Agni Hotra is an ancient fire ceremony originating from the sacred Vedic Hindu texts. Centuries past, the tradition of Agni Hotra in Bali was embraced and fused with animistic rituals; however, following a great fire, it fell out of practice nearly 350 years ago.
Today, there is a revival of the practice of Agni Hotra for its powerful healing effects not only in Bali but worldwide.
Agni refers to fire and Hotra means, healing. This healing fire ceremony is considered one of the highest Vedic rituals. Specially trained priests make offerings of ghee and grains into the fire while reciting Sanskrit mantras to invoke blessings of health and abundance. Participants are also invited to join the priests at specified times with offerings of rice into the fire, as symbol of divine light. The ritual is for energizing and purifying the environment, healing both the participants and those living in the area. There are many anecdotal stories of healing in relation to the Agni Hotra and even evidence of benefits to agricultural areas where Agni Hotra is performed.
We invite you to steep in the atmosphere of this sacred tradition, experience its healing benefits and convene in the spirit of One.
The Agni Hotra Wedding Blessing Ceremony follows this steps:
-The priest sanctifies the ceremonial area
-The priest bless the couple and ties a loop of sacred grass on the bridegroom's head.
-The couple offers grain to the Fire
-Circling of the Holy Fire + Flower Showers
- Make Up & Hair do