Using the ancient technology of Vedic Yagyas
to solve modern day problems.
Yagya Friends,

My thanks to all who are participating in the Feb/Mar Shivaratri series this month. We've completed the second week of yagyas and our first Maha Rudra series is now complete. One more Maha Rudra to go!

I thought you would like to see some photos of this week's progress. We still have another week of yagyas to look forward to.

Enjoy the yagya blessings!

Best regards,
Ben Collins
The day always begins with a Ganesha puja and he continues to watch over the yagyas every day.
In the vedic tradition, the gods and goddesses reside in our heart.

At the beginning of the yagya, the priest performs the Ganesha puja and then touches the kalasha pot with a bundle of kusha or dharba grass while specific vedic mantras are recited.

This invokes the deities and uses the sacred grass to transfer them into the kalasha pot for the purpose of puja/yagya worship.
A complete Rudra Abishekam is performed twice every day with 11 recitations of the
Sri Rudram text from Yajur Veda.
After the abishekam, the deities are dried, decorated, and have an aarti puja with ghee lamps and camphor light.
Several hours later, the first phase of the daily program is complete and the puja altar is full of flowers. then the priests recite the final mantras for this portion of the ritual. then there is a tea break before starting on the fire ritual called havan or homam.
More recitations of Rudram with offerings of ghee into the yagya fire after every line.
Ii have always liked the appearance of the yagya tools and ingredients. The are so timeless that it could be hundreds of years ago and I doubt they would look very different.
That's just one day of fresh mala flowers!