Ajit: Swamiji Pranam, Thanks for valuable answers to my queries last posted on
your web site. You referred Mritunjaya and Mahamritunjaya mantra are from Yajurveda
chapter 3, Mantra 60.
1. Are both of them same? How to perform Yagney while chanting these mantras?
2. Whether these mantras are to be repeated in any specific numbers and period?
3. What are the items required for havan?
Kinldy advice, I have been trying hard to learn by the heart a atharvashish but finds it difficult to pronounce and remember. How to improve on this front?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you.
(1) Procedure to perform Yajyen is pasted below please or CD in this regard also
available worth Rs. 25 excluding postal charges.

How to do havan

Please sit in the morning to perform havan. Havan must be in sunlight then it is
more beneficial. Then half a bowl of fresh water with a tablespoon must be with you
with small twigs especially of mango tree if possible, havan samagri, ghee, camphor
and match box must be there with you. Please sit on sukh asan on four times folded
blanket and blanket must be on mat.

Sukh asan i.e., sit on duly folded feet in comfortable position. Then first close
your eyes and concentrate between two eyebrows and chant Gayatri mantra three times
within heart and not by mouth. Then open your eyes.

Take one spoon of water in right palm. Chant this mantra, OM AMRTO UPASTRANMASI
SWAHA and drink the water which you have put in your palm. Then again take the spoon
of water in right palm then chant the next mantra, OM AMRITA APIDHANMASI SWAHA, and
drink the water. Then again take the water in right palm and chant the mantra, OM
SATYAM YASHAH SHRI MAYI SHRI SHRAYTAAM SWAHA, and drink the water. Then wash the right palm while sitting, with the same water kept in bowl.

Then put the twigs into havan kund with one piece of camphor and burn it. During this process chant the Gayatri mantra again and again till such time the fire is lighted sufficiently. Then chant the Gayatri mantra and at the last add the word Swaha and offer ghee with tablespoon, quantity equivalent to 4 to 5 drops. And if you are alone then also offer in fire pinch of havan samagri from
your right hand’s finger and thumb avoiding forefinger. So this offering may be of 11 times, 21 times or 51 times as the time suits. It is the simplest way and I have not quoted the complete method of Yajna. The havan with Ved mantras are always offered as the best worship of God only please. Do havan daily and both times.

(2) The mantras should be repeated daily or as you desire. But the hundred percent benefit is obtained if the mantras are repeated daily in the Yajyen/hawan. The book of hawan in Hindi written by me by the grace of the God can also be sent to you on receipt of your postal address if you desire.

(3) In the hawan following items are required:-
• Hawan kund
• Samidhayein i.e., wood sticks
• Hawan samagri
• Ghee
• Water in pots for aachman
• Match box and camphor

You may take any assistant from local pandit for correct pronunciation. However, Vedas tell about the worship of only one formless, omnipresent Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe.

Suri: What is the meaning/significance of naming a child Kashvi?
Swami Ram Swarup: If we use moordhanya sh in hindi word Kashvi then we will find this word Kashvi is from kash. The meaning of kash is masalna, khurchana, kasna, ragardnein wala, kasne wala in Hindi. So meaning of Kashvi will be Ragardnein wali kasne wali.

Gyan: Swamiji, I have heard about Apsara Sadhna please explain me about it. What
can be the benefits of same?
Swami Ram Swarup: In Vedas there is no mention about Apsara Sadhna. So nothing can be told about Apsara Sadhna please. However it is clear when the Vedas do not tell about apsara Sadhana so it is man-made sadhna and not God-made.

Ashish: I want to know that which date is good for my new gruh pravesh
Swami Ram Swarup: God has made dates and time and God made everything is pious. So after doing Vedic hawan on any day which suits you, you can enter your house please.