1.) Copper Pyramid:
A copper pyramid of prescribed size is required for Agnihotra. The specific geometry of the stepped pyramid acts as a generator for the resonance created at the exact moment of Agnihotra. Pyramids have been laboratory tested by modern science and have been shown to have powerful curative effects, including decrease in radioactivity, production of negative ions and enhanced immune systems of living organisms.
2.) Dried cow manure:
This is the main fuel source for the Agnihotra fire. Cow dung is a very medicinal substance. In all ancient cultures, such as the native Indians of the Americas, Scandinavians, Asians, and Africans, cow dung applications are used for a variety of ailments. Cow dung has also been shown to act as a radioactivity neutralizer and to have antimicrobial properties. Of course, it is best that the cow dung is collected from cows raised on an organic farm that eat pure grass, hay and grains – not factory cows. You can buy dried organic cow dung biscuits here
3.) brown rice:
For Agnihotra, uncooked, unbroken pieces of rice, preferably organic whole brown rice, should be used. If the rice is broken, the chemical analysis of both pieces may be the same, but the subtle energy structure is broken and therefore it should not be used for the healing fire of Agnihotra, argues the ancient science of bioenergy. The rice grains will be used as an offering to the fire during the exact time of Agnihotra.
4.) Ghee (clarified butter):
Put pure, unsalted, unadulterated cow’s milk butter in a saucepan and slowly bring to a boil over low heat. Remove and discard the white substance that rises to the top. Strain the liquid through a fine sieve. What goes through it is ghee. Keep the ghee in a container. It does not need to be refrigerated. Note: ghee may only be 100% pure cow ghee and not from another animal species. Again, ghee also has incredible medicinal properties and has been used in the science of Ayurveda in numerous medicinal preparations for thousands of years.
5.) Agnihotra Timetable:
Agnihotra is practiced every day exactly at sunrise and sunset. Only at these two times is it possible to receive the flood of life-sustaining energies coming from the sun and use them for the benefit of all living beings. If you miss the exact timing, it is not Agnihotra and the powerful healing effect will be lacking. You can calculate your own Agnihotra sunrise / sunset times by visiting this site and entering your exact location.
An app has also been created for the iPhone and Android phones called iAgnihotra that can be used to calculate exact timings for Agnihotra.
iAgnihotra app for iPhone and iPad
iAgnihotra app for Android devices