Agni or Fire God has a very significant role to play in all worships and rituals including every day practices. The simplest of them is lighting a lamp in the altar while a Homa or Havan can be termed as the most elaborate. The cosmic energy is experienced through Agni as heat and light. Almost all of the Rig Vedic hymns praise Agni as the sustainer of life. Sri Krishna says in his Bhagavad Gita that the creation is itself a ‘yagna’ (=sacrifice). Creation is only an eternal flow of birth and death, where death of one gives way for the birth of another. In other words, something gets sacrificed for something else to arise. Thus in the purview of the Vedas, the homa is but a miniature model of this Universal Sacrifice.
Homas can act across time and space because even as the performer mentally holds the picture of the client and performs the homa, the client would feel the effects.
Since the presence of fire and the sound of the chants create an extensive energy field that has an immediate effect on one’s Kundalini, praying and connecting to the energy invoked becomes much easier during a homa. In Kerala temple remedies, fire ritual has a special place where each practice focused towards material benefits, spiritual bliss or both. Astrologically speaking, most of the planets are positioned in fiery signs in the chart could be an indication that fire rituals will yield quick and sustainable and stable results.