7. “HOM HIT CHIT PRET SU HOVE, TO BAS BEKUNTHE PAVE”
Offer oblation in the holy fire (HOM/HAVAN) with
feelings of welfare, devotion & love.
It means if we do HAVAN with our heart filled
with feelings of welfare, devotion and love then we will achieve
heaven. It is very clear from this rule that we should not just
do the HAVAN as a ritual or formality. Havan is a very old and
most important religious ritual of Hindu Dharma but it was
limited to be performed by Brahmins only but Guru Ji made every
member of family eligible to perform this important ritual.
During Havan offerings are made in the holy
fire. It is believed that the offerings go directly to the God
therefore offerings should be good & pure.
It has been proved that Havan also helps in
purification of the air(environment).
In Bishnoi Community Havan is done as per
The place where Havan to be performed is cleaned
A dry & clean fire wood (khejari or mango) or
cow dung cake and Ghee (butter) is used to light the fire. When
the fire is lit then Havan Samgri (made of barley, sesame etc.)
and milk, curd, sugar, sweet dish, and Ghee is offered to the
holy fire God. Mantras are recited and wishes are made for
welfare of all living beings, love, peace and harmony.
Havan should be performed during all the
religious & social occasions e.g. birth, marriage, death,
Amawas, entry to new house, starting a new business or work and
during festivals e.g. Holi, Diwali, Mela etc. In temples Havan
should be performed daily and in the house if it can be
performed daily then that is the best. After Havan, the
Pahal(sacred water) should be distributed to all present.