajnam to be conducted on such a grand scale even in India today. Such rituals actually imbue people and physical matter with Divine qualities and Shakti (Power). The effects of Maha Yajnam are extremely powerful to alter the history of whole geographical regions. Blessed are the nations where such rituals are preformed with devotion for the peace of the world!
Spiritual practices like Yajnam are much more powerful than physical means to achieve healing of acute and chronic dis-ease because they work at a deeper level. While medicines work on the physical body, Yajna heals the body, mind, and soul. It actually awakens the Divine capacity of Healing within the body at all levels. As people invest time, money, labor, attention etc. into such sacred offerings, they literally reverse the attachments to past karmas and release themselves from the subconscious and conscious impediments that bind them to the world and cause their suffering. All diseases, obstacles, and difficulties are destroyed by the faithful participation in this sacred offering.
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