Havan (Sacrificial Fire)

This post was written by Bhasmank Mehta, Posted on 4th March 2016,Updated on 12th September 2016

HAVAN – A Sacrificial Fire! Why perform this ceremony? What is it? What are the benefits?
For whatever work one carries out, the end result is that the left-overs are safely discarded. Additionally, along with the remains to be discarded, there are items to be put aside for later or further use before the totally useless item or items are disposed.
From an alternative point of view, Havan is the culmination of a given ceremony. What’s more, it could also be the start of a new situation. For instance:
Havan during Seemant signifies the end of being just husband and wife to thinking long-term about a family unit.
Havan during Yagnopavit signifies the end of play time and the beginning of study time.
Havan during the wedding signifies the end of being single to taking on responsibilities as partners.
Havan can also be to invite peace and a tranquil life. To rid the harsh life having been experienced in recent times.
Havan for the farmers is to invite rain following a hot and dry season.
Then, there is also Havan to carry / convey the message to the dead.
After so many scenarios presented to you from your very own Sanatan Hindu Priest, Bhasmank Mehta, here is some logical sense to it all:
Havan Kund, the fireplace in which the fire is lit, has a base and a fireplace. The base consists of three steps signifying Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh.
Brahma, the instigator, the middle step. Once the fire has been ignited, usually from the middle, it seldom needs re-igniting.
The top step is Vishnu, signifying the actual flame of the fire. As we know, it’s the flame that indicates the continuation of fire. The fire, as we know can produce energy for us or can destroy anything and everything in its path.
And finally, there is Mahesh, the bottom step, the ashes once the fire is out. Most people consider ashes as the end of the journey; end of the life of whatever helped build up the fire in the first place. Well, you’d be wrong in thinking so. Actually, the ashes are known to have antibiotic values, to have anti-clogging values. If you find someone bleeding due to a cut for example, quickly burn anything – like cotton wool, and paste the ashes over the cut. The bleeding will soon stop and … would you believe, it leaves no long lasting marks either.
Here, I have, if you like, just scratched the surface when talking about Havan.
A lot more can, and will, be written about the benefits of Havan. I certainly hope to be able to add more as time passes. Please rate this article and help me improve on the contents. If you have any additional material, I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you and God bless

Whatever, Whenever & Wherever You Do
Respect Fire And It Will Respect & Provide For Your Needs Too
God Bless & I Look Forward To Hearing From You

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