The healing power of fire

Healing Fire

In many cultures, fire is revered and used as a purifying, transforming element. Destruction is not its only power, it also has the ability to create new life. Yagyams, fire pujas and homas elevate our soul. In India, they are performed on numerous occasions to request fortune for a new beginning or for healing. Chanting mantras generates the necessary high energy, combined with a sankalpam (resolve).

According to Hindu faith, fire god Agni acts as a go-between, bringing humans’ prayers to the gods. To manifest the fulfillment of their wishes, believers smash coconuts and offer thankful sacrifices, such as flowers, fruit and seeds.