is a Hindu religious ritual
, performed at dawn
. Practitioners will purify themselves with water
, stir a scared fire
, chant sacred verses, and recite a prayer
The Rig-Veda (1.1) states, "Agni earned the prayers of the ancient sages, and of those of the present, too; he will bring the gods here."
The Ani-Brahmana (1.1-19) states, "...he who does not offer the agnihotra does not come into life, at all. Therefore the agnihotra must be offered."