[Advaita-l] Agnimukha question

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 22 04:32:00 CDT 2010

Namaste Sri Bhaskar

Adi Sankara and Sureshvara give importance to Nitya Karma needed for
Citta Suddhi. Why is it not correct to discuss it here.

Kindly explain the Jayadi Homa in Agnimukha and its importance.



On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 4:53 PM, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:
> Namaste Sri Bhaskar,
> praNAms Sri Venkatesh prabhuji
> Hare Krishna
> Kindly explain Agnimukha briefly and purpose of the steps if possible.
>> Apasthambheeya agnimukha shatpAtra prayOga (i.e. darvi, Ajya sthAli,
> prOkshaNa, pUrNa pAtra, Idhma, sruva)is an elaborated procedure & as said
> earlier, it is better to learn from the guru...Though step by step
> procedure available in printed version there is nothing like learning the
> same from the guru..
> There are some homa manuals online to do Sankshipta Homa at home without
> priest. IS this the correct way ?
>>  AFAIK, it is not at all recommended, even if I want to do some hOma at
> home I've to call some priest and do it..For that matter, regular vrata-s
> (like varamahAlakshmi, gowri, ganesha, ananta padmanAbha etc.) also we
> should do with the physical presence of priest..cassettes & CDs not at all
> advisable..
> Can we put small coconut piece instead of full coconut in Poornahuti? Can
> we leave some steps in a Sankshipta homa?
>>  in strict sense, the pUrNAhuti is NOT offering sarees, silk blouse
> pieces, shushka naarekela etc. The pUrNAhuti formality will be completed
> with dvAdasha AjyAhuti from sruk..(ghee offered to yagneshwara from darvi
> after filling it twelve times from sruva)...
> Prabhuji, I think it is better to discuss these things off the line as
> these topics are not with in the scope of shankara philosophy, otherwise
> this list would become 'karma pradhAna' pUrva meemAmsaka list :-))
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar
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