Guess what I did this week? I went to a Yagnya ceremony here in Sedona at 7 Centers Yoga Arts Academy. Let me tell you all about it :)
What do fire, rice, ghee, cow dung, and mantra have to offer for the spiritual transformation of humanity? A lot actually. These are some of the key ingredients that are required in performing a Yagnya, an ancient Vedic fire ceremony that dates back to the origins of the civilization of the Indus Valley area, now known as India. The Vedic cultural landscape of that time was deeply protected and prosperous on behalf of the consistent offering of Yagnya. The holy Seers and Rishis performed this sacred ceremony for many causes including the healing of diseases, proliferation of social harmony and justice, and as a connection to the higher planes of spiritual dimension for wise guidance and Self- realization. It can be observed that our current cultural and spiritual landscape is calling out for a Rebirth into a time of harmony, peace, and prosperity once again. Yagnya is the root source of cultivating a pure and positive energy field whereby all BEINGS receive the original vibratory memory of our Natural State; Pure Love.
Ancient Vedic Technology: Through chanting powerful sound currents of sacred Mantra, sublimating purifying earth elements such as rice, ghee, barley and herbs (known as Havan Samagri) into the Sacred Fire Kunda (a custom built fire ceremony pit), combined with our communal healing intention for All Beings; the performance of Yagnya holds the divine alchemical power to permeate waves of healing bliss far and wide. It allows this precious time of transformation to be protected and guided by the Grace inherent in Surrender; another translation of the word Yagnya.
Timeless Benefits: Yagnya is a Cosmic Gift that showers tremendous vital energy (Prana) and spiritual strength from the upper cosmic planes (a healing effect known a Parjanya). Scientific beyond words, and perhaps human understanding, it has been credited as the ancient creative ceremony that gave birth to ALL forms of existence. It is tremendously healing and uplifting, offering PROFOUND purification, from the densest to the most subtle, of all life forms, and is especially supportive in protecting agricultural integrity.
Modern Dharma: Yagnya is still performed in its mother land of India, on a regular basis. As a dharmic path, certain souls born here have been upholding the sacred power of this ancient ceremony through a deeper mystical understanding of how important Yagnya is for the spiritual evolution of humankind.
Swami Ghan Shyam: Born in Haridwar India at the foothills of the Himalayas,Swami Ghan Shyam was transferred the knowledge of Yagnya through his Spiritual Master, Shri Sachcha Baba of Allahabad, in the late 1970s and has been offering Yagnya worldwide since for the benefit of our spiritual transformation. He spent 11 years in silence as a personal Sadhana, graciously blending his days of tapasya with 9 hours of Yagnya EVERY DAY. The Divine Mother appeared before him in name and form, expressing her love and grace, encouraging Swamiji to share his inner findings with the world, through the amazing healing power of Yagnya. For more information read…
It was an amazing experience! If you would like to know when the next Yagnya Ceremony takes place, keep an eye on the events page here on this website or sign up for our Blessed Yoga Newsletter.
Love is the essence of our life. I have written this blog with love, and I offer it to you, dear reader, with the hope that the suggestions offered here will become a vital part of your self-healing and continued well-being. ~ Ashley