Calculating Agnihotra Times
The times at which Agnihotra is performed are clearly defined. It is sunrise and sunset. At these times, an exceptional kind of peace can be noticed, in nature which has a beneficial effect on our mind.
At sunrise and sunset, the sun and the earth's radius is at a 90 degree angle, whereby subtle energies are reaching earth in this area. In the Vedic scriptures, this is described as follows:
At sunrise, the many electricities, ethers and more subtle energies emanating from the sun extend to the earth and produce a flood effect at the coordinates where the sun is said to rise. The flood of life-supporting energy (prana) enlivens and purifies everything that is on its way - is causes all life to rejoice. During the sunrise, this can be heard as music. The morning Agnihotra mantra is the essence of this music.
At sunset, something similar happens; the energies just move back now.
To determine the exact Agnihotra times for your residence, you need a time table. The sunrise and sunset times from newspapers, calendars, etc. are not suitable because the times are defined differently here. For Agnihotra, the centre of sun should be at the horizon line; optical effects such as refraction should not not go into the calculation. This is the case with the special Agnihotra time programs.
We offer you online the possibility to find the coordinates of your place of residence and to calculate the times of sunrise and sunset for one year each.
Enter your complete address (street, house number, postal code, city and country) at “1. Find your location" on the right or mark the location directly on the map. The location data will then update automatically.
If you do not allow Google Maps, you can also enter the latitude and longitude directly under "2. Position Data".
In doing so, please follow the input format of these examples: 47.8569 and 9.2934 or -33.4488897 and -70.6692655
1. Find your location
Enter full address (as entered below for the Homa-Hof), alternatively click on the map