Hyderabad: In order to praise the doctors, policemen and other essential workers working amid the fear of Covid-19 pandemic, the International Arya Samaj members conducted a yagna from their households.
Co-ordinator of Arya Samaj, AP and Telangana, Dharamteja said that around 10,000 households in both the states participated in the yagna. “Arya Samaj members are spread across 200 countries and all of them participated in the yagna,” he added.
Apart from this, the Arya Samaj members asked the government for permission to perform Maha Yagna and see its impact on reducing the spread of virus.
Dharamteja said, “By performing Agnihotra, we can purify environment and self. This can also kill insects and other disease causing viruses.” However, there is no scientific evidence to this.
The Sarvadeshik Arya Pratinidhi Sabha in Delhi gave the slogan ‘Ghar-Ghar Yagna, Har Ghar Yagna’ (Yagna in all the houses) for the event.
Accordingly, lakhs of Arya Sabha members spread across 200 countries participated in the Yagna at 9. 30 am on Sunday.
While performing the yagna, all expressed their gratitude to those providing essential services like doctors, policemen, sanitation workers and other medical staff and also prayed that the coronavirus pandemic should end soon. They wished that their family and friends should not get infected by Covid-19. The authorities of Tirupati shrine conducted Dhanvantri Mahayagnam for three days to drive away Covid-19 from the world.
Meanwhile, Ayodhya’s Ramadal Trust is performing a 51-day yagna for world peace amid Covid-19 pandemic.
Yagna is a ritual performed to attain a specific objective or with a certain aim. Arya Samaj was founded on April 7, 1875 in Bombay by Swami Dayanand Saraswati.