Fivefold Path mission USA

Fivefold path Mission USA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to spread the science of happy living here after.

 Fivefold path is the essence of Vedas simplified by Param Sadguru Shree Gajanan Maharaj. This is part of his resolve to resuscitate Vedas or Santan Dharma for the welfare of humanity. Yagnya, Daan, Tapa, Karma and Swadhyaya are the very foundation of Vedic Dharma. It is the very science of life; life of peace, plenty and total fulfillment which can lead one to the supreme goal that I and the Almighty are One

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“Grace be with you all!
Oh! Travelers of kingdom of heaven, Light of the world has descended on earth. Divine Light is spreading throughout the whole planet. Kingdom of heaven is near at hand.
Blessed are those who saw the Light! Fortunate are those who walked in Light! Fortunate are they, for they will enter the Kingdom of Heaven!”
** Om Tat Sat**
Blessings by Param Sadguru Shree Gajanan Maharaj-Akkalkot-17-5-1978

Frequently asked questions

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How important is it to do Agnihotra on time?
Can Agnihotra be done in any room or direction?
Should we use only brown rice or any rice would do?
Can unsalted butter be used to make ghee?
Can I chant my mantra after Agnihotra?
What are benefits of Agnihotra?

How important is it to do the Agnihotra exactly at the sunrise and sunset times or a few minutes delay is fine?

In the Vedas a specific description and definition is given. There are about four or five different versions of Sunrise & Sunset that are prevalent in the modern world. We follow the definition as given in the Vedas. Hence we have a program and can find co-ordinates to any specific location and produce a SR & SS time table. There is a short band of time called 'Sandhi Kaal' when Agnihotra must be done. The nature too responds to this time. This modern science calls it as 'Circadian Rhythm'. By virtue of deep conformity with the nature people in olden days were adept in identifying this rhythm. They stayed on this despite any atomic clock. I too when travelling follow this. At the outset it is difficult to know this precise time without a mastery over one's breath. There is no latitude of several minutes for agnihotra. Then it is not agnihotra. This is the 'Sandhya' that was always done in the Vedic times as per the Vedas.

Can it be done in any room in any direction or should there be a specific direction we have to face while doing it?

There are no such requirements nor restrictions. You may choose to do in any room or ouside in your back yard or your balcony. There are no restrictions. Observe the personal cleanliness as much as you can. That is 'Pavitrya' as you can.

Should we be using only brown rice or any rice would do..?

Any rice is Ok. I personally avoid rice grains such as boiled or paraboiled rice. This is a staple item to some of our friends from S. India. Any dehusked rice grains as the nature has given us or the rice that we use for home cooking are Ok.

Can I use unsalted butter for making ghee or do I have to make butter at home and then prepare ghee?

Making ghee from sweet unsalted butter is ok. Even cow's ghee that is available in the stores is ok as long as it is Cow's ghee and not the 'Shuddha Ghee as it is sold in India. Which may be made of Buffalo milk or butter there of.

Can I also practice saying other mantras and make offering in the same agnihotra fire. For instance Ganapati homa would mean saying the ganesha bija mantra while making offerings to the agni. Is it possible to do this...? can this be done once the agnihotra mantra is completed?

Yes, you may do all the yajnyas. Regarding the 'Beej Mantra' I hope you have received it from some preceptor. I know without agnihotra all the rest may be of little help. I will leave it to you to make your own decision.

What are the benefits of Agnihotra?

The benefits are infinite. The Agnihotra benedictions are not only on a material level but envelope all the three levels that all creation exists and you are a part of that Total existence. I may speak for hours on end yet what good is it? The best thing is to experience it yourself. My personal experience is phenomenal. At least I may say I know what joy is, all my needs are fulfilled as also my desires. When speaking of joy happiness is a very crude word. If this may not be your wish or goal then perhaps Agnihotra may not be for you. There are thousands of Muslims, Christians, Jews that I have taught and are practicing Agnihotra for the last several years. This is a perfect science and can be empirically proven.