Bali-vaishvadeva Yajya

बलि वैश्वदेवा यज्ञ

The Manusmriti says “make oblation into the fire with food prepared for meals.” Manu III, 84. (Quoted from the Satyaarth Prakash of Maharishi Swami Dayanand Saraswati). Also, traditionally, we have only offered sweet and non-salt food.

Note: Admittedly, in the current age of electrical cooking, it is impractical to offer items into the fire. However, when convenient, it can be done. Another aspect of this yajya is that a little uncooked food is always placed aside for charitable purposes.

This yajya is also done during large functions when the host can prepare an open fire. However, even though we may not have an open fire, we can offer these prayers and make symbolic offering.

With these mantras offer a little food into the fire (with the word svaahaa)

ॐ अग्नये स्वाहा।
Om agnaye svaahaa.

ॐ सोमाय स्वाहा।
om somaaya svaahaa.

ॐ अग्निषोमाभ्याम् स्वाहा।
om agni-shomaabhyaam svaahaa.

ॐ विश्वेभ्यो देवेभ्यो स्वाहा।
Om vishvebhyo devebhyo svaahaa.

ॐ धन्वन्तरये स्वाहा।
Om dhanvantaraye svaaha.

ॐ कुह्वै स्वाहा।
Om kuhvai svaahaa.

ॐ अनुमत्यै स्वाहा।
om anumatyai svaahaa.

ॐ प्रजापतये स्वाहा।
Om prajaapataye svaahaa.

ॐ द्यावापृथिवीभ्याम् स्वाहा।
Om dyaavaa-prithivee-bhyaam svaahaa.

ॐ स्विष्टकृते स्वाहा।
Om sviṣhṭakṛite svaahaa.