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Havan Workshop

25-29 January, 2020


Havan, also known as homa, is a Sanskrit word that refers to any ritual wherein offerings are made into a consecrated fire. The word comes from the Sanskrit root word hu, meaning "to offer" or "to present."

Why do we perform havan?
Just as we brush our teeth and wash our face before venturing out with optimism into our day, so too we much cleanse and purify the environment of energy and memories which might threaten to thwart our success.

When beginning any program of education, a new house, new job, any life changing event, we perform Havan as a purifying method for the persons involved and the environment. Together with the chanting of mantras, and making offerings into the fire of ghee, sugar and coconut, our energy centers are clear and begin flowing properly. As spiritual teachers, it is imminently important to make our student’s available to receive. By leading a havan before learn, our students are energized and vitalized toward the experience ahead. Positive thoughts, words and actions then pave the way for further success.

Description of Workshop

In an intimate setting beneath our ancient trees, a spiritual teacher and a Vedic priest will guide you through the learning and understanding of a one hour Havan. Mantras will be provided in Sanskrit and English transliterations with translations. You will take away instructions and booklet, as well as a complete Havan set with equipment and supplies. You will learn about the symbolism and simple method of performing a general purpose, purifying Havan which is appropriate to open any occasion such as a festival, course of study, or life event. You will also learn how to make the havan samagri, the materials used in the fires, and how to use the havan equipment provided in the kit.

  • 12 hours instruction
  • 12 hours personal study
  • 12 hours practice

Inclusions in Workshop

  • Curriculum & Guidance
    • Mantra in Sanskrit, English, and translation
    • Booklet explaining concept of agni
  • Havan equipment & supplies:
    • Kund (the copper burning pot)
    • Big spoon (custom made by ashram artisan)
    • Small copper spoons
    • Small copper bowls
    • Mala
    • Copper Lota (water jug)
    • Conc shell
    • Brass Bell
    • Bar of sandalwood
    • 400 gram havan samagri (ingredients used in fire)
  • Double room with bathroom, linens, hot water
  • 3 vegetarian meals + 2 chai/coffee
  • 2 ayurveda services
  • Transportation to/from airport



Surajnath Siddh, MA Yoga Psychology
Spiritual Leader of Shri Jasnath Asan
Guruji will be leading you through the understanding and practice of each of the mantras required in ritual of havan, slowly explaining each Sanskrit word and each element used in the fire. Then in the evening the mantras will be practiced all together in the temple during puja with the accompaniment of the ashram team, drums, and the stars.


Navratan Gaur, Vedic Priest
Navratan will be conducting havan every morning with the students as they follow along in the manual. In this way the students will become comfortable with the rhythm and procedures of the havan in its entirety. He will also guide the students as they begin their own practice in the final days.


6:30 - 7:45Yoga class
8:00 - 8:30Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00Havan with Priest, Navratan Gaur
10:00 - 12:00Lecture with Yogeshwar Surajnath Siddh
12:30 - 1:00Lunch
1:00 - 2:00Karma Yoga
2:00 - 3:00Rest
3:00 - 5:00Ayurveda Treatment, Karma Yoga, or Practice
5:00 - 6:00Yoga class
6:30 - 7:30Puja and Havan Mantra Practice
7:30 - 8:00Dinner
8:30 - 9:30Satsang
10:00Lights Out


Suggested Donation: USD 578

*Initiation into the Vedic ritual sciences is required for participation.