Scientists’ Analysis says Athiratham, an ancient fire ritual purifies the environment

Athirathram, a 4000-year ancient fire ritual (Yagnam) purifies the environment and has positive impact on atmosphere, soil and other environment effects, as per the analysis of scientists. In 2011, Athiratham ritual was held in Panjal, a remote village in Thrissur district of Kerala from April 4th to 15th. The group of scientists led by Prof […]

Panjal Athirathram 2011 Photos, Images of Athirathram

Panjal Athirathram, held between April 4 and 15 in 2011, is one of the biggest and ancient Vedic ritual in the world. Here are some photos or images of Athirathram 2011. Sandeep Varma who is updating us about the event has published many photographs in his blog. One of the best images of Athirathram is […]

Athirathram, 4000 year-old Vedic Yagna begins at Panjal in Kerala

Athirathram, a 4000 year-old Vedic ritual (Yagna) has begun today (4 April 2011) at Panjal in Kerala. For the first time, the historic Yagna will be studied by a team of scientists to analyze the impact of the ritual on the environment and people. Panjal is located in Trissur district of Kerala. Athirathram is a […]

Stages in Athirathram Yagam – Daily rituals of Athirathram Yagam

Athirathram, the most ancient 12-day Vedic ritual, will be performed with utmost gusto and devotion in Panjal (Kerala) from April 4 to 12 April in 2011. The first stage of Yagam starts with Naandeemukham and the last stage of Athirathram ends with Yajnapuchham. Here are the details of daily rituals during in Athirathram Yagam. First […]

Garuda shaped Chithy or platform in Athiratham Vedic ritual

Athirathram is performed either with Garuda-shaped platform (chithy) or without this platform. Panjal Athirathram 2011 will have the hearth shaped like the mythical bird “Garuda” or eagle, and made of special bricks laid out to the ancient Vedic measurement. The Garuda shaped chithy of Panjal Athirathram 2011 is called ‘Panchapathrika’, as Garuda has 5 wings! There will be 200 bricks in one layer […]

Panjal Athirathram 2011 – Athirathram at Panjal Kerala

Panjal is the place where Athirathram 2011 to be observed. Panjal Athirathram 2011 dates – the Vedic ritual begins on 4 April and ends on 15 April 2011. Panjal is a village in Thrissur district in Kerala. Panjal hosted Athirathram in 1975. It is a 4500 year Vedic ritual performed for the prosperity of people […]