ASHWAMEDH - THE KING OF YAGYAS

In ancient times, simple yajnas used to play an important role in inner refinement and self-purification. The mahayagyas used to be performed to purify the social life. But, when the need for complete renovation of the nation (Rashtra) and that of the environment was felt, there was a tradition of Ashvamedha yagyas at the universal level. Thus, the yagyas have been classified into three categories; viz, yagya, mahayagya and Ashvamedha yagya. The magnitude of their results also increases in the same order.The rewards of Ashvamedha yagya are far more purifying. In the medieval period, Ashvamedha was thought to be the war for the expansion of the empire, whereas it used to be a special mahayagya performed for the benefit of the society and the nation, in the earlier ages.

Gayatri Ashwamedha is a grand spiritual experiment to promote happiness, peace, and prosperity of the nation. It is being performed to purify the subtle atmosphere of the whole nation. It is aimed to awaken the dormant intellectual genius of the masses. The awakened human Medha will help reform the society and the methods of its governance and would transform this earth into a heaven.

With Ashwa as the symbol of mobility, valour and strength and the ‘medha’ as the symbol of supreme wisdom and intelligence, the natural meaning of Ashwamedha is – “combination of valour and strength and illumined power of intellect”.

Ashwa is the symbol of muscle power and medha is the symbol of mental strength and their combination makes a great, sacred deed of yagna. It is the combination of illumined thinking power and dedicated selfless endeavours that may create an ideal society and nation. This is the reason, why the making of a nation has been called Ashwmedha.

What is Gayatri Ashwamedha?

Gayatri Ashwamedha is a grand spiritual experiment to promote happiness, peace, and prosperity of the nation. It is being performed to purify the subtle atmosphere of the whole nation. It is aimed to awaken the dormant intellectual genius of the masses. The awakened human Medha will help reform the society and the methods of its governance and would transform this earth into a heaven.

With Ashwa as the symbol of mobility, valour and strength and the ‘medha’ as the symbol of supreme wisdom and intelligence, the natural meaning of Ashwamedha is – “combination of valour and strength and illumined power of intellect”.

Ashwa is the symbol of muscle power and medha is the symbol of mental strength and their combination makes a great, sacred deed of yagna. It is the combination of illumined thinking power and dedicated selfless endeavours that may create an ideal society and nation. This is the reason,why the making of a nation has been called Ashwmedha.

Why we do need to perform Ashwamedha Yagya ?

In ancient times, simple yagyas used to play an important role in inner refinement and self-purification. The maha yagyas used to be performed to purify the social life. But, when the need for complete renovation of the nation (Rashtra) and that of the environment was felt, there was a tradition of Ashwamedha yagyas at the universal level. 

Thus, the yagyas have been classified into three categories; viz, yagya , maha yagya and Ashwamedha yagya . The magnitude of their results also increases in the same order. one of the important objectives of such large scale Ashwamedha yagya is also to awaken the dormant genius of the masses. It is the genius of man which makes him different from other living beings. It is on its basis that he, as a scientist, has explored the secrets of nature and is claiming to be the controller of the fate of all the living beings. It is the miracle performed by the human genius Medha to form the society and the methods of its governance, and to transform this earth into such an elegant and well-developed structure of culture and civilization.

The effort that is needed to awaken such geniuses not only in the society or nation but also on a global scale cannot be done by worldly or physical means. The desired results can be accomplished only through a well planned religious Anusthan conceived in the spiritual world.

What are the benefits of Yagya ?

Amidst the fascinating achievements of the modern era of science and technology in improving our comfort levels, stress and pollution have posed the major challenges for our well-being. The world is beginning to realize that the comforts provided to us by modern science and technology do not necessarily always make life happier. In fact apart from stress and tension, more and more unknown diseases, untold anxiety and fear are caused by the highly polluted environment and ecological imbalances. This has raised alarm bells for rethinking and changing the life style and mode of health y management. Yagya appears to be a god send gift of the ancient Indian sciences for achieving this purpose. Yagya is a boon of ancient indian sciences and it is a scientific tool designed by our Rishis ancient scientists to create desired effects in physical, environment al,ecological and spiritual levels.

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Yagya – is a Sacrificial ritual symbolizing selfless service to all. The various material and offerings in the Yagya have some medicinal/chemical attributes. These oblations coupled with the chanting of the vedic mantras spread molecular waves in the atmosphere that lead to the purification of physical and astral environments.

The Yagya (sacrificial fire) exercises a very positive influence on the body and psyche ( mind and consciousness) of persons involved and sitting around. It leads to transformation of human towards divinity. The effect of yagya is psycho-somatic.

How can we contribute to this large scale yagya?

Ashwamedha yagya is a large scale yagya which involves lot of man hours & resources.We humbly request everyone to contribute either your time or resources or both generously for this noble cause.we may come from different cultures, backgrounds, beliefs yet we are all connected with each other and share this beautiful place called Earth.As a Global citizen it is our responsibility to share our resources and time for the activities for world peace and harmony.It is a divine opportunity bestowed upon us in making the dawn of this bright era a visible reality by organizing and participating in the Yagya s and maha yagya s of this Mission .Let us work collectively to create a heavenly atmosphere.

According to the Atharva Veda Hymn to the Earth (Bhumi-Sukta) “We are birds of the same nest. Wearing different skins, speaking different languages, believing in different dharma (religions), and belonging to different cultures yet we share the same home, our earth. Born on the same planet, covered by the same skies, gazing at the same stars, breathing the same air, we must learn to progress happily together or miserably perish together. For humans can live individually but can survive only collectively.Indeed, the ancient texts seem to suggest that we all owe a responsibility to the environment not only for ourselves but also for the sake of those around us”.

If you would like to work as a volunteer or to contribute resources or both please contact us for more information and we will be more than happy to welcome you to be part of this noble cause.

Lets ponder on beautiful words by Pujya Gurudev Pt Sriram Sarma Acharya:

“Spirituality does not mean being engaged all the time in God ’s worship, yoga -meditation and for salvation of one’s own self. Spirituality , in the truest sense, is virtuous development of the self and altruistic use of one’s own qualities, potentials and resources for the welfare of the world”.

  1. Ashwamedha Yagya is a spiritual experiment. It is conducted to spread the divine knowledge of Indian culture, a culture destined to become the culture of the world in the future.
  2. Ashwamedha Yagya is connected to Gayatri Mantra for ecological balance and for the purification of the metaphysical environment.
  3. ‘Ashwa’ symbolizes the widespread evils in society and ‘Medha’ is indicative of the eradication of all evils and vices from their roots.
  4. This anusthan is done to awaken the collective consciousness of the nation and to bring forth both the dormant talents and the intellectual genius of the masses.
  5. This spiritual practice inspires its participants to assimilate the feeling of relentless penance and to make great sacrifices for the greater good.
  6. Ashwamedha Yagya blesses the participants with increased willpower to get rid of their vices and to become better citizens by increasing their good virtues and qualities.
  7. Ashwamedha Yagya is a spectacular showcase of the organized and sweeping Indian culture, through the knowledge of which the problems of today can be solved.
  8. Wherever these Ashwamedha Yagya have been performed, those areas have experienced a reduction in the rate of crimes and aggression.
  9. Ashwamedha Yagyas are performed to unite societies, nations, continents, and the entire world so that we can progress towards the bright future.
  10. Ashwamedha Yagya include pious offerings to the Sun God so that people can benefit through sun’s consciousness.
  1. Ashwamedha Yagya is the supreme Yagya amongst all of the Yagyas.
  2. Ashwamedh Yagya leads the entire nation to happiness and prosperity. In fact, “Ashwamedh” refers to the nation.
  3. This experiment is being repeated after 2000 years.
  4. To awaken the Kundalini of the entire world.
  5. Ashwamedha Yagya is performed to convert vedic philosophy into the universal philosophy, spreading and sharing this true knowledge with love.
  6. This Yagya is performed to teach people the true meaning of spirituality using the scientific outlook, through which human beings are continuously propelled to uplift their soul towards divinity, thereby establishing an ideal society.
  7. The spiritual energy of the rising sun is attracted and harnessed, in order to benefit the individual, the society, and the world at large.
  8. It eradicates the animal instincts and behaviors from human beings.
  9. It is also performed to exterminate the subtle pollutants from the environment.
  10. This yagya is performed to get rid of intellectual slavery and acquire true wisdom.
  11. This Yagya is aimed to awaken the dormant intellectual genius of the masses. The awakened human Medha will help to unite and drive the society as a whole towards altruistic endeavors.
  12. ‘Ashwa’ is the symbol of mobility, velour and strength and the ‘Medha’ is the symbol of supreme wisdom and intelligence. The combination of strength and wisdom will uplift human beings and the society at large.
  13. According to the scriptures the aspirants who visit the holy places and take part whole-heartedly in the Ashwamedha Yagya get all their spiritual and material wishes fulfilled.

The pages of Vedas, Upanishads, Darshans and Puranas are filled with the description of the importance of these Ashvamedha yagyas. In ancient times, they were performed to achieve ecological balance, to seek the grace of God and to unite the nation. The writer of a scripture says that one gets the same sacred reward by participating in Ashvamedha yagya as that achieved by visiting the holy place Gaya, taking a holy dip in rivers Ganga and Yamuna and performing one crore oblations
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The Hindu Dharma Kosha states —

“Three Istisa (worships) of Savita (the Sun) used to be performed daily in the morning, afternoon and evening from the day the horse of Ashvamedha used to be sent for global conquest. Savita used to be worshipped by the name of Satya-prasava in the morning, by the name of Prasavita in the afternoon and by the name of Asavita in the evening. This fact has been described in Ashwalayan shroutsutra (10/6/8), Latyayan shroutsutra (9/9/10) and Katyayan shroutsutra (20/2/6). “This means that Gayatri used to be worshipped for the entire year, following which Ashvamedha yagya used to be performed for three days.

Gandharvo asya rasanam gribhanat Suradaswam vasvo niratasta. – Rigveda 1/163/2
– Vasus have created the horse of yagya through the Sun. (It is, therefore, necessary to worship Sun (Gayatri) for the success of Ashvamedha).

It is in this form that one should participate in the Ashvamedha yagyas and attain peace and happiness in one’s life.

Rashtram va Ashvamedhah Viryam va ashvah – Satapatha Brahmana 13/1/6

The aim of Ashvamedha is to increase the power and strength of the habitants of the nation, and the nations at large.

Oh dear ! The sacred reward of participating in that Ashwamedh yajana is matchless, in which the body of Nakul (a mongoose) became golden after it rolled its body in the water left over after eating by —tvijas (priests) who came to conduct the Ashwamedh yajana there.
                                                                                                                                                              -Mahabharata