Agni: The Eternal Flame Guiding Indian Life and Spirituality


Indian culture
Spiritual essence

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Vijay, V. (2023). Agni: The Eternal Flame Guiding Indian Life and Spirituality. Interdisciplinary Journal of Yagya Research, 6(1), 36-40.


This opinion delves into India's profound connection with Agni, exploring its significance as a symbol of divinity, transformation, and guidance. The ancient practice of Yagya, a ritual centered around Agni, has evolved through time, maintaining its relevance in modern India. Agni's teachings are reflected in Vedic mantras and are interwoven into the fabric of daily life through rituals like Balivaishya Yagya. The manuscript discusses Agni's role in 16 Sanskaras, guiding individuals through life's stages while promoting values and virtues. It also explores Agni's metaphysical dimension, manifested as sacred eternal flames or lamps, revered by Yogis and the masses alike. The spiritual essence of Agni is emphasized through practices like Yogagni, Pranagni, and Mantragni. Additionally, Maharshi Aurobindo's perspective unveils Agni's deep symbolism in Vedic hymns as a bridge between humanity and divine realms. Ultimately, the opinion underscores that Agni is not a mere concept, but an integral thread woven into the tapestry of Indian life, continuing to inspire generations to embrace wisdom, virtue, and spiritual growth.


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