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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 15-19

Investigation of random event generator changes in Agnistoma Somayaga rituals: An exploratory study


1 Division of Yoga Spirituality, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Chancellor, SVYASA Yoga University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
3 Department of CAM, HCG Enterprise Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Divya Bangalore Raghavendra Prasad
Division of Yoga Spirituality, Bangalore, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2394-2010.177490

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Background: The use of Soma has proved to be medically beneficial in the field of Ayurveda. The Soma ritual has been proved to cleanse environmental pollution. It links the consciousness and the processes of creation. It's ceremonies with specific herbal mixtures act medicinally on the body and psychoactively on the mind, directly affecting the ontological status of a person. Performing a Somayaga benefits in balancing the seasons and in the occurrence of timely rainfall. Aims and Objective: To explore and evaluate the possible influences of Agnistoma Somayaga on the random event generator (REG) and to quantify the changes occurring due to the synchronous directed attention evoked from the performance of Agnistoma Somayaga. Materials and Methods: The field REG data was collected for 6 days of the Agnistoma Somayaga in Panauti, Nepal using Psyleron field REG. The recording of random data was continuous from the start to the end of each day's performance of the yaga. Results: Significant anomalous deviations were observed in REG on several occasions on all days. Particularly significant changes with P > 0.05 occurred during Yagnasankalpa, Prayaneshti, Prathama Pravargya, Vedic chanting, Gharmodvaasanam, Subramanya, Soma aahuti, and Somarasa taken by the priest, high fire in Mahavedi during Pratah Savanam, Madhayana Savanam, and Tritiya Savanam, and in Avabhrita Snana. REG trend in Madhyana Savanam (P = 0.06), Soma Pressing (P = 0.05) and High fire of Mahavedi(P = 0.09). Conclusion: Spiritual rituals and Vedic yagas affect and influence the way of people's life, which spreads harmony and peace. This study suggests that Agnistoma Somayaga has the capacity to influence the REG.


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