Benefits of Havan & Science

Havan, Homa, and Yajna are traditional practices in Hinduism that involve the ritualistic offering of materials into a sacred fire accompanied by chanting of Mantra. These practices hold both religious and scientific significance, and their benefits can be understood from both perspectives.

Mahamrityunjaya Havan, Middle Pocket Yoga Shala, 2020

Benefits as per the scriptures

Spiritual purification

Havan, Homa, and Yajna are believed to purify the environment, the individuals performing the rituals, and the offerings themselves. They are considered acts of devotion and a means to connect with the divine. The scriptures suggest that these rituals help in cleansing negative energies and promoting spiritual growth.

Blessings and protection

These rituals are performed with specific intentions and prayers. It is believed that by offering prayers and performing the rituals sincerely, individuals can seek blessings, protection, and guidance from deities or cosmic forces. The scriptures often mention the benefits of invoking divine energies through these rituals.

Benefits as per science

Air purification

The materials used in Havan, Homa, and Yajna, such as medicinal herbs, ghee (clarified butter), and wood, generate a unique combination of aromatic and medicinal smoke when burned. This smoke acts as a natural air purifier, reducing the presence of harmful microorganisms, bacteria, and pollutants in the surrounding air.

Stress reduction

The act of performing these rituals often involves chanting of mantras, rhythmic movements, and focused attention. These activities can induce a sense of calmness, relaxation, and mental clarity, which in turn may help reduce stress and anxiety.

Aromatic and therapeutic effects

The substances used in the rituals, such as herbs, have been known for their medicinal properties. When burned, they release aromatic compounds that have a positive impact on the nervous system and can help in promoting well-being.

Positive psychological effects

Rituals like Havan, Homa, and Yajna are often performed in a group or community setting, fostering a sense of unity, shared purpose, and social connection. Engaging in such activities together can have positive psychological effects, including improved social support and a sense of belonging.

The benefits of Havan, Homa, and Yajna can vary depending on the specific rituals performed and the mindset and intention of the individuals involved.

Every Saturday Middle Pocket Yoga Shala, NSW, Australia and the surrounding valley is filled with reverberation of a sacred mantra chanting as part of the Healing Havan. We believe strongly in the healing powers of Vedic mantra chanting and are following the tradition of Bihar School of Yoga (Munger, India), whereas hundreds thousand practitioners of this Yoga school each Saturday at 5pm dedicate time to this purification practice.