May 26, 2021
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Director-General of World Health Organization
Harnessing Vedic Fire in COVID Times
Dear Dr. Tedros:
In a research letter to the World Health Organization (WHO), published in the Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases on July 6, 2020, scientists concluded, “We are concerned that the lack of recognition of the risk of airborne transmission of COVID-19 and the lack of clear recommendations on the control measures against the airborne virus will have significant consequences.” In the new guidance, released July 9, 2020, WHO conceded that the coronavirus may remain in the air in unventilated indoor places, infecting people long after the infected individual has left.
As the world continues to be engulfed in the COVID-19 pandemic, with over 160 million infections and 3.3 million deaths worldwide to date, it is now time to study and harness the power of Yajna (Vedic fire offering). Noble World Foundation, a non-profit humanitarian organization, proposes that the chain reaction produced by Yajna fire has an enormous capacity to destroy the airborne coronavirus.
The Vedic fire offering also known as Homa, Havan, or Agnihotra, combines the heat from the fire and the sound from the Vedic mantra to purify the atmosphere. Of the five primordial elements, earth, water, fire, air, and space, fire has the greatest ability to purify the air. “Yajna purifies the air. The smoke from the yajna is the best cleanser, because the herbs, flowers, and twigs are specially chosen for their purificatory qualities,” said Swami Satyananda (1923–2009).
A vital contribution of Yajna is its vibrational sound. Yajna combines heat from fire and sound from mantra. The basis of mantra is sound, and sound is the source of the universe. It is the sound used in Yajna that has the power of an atom bomb. Sound is a type of energy made by vibrations, when an object vibrates, it causes movement in surrounding air molecules. These molecules bump into the molecules close to them, causing them to vibrate as well. This chain reaction of movement, called sound waves, keeps going until the molecules run out of energy.
Revealing the mighty power of mantra used in Yajna, Swami Muktananda, a world-renowned yogi who lived 1908-1982, stated, “Even today, modern science bears witness to the validity of the yajna…Once a scientist was explaining what exactly happens when an atom bomb explodes. How is it that such a small bomb can cause such enormous havoc? What happens when this tiny bomb explodes is that a bomb of air gets formed, as it were, and that explodes, and after that explodes, another bomb is formed, and that explodes, and this series of explosions goes on and this is how a vast area is affected.Yajna is like an atom bomb. It has the same power, but its power is not destructive. A yajna is held to destroy only impurities, to purge the atmosphere of all the impurities, of all the unhealthy germs, which may be present. A yajna brings happiness to all concerned. During a yajna, herbs of the finest kind — almost divine herbs –are collected, and pure ghee is used, and these herbs along with the ghee are offered to the fire. The smoke of the yajna spreads through the entire atmosphere and purges it of all the impurities that may be contained and thus it ensures good health, happiness and purity for all the people.”(Satsang with Baba Volume 2, pg 295-296).
The Yajna fire was proven as an effective antidote for germs, including the deadly toxic gas, which leaked from the Union Carbide India Limited pesticide plant in Bhopal, India on December 2, 1984. The Bhopal disaster is known as the Bhopal Gas Tragedy. Families who lived close to the plant, but practiced Yajna regularly, did not experience any ill effects from the gas tragedy. In contrast, hundreds of others who did not practice Yajna died and many more were hospitalized. This was reported in The Hindu newspaper in April 1984 in an article entitled “Vedic Way to Beat Pollution.”
Additionally, scientists at the National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) in Lucknow, India, tested whether Yajna smoke using medicinal herbs purified the air. The scientists found that Yajna smoke did indeed kill 94% of airborne germs after just one hour and continued to do so even after the fire stopped burning and the room was opened. The regular smoke, however, did not have any effect on bacteria in the air (“Reviewers for Journal of Ethnopharmacology,” 2007).
Another research study that was reported in the International Journal of Modern Engineering Research in September 2020 found that Yajna conducted in the East and West Godavari districts of India not only reduced air pollution, but also reduced COVID-19 cases throughout the area. Additionally, patients that did contract the virus experienced a rapid recovery of COVID-19 symptoms. The research concluded that, “Yajna provides the shield in the atmosphere that protects us from not only the pollution, but also from viruses such as COVID-19.”
It is noteworthy that the smoke of just any fire will not have this purifying and healing effect. Yajna must be performed using the best quality medicinal herbs as fuel. The purifying smoke is generated by the fuel, not by the fire itself. The medicinal smoke inhaled during this Yajna reaches the lungs and produces direct healing without any harmful side effects.
Fire Yajna is not superstition, but a powerful yogic practice that can bring relief to numerous COVID-19 positive patients. “The law of gravitation worked as efficiently before Newton as after him. The cosmos would be fairly chaotic if its laws could not operate without the sanction of human belief,” observed Paramahansa Yogananda (Autobiography of a Yogi, 1946). On behalf of humanity, I urge the World Health Organization to urgently recommend the practice of Vedic Yajna fire to destroy the coronavirus in the air.
Shiv R. Jhawar, President
Noble World Foundation