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Agnihotra, Homa Therapy & Homa Jaivik Krushi, and their Relevance in Agriculture.

(A Review Article, December 2010.)

By Dr R K Pathak & Shree Pradeep Gadkari Manas Rural Development Institute, Thane 400601. _________________________________________________________________________

Abstract: Agnihotra, Homa Therapy & Homa Jaivik Krishi have resemblance to each other. Close observation at these three subjects, reveal the differences. Agnihotra is action, Homa Therapy is materialistic treatment & application of resultant of Agnihotra & lastly Homa Jaivik Krishi is a ‘product’ or bundle of practices that involves application of Homa Therapy along with other result augmenting or non conflicting practices that may be made applicable to cultivation of agriculture produce. Agnihotra spiritually connects the living beings on this earth to capture the energy from cosmos & Homa Therapy translates the same in to result materialistic behavior of living organisms. Homa Jaivik Krishi adds the vigour to translation process & makes it more efficient to achieve the best possible results in shortest time frame. Agnihotra is a pure science for every mankind & being used since ancient time before Hindu religion came to existence (Vedas or prehindu era). Hence, it is beyond the religion cast & creed on this planet earth. This science was meticulously studied by Saint “Gajanan” Maharaj of Shivpuri (near Akkalkot Dist Solapur, Maharashtra) reveled the secrets of this science to Shree Vasant Paranjape who further developed it to Homa Organic Farming therapy with the scientific involvement of scientists from European & American countries. With the blessings of Gajanan Maharaj, Shree Vasant Paranjape took this as mission & tried to spread the technology & message to every corner of the world. This technology displayed the miraculous results in especially Environment Science, Biological & Human Health Science & Agriculture Science. As on today, Homa Organic Farming Therapy is being practiced in almost 69 countries in all the continents of the world. Homa Jaivik Krishi, a new concept of integration of few compatible techniques has been conceived & developed by Dr R K Pathak an eminent Horticulture Scientist from ICAR cadre, after his close association with Shree Vasant Paranjape. Dr. R K Pathak practiced, experienced & developed Homa Jaivik Krishi at CISH Lucknow & inspired his followers through numerous papers & personal interactions. He could penetrate the subject well on individual levels but unfortunately government & semi government Institutions & eventually financial institutions (barring few examples) are still skeptic about implications. Homa Jaivik Krishi is primarily Organic Farming system with inclusion of habitat development, practice of agriculture calendar (Krishi Panchang), seed treatment, integration of cow and legumes in the system, use of enriched compost, mulching, bio-enhancers for enriching the rhizosphere with Homa Therapy well known for healing &enhancement of biosphere. Simply by this integration, both the rhizosphere and biosphere being taken care of, hence both the ends are secured for plants to perform in optimal extent. In fact, Homa Jaivik Krishi is one of the affordable solutions to Indian farmers with small and fragmented holdings. Homa Jaivik Krishi, addresses all the necessary issues i.e. production, local input generation and continuous improvement in soil productivity, water quality and the ailing environment. It also ensures creation of jobs, improved human, plant and animal health simultaneously. In spite of this fact government outlook towards Homa Jaivik Krishi is bit pathetic & lacks affirmative thrust. So is the thinking of premier financial institutions in the country. We through this paper have

Dr R K Pathak Ex Director of Central Institute of Subtropical Horticulture (CISH) Lucknow, after retirement, he served as Chief Consultant to National Horticulture Mission (NHM), presently he is Vice-chairman of Manas Rural Development Institute, Thane. For Brief Bio-data & Research Work please refer Annexure I.

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tried to make an attempt to highlight the reasons beyond technical scope & addresses them to resolve the issue in order to provide strong platform to most needed technology today.

Objective: Indiscriminate use of agro-chemicals over decades has adversely affected soil fertility, crop productivity, quality and particularly the environment. These adverse effects of intensive agriculture have compelled to think for alternative and sustainable system of agriculture. As a result, a number of systems viz Biodynamic, Rishi Krishi, Panchagavya Krishi, Nateuco organic farming, Homa Organic Farming, Natural Farming and Jaivik Krishi have emerged in different parts of the country. Organic Farming is being performed empathetically for last decade. All of the organic systems except Homa Jaivik Krishi has been acknowledged & patronized by Indian Research Institutes & Institutes abroad, barring few exceptions. Through this document attempt has been made to highlight advantages of Homa Jaivik Krishi in Indian economic environment & to address the biased or prejudiced view about Agnihotra as religious barrier rather than scientific background. Background: Organic farming in the country was initiated after “Sewagram Declaration” in 1994 by a group of volunteers. Since then, Government of India and few state government attempted number of initiatives. In the recent years, growing awareness for healthy food, increasing market demand, increasing inclination of farmers to go organic and institutional support have resulted in rapid growth in adoption of organic farming. At present, total cultivated area under certification process has increased to 1.2 million hectare while 8.0 million ha is wild forest harvest collection area either certified or under the process of certification. Under National Horticulture Mission, massive area expansion, certification for organic farming is one of the major activities being under taken in almost all the states of the country. But still apprehensions are prevailing in the mind of policy makers and scientific institutions. The main apprehensions in promotion of organic farming in India are:        Food Security (adequate food) Plants Nutrients Management Pest & diseases Management Economic Feasibility Nutritional benefits of produce Market demand for organic produce Environmental benefits of Organic Farming

Homa Jaivik Krishi: Homa Jaivik Krishi system pertains with integration of few compatible techniques from different systems, which can be created in the villages by providing some basic infrastructure facilities and few days’ hands on skill up gradation training. To our understanding, agricultural calendar from Biodynamic, Bijamrita for seed/ seedling treatment, Jiwamrita for enrichment of Rhizosphere coupled mulching can ensure the nutrient requirement. In case of perennial trees, tree pasting with cow dung paste and mulching with the foliage dropped from the tree itself are effective tools. These will accelerate the response of organic farming. Cow urine and butter milk are the potent source for pest and disease management. Further its integration with Agnihotra and use of Agnihotra ash and Biosol a special bio formulation can ensure “Sustainable and Ever Green Agriculture “even at this juncture which the need of the hour. Brief accounts of these techniques are enumerated below.

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Agnihotra comes from Vedas, the most ancient body of knowledge known to mankind. It is a “Super technology”, which simultaneously negates the effects of polluting factors while increasing per unit area of quality production. The knowledge can used beneficially to grow crops without chemicals and pesticides. It is process of purification of the atmosphere through the agency of fire, prepared in a copper pyramid tuned to the biorhythm of sunrise/sunset. This neutralizes the negative energies and reinforces positive energies in the atmosphere in a given area where ‘Resonance’ has been established. A special bio-formulation developed by Gloria and named, as “Gloria Biosol” from Peru is prepared after a series of operations and processes that lead to the biodegradation of organic matter along with Agnihotra ash. It is powerful bio-food for the plants that are rich in macro, micronutrients and rich in microbial population. Agnihotra ash and Biosol is the strongest weapon that can take care of crop production, animal husbandry and allied activities. Their regular sprays improves plant vigor, encourage flowering, fruiting, management of pests and diseases with improved quality production.

Agnihotra: Agnihotra is the action of offering “Sacrifice” (Ahuti) to fire name of “Surya”, “Agni” & “Prajapati” as primary force synonymous to “energy, plasma & guardian” of this earth. Agnihotra performed daily twice, at Sunrise & Sunset. Essentials are Copper pyramid of specific size & shape “Homakund”, lump of dried cow dung, pure ghee (clarified cow’s butter), unbroken, unpolished rice, Mantra (vibration), accurate timetable of sunrise and sunset. in the

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Set the fire before couple of minutes in Homakund so that it is fully Agnihotra Essentials ablaze at offering “muhurt”. Take a few grains of unbroken rice (Akshata) and non polished in left hand or in a copper dish and apply few drops of pure cows’ ghee and divide it into two portions. Then, after the word “Swaha” in each mantra, offer one portion of the rice/ghee mixture with the right hand, into the fire; Sunrise Mantra sooryáya swáhá sooryáya idam na mama prajápataye swáhá prajápataye idam na mama Sunset Mantra agnaye swáhá agnaye idam na mama prajápataye swáhá prajápataye idam na mama
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The Agnihotra has two fold effects; spiritual & biological. The concentration towards Agnihotra is kind of meditation that improves spiritual strength of performer & offering Ahuti towards Agnihotra creates the sense of sacrifice, emotional bond. The other impact of Agnihotra is rather materialistic, biological & environmental. Such impact is entirely based on science has been enumerated.

Agnihotra Science: Agni in Sanskrit means ‘fire’ and hotra ‘the act of purification’. Agnihotra has an obvious link with fire, heat, electro-magnetic force and because of its inverted shape it does have connection with the cosmic energy fields. Agnihotra is supposed a science of Pyramid logy, Agriculture, Medicine, Climate engineering etc. The main features of this Agnihotra are described below [1] (i)Pyramidology: 3

The word ‘pyramids’ the fire in the middle. This ancient –word meaning for pyramid is closely connected with inexplicable energies emanating from its central shape. Pyramid receives, generates and decentralizes electro sphere. It acts an effective bacteriostatic and antimicrobial reactor. This allows controlled generation and multidirectional dissipation of energy. Bursts of energy emanate from the Agnihotra pyramid. It acts as a generator of unusual energy fields and spreads in its surrounding atmosphere. According to the scientists of NASA the pyramid energy will prove to be more revolutionary than the solar energy. (ii) Biological Clocks and Agnihotra Timings: Sunrise and Sunset are the two most important transitional epochs of day on our planet. They exert tremendous impact on living organisms. During these periods, changes of great magnitude take place in the ecosphere which causes vital impact on life and environment. Synchronizing performance of Agnihotra with these activated moments results in attracting a stream of vital, life sustaining energies of the solar system. At the time of exact sunrise, the place where the sun is said to have risen, the atmosphere of that area is tremendously activated or charged by electrical energies. Performance of Agnihotra exactly synchronizing this momentarily activated period results in attracting a stream of vital life sustaining energies of the solar system towards the earth. This energy get further accelerated by chanting special mantras and the offerings on vaporization it spreads to a large area where ‘Resonance’ has been established. The daily fluctuations in the body temperature, heart rate and blood pressure have been found associated with these exact moments. The sciences of Yoga and Nadi system too have been observed to be greatly influenced by these planetary transitional moments. The breathing patterns automatically undergo drastic changes. These physical changes and re-adjustments have great impact on the psychosomatic makeup of human beings. Hence the process of Agnihotra which coincides with them plays an important role in harmonizing the natural functioning of human mind and body. The beneficial effect of sunrise Agnihotra sustains the atmosphere till sunset and the sunset Agnihotra is sustains the atmosphere till the sunrise. In this manner, an unending and active ‘healing cycle’ is established in the houses where this Agnihotra, is performed every day. Agnihotra performed at the correct time activates the copper pyramid so that it constantly attracts a stream of solar energies throughout the day. Similarly, after the sunset Agnihotra the pot attracts all through the night lunar and other planetary energies. (iii) Cow dung Cake: Importance and medicinal qualities of cow-products have been known since time immemorial and forms a part of day-to-day usage. The dung has antiseptic, anti radioactive and anti thermal properties. Cow dung contains plenty of menthol, ammonia, phenol, indole compounds, formalin and it eradicates the pathogenic micro-organisms. Fresh cow dung possesses medicinal and curative properties. It is a proven fact that tremendous active beneficial microbial consortia are present in the cow dung and on burning the fumes that emanates after burning it heals the atmosphere by killing pathogenc bacteria and viruses. (iv) Cow ghee: Cow ghee is the richest source of energy. It comprises of glycerol and has several combinations of lower and higher fatty acids and act as carrier of subtle energies. According to Ayurveda, Cow’s ghee is a tonic and a cardiac stimulant. The invigorating gases produced by the burning of cow’s pure ghee act in balancing the cycle of nature. Cow’s pure ghee removes all pathogenic bacteria and works effectively in purification of the atmosphere making it sufficiently fit for mankind, plants, animals and the life on earth. It helps in quick combustion of dung patties and ‘Akshata’ offered during performance of Agnihotra. (v) Utterance of the mantras: The pronunciation of the mantras should be clear and without haste. Vibrations created by utterance of these mantras, cause subtle effects in the atmosphere and on human mind. Two offerings of 4

unbroken raw rice smeared with cow’s pure ghee are offered during each Agnihotra at the specific timings of sunrise & sunset.

Agnihotra & Religion: Agnihotra is described in sacred book of Vedas, & due to this fact it has been branded under Hindu philosophy. But the truth is that Vedas are considered to be the oldest literature which has been given to humanity for better living in years to come. There was no demarcation of continent, country and religion. In fact it is immortal to the extent that they have been written by many but unknown scholars. Everybody has recorded his or her experiences. Recording was in the form of verses & made easy to memories. Traditionally every guru used to transfer this knowledge to their disciples by explaining & getting the verses memorized. Every able person added his experiences & continued till those were placed on common platform of Sanskrit language. Till such time, there was no formal religion existed, & it was only religion of humanity that may be said to be existed. Obviously, it may be considered from Vedas that human being working for betterment of human community as whole. Thus Agnihotra is entirely out of ambit of any religious rituals, & treated as standalone activity for benefit of entire mankind along with surrounding environment & live spirit. The Agnihotra mantras do not involve any traditional name of god from any religion. They refer to Sun as energy source to planet, Agni as purest form of disinfectant & Prajapati as guardian of this mother earth. The interpretation of mantras is “I offer this oblations to Sun because it is not mine” further “I offer this oblations to Prajapati because it is not mine” similarly “I offer this oblations to Agni because it is not mine” & “I offer this oblations to Prajapati because it is not mine”. It is evident that homage is paid to natural icons as respected gratitude towards their support to mankind & other beings on this earth.
Agnihotra performance in Cathedral This discussion certainly implies that Agnihotra is out of ambit of religion, cast & creed on this earth. The photograph above shows Agnihotra being performed by sister in one of the cathedral in Latin America. As on today Agnihotra is performed in about 69 countries. More information & pictures are listed in Annexure II.

Agnihotra in International Context: The credit of Spreading the message of Agnihotra internationally, goes to Shree Vasant Paranjape. Agnihotra was looked upon curiously with all the reservations in the world. But It was then Hon. President of Peru who took the lead & offered the first project of 3000 acres of plantations which was full of Cocoa, Banana. The entire plantation was on death bed countries economy was in danger. With meticulous operation for six months entire plantain was rejuvenated & all plants were brought in healthy condition. This miraculous development was acknowledged by Peru Presidency & since then it has been officially included in their “approved agriculture practices”.[2] Since this breakthrough practically all Latin American Countries followed Homa Therapy for their agriculture practices. Similarly, Homa Therapy volunteers tried to implement the Homa Therapy to their best of ability & recorded their experiences. Some of the landmark experiences are reprinted in Annexure III herein along with international events. Today, India, European Countries, North America, Australia & Latin American Countries are following Homa Therapy for Agriculture as well as for medical treatment. Many associations are formed to propagate Homa Therapy. Homa Festivals are held in Europe & Latin America. Newsletters are published to record the experiences & keep communication within the group of enthusiast. Such platform assists & help reveal the secrets of Homa Therapy. For more information websites, Associations & Periodicals are listed in Annexure IV. 5

Cost Benefit Analysis:

Agnihotra in Agriculture: ‘Agnihotra Farming Method is a holistic concept of growing plants in pure and healthy atmosphere. It is based on ancient Vedic Science of maintaining the balance of ecological cycles by means of performing Yajnya. ’Agnihotra in ancient times was performed regularly to maintain overall spiritual & biological health of family, eventually of village & country. This performance also supported & contributed to agriculture incidentally. Mean while due to missing performance of Agnihotra, benefit of the same was lost & it remained as merely religious ritual in few hands. In modern times, Shree Gajanan Maharaj of Shivpuri, after having understood the strength of Agnihotra, inspired to rejuvenate & decided to promote Agnihotra as his mission of life. He reveled these secretes to his disciple Shree Vasant Paranjape & asked him to take the mantle further & introduce Agnihotra & its magnificent effects, throughout the globe. It is Shree Vasant Paranjape who developed Homa Organic Farming Therapy as a standalone subject with the scientific involvement of scientists & volunteers from Indian, European, Australian & American countries. With the blessings of Shree Gajanan Maharaj, Shree Vasant Paranjape took this as mission & tried to spread the technology & message to every corner of the world. This technology displayed miraculous results in especially Environment Science, Biological & Human Health Science & Agriculture Science. The effect of Agnihotra are multidimensional and of enormous value. It purifies the atmosphere and in turn the purified atmosphere assures the energy required by the plants for their normal growth. It has been experienced that the effect of Agnihotra in the form of subtle energies, rises high up towards the space (Dyu) region. It gathers the nutrients from the space and returns to earth in the form of nutritious rains. Agnihotra regulates the cycle of rains and purifies the water reservoirs. Interestingly the message was well received by the people over entire world without recourse to religion, cast & creed. People joined the mission having experienced about self development, health & agriculture development. Although Agnihotra works on all living beings on this earth specific approach is made towards Agriculture as it was on death bed because of “Green Revolution” all over the globe. It came at the right time when farming fraternity did not had any solution to degraded soil, mutated pests & declined yield due to indiscriminate usages of chemicals in agriculture. Dr R K Pathak, an eminent scientist from ICAR cadre, having close interaction with Shree Vasant Paranjape, conceived & developed a novel concept of Homa Jaivik Krishi. Dr. R K Pathak practiced, experienced & developed Homa Jaivik Krishi when he was at CISH Lucknow & inspired his followers through numerous papers & personal interactions. Dr. R K Pathak also tried to introduce this subject to other research institutes under ICAR. Homa Jaivik Krishi is primarily Organic Farming system with inclusion of habitat development, practice of agriculture calendar (Krishi Panchang), seed treatment, integration of cow and legumes in the system, use of enriched compost, mulching, bio-enhancers for enriching the rhizosphere with Homa Therapy well known for healing & enhancement of biosphere. Simply by this integration, both the rhizosphere and biosphere being taken care of, hence both the ends are secured for plants to perform in optimal context. In fact, Homa Jaivik Krishi is one of the affordable solutions to Indian farmers with small and fragmented holdings. Homa Jaivik Krishi, addresses all the necessary issues i.e. production, local input generation and continuous improvement in soil productivity, water quality and the ailing environment. It also ensures creation of jobs, improved human, plant and animal health simultaneously. 6

Some of the Experiments performed by Scientists & Homa Volunteers; Annexure 1. Effect of Agnihotra on the germination of rice seeds [3] was analyzed. Under controlled conditions, data showed that the Agnihotra sacrifice with mantra was overwhelmingly more effective in the germination process than the other cases. Statistical analysis of the data using the standard SPSS package corroborated this conclusion. 2. Agnihotra and Microbes, A Laboratory Experience [4], 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. The results analysed under controlled conditions those implied promise a solution to microbial pollution by the performance of Agnihotra and ingestion of Agnihotra ash medicines. 3. Homa Therapy was experimented on vanilla crop in the year 1999-2000 & vanilla produce was of excellent quality. The vanilla beans curing process (three months) was started along with Homa Therapy. The cured vanilla beans were tested at "Spice Board" testing laboratory in Cochin, vanillin content was 2.56 to 2.91% of the dry weight of cured vanilla beans as against 2% through conventional agriculture practices. The enhancement of about 25% to 50% of Vanillin. [5] 4. Agnihotra in Grapes vineyard [6]: All the seeds and the unrooted cuttings were kept in an environment open to Agnihotra fumes. As far as mantras were concerned, I began with the "Tryambakam" Mantra and Homa continued for 2 hours, after which the samples were treated with Agnihotra ash and then put into pots ready for planting. An untreated lot of samples served as a control.
REGULAR FERTIZING PRACTICE Seed germination germination > 6 months Rooting of cutting 80 % rooting Bunch development Av. bunch wt. 0.45 Kg. Disease More disease Colour Green yellow Quality TSS 22 % Loss of harvest About 30 % loss EFFECTS REGULAR PRACTICE AND AGNIHOTRA 21 to 28 days required *** 100 % rooting 100 % rooting Av. bunch wt. 0.45 Kg. Av. bunch wt. 0.525 Kg. No disease Less disease Golden yellow Pale yellow TSS 24 % TSS 23 % No loss 10 % loss ONLY AGNIHOTRA

It is clearly evident that merely performances of Agnihotra in Grape vineyard, results were excellent. These representative cases & some more interesting cases are presented in Annexure VI Universities’ Initiatives: Dr Pathak could penetrate the Homa Jaivik Krushi well on individual levels & some of the scientists form such universities & institutions, overwhelmed with exciting results, took up the further research & included in their syllabi. Unfortunately however, most of the research institutions under government control did not responsd to such “priceless” technology. Although it is the most suited technology for Indian economic environment, government & its administration is pathetic about the same. Research work in Palampur University Organic farming programme was initiated in the university way back in 2002 under the guidance of Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Tej Partap. Model Organic Farm was launched on Himachal Day, April 15, 2006 by the then Vice Chancellor, Prof. D.S. Rathore. Department of Organic Agriculture and it 7

came in to existence in August 2009 with specific mandate to promote organic farming in the region by systematized teaching, research & extension under the leadership of Dr. YS Paul. A multidisciplinary team of seven Scientists is working in the department with support from about seventeen associated scientists at various Research Centres and Krishi Vigyan Kendras of the University for development of organic farming. Palanpur University is the most progressive University in India who has put in the great efforts towards this subject. The inspiration behind this was of Dr Tej Pratap, then, Vice Chancellor of the university. Today University has Put Homa Therapy on their priority Research agenda and also included Agnihotra in their accredited inputs for Organic Farming.[3] After extensive research, it has been acknowledged that “Agnihotra Bhasma” has medicinal properties & may be used as insecticide & pesticide for crop disease. Research Papers have been published on this subject.[4] One of the students has been suggested to research on “Evaluation of Environment Healing-Homa Farming Agnihotra activity in Organic Farm” for her Doctoral Thesis.[5] More information & pictures are presented in Annexure VII. Tamilnadu Agriculture University Dr N Selvaraj Head Professor of Horticultural Research Station, Ooty, affiliated to Tamilnadu Agriculture University has taken up for research on Agnihotra. Dr Selvaraj has experimented on horticulture & floriculture & results are phenomenal. & published couple of research papers on the subject.[6] University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad Pramod W. Basarkar, Dean Basic Sciences, Professor & Head of the Department of Biochemistry, Head of the Division of Basic Sciences & Humanities in the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, North Karnataka, India has experimented in agriculture tried different experiments in the agriculture field. Nearby, in a house, there was guava-tree which had some Mr Selvaraj Demonstrating Agnihotra spongy tissue problem. We applied the Agnihotra ash twice and 90% of the problem was gone. Homa Therapy can help in plant health. Other initiatives are mentined in Annexure VII Methodology of Case Studies: Agnihotra is science that was translated into technology by Shree Vasant Paranjape with the blessings of his guru Shree Gajanan Maharaj. Technology was developed pertaining to agriculture & included creating “resonance point”, “Gloria Biosol” & usage of “Agnihotra Bhasma” as disinfectant. This Technology was further developed into engineered product by Dr R K Pathak & christened as “Homa Jaivik Krishi”. The primary pillar of Homa Jaivik Krishi being Homa Therapy & the same in operation for longer time of period, most of the case studies refer to Homa Therapy. The case studies are classified in to two categories to initiates the research. Volunteers deploying the Homa Therapy & observing the positive results for enhanced yield or countering the pest & fungal attack on plants. These are qualitative observations & lacks collection & interpretation of scientific data. It is primitive but essential phase of research process that leads to specific direction to advance research. Further these observations are interpreted in scientific manner to formulate the research process & confirm the initial observations. The final phase of research would be to create the simulated conditions & applying the same treatment repeatedly achieves the predicted results. 8

In the case of Homa therapy, technology being recently developed complies the first two phases, but due to overwhelming results attention towards third phase is inadequate. It is however to conclude the research, third phase is essential & such activity needs to be supported by strong financial support. Such financial resources shall be made available by Government through accreditation & institutional support. Some of the interesting case studies are mentioned herein which are from diverse representative areas. Annexure II enclosed with the document provides the details of such case studies. More information & Reported Homa Farming Case Studies are presented in Annexure VIII.

Discussion: The food security issue in the past has triggered the Green Revolution that prompted the usage of chemicals in agriculture sector. Initially food production increased in multifold & it was believed to be great revolution in agriculture science. But after about two decades, ill effects of such treatment were realized & it was felt necessary to practice Organic Farming. Organic Agriculture means practices without usage such devastating chemicals. Organic agriculture was initiated in many ways. But it was always with the recourse to NPK theory in modern agronomy. The conventional Organic Agriculture merely addresses improvement of soil conditions & microbial enhancement of rhizosphere. But inclusion of Agnihotra on the other hand induces the positive energy in to living beings & brings Biosphere in the ambit of agronomy. Modern science speaks only of soil and water analysis but not the atmosphere. HOMA Therapy believes that more than 75% of nutrition to plants and soil comes through the atmosphere. Agnihotra energizes atmosphere by ionizing air particles & making it conducive for absorption by plants & soil. Further, Homa Therapy augments effectiveness by using byproducts of Agnihotra i.e. “Bhasma” & Biosol preparation. Homa Jaivik Krishi includes Homa Therapy along with usage of solar-lunatic calendar. Homa Jaivik Krishi practices increased yield to about 30%. Homa Jaivik Krishi being most cost effective set of practices needs to be adopted by Indian farmers. But Government is pathetic about such cost effective high yielding methods. Incase government takes up the issue & promotes these practices the entire farming fraternity shall be benefited & food security of India shall remain undisturbed.

Conclusions: Dr R K Pathak has engineered Homa Jaivik Krushi practices in view, to deploy the resources of nature & mother earth in to agriculture. The philosophy behind this technology is to tacre of rhrizosphere & Biosphere as well. All the inputs are prepared on farm that shall effectively save the input cost. This is efficient agriculture practices that enhances production by 25-30%. It needs to be propagated in the interest of National economy & farmers benefit point of view. Universities & Government research institutes should take up this as challenge & contribute to establish such priceless technology for developing country like India.

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References: [1] THE INTEGRATED SCIENCE OF YAGNA AUTHOR, Pt. SHRIRAM SHARMA ACHARYA Compiled by: Dr. Rajani Joshi, Indian Institute of Technolog, Mumbai, Publisher: Shantikunj, Haridwar, (U.A), India, 249411, First Edition 2001, (Page 20). Annexure II 3000 Acre Amazon Project - Ref http://www.homatherapyindia.com/content/3000-acre-amazon-project Annexure III Annexure IV - Resource Centre Annexure V - Effect of Agnihotra on the germination of rice seeds, by Devi, Heisnam Jina, N V C Swamy, H R Nagendra, Page(s): 231-239, ISSN: 0975-1068; 0972-5938 (Print), Source: IJTK Vol.3(3) [July 2004] Annexure V - Agnihotra and Microbes, A Laboratory Experience, Dr. Arvind D. Mondkar M.Sc; Ph.D (Micro) Annexure V - Agnihotra and Grapes Dr. B. G. Bhujbal, Research Officer Maharashtra State Grape Growers' Association, Poona, India (Ref. Satsang Vol. 8, No. 17, 1981). Annexure V - Agricultural Experience with Vanilla Plants Abhay Mutalikdesai, Karnataka, India, HOMA HEALTH - NEWSLETTER # 19 page 4 Annexure VI - Additional Representative Cases Annexure VII Research Highlights 2006-2007 Directorate Of Research, CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur 176 062 India. Agro-forestry and Environment Studies on bio-inoculants in compost enrichment revealed that compost inoculation with bio-inoculants should be used in the farmer’s field before 20 days of inoculation. Agnihotra bhasm supported the growth of bioinoculants, so bioinoculants can be integrated with agnihotra bhasm for the management of plant health and diseases. Himbio + Neem + Agnihotra, resulted in to minimum incidence of root rot of pea followed by himbio+ agnihotra under in vivo condition. Pea crop sown on Panchang date showed minimum incidence of root rot. Panchang sowing coupled with agnihotra ash gave best control of root rot in pot experiment. Vermicompost, biodynamic compost, and Agnihotra ash were found effective in controlling the diseases of maize and soybean grown in the organic farm. Studies on bio-inoculants in compost enrichment revealed that compost inoculation with bioinoculants should be used in the farmer’s field before 20 days of inoculation. Agnihotra bhasm supported the growth of bioinoculants, so bioinoculants can be integrated with agnihotra bhasm for the management of plant health and diseases. In BD composts, the population of Trichoderma harzinum and Aspergillus awamorii improved when applied in combination. In vermicompost, population of Trichoderma harzinum and Aspergillus awamorii was higher in rock phosphate rich composts i.e. 3.3 and 18.0cfux106/g respectively, whereas Azotobacter chroococcum population was 54.0 cfux106/g in non-amended composts. Diseases Homa bhasm (disease severity 12.6 % lower over the control) or Himbio + Bt showed the disease severity 11.7% lower over the control, thus can be used for management of alternaria leaf spot in Tagetes minuta. Research Highlights 2007-2008 Directorate Of Research, CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur 176 062 India. 1. [?] [?] Application of Himbio + agnihotra and FYM significantly reduced disease incidence of Anthracnose in Kulthi.

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Observations of Dr N Selvaraj Homa Health News letter # 35, 13th of March 2009. Production and Marketing of Organic Products in Nilgiris: A Case Study: Dr N Selvaraj, B Anita, N Anandha Krishnan, S Jeyalakshmi, All from Horticultural Research Station, Ooty, TNAU, Published in Agriculture Summit 2005,

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Annexure I BRIEF BIODATA OF PROF. R.K.PATHAK Prof. Pathak is eminent Horticulturist with rich experience of about four decades. He commenced his carrier as horticulturist & he was Chief Horticulturist at Govt. Hill Fruit Research Station, Ranikhet, Almora. When he decided to share his experiences & practical knowledge with students, he shifted to N.D University of Agriculture & Technology Faizabad as Professor and Head of Horticulture Department. He established Main Experimental Station Horticulture MES-H) the department and enjoyed the teaching assignment for two decades including one year deputation as Director Horticulture, Uttar Pradesh. Having encountered ground realities for about a decade & teaching experience for two decades, he struck the opportunity of Policy Making & Implementation assignment and conceived the project Diversified Agricultural Support Project (DASP) for UP & submitted to the World Bank. He was offered to join the project as Technical Coordinator having budget support of Rs 7,500 million from the World Bank. This project offered Dr. Pathak an opportunity to work not only with Horticulture but other fields like Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairy, Sericulture ect. This was the time that he conceived the idea of inclusion of Organic Farming in the project. After setting up of Project at appropriate working standards & levels, he further decided to devote his whole carrier for research on Organic Farming & its propagation. Further he joined Central Institute for Sub Tropical Horticulture Lucknow, as Director & continued research activities for Organic Farming, after formal retirement he was assigned a special task of propagating Organic Farming under National Horticulture Mission (NHM) as Chief Consultant. Spanning his carrier for one & half decade for Organic Farming he conceived a new concept of Homa Jaivik Krishi which is based on systematic & synergistic harnessing of everlasting source of energy for sustainable and evergreen revolution even at this juncture. He is now interested in extending the benefits to farmers & consumers of India. He opted for Manas Rural Development Institute in capacity as Vice-Chairman to create platform to promote Organic Farming & program to extend the advantages & benefits to Indian Farmers & Consumers. During his carrier, he enjoyed his work & was recipient of many formal awards like Rajendra Prasad award, Girdhari Lal Gold medal, Dhatri Shree, Wasvik and Rafi Ahmad Kidwai for his life time achievements in the field of Horticulture. Prof. Pathak he is now poised for the most prestigious award from Indian Farmers & Consumers as appreciation of his work by making the country as Organic hub.

Paper presented in seminar/symposium a. National 1. Pathak, R. K. and Ram R. A. (2002). Current Status of guava production, processing and future strategies for its promotion. Paper presented in X National Horticultural Conference, held at New Delhi, 18-19 October, 2002. 2. Pathak, R. K., Ram, R. A. and Mishra, R. (2002). Current status, prospects and strategy for production of organic banana. Global Conference on Banana and Plantain held at Bangalore, 2831 October, 2002. 3. Pathak, R. K. and R. A. Ram (2003). Biodynamic/Organic management in horticultural crops. National Seminar on Organic Farming in Mountain States: From Subsistence to Sustainability, held at Dehradun, November 24-26, 2003, p 31. 4. Pathak, R.K. and R. A. Ram (2003). Organic farming systems prevalent in India. National Symposium on Organic Farming in Horticulture for Sustainable Production, August 29 -30, 2003, p.1. 5. Garg, Neelima, Ram, R. A., Pathak, R. K. and R. C. Yadav (2003). Effect of different organic treatments on the microbial load of moong (Vigna mungo) soil. National Symposium on Organic 11

Farming in Horticulture for Sustainable Production, held at CISH, Lucknow, August 29 -30, 2003, p74. 6. Pandey, G., Singh, B. P., Ram, R. A. and R. K. Pathak (2003). Studies on pre-harvest spray of BD 501 on fruit quality and shelf life of mango (Mangifera indica L.). National Symposium on Organic Farming in Horticulture for Sustainable Production, held at CISH, Lucknow, August 29 30, 2003, p74. 7. Pathak, R. K. and R.A. Ram (2004). Approaches for biodynamic production of horticultural crops. International Seminar on Recent Trends in Hi-tech Horticulture and Post harvest Technology held at C.S.A.U. & T. Kanpur, February 4-6, 2004, p156. 8. Pathak, R. K. and R.A. Ram (2004). Biodynamic farming. National Conference on Organic Farming for Sustainable Production” held at NASC, Complex, New Delhi, March 23-25, 2004, p5. 9. Thimmaiah, A, Tewari, R. C., Tewari, K. N., Pathak, R. K. and R.A. Ram (2004). Nutrient and pest management in organic farming: A case Study. National Conference on Organic Farming for Sustainable Production held at NASC, Complex, New Delhi, March 23-25, 2004, p34. 10. Pathak, R. K. and R.A. Ram (2004). Organic production of seeds and planting material. National Seminar on Seeds: A Global Perspective, held at NASC Complex, New Delhi, March 26-28, 2004, p14. 11. Pathak, R.K. and R.A. Ram (2005). Jaivik Krishi concept in farming systems perspective. National Symposium on Alternative Farming System: Enhanced Income and Employment Generation Option for Small and Marginal farmers held at PDCSR, Modipuram, Meerut, February 16-18, 2004, pp170-73. 12. Pathak, R. K. and R. A. Ram (2005). Opportunity of organic farming system for quality and sustainable fruit production in non-traditional area’ in National Seminar on Commercialization of Horticulture in non-traditional areas, held at CIAH, Bikaner, 5-6th Feb, 2005. 13. Pathak, R. K. and R. A. Ram (2005). Critical Review of Various Organic Farming Systems: The concept, scientific reasoning, nutritive and food security. National Conference on Organic Agriculture – Organic India, A New Way forward, held at New Delhi, 8-9th, Feb., New Delhi. 14. Pathak, R. K. and R. A. Ram (2005). National Symposium on ‘Organic farming- prospects and challenges in the millennium” held at ANGR Agriculture University at Hyderabad, 13-14 May, 2004. 15. Pathak, R. A., S. K. Shukla, D. Pandey and R.A. Ram (2005). Organic aonla for health and prosperity. National Seminar on Globalization of Amla, held at Madurai, October 7-9, p67. 16. R.A. Ram and R. K. Pathak (2005). Integration Indigenous technologies and knowledge for Jaivik Production of aonla Organic aonla (Emblica officinalis Gaertn). National Seminar on Globalization of Amla, held at Madurai, October 7-9, p66. 17. Pathak, R. K. and R. A. Ram (2005). Critical review of various organic farming systems: The concept, scientific reasoning, nutritive and food security. National seminar on organic farming at CBMD New Delhi, pp 145-50. 18. Pathak, R. K., R. A. Ram and S. K. Shukla (2005). Prospect of Jaivik production of Seabuckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.). National Seminar on seabuckthorn held at DRDO, Laddakh, pp 4-5. 19. R. K. Pathak, R.A. Ram, O.P. Rupela and S. Thimmaiah (2006). Brainstorming Dialogue on Organic farming, organized by ICAR, CISH and IISR, Lucknow on 2nd Feb., 2006. 20. Pathak, R.K. and R. A. Ram (2007). Organic production of guava. National symposium on guava improvement, production and utilization, 17-19th Feb, Shirdi, Maharastra, pp123-139. 21. R.A. Ram, R.K. Pathak (2008). Modernization of propagational technique in subtropical fruits. North-East Regional Horticultural Show, Assam Horticultural Society, pp1-5. b. International 1. Pathak, R. K. and R.A. Ram (2003). Successful conversion of conventional to organic/biodynamic farming: a case study. Proc. of International seminar on ‘Production and Export of Organic Fruit and Vegetables in Asia, Bangkok, Thailand, 3-5 November 2003, pp 61-70. 2. Pathak, R. K. and R.A. Ram (2004). Approaches for biodynamic production of horticultural crops. International Seminar on Recent Trends in Hi-tech Horticulture and Post harvest Technology, held at C.S.A.U. & T. Kanpur, Feb. 4-6, 2004, p 156. 3. Ram, R. A., S. R. Bhriguvanshi, Neelima Garg and R.K. Pathak (2005). Studies on organic production of guava (Psidium guajava) cv. Allahabad Safeda. 1st International Guava Symposium, December 5-8, CISH, Lucknow, p69. 12

4. Ram, R. A., S. R. Bhriguvanshi, and R.K. Pathak (2005). Integrated plant nutrient management in guava (Psidium guajava) cv. Sardar. 1st International Guava Symposium, December 5-8, CISH, Lucknow, p85. 5. Ram, R. A. and R.K. Pathak (2005). Integration of organic farming practices for sustainable production of subtropical fruit crops. International Conference on Plasticulture and Precision Farming, 17-21 November, 2005, Hotel Ashok, New Delhi, p375. 6. Ram, R. A. and R.K. Pathak (2005). Year-round multiplication of aonla and bael by cleft/softwood grafting in north Indian conditions. International Conference on Plasticulture and Precision Farming, 17-21 November, 2005, Hotel Ashok, New Delhi, p87. Editing of proceedings, manual and souvenir 1. Pathak R.K. and R. A. Ram (2002). Training manual of nursery establishment and management. 6- 10 August, 2002. 2. Pathak R.K. and R. A. Ram (2003). Manual of short Course School on Recent trends in organic farming in horticultural crops. 26th May – 10th June, 2003. 3. Pathak, R.K.Ram Kishun, R. A. Ram, R. M. Khan, and B.K. Pandey (2005). Summary proceeding and recommendations of National Conference on Organic Farming for Sustainable Production March 23rd -25th , 2004, New Delhi. Organized by HSI, ICAR, New Delhi and CISH, Lucknow. Book chapters

1. R.K. Pathak and R. A. Ram (2002). Production of seed and planting material of fruit crops – Status
and Strategies. Planting material of Horticultural Crops - Issues and Strategies: Singh, H.P., Mann, J.S. Pandey, U.B. Singh, Lallan and Bhonde, S. R. (Eds.) NHRDF, Nasik. pp.14-19.

2. R.K. Pathak and R.A. Ram (2002). Approaches for biodynamic farming. Approaches for
Sustainable Development of Horticulture: Eds: H.P. Singh, J.P. Negi and Jose C. Samuel. pp 113119. 3. R.K. Pathak and R. A. Ram (2002). Production of seed and planting material of fruit crops – Status and Strategies. Planting material of Horticultural Crops – Issues and Strategies: Singh, H.P., Mann, J.S. Pandey, U.B. Singh, Lallan and Bhonde, S. R. (Eds.) NHRDF, Nasik. pp.14-19. 4. Pathak, R.K. and R. A. Ram (2004). Organic farming systems prevalent in India. Proc. of National Symposium Organic Farming in Horticulture for Sustainable Production, pp 18-26. 5. Pathak, R. K., Ram Kishun, R. M. Khan and R. A. Ram (2004). Organic farming in Horticulture. Proceeding of National Symposium on Organic Farming in Horticulture for Sustainable Production. Army Printers Lucknow. 6. Garg, Neelima, Ram, R. A., Pathak, R. K. and R. Yadav (2004). Effect of different organic treatments on the microbial load of moong (Vigna mungo) soil. Proceeding of National Symposium on Organic Farming in Horticulture for Sustainable Production, August 29 -30, 2003, p.277 - 78. 7. Pandey, G., Singh, B. P., Ram, R. A. and R. K. Pathak (2004). Studies on pre-harvest spray of BD 501 on fruit quality and shelf life of mango (Mangifera indica L.). Proceeding of National Symposium on Organic Farming in Horticulture for Sustainable Production, August 29 -30, 2003, p.282-84. 8. Singh, V. K., Garg, Neelima, Ram, R. A. and R. K. Pathak (2004). Synergetic interplay of organic formulation and bio-regulant on quality mango production. Proceeding of National Symposium on Organic Farming in Horticulture for Sustainable Production, August 29 -30, 2003, pp.298-99. 9. R. K. Pathak and R. A. Ram (2004). Biodynamic/Organic management in horticultural crops. Report of National Seminar on Organic Farming in Mountain States: From Subsistence to Sustainability, part III. 10. R. K. Pathak and Ram, R. A. (2004). Jaivik Krishi concept in farming system perspective. In: Alternative-Farming Systems. (Eds.)A.K. Singh, B. Gangwar and S. K. Sharma. Project Directorate of farming Systems Research, Modipuram, Meerut, pp. 170-173. 11. Ram, R. A. and R.K. Pathak (2005). Organic production and modernization in multiplication of aonla (Emblica officinalis Gaertn). National Seminar on Globalization of Amla, October 7-9, Madurai, pp 26-30. 12. Pathak, R. K. and R. A. Ram (2006). Organic Seeds: Planting Material Production and its Sustainability. Seed: A global Perspective. Eds, G. Kalloo, S. K. Jain, Alice K. Jain and Umesh Srivastawa, Associated Publishing Company, New Delhi, India, pp-160-63. 13

13. R.K. Pathak and R. A. Ram (2008). Indigenous knowledge and technologies pertaining to organic
production of tea in India: Beniwal, SPS, S.L. Chaudhari and Y.N. Nene (Eds.) Asian Agri-History Foundation, Rajasthan. pp.46-59. b. International 1. R.A. Ram, R.K. Pathak (2006). Integration of organic farming practices for sustainable production of guava: A case study. Acta Horticulturae 735: 357-363. 2. R.A. Ram, S.R. Bhriguvanshi, R.K. Pathak (2006). Integrated plant nutrient management in guava (Psidium guajava L.). ISHS Acta Horticulturae 735:345-350. 3. R.A. Ram, S.R. Bhriguvanshi, N. Garg, R.K. Pathak (2006). Studies on organic production of guava (Psidium guajava L.) cv. Allahabad Safeda. ISHS Acta Horticulturae 735: 373-379.

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Annexure II Agnihotra & Religion

The FIVEFOLD path sets up patterns based on biopsychological techniques given through Vedic knowledge. “You need not carry the hypothesis of god to practice the fivefold path. You start the practice and knowledge will be unfolded to you from within. Believe ONLY what you experience. This is the approach of a true scientist.”

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Agnihotra in Thailand “Satsang” July & August, 2009

Alan Yong
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”On 21st May 2009,Kantipong and Nisachon (a Thai couple from Bangkok) and I flew to Chiangmai, a tourist town in Thailand. We were met by Robert Bagnall, a U.S. citizen who has been residing in Chiangmai for more than ten years. The four of us went to sanpayong temple in Lumphun, about twenty minutes from Chiangmai, to introduce Agnihotra. We were met by Pra Kuba, the Chief Abbot of Sanpayong temple. He managed to gather his disciples and devotees to listen to the Agnihotra talk given by Robert Bagnall.

Left toto Right (FRONT ROW) 1Left Right Mr Robert Bagnall, ¢hief Abbot Pra Kuba, Mr Alan Yong After Practicing Agihotra With Group of Monks

After the talk, they were given a treat of Agnihotra ash. Some applied it to their hands and legs and some just ingested it. Everyone, including the monks, were very happy with us and they requested us to come back again the following week. So, Robert Bagnall has committed to teach Agnihotra every Sunday in this temple.

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EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD - THANE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

Daily performance of Agnihotra at Homa Jaivik Farm

Visiting the Agnihotra Kuti (hut).

Dr. R.K. Pathak sent this information from India: "The four day training on various aspects of Homa Jaivik Krishi was organized at Manas Rural Development Farm at Sijiwali, Thane, Maharashtra, India by Manas Rural Development Institute from 10th to 13th November, 2110. All the participants were from India, except one from Malaysia. During the four-day training program, different aspects of Homa Jaivik Krishi were explained by Prof. R.K. Pathak and Dr. Kshirsagar. The training included daily performance of morning & evening Agnihotra, practice of mantras related to Homa Organic Farming, visit to the Homa Jaivik Farm of MANAS and arrangement of various production units. Emphasis was put on the practical preparation of bio enhancers and their use in agriculture i.e. seed treatment, arrangement of rows before seed sowing, preparation of Agnihotra enriched water solution, Biosol etc. Every evening after the Mantra class, video clips, prepared by Manas Rural Development Institute and Five Fold Path Mission, were shown. All the participants left satisfied with the knowledge, practical experience and literature provided during the training."

Arranging the rows and adding Agnihotra ash before sowing.

Practice of preparation of Agnihotra ash water solution.

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3000 Acre Amazon Project
(http://www.homatherapyindia.com/content/3000-acre-amazon-project)

The Headquarters of the Zone Leoncio Prado-Padre Abad Certifies: That since 7 months ago, in the area of Alto Huallaga, an Organic and Ecological technique called HOMA THERAPY, is being applied in the rejuvenation of the crops of the region, achieving substantial reduction of various pathogenic agents. As a consequence, plagues and diseases were eradicated, the yield of the harvest was increased, the fruit grew healthy, with better color, taste, weight, texture, etc. Since many years, efforts have been made to get out of the emergency situation concerning the health of plants, with methods such as: cultural control, chemical control, biological control, legal control, etc., without having achieved any success. In the zone of Alto Huallaga to date we have established 30 modules and more are being installed in agricultural areas in which HOMA THERAPY is being applied, each one with 100 acres. This makes a total of about 3,000 acres. All of them are under an integrated system of permanent crops such as plantain, bananas, papaya, cocoa, citrus, avocados, coffee, tea, star fruit, mango, etc. These are combined with yearly plants of a short vegetative cycle such as rice, corn, soya, nuts, sesame, etc., and complemented with apiculture activity and the breeding of cows and bulls. We give full support to Dr. Gloria Guzman Mendez in her capacity as expert and the person in charge of AGRICULTURAL HOMA THERAPY in our area of influence and we have considered to give total support to the farmers who have been working in the application of HOMA THERAPY because with their work, they are making a contribution in favor of agriculture, of the conservation of soils, forests and the preservation of the environment in the area of Alto Huallaga.

Tingo Maria, May 17th, 1999 MINISTRY OF THE PRESIDENCY-INADE

Special Project Alto Huallaga

Sd/_______________________ Engineer Jose A. Munoz Cardenas

Chief, Support Office of the Zone L.P.-P.A.

Annexure III Testimonies & International Events http://homatherapy.org/category/homa-therapy-news/homa-healing-testimonies Agnihotra Ash and Water Soluble Phosphates: By Dr. Tung Ming Lai, Denver, Colorado USA EXPERIMENT: 0.10 g. 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 (5 g.) 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 non-Agnihotra ash was produced with the same ingredients in the same copper vessel as Agnihotra ash. The only difference was the non-Agnihotra ash was not produced at sunrise or sunset, and no mantras were chanted. (All growing plants need phosphorus; however, regardless of how much fertilizer phosphate is added to the soil, only the water soluble portion can be utilized by the plant. On an average, only about five percent of the phosphorus in conventional chemical fertilizers is water soluble. That which is not water-soluble builds up in the soil creating imbalance.) ___________________________________________________________________ Agnihotra brings about Genetic Mutation: By Architect, Alejandro Cajas, Ecuador. I want to share an experience which I had with the Agnihotra ash. I went to visit my mother and she told me that she was going to cut the male papaya tree in her garden because it was not giving anything. I said, “Mom don’t cut the tree, I’ll bring some Agnihotra ash, which we will put around the tree and let’s see what happens. I will also leave you a bag of Agnihotra ash so you can continuously apply ash”. After some time my Mom called me happily and said “Son, the papaya is starting to produce fruits”. I could not believe this because that would be a genetic change. So I went there and saw the papayas actually growing. And these were delicious papayas! We all enjoyed these fruits, a product of the Agnihotra ash. That to me is a great experience! It is practically a miracle of the Agnihotra ash and the Agnihotra fire. Editor's note: Genetic Mutation is a natural response from the Nature, not to be confused with Genetic Modification which is a very risky and dangerous man-made technology.
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Satsang JUlLLY & AUGUST, 2009 Vol. 37 no. 3 HOMA FARMING IN URUGUAY SUCCESS (Ttranslation from original Spanish) Honorato Garcia Palacios Hualtacoii, Tambogrande San Lorenzo, Piura, Peru (son of owner Benito Palermo Garcia) “With the application of homa therapy I see my plants are now more beautiful--all my plants and flowers, mangoes, lemons, avocados. They are beautiful as if we had applied manure, but we don’t give them anything but the treatment with homa therapy--that is agnihotra fire at sunrise and sunset and four hours daily of Om Tryambakam homa; full moon and new moon we do 24 hours of the Om Tryambakam fire. The whole family participates. “In the lemon trees I have not seen any problem, neither with the white Louse, nor with the “Acarus”. in the previous years we have had many problems. All the plants are being regularly fumigated with the agnihotra ash-water-solution.” ___________________________________________________________________________ Cashew Nut Free from Tea Mosquito 'Yadnyanagar' Homa Farm Ravindra Wadekar. Talwade, Rajapur, Dist; Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India Report from P.S. Kadam B.Sc. (Agri) Officer, Agricultural Dept, Pachal, Rajapur, Dist: Ratnagiri

I recently visited the Yadnyanagar Homa Farm of Shri Ravindra Wadekar in Talwade village. During the visit I inspected the Cashew Nut crop (which at the moment is in the flowering stage. Following are my observations:
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Cashew Nut crop in Yadnyanagar is totally free of the tea mosquito insect Normally this insect is found in every field of Cashew Nut To control this insect, normally the farmer has to spray two or three times with strong chemicals such as Cyphermethrin and Monocrotophos Even after spraying with these chemicals total control is never achieved Sd/-

Kadam P.S., B.Sc. (Agri) Agricultural Dept, Pachal. ___________________________________________________________________________

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Climate Engineering in Maharashtra, India - through Vedic Science Parola, District: Jalgaon Maharashtra, India In December, 2009 there was an unseasonal storm in the Dhule/Jalgaon region of North Maharashtra. 35,000 hectares of farmland were damaged. Hundreds of thousands of rupees of crop losses were reported by farmers in the area. In the municipality of Parola 49 villages were affected. In some places, 2 feet of ice were reported in the fields from the hail storm. The ice remained in some fields for 3 days after the storm. In Tapovan Homa farm, which is in the centre of the affected area, there was minimal damage to our crops. The only damage - banana leaves were split and one branch of one tree fell down. It was a young drumstick tree of a height of 12 feet and the tree recovered quickly. .

_________________________________________________________________________ HOMA Farming Technology controls Black Sigatoka Patrick Feijo, Ecuador BANANAS "We selected a hectare of bananas only to test HOMA Farming Technology and we are only fumigating the Agnihotra ash solution with the help of a water pump. In this sector we also apply the ash that is produced during the Tryambakam Homa. This has given us an excellent control of the Black Sigatoka. So much so that the people who do the technical checkups and the weekly plant analysis, who initially were full of disbelief and laughed at us and at what we were doing, took samples from the Homa plot and were astonished. The Homa area is a totally different color and
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presents less infection. We are very excited. We are considering now treating the whole farm with HOMA Therapy. We started the Homa farming project in the part of the farm where there was the poorest soil, but now there is clear evidence that this plot is much better than the rest. You can see from the plane that it is much greener." __________________________________________________________________________ Homa Therapy eradicates plague of Banana Mealy Bug Eng. Hernan Posas, Ecuador BANANA and a Biological Control Agent "I want to tell you that we had on our farm "Fuente de Alegria" (Source of Joy) a Banana Mealy Bug plague. This plague has caused us big problems, including rejection of containers in the United States. Our bananas went to Walmart, but Walmart rejected the containers due to the presence of the mealy bug, which is not acceptable for the United States market. This bug is an insect, a sucker living in the roots of the banana plants, but it also goes up into the fruit. Although it does not harm the bananas, it is very dangerous if it enters places where fruits are imported, because it is very harmful for citrus fruit, grapes and many plants growing in the USA and Europe. Consequently it is imperative that there are no insects on the bananas. This year, and we are thanking God and HOMA Therapy for this, an insect has appeared and is entering the banana plantation, only now since we started doing HOMA Therapy. Before, this insect was in the cocoa, but never came to the bananas. This insect is a biological control agent and has come to wipe out the mealy bug plague. We practice every day Agnihotra at sunrise or sunset, 8 hours of Tryambakam Homa and on new and full moon we do 24 hours of Tryambakam Homa."

_________________________________________________________________________ Maria Teresa Nuniez's HOMA Garden in Tenjo, Colombia "I would like to share an experience we had in the village of Tenjo, close to Bogota. There, we have a lot of different crops on our small farm. It is in our garden where we use all the techniques of Homa Therapy in the preparation of the land, in the irrigation, spraying Agnihotra ash water against bugs, etc., in short, all we can do with Homa Therapy.

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And the truth is that in this time of drought and water shortage there has been an incredible response from the Homa garden as well as from the herbs and fruit trees... they continue to resist like warriors of Light, giving delicious fruits and showing that Homa Therapy works! We do give all the Agnihotra ash which remains to the plants. Even though, we do Agnihotra only three times a week (nobody lives yet on the farm), these Homa fires are so generous!" _____________________________________________________________________________ Saving a Lemon Tree

Mrs Savita Joshi Islampur, Dist: Sangli Maharashtra, India

I heard about Agnihotra and its effects in a talk by Dr Pramod Basarkar from Dharwad Agricultural University, Karnataka. After hearing about it, I started to practice Agnihotra. But I didn't think more about the benefits that were told in the talk. Near to my house, there is a small garden which has a lemon tree and which is about ten years old. It gives good fruit. This year again there were a lot of flowers but during flowering the tree was attacked by an insect pest and it lost all its flowers. People gave various advice for chemical treatments. Then I remembered Dr Basarkar telling about the Agnihotra ash water solution. I decided to mix some Agnihotra ash in water and after letting this sit for 3 days, the Agnihotra ash water solution was ready for use. I sprayed the lemon tree only once with this solution. After 8 days, I checked the tree and found the insects had all disappeared and the tree had started to flower again. Thanks to Dr. Basarkar for his good advice about Agnihotra! ______________________________________________________________________________

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Eco-Homa Festival 2005 Satsang, MARCH & APRIL, 2005 VOL. 32 NO. 6 On February 19th, 2005, the "AGRO-ECOHOMA"Scientific Cultural Festival was held in the auditorium of the National Agrarian University La Molina in Lima, Peru. The lecturers were agricultural engineers, technicians, medical doctors and therapists who reported their surprising observations and achievements with the ancient SUPER TECHNOLOGY of HOMA THERAPY in the fields of AGRICULTURE and HUMAN HEALTH. The following are comments from several attendees: From Sonia Hunter Director of the Homa Center in Guayaquil: I traveled by bus from Guayaquil, Ecuador to Lima, Peru. It was a 24-hour wonderful and calm trip. I took a taxi from the terminal directly to the National Agrarian University of La Molina. It was my second visit to Lima and everything was perfect. I arrived exactly at the beginning of the event and could greet my dear and surprised friends Abel and Aleta, who had organized this scientific meeting and demonstration of Homa Therapy's different applications. I then relaxed in a comfortable armchair in first row of the main auditorium of the university and was ready to enjoy the event. I cannot express with words the emotion I felt upon seeing such important people from Peruvian society as the president of the National Agrarian University, Ing. Luis Maezono, opening the HOMA event, then hearing the observations of respected investigators such as the dean of the Veterinary School of the National Agrarian University of the Jungle (UNAS), Dr. Milthon Muñoz, and the former president of the Universidad Villareal, Dr. Luis Cotillo, whom I had desired to know. He is the Scientific Director of the Turiassu Clinic, where these Ayurvedic fires have been practiced for the last two years, because Dr. Cotillo is convinced of the importance of Agnihotra. Eng. Luis Tafur’s speech surprised the audience with new information and comparative observations between conventional and Homa agriculture in potato, mango and other fruit tree crops. It was a pleasure to see the detailed presentation of Business Administration professional Margi Arana with the comparative charts of conventional and organic Homa agriculture in cotton crops. She also presented some of the results and activities of the ecological Homa farm “Suyana Wasi”. Although I have practiced Homa fires for the last four years and have heard many experiences from so many people, I am still amazed by the profound effects and reach of these simple and powerful HOMA techniques. These events are really necessary and wonderful. I was able to participate in two major HOMA events in Piura, Peru and one in Guayaquil, Ecuador. I never get tired of listening to testimonies like that of the Lic. Garay and Lic. Gonzales about their daughter diagnosed with schizophrenia and mental retardation, who now, thanks to the Homa treatment, is almost a healthy girl and busy in a healthy person’s activities; or the testimony of Dr. Maria Gonez (Pediatrician) and her 2-yearold son, who had been on constant antibiotic treatment for several months due to an infection, who recovered within one week with Homa treatment and without any antibiotics at all. In short there are many testimonies and they are quite varied. I experience them on a daily basis as a Reiki therapist. I introduce 80% of my patients to Homa Therapy with excellent results. The Message of Master SHREE VASANT which Dr. Abel Hernandez read made us feel the Presence of the Master and the necessity of events like this and of taking action. May God bless Master VASANT so that He can continue guiding us. After the event I met some people and it was very easy to make friends with them. I was invited to visit the home of Ms. Blanca and her wonderful family. A cousin who practices these ayurvedic fires had invited her to the event. Ms. Blanca was so surprised to witness the testimonies from
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such different people-- from doctors with several degrees as well as simple farmers and their children--that she couldn’t stop commenting to her husband about the wonderful and almost magical things Homa Therapy does and encouraging him to use Homa Technology on their peach farm. I think that this event was very enriching, not only on the agricultural and medical, therapeutic levels, but also for all the people who attended. The many Agnihotra pyramid fires at sunset brought a lot of light and healing power to everyone. I hope that in Ecuador we can one day do something similar to this. I want to express my gratitude for this wonderful experience and for having once more been able to share this wonderful knowledge of HOMA with more people.

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Daily performance of Agnihotra at Homa Jaivik Farm

Visiting the Agnihotra Kuti (hut).

Dr. R.K. Pathak sent this information from India: "The four day training on various aspects of Homa Jaivik Krishi was organized at Manas Rural Development Farm at Sijiwali, Thane, Maharashtra, India by Manas Rural Development Institute from 10th to 13th November, 2110. All the participants were from India, except one from Malaysia. During the four-day training program, different aspects of Homa Jaivik Krishi were explained by Prof. R.K. Pathak and Dr. Kshirsagar. The training included daily performance of morning & evening Agnihotra, practice of mantras related to Homa Organic Farming, visit to the Homa Jaivik Farm of MANAS and arrangement of various production units. Emphasis was put on the practical preparation of bio enhancers and their use in agriculture i.e. seed treatment, arrangement of rows before seed sowing, preparation of Agnihotra enriched water solution, Biosol etc. Every evening after the Mantra class, video clips, prepared by Manas Rural Development Institute and Five Fold Path Mission, were shown. All the participants left satisfied with the knowledge, practical experience and literature provided during the training."

Arranging the rows and adding Agnihotra ash before sowing.

Practice of preparation of Agnihotra ash water solution.

Agnihotra in Jamaika SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER, 2003 VOL. 31 NO. 3 By Dimples Wooten

With the encouraging experience in Latin American countries, it was suggested that we visit farmers in Jamaica and talk to them about Homa Farming as the solution to Sigatoka Negra and
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other food crop diseases. With all enthusiasm in mind, it was not sure that fellow Jamaicans would be comfortable to listen & perform Homa Farming/Agnihotra, especially from point of view that “whom I imagined would think I had gone mad and were practicing some form of witchcraft/obeah”.

With Frank Nelson’s help I collected literature on Sigatoka Negra in Jamaica, Homa Farming and Agnihotra. We made tapes of Agnihotra mantras and made several video tapes of the HBO special on Homa Farming in Peru. Frank gave me several pyramids and books, and loaned me a GPS (Global Positioning System) instrument to determine sunrise/sunset for each different location. On July 24, we went to the farming area in St. Ann. Beautiful country, high in the hills. I met with my friend’s parents, whose father was a small farmer. They were quite receptive to the Homa Farming information. I learned that cabbage plants were being destroyed at a rapid rate by “worms”. They seemed to think these worms were different because of how quickly they could eat a cabbage plant. The chemical that was used to spray the plants was proving to be quite costly and not very effective in stopping the invasion of these worms. The cost of everything was an issue. The turnover of food crops, especially yams, was not fast enough to keep up with the daily expenses. In between the first and the second visit to the farm in the hills, I met and taught a man who called himself an herbalist and a counselor. I met with him on two occasions in two different locations: (a) his workplace and (b) his home, and obtained GPS readings for these locations and subsequently sunrise/sunset timesheets (from Frank) for him to continue doing Agnihotra. I left him all the tools and information he would need. His eagerness was overwhelming!!

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Annexure V Representative Research Cases Agnihotra & Microbes, A Laboratory Experience (Reprinted from Satsang Vol. 9, No. 20,) Dr. Arvind D. Mondkar M.Sc; Ph.D (Micro) 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. Microorganisms are ubiquitous in nature. There are mainly two types, namely nonpathogenic or saprophytic (harmless and not causing any disease) and pathogenic (disease producing). There are certain opportunistic pathogens which, given a chance, can produce disease in human beings. Thus the mere presence of these micro organisms in a definite strength in various media can produce contaminants. Micro organisms like Salmonellae, Shigella or Vibrios contaminate water, eatables, milk and milk products. When the contaminated eatables are consumed the individual suffers from typhoid, bacillary dysentery or cholera. Similarly, organisms like Staphylococci cause food poisoning by increasing toxins in food. This microorganism also causes wound infections with pus formation. Streptococci infect the respiratory tract after inhalation of the droplet nuclei on which they are settled. Hospital infections by Staphylococci and Pseudomonas are not uncommon. Recently, Pseudomonas aeruginosa has been reported to enter the space age. This microorganism was isolated from the lining of the fuel tank of a jet engine and was found to be responsible for the corrosion of the tank. It is stated that Agnihotra helps to undo the effects of pollution. In this respect it was decided to observe the last type of pollutant, i.e., microorganisms and the effect of Agnihotra on them. The present article restricts only to the effect of Agnihotra on microorganisms as observed in a microbiology laboratory. Agnihotra Effect on Bacterial Population A preliminary experiment was carried out to study the effect of Agnihotra on the bacterial population in a room where Agnihotra was performed. For this study, two rooms of equal dimensions (13¼’ x 8’ x 11’) were selected. In both rooms fire was prepared from dried cow dung cakes in copper pyramids and the basal reading of number of micro organisms in both the rooms was taken by exposing blood agar plates at four corners of the room for 10 minutes. This was done exactly half an hour before Agnihotra time. Agnihotra was performed exactly at sunset in one of the rooms. Bacterial counts were taken again in both the rooms in a similar manner at half hour intervals. Thus readings were taken in both the rooms up to two hours after performance of Agnihotra. It was quite interesting to note that microbial counts in the room where Agnihotra was performed were reduced by 91.4% whereas the room where only fire was generated did not show appreciable changes in the microbial counts. This leads one to think that it was the process of Agnihotra, which was responsible for the reduction of bacterial counts and not the mere presence of fire. Two other similar experiments revealed similar findings. The phenomenon could be explained by giving two reasons: - Agnihotra fumes are rich in formaldehyde and other substances, which have inhibitory effect on microorganisms. - A phenomenon like smog formation and its diffusion in the upper strata might be a likely postulation.

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In the regions of North and South poles, many times, carbon particles accumulate to form a layer called “smog”. When fire is lit the hot currents push the smog into the upper strata and it is diffused in such a way that the carbon particles are no longer harmful in the residual concentration. In the present study perhaps Agnihotra fumes might have dissociated the microorganisms in such a way that the residual population was no more harmful and was well within tolerable limit to human beings. Agnihotra Effects on Bioenergetics Systems of Individual Micro organisms This kindled our interest and it was decided to study the effect of Agnihotra on the bioenergetics systems of individual microorganisms. A strain of I isolated from a pus sample was selected for the study. The strain showed all the characteristics of a pathogen. It was isolated from a lesion, produced beta haemolyses on blood agar, showed a positive coagulase test and fermented mannitol with the production of acid. The strain was inoculated on a pair of blood agar plates, one of which was kept away from the Agnihotra atmosphere (control plate). The other one was exposed to Agnihotra fumes for five minutes and was allowed to remain in that atmosphere till next Agnihotra was performed (approximately 12 hours). Agnihotra is to be performed on the biorhythm of sunrise/sunset. Surprisingly, it was observed that the plate exposed to Agnihotra (test plate) showed a tremendous reduction in the zone of haemolysis as against a wide zone of haemolysis in the control plate. Organisms from both the plates were then subjected to coagulase test. The organisms from the test plate showed a negative coagulase test demonstrating their inability to produce coagulase. Finally, the organisms from both the plates were emulsified in one ml. of normal saline separately to give suspensions of equal strength. This was achieved by use of Brown’s opacity tube no. 3. The suspensions were then injected intradermally into the thighs of an albino mouse. The mouse was kept under observation for five days. It was very interesting to note that the suspension from the test plate failed to produce any lesion in the mouse whereas the suspension from the control plate produced typical abscess. These results suggest that Agnihotra played a pivotal role in controlling the metabolic activities of this microorganism. In this case, a pathogenic strain of Staphylococcus pyogenes showed characteristics of a non-pathogenic strain after exposure to Agnihotra atmosphere. This was just an observation and triggered quite a number of questions in the mind: - Is this effect phenotypic or genotypic? - Is it necessary to expose the strain for a prolonged time interval or will a short exposure cause a similar effect? - Will the progeny of these microorganisms behave in a similar manner? - Does the small or micro dose of substances released from Agnihotra process boost the immunity mechanism of the patient to get rid of the infection or does the infecting agent lose its virulence? Perhaps both the effects go hand in hand. Answers to these questions are still beyond sight and show a need for further experimentation in this field. Therapeutic Effect of Agnihotra Ash An attempt was then made to study the therapeutic use of Agnihotra ash against scabies in rabbits. Rabbits are quite often infected with scabies—marked by snow-white crust formations on their nose, ear margins and skin. The infection then becomes systemic and the animal dies. Normally this sort of scabies is cured by daily application of benzyl benzoate and salicylic acid for about 6 to 8 days, depending upon the severity of the infection. In one study, Agnihotra ash was homogenized with an equal volume of cow’s ghee (clarified unsalted butter) and applied over the infected area above the nostrils of a rabbit. Agnihotra ash worked extremely well and the crust was detached on the third day of application—and that too with a single application. With benzyl benzoate and salicylic acid, it took five days for

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the crust to detach itself from the control rabbit. Another notable advantage of this was that the preparation was not irritating like benzyl benzoate or salicylic acid. The rabbits always lick that application because of irritation and the young ones die of poisoning. This risk could be avoided with Agnihotra ash. These results promise a solution to microbial pollution by the performance of Agnihotra and ingestion of Agnihotra ash medicines.

Agricultural Experience with Vanilla Plants Abhay Mutalikdesai, Karnataka, India Nature is a silent performer and I was anxious to see her work. Since hundreds of farmers are closely observing our Homa Therapy work at Sutagatti, I was slightly under tension. Our faith and devotion has started working in this after three months of regular Homa. The single infected banana plant has gotten the first healthy leaf. The shoot appears disease-free. I will soon send the earlier and later photograph. I am also very happy to inform that the first vanilla produce for the year 1999-2000 is of excellent quality. The vanilla bean curing process (three months) was started along with Homa Therapy. The cured vanilla beans were tested at Spice Board testing laboratory in Cochin. The following are the results: Year 1998 1999 2000 Place Ernanakulam (Kerala) Myladumpara (Kerala) Sutagatti (Karnataka) Vanillin% by weight 2.56 2.71 2.91

The above results have given immense joy to all of us, including our fellow organic farmers who had participated in our Homa Therapy. Now a person with deep knowledge about farm seeds has approached us. He is ready to offer voluntary services in developing a seed bank, seed plots and demonstration plots for fellow farmers in our area. In this month we had three heavy rains at Sutagatti. First occasion was when I was performing Om Tryambakam Homa. The other two rains came during evening Agnihotra. However, the first occasion was special. It rained only over Parashanatti and Sutagatti. This rain was very essential to us because the electricity transmission transformer was burnt and we had no power for fifteen days. Our mud barrage built across River Ghataprabha remains now full; otherwise, it dried up by middle of May. Availability of abundant water for farming during summer has happened, after many, many years. My workers, their children and neighbours are very much influenced by Homa Therapy. Two of my workers who were alcoholic and non-vegetarians have stopped consuming since last two months. One of them is doing regular Om Tryambakam Homa and Agnihotra during our absence. All these positive things are due to Yajnya.

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Agnihotra and Grapes Dr. B. G. Bhujbal, Research Officer Maharashtra State Grape Growers' Association, Poona, India (Ref. Satsang Vol. 8, No. 17, 1981) Grapes are a difficult crop to grow under Maharashtra's climatic conditions and also equally difficult to study. I have been associated with research work on grapes while studying for my M.Sc. degree at the University of Poona, India since 1967. Various problems faced by the workers since then were finally put before the research workers at the Agricultural College, Poona. Hybridization work with grapes had already commenced before my association with this work. I have been observing the results of that work. It was reported that the germination of hybrid grape seeds had been very late and low. When I conducted hundreds of crosses at the Ganeshkhind Fruit Experimental Station, Poona-7 and sowed the seeds after treatment by advanced techniques which included hormones, scarification, stratification etc., the results were discouraging. The germination percentage was very low, i.e. below 20 % and some of the seeds even took 300 days for germination. Meanwhile I came to learn of Agnihotra and Homa Therapy farming and thought why not have a trial of this therapy in grape research. There was a solar eclipse on 16th of February 1980. I had also read previously that the no-moon day was the best day for seed treatment and sowing. With this background and not to miss the opportunity I collected seeds of the Anab-e-shahi, Pandhari Sahebi and Kali Sahebi varieties, local vinifera varieties, as well as some crossed seeds which were collected using the Thompson seedless variety as a male parent to make the cross. In order to conduct the experiment properly, I applied for leave on 20th of February 1980 in time for the treatment to commence on 16th of February, 1980. Some unrooted cuttings of local grape varieties were also collected for additional treatments. Experimental Plot All the seeds and the unrooted cuttings were kept in an environment open to Agnihotra fumes. As far as mantras were concerned, I began with the "Tryambakam" Mantra and Homa continued for 2 hours, after which the samples were treated with Agnihotra ash and then put into pots ready for planting. An untreated lot of samples served as a control. Observations It was indeed a surprise not only to me and my wife but also to friends who had been laughing at my experiments to observe the first seedlings sprouting on the 21st day of sowing. Some of the recorded observations are given in a table below. The second experiment concerned making raisins. At present, raisin-making is not carried out in Maharashtra except on an experimental basis using the dehydration and sun-drying methods. I collected a few bunches of grapes from growers and hung them in the environment where I was performing Agnihotra. Similar clusters were kept with the growers for making raisins using their own method of sun-drying. After 21 days the drying was almost complete, and after 35 days I collected the clusters and tested them. The raisins were very good in appearance and taste. Special interest rallied around the evidence that the raisins prepared from the Anabe-shahi variety and having low TSS contact were also good. Equally good results were obtained by the Thompson seedless variety growing in the Agnihotra environment as compared to those varieties generally available in the market. Another experiment was performed in a grower's field. Mr. Pundlik Khode, a small farmer from the village of Pimpalgaon-Baswant, Nasik District had been much worried about his crop and was doubtful regarding repayment of his bank loan obtained for the vineyard.

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Agnihotra was done regularly and Agnihotra ash was applied to his vines. The observations which were recorded at harvest time proved very good. The grower, Mr. Khode, had never believed in such a possibility until he saw the actual results. The individual berry as well as the cluster was superior in colour, taste, sweetness and weight. About 150 observers said that the crop was the best in that locality. REGULAR FERTIZING ONLY PRACTICE AGNIHOTRA More than 6 months 21 to 28 days Seed germination required for germination required Rooting of cutting 80 % rooting 100 % rooting Bunch Av. bunch wt. Av. bunch wt. 0.45 Kg. development 0.45 Kg. Disease More disease No disease Colour Green yellow Golden yellow Quality TSS 22 % TSS 24 % Loss of harvest About 30 % loss No loss EFFECTS REGULAR PRACTICE AND AGNIHOTRA *** 100 % rooting Av. bunch wt. 0.525 Kg. Less disease Pale yellow TSS 23 % 10 % loss

Effect of Agnihotra on Grapes The above experiment was conducted in the vineyard of Mr. Pundlik Khode on Thompson seedless grapes at Pimpalgaon Baswant, Nasik, during the year 1979-80. 1. Agnihotra was performed by Dr. B. G, Bhujbal, Asst. Horticulturist, M, Phule Agricultural University. 2. Other Homas were performed by Mr. Ranade, Manager, State Bank of India. 3. Regular operations were carried out by Mr. Pundlik Khode, owner of the vineyard. Mr. Khode was very happy with the Agnihotra results. Agnihotra was also performed for raisin-making. This was done in March 1980. Clusters were hung from the roof, and under the clusters Agnihotra was performed regularly, twice daily. In 21 days the grapes dried under room conditions and the quality of the grape raisins was excellent. The variety used was Thompson seedless.

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Effect of Agnihotra on the germination of rice seeds
Heisnam Jina Devi, N V C Swamy* and H R Nagendra
Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation, Bangalore 560 019 Received 1 January 2004; revised 15 March 2004 Vedic ritualistic sacrifices have been in vogue in India since time immemorial. Recently they have become very popular around the globe because of their therapeutic values. An important component of these sacrifices are the mantras, which are sound forms reputed to contain mystic energy. The most common sacrifice still being practiced in India is the Agnihotra, which involves ritual offerings to the fire at sunrise and sunset to the accompaniment of specific mantras. This practice was revived in Akkalkot, Maharashtra, and is being popularized throughout the country. In the current investigation, rice seeds were germinated in four rooms in petridishes for a period of 15 days. One room was used as the control with germination under normal conditions. A fire was lit in a second room for a specified period at sunrise and sunset. In a third room, Agnihotra mantras were chanted at the same time of the day, but no fire was lit. The last room was the experimental room, in which the full Agnihotra ritual, with fire and mantra, was conducted at sunrise and sunset. Three sets of data were collected for three seasons, autumn, winter and summer for a period of 15 days each. Four parameters, viz. Root length, shoot length, fresh weight and dry weight were measured. An analysis of the data showed that the Agnihotra sacrifice with mantra was overwhelmingly more effective in the germination process than the other three cases. Statistical analysis of the data using the standard SPSS package corroborated this conclusion. Keywords: Agnihotra mantra, Germination, Rice seedlings, Vedas. IPC Int. Cl.7 : A01C1/02.

Agnihotra is a form of Homa or sacrifice, which finds mention in the Vedic literature. It is the truncated version of an important sacrifice known as Darsapurnamasa Isti, which is referred to in the Srauta Sutras of Baudhayana, Apastamba and Asvalayana. The word Homa is collectively used to denote Vedic techniques, which are employed for the purification of the atmosphere. In ancient
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Vedic culture, it was used in various areas such as Bioenergetics, Psychotherapy, Medicine, Agriculture, and Climate Technology, etc. Efficacy of mantras and Agnihotra on mind and body1, smack addicts2, scabies in animals3, microbial content of the atmosphere4, skin wounds5, and radio activity in the atmosphere6 have been reported. Agnihotra ash is the ash obtained after the sacrificial offering. The materials used in Agnihotra are as follows:

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Yajna trees (twigs) Vata (Ficus bengalensis) Audumbara (Ficus glomerata) Palaash (Butea frondosa) Peepal (Ficus religiosa) Bel (Aegle marmelos) Cow dung cakes, 2 drops of cow’s ghee smeared to the pinches of rice and offered. A mantra is a sound form, which has been used for spiritual practices in almost all religions of the world since time immemorial. In Vedic culture, mantras were usually associated with sacrificial rites. Even today one can witness various types of Vedic sacrifices in India, performed to the accompaniment of mantras. More details about mantras and sacrifices are available in Jina Devi7. The Agnihotra mantra is recited by a large number of people in India. When the sun is just rising, pulsations of all life forms are intensified. The reverse phenomenon occurs at sunset. It is at these times that the Agnihotra mantra is chanted, accompanied by oblations poured into a fire. Vedic people believed that the Agnihotra mantra with certain mystical properties helps in capturing of cosmic energy. The combustion products released into the atmosphere during the pouring of the oblations help in cleaning the atmosphere and removal of many pollutants. These ideas found wider acceptance among the ancient people of India, and many other ancient cultures of the world. Of late, there has been a revival of these ideas not only in India, but also around the world. A search conducted by

us on the Internet revealed that as many as 11 countries around the world have taken to this practice, some of them being Germany, USA, China, Japan, UK, etc. Reports from these countries talk of Agnihotra ash being used along with conventional organic manure in fields to improve the quality and quantity of agricultural yield. There are also reports of Agnihotra ash being used for medicinal purposes. These reports talk of the significant improvements brought about by Agnihotra, but none gives detail of any systematic controlled studies conducted to substantiate these claims. The most systematic use of Agnihotra was reported in India for the first time by the Institute of Vedic Studies at Akkalkot, Maharashtra. It is said that the famous Hathayogi, Gorakhnath had practiced Agnihotra in a place called Siva Kshetra, now called Tapovan, near Akkalkot. This practice, which had fallen into disuse, was recently revived by Sadguru Sri Gajanan Maharaj (1918 - 1987)8-10. Another systematic study of the impact of Agnihotra on crop production was conducted on wheat, according to three systems of farming ─ Homa Farming System (HFS), Usual Farming System (UFS) and Natural Farming System (NFS), the last being the control11. A brief description of the methodology is given below. In the Homa Farming System, wheat seeds (variety K816) were treated with a solution made from cow-dung, cow urine and Agnihotra ash. Four cemented pots were filled with soil mixed with Agnihotra ash. No fertilizers were added. Agnihotra was practiced during sunrise and

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sunset. Every seventh day a mixture of Agnihotra ash and homa ash was sprayed on the plants. In the Usual Farming System, ordinary ash replaced Agnihotra ash. The soil in the pots contained standard doses of NPK fertilizers and the procedure was the same as described earlier. In the case of control, (Normal Farming System), the procedure was the same as in the previous case, except that no fertilizers were used. The parameters observed were percentage of germination, period of maturity, plant height, number of tillers and grain yield per plant. HFS showed a faster rate of germination than the other two cases. The plants raised had a greater height, a larger number of tillers per plant, a better vigor and the highest grain yield per plant as compared to the other two cases. The same kind of results were obtained in the case of mustard and vegetables. A study was also undertaken to record the effect of Agnihotra on the germination of rice seeds12. The study consisted of reciting Agnihotra mantra at sunrise and sunset in a room in which a fire was lit and offerings were made. The room contained 15 petridishes, each containing 25 rice seeds, placed on Whatman filter paper moistened by distilled water. Two other rooms were used as control, one with fire only and the other without fire or chanting. Data were taken every day by measuring root length, shoot length, fresh weight and dry weight of seedlings from one petridish from three rooms. The measurements of 25 seedlings were averaged for each day. The experiment lasted for 15

days. The root length, shoot length and fresh weight were noticeably higher in the case of Agnihotra than in the other two cases. The dry weight, however, was the same in all situations13. Material and Methods The materials used for the present experiments consisted of the following: (a) A pyramid shaped copper pot, 14.5 cm x 14.5 cm at the top, 5.25 cm x 5.25 cm at the bottom and 6.5 cm in height. (b) Dry twigs and cow dung as mentioned earlier. The experiments were conducted in four rooms identical in all respects. One room was used as a control room, in which seed germination took place in a natural way without the use of Agnihotra mantra or the sacrificial fire. In the second room, the sacrificial fire was lit exactly at sunrise and sunset, but no mantras were chanted. In the third room, only the mantras were chanted at the appropriate time, but no fire was lit. The fourth was the experimental room, in which the sacrificial fire was lit at the appropriate time of sunrise and sunset. The following mantras were chanted once, and the whole process took about 10 minutes. Sunrise: Om Suryaya Swaha, Suryaya idam na mama; Om Prajapataye Swaha, Prajapataya idam na mama. (Our salutations to the Sun and the Creator; these offerings belong to them and not to me)

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Sunset: Om Agnaye Swaha, Agnaya idam na mama; Om Prajapataye Swaha, Prajapataya idam na mama. (Our salutations to the Fire and the Creator; these offerings belong to them and not to me) Data of the first room served as the control, while those of the last room were the experimental data for analysis. The data from the second and the third rooms were helpful in separating the influences of the sacrificial fire and the mantra. In each room 15 petridishes of 6 cm diameter were kept with Whatman’s filter paper wetted with distilled water. At the start of the experiment, 15 uniform rice grains of variety IR 20, procured from the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, were placed in each of the petridishes. Distilled water was added to each petridish and readings were taken at the interval of 24 hours till the fifteenth day. Every morning, one dish at random was picked from each of the four rooms, for measuring shoot length, root length, fresh weight and dry weight. The experiments were conducted in three stages. The first set of data (set 1) was collected in the month of October, corresponding to the autumn season. The second set (set 2) was collected during the month of December and the succeeding January. The last set (set 3) was collected during April and May, corresponding to the summer season. Results The four parameters investigated were shoot length, root length, fresh weight and dry weight. The data were taken under four different conditions: Agnihotra fire

with mantra (A), only fire (F), only chanting (C) and no fire and no chanting (N), the last one serving as control. These data have been studied not only season-wise, but also in totality to eliminate seasonal variations. In Karnataka, where these experiments were conducted, the season for sowing is usually in summer and crops like rice are reaped in winter. The rate of growth of the seedlings in the summer and autumn seasons was found to be marginally influenced by Agnihotra. But the data for the winter season showed something interesting. The control showed hardly any growth of the seedlings. The data for only fire and only chanting showed marginal increases in the rate of germination. However, the data for both fire and chanting revealed a remarkable increase in the rate of growth of the rice seedlings, thus indicating that even in circumstances in which growth of rice seedlings is inhibited, the practice of the Agnihotra sacrifice with mantra recitation has a remarkable influence on the rate of growth of the seedlings. The length of the root showed a predominantly high rate of growth as compared to the others. There was not much variation between the data for the control and those for only chanting (C). However, the data for only fire (F) showed a marginal increase (Fig. 1). This could be due to the marginal increase in the temperature of the ambience. Increase in temperature was of the order of 2 or 3 degrees Celsius. It is quite well known that a warm environment accelerates the growth rate of plants. Even though the temperature rise here is not of that order, it still seems to be

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adequate to influence the growth rate. Combined with Agniho tra mantra chanting this effect increased several fold. This indicates that the effects of mantra chanting and fire are not merely additive but interactive. Their combined effect is far more than a simple addition of their individual effects. For fresh weight, the trend was the same as in the previous cases, except for one anomalous value on the 12th day. Agnihotra fire and chanting showed a predominantly better performance than the cases with only fire, only chanting or with neither (Fig. 3). The dry weight is measured after the seedlings are heated for a certain fixed period of time and at a fixed temperature (Fig. 4). This has the effect of removing the moisture content in the seedlings. This figure shows the same trend for all the four situations, indicating that the effect of Agnihotra, of chanting or of fire is basically to increase the moisture absorption of the seedlings. The decrease in dry weight over the 15 days showed the same trend for all the four cases as observed in earlier experiment6. The data for all the three sets were subjected to statistical analysis, following the standard SPSS package. The analysis was done for the combined data for all the sets put together and then for the data of each individual set. For all cases, ANOVA and Post-hoc tests were done. The analysis showed that in the case of all data put together, which evens out seasonal variations, the shoot length and fresh weight showed a significant influence of Agnihotra on the germination as compared to the individual situations. However, for

the root length, the significance was a little less. Data for sets 1 and 2 showed greater significant effect of Agnihotra compared to set 3, based upon Post-hoc tests, as well as multiple comparisons. In set 1, the significance was higher only for shoot length and fresh weight and not for root length. The data for dry weight did not show any significance for any set for the reasons given above. The data for set 2, however, showed significance for root length, shoot length and fresh weight. Data for set 2 showed the greatest significance compared to the data of the other two sets. Discussion There are several likely reasons for the beneficial influence of Agnihotra. It is known from ancient texts that the materials used in Agnihotra sacrifice contain certain chemicals, which are released to the atmosphere during combustion. This has the effect of purifying the environment by eliminating harmful pollutants. It is seen from our experiments that Agnihotra influences seed germination from the very first day itself. Germination involves a series of steps prior to the emergence of the radicle from the seed coat. The seed appears to rely on carbohydrates as the respiratory substrate. Respiration increases almost immediately upon imbibition and continues to increase with the growth of the seed. It is very likely that the Agnihotra-treated seeds have a higher rate of increase of respiration. Except dry weight, all other parameters i.e., fresh weight, root length and shoot

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length were significantly influenced by Agnihotra sacrifice during the germination process. In some cases, the influence was predominant; in some it was noticeable and in some others it was only marginal. The analysis reveals that: The most noticeable effect of Agnihotra is observed in set 2, which refers to winter. 2 The least significant effect is observed in set 3, which refers to summer. 3 The data for autumn in set 1 lie between those of set 2 and set 3, so far as significance is concerned. 4 The combined data for all the sets show a predominant influence of Agnihotra on fresh weight and shoot length. As mentioned above, the sowing season in Karnataka, where the experiments were conducted, is usually the summer season and winter is the reaping season. There is hardly any sowing done of rice in winter. By autumn, the crops are well developing and do not need much water. The data for set 3 taken for summer indicate only marginal variations among the four situations, with Agnihotra indicating a marginally higher value. But in set 2, referring to winter, the data for Agnihotra showed a predominantly higher influence. Visual observation of the seedlings showed stunted growth in the control, with only marginally higher values in the other two situations, as winter is not a conducive time for the germination of rice seeds. However, the predominantly higher values for the case of Agnihotra, confirmed by visual observations
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TAPOVAN-Observations on the Effect of Agnihotra and Homa Therapy in Recovery of a Severely Degraded Soil In March 1997 I took up the position of manager in residence of Tapovan, the Homa Farm near Shivadham in Maharashtra State on the central plains of India. Previously, several other Agnihotris had at one time or another, for varying periods, been instrumental in maintaining Agnihotra and Homas and developing the gardens here, notably Roland & Karin Heschl, John Tylka (Siddha) and Thomas Habianitsch. However, each time after their periods of tenure the farm again reverted to the control of the local farmers who were totally committed to the use of agrochemical technology. On my arrival in Tapovan, I was naive and ignorant enough to believe that everything beneath the surface of the land was as ‘rosy’ as it appeared above the surface. Now, looking back after my stay of 2.5 years, I can tell a totally different story. Only now am I coming to realize the extent of the environmental catastrophe which has occurred on this farm and on all the other farms in this area. The climate in this area is extreme, characterized by three seasons - cool/dry (1 month), hot/dry (7 months) and monsoon rain (4 months). During the dry season we effectively have 8 months of drought conditions with temperatures sometimes reaching 50°C in the hottest part of the year. This leads to the opening up of huge cracks in the extremely clayey soil. Here in India, as in many developing countries, farmers have been lured by the promise of big financial returns into the cash-crop culture with its attendant ancillaries of so-called ‘improved’ and hybrid seed varieties and the dependence on agrochemical products. The main cash-crop grown in this area is cotton which, from my observations, when grown as a monoculture, would have to be one of the most environmentally devastating crops that it is possible to grow. Large areas are also cropped with fodder crops, mainly millet for the large cattle population. Wheat is grown as the main cool season crop and to a lesser extent pulses and chilies, sugar cane and bananas. Because of the huge proportion of land area under cultivation in India, vast tracts including our area have been deforested and have remained that way for many centuries now. This, coupled with extensive and intensive cultivation and soil compaction by cattle and more recently machinery, has led to a situation which closely resembles SOIL COLLAPSE, described in detail by Bill Mollison in his definitive text, Permaculture - A Designers’ Manual (p. 403). All the symptoms of soil collapse were present at Tapovan when I first arrived but I didn’t have the requisite knowledge to read the signs; high salinity, topsoil layer reduced to less than ten centimeters (four inches) in parts (the fine silt being deposited as far as six kilometers away in the local town, which becomes a dust bowl in the dry season), the fine clay soil develops huge cracks in summer and in the wet season the surface is sealed like cement allowing minimal water absorption, the subsoil becoming an impervious waterrepellant block of rock. This leads to a situation of major waterlogging and flooding when the rains come. Being under the mistaken belief that farming was as simple as putting the seed in the ground and watching the plant grow, I was puzzled in the first year when so much of what I planted struggled to grow. Many seeds had lower germination rates than normal and many plants developed only very slowly and didn’t reach the mature size of plants in surrounding farms which were fed a diet of agrochemical fertilizers. I guess I was expecting instant results from my first attempts using Homa farming techniques here. Looking back now, I am amazed that anything grew at all, given the seriously degraded state of the soil here. For many years the soil of this farm has provided the nutrients for 1

successive cotton crops. Cotton is one of the heaviest feeders of all crops and with each succeeding year the residual nutrient level which is the fertility of the soil has gradually declined as more nutrients were being extracted by the cotton than were being replaced by the farmers in the form of biological waste. This has led to a situation in this area where all soil is seriously deficient in the major and minor nutrients. The modern agriculturalist views the soil as simply a medium of structural support for the plant and believes that all nutrients can be provided from external sources. No consideration is given to the health of the soil itself or of its microorganisms. The farmers of this area are no different in this respect and consequently they have allowed the nutrient quota in the soil to deplete to negligible levels. This problem has compounded and exacerbated the soil collapse problem. So Tapovan has actually provided us with a perfect example of severely degraded and damaged land on which to demonstrate the power of the Homa farming techniques. The beauty of the Homa farming system is that none of this very technical knowledge is necessary. By simply starting the simple practices of the system, improvements occur immediately, even without our awareness. Apart from the first year when I was very disappointed with the ‘poor’ result instead of being amazed at the miracle which had occurred (that some things actually grew), several other amazing things have happened which have left the local farmers scratching their heads in disbelief. In that first year I grew several crops without any fertilizer whatsoever, chemical or organic, in soils which were to all intents and purposes completely dead. Looking back now I can only attribute this to the miracle produced by Agnihotra and Homa Therapy. In the second year and again this year another miracle occurred, this time with our cotton crop. We have had virtually no loss of yield due to insect damage, whereas the surrounding farmers who are using costly insecticides have suffered up to seventy percent loss. We use only Agnihotra ash water mixed with cow’s urine and extract from leaves of the Neem tree. The common belief is that it is not possible to grow cotton successfully without the use of strong insecticides. This year the only insects to be found on our cotton were identified by the local farmers as friendly, although nowhere to be seen on the surrounding farms due to the indiscriminate effect of insecticides. As with cotton, none of our other standing crops have shown any loss of yield due to insect damage. This includes wheat, millet and pulses - pigeon pea, cow pea, green gram (mung beans), black gram and chick pea. This year we have also seen a dramatic improvement in soil fertility which has resulted in a very obvious increase in the size of our cotton bushes and quantity of cotton bolls per bush and hence cotton yield has increased significantly. Just recently we received a delivery of one hundred papaya saplings from another farmer who had decided not to persevere with them this year. They were six weeks old but very advanced due to being fed chemical fertilizer. Also we struggled to put them into the ground in their new home as quickly as possible in a dry period of about five days using compost and Agnihotra ash. Despite the several factors which mitigated against a successful transplanting operation we have had a 75 percent survival rate which I would attribute completely to the power of the Agnihotra ash. An interesting phenomenon has occurred with our young mango trees. These trees were first planted here in Tapovan in 1994. This year they have started bearing fruit. But some are still bearing fruit well past the end of the mango season three months ago. This apparent miracle actually echoes the words of Vasant: "Some fruits begin to increase their reproductive cycle if Agnihotra is performed in proximity to where they are grown." Another fantastic thing which has happened concerns the taste of the fruit and vegetables. Previously I have noticed the wonderful flavours and taste produced by fruit, vegetables and herbs on our Homa farm in Australia. But this year I have observed the same here in 2

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On Himachal Day the 15th April 2006 Homa Therapy Farming program was begun with the first sunrise Agnihotra Homa through the Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor Dr. D.S. Rathore. On that occasion the exact location of the resonance hut as well the four resonance pillars were selected using the topographic map of the university and GPS device. On 5th June the resonance hut was inaugurated with sunset Agnihotra Homa, again through the Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor Dr. D.S. Rathore. A team of twenty top scientists have dedicated themselves to study organic farming techniques under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Atul, of which Agnihotra Homa Therapy technique is the most exciting method. On 7th June the four hour continuous Om Tryambakam Homa was started near the entrance to the organic farm. Since the first day, also the people living adjoining to the university have been attracted to the Homas. Te university will work on different fields of experimentation, such as Soil Study, Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Tea Husbandry and Technology, Agricultural Economics, Agro Forestry and Environment, Entomology, Animal Science, Livestock Production, Residual Chemistry, Vegetable Science, Food Science and Nutrition, Horticulture etc. This research program is the first of its kind where more then 20 scientists work together to study the effect of Homa Therapy, a science of medicine, agriculture and weather engineering as given through the Vedas. The time period for the research has been estimated three years. We will frequently visit the farm. We are very happy that science has taken up the investigation into this ancient knowledge and hope they will enlighten us to grow plentiful healthy vegetables, pulses and crops to maintain food security for the world.

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Resonance Point at University of Agricultural Sciences in Dharwad, India. Anne Godfrey Fivefold Path Mission in India was invited by University of Agricultural Sciences in Dharwad, Karnataka, to establish a Resonance Point on one hundred acres of land which has been set aside by the university for research on Homa therapy. In late September I accompanied Karin Heschl and Abhay Mutalik Desai to Dharwad to establish the resonance point there. A video was made to cover the proceedings. Three directors of the university were present among the thirty or so people who attended. Dr. S. Lingappa (Director of Research), Professor P. W. Basarkar, (head of the Dept. of Biochemistry) and Professor S.J. Honnannavor (the deputy Research Director), also a pranic healer, were present. Dr. Lingappa is in charge of the Homa Organic farming project. A young boy, Jagdish, from the group Kriyasheela Geleyaru which does social work with tribal people in the nearby area, was also present. This boy took up Agnihotra immediately. He has been given the task by Dr. Basarkar to do a study on the effects and results of Agnihotra. Mr G. R. Odugoudar, Chairman of FDC and member of BOR, made the connection with the university possible and easy for us. He was most enthusiastic with the whole event, as were all the others. It went very well. The pranic healer, Professor Honnannavor, commented on the change in the energy field in the Agnihotra hut after the Homas were done. He said the energy before the Homas were done measured three feet from the earth, whereas after the Homas were done, a complete change in the nature of the energy was felt. The energy was strong but extremely refined and it extended to an area he could not measure, as it expanded so much. We have asked him to write a report in his own words.

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Homa Organic Farming Presentation to the Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth College of Agriculture in Pune, India

Bruce Johnson, India A group of Homa Therapy teachers was invited to give a talk on Homa Organic Farming to the Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, College of Agriculture in Pune. This is the oldest agricultural college in India, dating back to 1907. The invitation was given by Dr. S. M. Jawale, Professor of Agronomics under the auspices of the Associate Dean of the college, Dr. Sale. Abhay Paranjpe (from Dhule in Maharashtra) arranged for short talks by Karin Heschl (from Indore in Madhya Pradesh), Bruce Johnson (from Tapovan in Maharashtra) and Abhay Mutalik Desai (from Belgaum in Karnataka) as well as Dr. Mulay. The talks were well received, especially that of Abhay Desai who described how he first came into agriculture, then turned to organic farming and finally was able to speak from his practical experience as a Homa Organic farmer. Karin spoke about the importance of adopting Homa Organic Farming in a big way to counteract the effects of pollution and also to improve the quantity and quality of the harvest at a fraction the cost of conventional farming methods. Bruce gave a slideshow presentation of some results of Homa Organic Farming in the Peruvian Amazon and various states in India. The session was mainly attended by students of the college and several professors were also there. After the talk there was a lively question and answer session led by Dr. Mulay.

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Homa Farming Reports Reports Published in “Satsang” Homa Health Newsletter, Fivefold Path Inc. 278 N. White Oak Dr. Madison, Virginia 22727 U.S.A. Website: http://www.agnihotra.org Email: info@agnihotra.org Homa Health Newsletter, www.terapiahoma.com/ , www.homa1.com/, www.homatherapy.info/ ___________________________________________________________________ Satsang January & February, 2004 Carob with HOMA THERAPY  Permanent productive cycle. Flowering, fruition and harvest continue even out of season. (The production is usually in the months of January and February.)  Fruits having reached their physiologic maturity are large and wellformed.  Sugar content is very high and fruits are tasty.  The trees are free of plagues and diseases.  In spite of the summer heat, the carob trees are lush green. (The plants have a pale, yellowish foliage during the summer time.) Observations By: Engineers Luis Tafur and Jorge Hildalgo Valdiviezo, Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Peru, Promotion of Fruit Cultivation. Rice with HOMA THERAPY Rice plantation, variety “CAPIRONA” one month after planting:    Completely free of plagues and diseases with lots and green foliage This rice was planted on extremely poisoned soil, due to the aerial fumigations with strong chemicals to eradicate coca plants. Production: 2,700 kg per hectare in 3 months. vol. 31 no. 5

With conventional agriculture, nothing grows in this soil. Observations By: Ing. Jose A. Muñoz Cardenas, Jefe zonal Leoncio Prado - Padre Abad Ministry of the Presidency of the Republic of Peru ________________________________________________________________________

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Homa Therapy Progress in Venezuela

A healthy cacao criolle plant full of fruit, from a farm in Rio Frio, Merida, Venezuela. The photo was taken two months after Homa Therapy work began there.

Shree Vasant, Irma Garcia and Juan Rodrigues arrived in Venezuela from Peru. The Great Universal Fraternity (GFU) offered us accommodations in their ashram in Sta. Cruz de Mora, near El Vigia in Merida. Since Shree Vasant’s arrival there have
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been showers of Grace. May 17th was Shree Gajanan’s birthday. That night we did a Vyahruti Homa, chanted the OM SHREE mantra, performed OM TRYAMBAKAM Homa and sang.
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John, the young man who works and lives at the ashram, told us that everything he cultivated there, such as corn and beans, could not grow because it got diseased, starting from the roots and drying up the leaves, not letting the produce grow. The orange and tangerine trees get black on the outside. John eagerly learned how to do the Homas, and said, “Homa Therapy is definitely the basis of all the teachings.” This was the first time he had heard about Homa Therapy. Mary Fuentes, Juan’s mother from La Guiara, has been enthusiastically teaching all the Homas here. She chants mantras while drying large quantities of cowdung. The mantras make the fires more powerful. I went to set up a resonance point at a farm in Valera, in Trujillo state. There the main crops are coles, onions, corn, peaches and ficus trees. They all have plagues and the fruit trees are all diseased; many of them have died. The whole family who lives there learned Agnihotra and Om Tryambakam Homa. When the Purusha Suktam Homa was done for the inauguration of the Agnihotra hut, one of the eldest brothers said, “The Indians have awakened from their graves with these mantras and fire. Their presence is here with us.” This used to be the land of ancient Indians who planted here all the time. In less than a month they have been healing their cows with Agnihotra ash. They are also using the ash to make seed beds. We started working on a cacao farm in Rio Frio, in Merida state, which exports cacao to France. the cacao plants were infested by a disease called Monilia and also Phytophtora, terrible fungi that directly affect the fruit. On the outside the shell becomes black and inside the seeds rot. This, of course, affects the production. A resonance point was established here and in two months the plants grew new green leaves. In four months you could see a substantial reduction of the disease. Also, it was surprising to see the personnel who work there change their attitudes. One of the technicians would arrive in the mornings dancing and singing mantras! He said there had been more peace and harmony since the Homas have been done there. The workers in the fields saw how the plants were getting beautiful and were healing without the use of chemicals in the forty hectares. Besides being at the cacao farm, I have been giving “Yoga and Meditation for Children” workshops at the Arco Iris Foundation in El Vigia. It is a place where they work with crystals, homeopathy and of course Homas. They have felt a big difference since Homa Therapy arrived there. Giving the children’s workshops fills me up with so much joy! I felt the Grace all the time. On Sundays I worked with a group of children who usually spent their time on the streets. Most of these children come from very poor families. We have shared experiences and songs based on the Fivefold Path. The children did Tapa (self-discipline) of not eating junk food for one week! They also learned Agnihotra, Om Tryambakam and Gayatri Mantras! At the end of the sessions they always yelled, “Hurray! Thank you, thank you!” Actually, I’m the one who’s grateful! July, 2000 Since Shree Vasant’s return to Venezuela on 23rd of July, everything has been moving very quickly. He arrived at the GFU ashram in Sta. Cruz de Mora. At that same time one guru of the GFU, Pedro Rubalcaba from Mexico was there. He was delighted and impressed by Homa Therapy and wants to tell many people about this wonderful science. The energy at the GFU ashram was very beautiful, with everyone sharing and getting together with the Homas. The Homa Therapy Reports 2

children there took to it very quickly. Then Shree Vasant went to Caracas. There he stayed with his Homa team at Silvia Briseno’s house. She works for an international cable channel called HBO OLE. She has been traveling all over the world filming Homa Therapy projects for a special documentary, and now she and her TV team all do Agnihotra and are teaching many people. Also, Irma Garcia did a wonderful TV program about Agnihotra on a very popular station. Every day many people come to Silvia’s house.

Aquiles Mendez and Tania Barreto doing Agnihotra with children at the GFU Ashram

At Silvia Briceno's house in Caracas, Christa Mena talks about wonderful crops

Another beautiful experience was with Tania Barreto, a lady who does Agnihotra. She put Shree Vasant in contact with a Christian priest who has a foundation for personal development which helps poor people, drug addicts, murderers, etc. The priest said his doors were open to propagate Homa Therapy, for this is a blessing to greatly help many people.It has been said that we have to reduce the violence and the tension in Caracas now with Agnihotra, especially in the shanty town areas. One lady, a psychologist, already had a wonderful experience, after just three weeks of practicing Agnihotra. On the third week she went to a very dangerous and violent area in Caracas and did the fires there. In just a few days she saw the reaction and the change in the people and said, “Please help me propagate Homa Therapy all over!” It is important now to spread Homa Therapy on a large scale in Venezuela, to grow healthy, chemical-free crops, help the trees in the Amazon and reduce the violence and misery of the people. Homa Therapy is the ancientmost science that comes from the Vedas and it is the most effective way to help save Planet Earth in these modern times. _________________________________________________________________________ Satsang MARCH & APRIL 2004 VOL. 31 NO. 6

To, Dr. María del Carmen Ayasta Vallejo, Directress of the Ministry of Agriculture Region – Huánuco HUANUCO, Peru.

Dear Directress: We are potato farmers from the sector of Amaryllis. This is the first time that we are communicating with somebody like you who has a position in the Ministry of Agriculture. We take the opportunity to greet you and wish you success with your work. Many years ago we heard our grandparents and parents talk about how the "Rancha" kept attacking our potato fields nonstop and each time with more intensity. We observed how year after year this disease lowered the yield of our crops. The engineers and salespersons for agrochemicals always come and offer us more and more potent poisons. Even if they did not bring any results, they still make us buy two or three different ones for weekly application.

But the "Rancha" is still present and continues its attacks. Every six months we spent from 3,000 to 5,000 soles per hectare per crop, and only for the least expensive ones. Even though we used all these agro chemicals, starting with the potato seed, we observed that our plants had, from the very beginning, pale, yellowish leaves, as if they were sick and they remained this way until the end of the crop. How we miss the lush green potato fields that we saw years ago! In spite of the agro chemicals, which we use in pesticides and fertilizers, the "Rancha" strikes with force and dries up everything. It is unavoidable and nothing can stop it. Some of us who still had possibilities to buy more poisons against the "Rancha" did it, pushed by the desperation and the threat of losing the whole crop. But most of us lack the money to buy chemical pesticides. The fungus "Rancha", after affecting the leaves and stems, passes on to the tuber. The only thing we can do is to cut the plant totally before the fungus passes onto the tuber; if the “Rancha” attacks the tuber after it was formed we are able to have some harvest, but if the fungus attacks before, then we have lost all our crop. Also, we have to harvest very quickly after the "Rancha" attack, because two days later the crop begins to rot and we again run the risk of losing the whole production. This emergency situation regarding plagues and diseases in our potato fields does not allow us to have our own seeds from our land. We have go to look for potato seeds in areas above 4,000 meters above sea level. But to our desperation we have seen now the presence of the "Rancha" even in these high areas. We wondered if soon we would not have any more seeds available. What will we sow? What will we live from? Since we were born we learned from our ancestors how to sow potatoes, for our own survival and to feed a lot of other people. In the last years we still harvested per potato plant an average of 1 kilo, now it is only 200 grams per plant, mainly second and third class production, some of commercial size. Now, in the fields the biggest production is already harvested and is without possibility to be commercialized, since they are either very small, attacked by the "Rancha", rotting or with other diseases. On the average we have harvested this season 3,000 kilos/Ha. In the previous harvests we still had crops up to 18,000 Kilos /ha. On top of this low yield is the low market price. As farmers we are extremely desperate and very affected seeing our land refuse to produce healthy potatoes and each time the production comes down. In this situation arrived Engineer Ever Torres Martinez from Lima as a representative of the International Potato Center and recommended us to learn how to coexist with the "Rancha" since there is no chance that it will disappear because it lives in the soil we are cultivating. He told us to do what all those who have visited us, already recommended. But we experienced that it doesn't work and it does not solve our "Rancha" problem. The same happened with the visit of the SENASA (National Service of Agrarian Health) Engineer Walter Diaz Burga from Lima, who again told us the same thing as all the other engineers. And every time we felt more left alone, without support, powerless before the plagues and diseases. Our plantations were hopelessly lost, as if a destructive force was behind all this, and nobody could win against it and we farmers were the most affected ones. It seemed as if we were living a nightmare; we hoped that everything was just a dream, but regrettably it was reality. Approximately 2 months ago the farming family of León Huaco, whom we observed for many years in their agricultural potato development because they are farmers with a lot of experience and with good technical preparation for potato cultivation, stopped using agro chemicals. They are experts in the use of agro chemicals; they used it in their great potato extension. They were the biggest buyers of agro chemicals. But suddenly with the first rains of September and the time of the first "Rancha" attack we observed that they stopped applying chemicals. This was the time they started applying a type of organic agriculture that they told us is called Homa Therapy. We kept on observing, more closely, waiting for results. For us this technique without use of agro chemicals was new. Even though some elements of Homa Therapy were familiar to us, like the consideration of the full moon and new moon, Homa Therapy added to this also the benefits of sunrise and sunset and the burning of dry cow's manure.

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We continued observing; with the first rains the "Rancha" arrived and began to destroy potato plantations, but the farm where Homa Therapy was applied resisted the attack. They had only one month of Homa application. Quickly we took interest in learning the Homa Therapy. The family of León Huaco welcomed us and assisted with our Homa Therapy training. Also technicians, who are actually farmers like ourselves, were invited in from other areas. This was what we observed through the Homa Therapy effect on the potato crop: --In 4-month-old plants: The sowing was done using agro chemicals and during the first four months the chemical applications continued. At this time the plants showed yellowish leaves. Then the work with Homa Therapy began and no more chemicals were used. The plants became very green and increased their foliage. They remained green until the end of the crop and the whole plantation resisted the "Rancha" attack. A complete rejuvenation happened through the effect of Homa Therapy. We harvested healthy tubers of first, second and third class-that is to say, of commercial size. In areas where Homa Therapy was not applied, the crop was completely lost. --In 2-month-old potato plants.: The seeds received agro chemicals during the first 2 months. The first reaction to the effect of Homa Therapy was shown in the leaves. They were intense green, the foliage increased, and the plants had a lot of vitality and vigor. The growth of weeds was well controlled, facilitating the agricultural work. Besides making the Homa Therapy fires we applied the ash of the basic Agnihotra fire. The Agnihotra ash was applied in a water solution every 8 days, using a backpack fumigator. We observed that the Agnihotra ash solution acts as a foliar nutrient and controls the weeds. Many of us don't know how to read or to write, but we learned easily how to carry out the Homa Therapy fires. We even observed that some of us with certain diseases got healed through the effect of Homa Therapy and the Agnihotra ash. The farmer Alejandro Vega Elías had for 4 years very big warts on his hands; he consumed weekly 2 1/2 kilos of coca leaves, accompanied by cigarettes and alcohol. He was healed from his warts in only one week of applying Agnihotra ash crème. Also in little time he learned how to carry out all the Homa fires and stopped the consumption of the coca leaf, the cigarettes and alcohol gradually. He became one of the best farmers, qualified to maintain a Homa Resonance Point. We were told that one Homa resonance point reaches 40 hectares. Now after almost two months of working with Homa Therapy, its effect has reached the fields of the neighbors, for which we feel happy. This is how our nightmare ends. Many are preparing their land and want to sow the next harvest with Homa Therapy, because we are convinced that through the effect of Homa Therapy the sick land can be healed. This way we will have our own seeds, clean, healthy and without use of poison—everything only with Homa Therapy. We feel that our earth and our plants thank us for applying Homa Therapy. Again we can go to our potato fields and they are like they were many years back, very green, very beautiful and full of life. We feel that life again returns to us, the same life which our land wanted to take away from us, little by little. We potato farmers want to share this beautiful experience with other farmers who are as desperate as we were. We are very willing to train anybody who wants to learn and apply Homa Therapy in their cultivation. We were taught for free and we want to pass it on as well for free, because we don't want there to be any more pain from food shortage caused by plagues and diseases.
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Mrs. Directress, if you could, make it possible through the Institution, which works in the name for the improvement of the life of the farmers, to spread the word about the goodness of Homa Therapy to all poor farmers who are without hope. We once more state that we ourselves will train the farmers in Homa Therapy. Sincerely, (Sd/- ) 1. Victor Manuel León Noreña, Florián 2. Rodríguez Cabrera, Alejandro Vaga Elías, 3. Urbano Rodríguez Gamarra, Marcos 4. Tolentino Florido, Antinio Culántres Elías, 5. Orlando Vegas Elías, David Cabrera 6. Rodriguez, Moises Cabrera Culántres, 7. Antonio Cárdenas Mendoza, Diógenes 8. Cardona Ramón, Hilarión Rosas León, Santos 9. Amarillón Villegas, Fredy Rodriguez Arteta, 10. Enrique León Huaco, Senón Dávila Rafaelo, 11. Adriano Salvador, Alfredo León Huaco, 12. Fortunato Lasarte, Tony Vasquez Venancio, 13. Leandro Reyes Huaman __________________________________________________________________________ (English Translation of Original Spanish Letter) Assessment of Variables in Crop Production of Melon

Extract from University Research Report UAP (University Arturo Prat) Iquique, Chile Agronomist Carolina Morales Agronomist Cecilia Lara Pol ASSESSMENT OF VARIABLES IN CROP PRODUCTION OF MELON (Cucumis melo Linnaeus reticulatus group) under two conditions: Conventional farming and Organic agriculture with HOMA TECHNOLOGY Extract of the CONCLUSIONS: The fruits obtained with Homa technology reach a polar and equatorial diameter greater than conventional fruits. But there was not any significant difference (p <0.05) on the thickness of the epidermis. The fruits obtained with Homa technology show a greater preference and acceptance than the conventional ones (see figures below). The research showed that with organic Homa Farming Technology it was possible to achieve in the cultivation the quantitative and qualitative results within the parameters of production and the required standards for quality. This test is considered a first step for future research to be done, which should focus on physiological mechanisms to give an explanation to the results with this farming technique. It should also consider external factors related to soil, climate and pests among others. To show all the benefits that Homa Technology describes, the Agnihotra fires should be practiced in the place of farming and the conventional systems should be far away.
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The test results of the preferential scale for both treatments seen in below figures, show the preference for the Homa Products (treatment A, figure to the right) with 44% acceptance for the classification of Very Good, in contrast with 13% obtained by the Conventional one (treatment B, figure to the left). It is also important to notice that both categories (Very Good and Good) reach 82% with Homa technology while the conventional agriculture reaches only 63%.

__________________________________________________________________________ Satsang, MARCH & APRIL, 2005 VOL. 32 NO. 6 From Engineer Luis Maezono Y. President of the National Agrarian University La Molina (UNALM): We could listen to the testimonies of professionals who had experienced and obtained good obtained results by applying Homa Therapy in cultivations that were attacked by plagues and also in sick animals, having been able to heal them. There is no big scientific explanation for this, but the related facts demonstrate the positive results. It is necessary to make more tests, but considering the testimonies in fact we are involving ourselves with a very effective form of solving the problems without contaminating the environment. _____________________________________________________________________ Satsang, MARCH & APRIL, 2005 VOL. 32 NO. 6 From Prof. Egberto Oriel Pacheco Villa el Salvador Lima, Peru egberto1950@hotmail.com

I want to share my experience after beginning the practice of Agnihotra. I thank the Divine for having allowed me to know this fire and its method of healing accessible to everyone in need. On January 16th of this year I had to be brought to the emergency room due to high blood pressure. It was 17/50 and the doctor told me that I was on the edge of a heart attack or stroke (CVA). For one month I did check ups and took sub-lingual pills. My BP (blood pressure) only came down to 15/70. I was desperate because of the strong palpitations. Then, on 19th of February, I went to the ECOHOMA event at the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina. THIS IS WHERE MY HEALING STARTED. I DID THE AGNIHOTRA FIRE FOR THE FIRST TIME and all the symptoms and my panic disappeared. That night I slept calm and quietly. The redness on my face, neck and eyes disappeared. I felt different and healthy. I decided to do things right and now I am practicing the healing fires. I am convinced that they are the reason I got healed. GOD has given me this second chance and I am very grateful for it.

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Satsang MAY 17, 2003 VOL. 30 NO. 7 (Translated from original Spanish) Report #1 July 16, 2002 To: From the worker: Dr. Gloria Guzman Santos Arteaga

Subject: Information on milk producing cows and milk production applying HOMA Therapy on the cattle farm “Soberana” of SAIS PAMPA. I wish to greet you with this letter and inform you at the same time about the following: On April 20th, 2002 I started working with this company in the position of being in charge of the cattle, of which 15 are milk cows, whose production was in the beginning 35 liters in total. Successively the production increased and at the moment (two months later) the production has reached 66 liters. We have now 16 milk cows. I give them Agnihotra ash with their daily food. Report #2 Sept. 11, 2002 To: From the worker: Dr. Gloria Guzman, representative of Ecoland Arkadia S.A. Sixto Sanchez Arteaga

Subject: Technical report of the milk production on the cattle farm SAIS PAMPA, property “Soberana”. In am a worker (cowboy) on the cattle farm called “Soberana” of the company SAIS PAMPA, located in the Km 18 C.F.B. The farm has a bovine livestock of 19 cattle. I observed in the cows through effect of Homa Therapy and the Agnihotra ash an increased milk production. We obtain 77 liters of milk with 18 cows. The milk production before we started with Homa Therapy was 35 Liters with 15 cows. I also observe that the milk is foamy and contains more butter. The cows have been productive for approximately the last eight years. Prior to Homa Therapy they gave 4 liters of milk but they have increased their production to 8 or 9 liters due to the effect of Homa Therapy and the administration of Agnihotra ash. It should be considered that some cows are at the end of the productive stage since their breeding took place approximately one year ago. One can also observe that the grass grows green although we are in the middle of summer. In the previous years at this time the grass was already mostly withered or dry. Also the production of manure from the cows that receive the Homa Therapy effect has increased. The manure has the consis tency of a paste that quickly forms cakes in the grass; they are of great volume and dry quickly in the sun. They don’t have an unpleasant scent, they are of grass color. I use manure from cows treated with HOMA THERAPY for the execution of the Homa Therapy healing fires and I have observed that it is of very good quality. Even during burning in the Homa fire it leaves a pleasant scent. I conclude this information expressing my most cordial greeting. Sd/Santos Sixto Arteaga

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Homa Therapy and Fruit Production Eng. Franklin Vences Piura, Peru I am the owner of a farm of 13 hectares, and I am using Homa Therapy. All the diseases and plagues that we had previously in the lemon cultivations have been eliminated ithout the use of agrochemicals. They were: --”Gomosis” of the citrus fruits (fungi) --”Querezas” and “Aphids” (white louse and fumagina) --”Tristeza” (virus) --Plant louse --”Minador” of citrus fruits We have had many problems. There are still a few lemon trees affected by the “Acarus del Tostado”. My neighbor, Segundo Perez Llacsahuanga divided his lemon cultivation so that 50% was treated with agrochemicals and the other 50% without chemicals, only with Homa Therapy application. We have observed that at this time the sector with only Homa Therapy has more fruits. In the beginning, the flowering seemed to be better in the sector with the use of agrochemicals, but then it got attacked by a plague (Botrytis) and now there are less fruits. The sector with the Homa Therapy needed more time in the beginning to flower, but then it speeded up and now has totally healthy, vigorous fruits. There is an insignificant percentage of Botrytis in this area.

It is necessary to note that we have not been doing the four hours daily of Tryambakam, or the twenty-four hours of full moon and new moon Homa. We only have been doing the Agnihotra at sunrise and at sunset and more or less two to three hours daily of Om Tryambakam Homa fire. Regarding the mangos, they were sweeter and had a better flavor this season. The native Mango tree from the area (not transplanted) even had a second flowering out of season and so we had an extra load of fruits. I have never seen this before. It came at a time when there were no mangos available and so the price in the market was better. With respect to the mandarin fruits we observed that they were sweeter than they had been in other years.
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Regarding the papaya plants that we had planted before we implemented the Homa Therapy, and that have suffered from “virosis” in a general form, they ended up producing fruits and keeping themselves going with Homa Therapy. Of course they have not been healed completely form the disease, but they ended up producing a crop, which is ripening at this time. Usually a plantation with virosis dies immediately. There is no chemical that can counteract this effect. These same papaya seeds have been sown also in the Superior Technological Institute, at the time the Homa project was initiated there. And in this plantation there are no visible signs of the presence of virosis or any other diseases. My neighbor, Segundo Pérez, does the Homa Therapy together with me and he is convinced of its effectiveness for three reasons: 1) The flowering of the native mango tree on my farm, outside its season. 2) Some lemon trees close to the Agnihotra hut got healed in a very short time. 3) Part of his plantation was attacked by “gomosis” and has been revitalized. He achieved an improvement in his lemon. _________________________________________________________________________

Satsang, MAY 17, 2006 vol. 34 no. 1 Homa Heals Subsoil Water Lee and Frits Ringma Dr. Jaime Montufar Villavicencio Medical Doctor and Surgeon Guayaquil, Ecuador, South America, Tel. 00593 - 4 - 238 4831. For more information to view their original documentation, visit: www.homa1.com Report from Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia, Om Shree Dham Homa Therapy Teaching and Healing Centre The Gift of Water Perhaps the most miraculous demonstration of how Homa heals Nature with Divine Intelligence and Love, and how Nature in turn responds to the true needs of the people who are helping her, is the story around our bore well. When we purchased the land in 1994 it was in drought and the only source of water was harvested rainwater held in concrete tanks. With ongoing drought, we had to resort to recycling our water. The bath water washed the clothes and the dishwashing and clothes washing water watered the non-food trees and plants. One day, a water diviner turned up and after thoroughly dowsing the land, he told us there were no underground streams to speak of. However, we had a bore well drilled, despite the prognosis of the diviner. Attracting Healthy Water Resources SUB-ARTESIAN WATER WAS FOUND AT THIRTY-THREE METRES (100 FEET). IT WAS LABORATORY TESTED AND FOUND TO BE HIGHLY SALINE AND ALKALINE, SO HERE WAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE WHAT HOMA THERAPY COULD DO. WE DID AGNIHOTRA BY THE BORE AND REGULARLY PLACED AGNIHOTRA ASH DOWN INTO THE BORE WELL. THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES WAS CONDUCTING REGULAR TESTS ON THE BORE WELLS IN OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD AND WE WERE ALL AMAZED TO SEE THE SALINITY AND ALKALINITY DROP WITH EACH LAB REPORT UNTIL WE HAD POTABLE DRINKING WATER. The story does not stop there, however. Another diviner, highly renowned for his intuitive ability, recently turned up at Om Shree Dham to learn about Homa Therapy. He was interested in divining the land. After walking the land, he came to us saying that the underground water was acting very strangely. He said it traveled along a certain course, then made a sharp ninety degree turn, proceeded under the fire hut and to the other side of the property and then turned back on
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itself and continued back to the original course along the other side of the property. We asked him to show us where it turned back on itself. It had made a beeline for the borehole and then returned to its original course! We had not told this diviner that we had a bore well and, as a shed is built around it, there was no way he could have known it was there. The Beauty and Effectiveness of Homa Over the years, we have experienced and it has been noticed by others frequently, how the land has taken on a much greener, lush and harmonious mantle compared to the surroundings that reflect the harsh, over-farmed nature of the Hunter Valley in general. IN DROUGHT, WE HAVE HAD SO MANY INCIDENTS OF TIMELY RAIN NURTURING RECENTLY PLANTED SEEDLINGS. IT HAS EVEN HAPPENED THAT IT WOULD RAIN OVER OM SHREE DHAM ALONE, MIRACULOUSLY DEMONSTRATING THE PRESENCE OF THE HOMA BIOSPHERE. _________________________________________________________________________

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