Soma: Swamiji pranam. Main daily havan karna chahti hu. Please mujhe havan ka tarika bato.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, my daughter. Beti, aapka havan karne ka vichaar sarvaottam hai kyunki Parmeshwar ne pratyek manushya ko niyampoorvak rozana ved mantron se havan karne ka updesh vedon mein diya hai. In this connection, I paste my article as under-
How to do havan
Please sit in the morning to perform havan. Havan must be performed in sunlight then it is more beneficial. 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 kept on mat.
Sukh asan i.e., sit on duly folded feet in comfortable position. 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 AMRITO 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.
Now, put the twigs into havan kund with one piece of camphor and burn it. During this process chant the Gaaytri 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 fingers 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 Yajyen. The havan with Ved mantras are always offered as the best worship of God only please. Do havan daily and both times.
Iske ilawa main aapko yeh bhi advise karoonga ki aap paas ke Arya Samaj Mandir mein agar chhutti ke din ja sakein aur wahaan havan mein shamil hoyein to aap bahut jaldi ved mantron se havan karna seekh jayengee. Havan Ishwar kee sabse mahaan Pooja hai aur iske anginat laabh hain.
Amit: Thank you guru ji.
Swami Ram Swarup: You are welcome, please.