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Sacred Fire Ceremony (Vedic Homa)


Homa is the most ancient and sacred ceremony in the
Vedic tradition of Sanatana Dharma. It is a fire in which forms of the Divine are invoked through the power of mantra and profound spiritual intention.. Special
offerings are cast into the fire while Sanskrit mantras are chanted, and the combined energy of the fire, offerings,
and mantras generates powerful spiritual vibrations
that bless and purify everyone present, spreading
peace and healing through the world.

Vedic Fire - OM

Amma presides over the sacred fire ceremony, even performing the homa herself, sitting at the homa altar, and tending the fire with offerings including ghee, herbs, and flowers. Many sacred materials are offered into the fire that contain specific natural energies which are transformed by the flames and prayers.



Special mantras and mudras are performed during the homa. During the Khadga Mala Stotram, attendees make the lotus mudra, which channels energy into the chakra system and subtle spiritual body.

Kundalini Meditation

Lotus Mudra

Amma applies raksha, the paste made from the sacred ashes, to the forehead of everyone at the end of the homa. This raksha is a protective force which grants peace and wellbeing. Pictured to the right, a butterfly lands on Amma's forehead during homa day, showing the unity between the spiritual power of the sacred fire ceremony, the saintly presence of Amma and her children, and the harmony of mother nature. Learn more about homas.


Amma with Butterfly


2014 World Tour Homa Schedule and Sponsorship Information


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Om Shanti Shanti Shantihi

May All Be in Peace

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu

May Everyone Be Happy


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