Client - Le Sutra - Yagna (Sacred Fire)
‘Yagna’ is the holy ritual of sacrifice, worship, prayers and offerings made to god and goddesses derived from the practice of Vedic times. A ‘Yagna’ combines offerings of all the five elements together – air, water, fire, earth and space which is placed into the holy fire and believed to reach the gods. Thus, Yagna room signifies the art of self-purification through offerings, elevation from bad karmas and ultimately being one with god!
Art installations in the room
The painting represents various elements of a Havan Kund that embrace all the five elements of nature - air, water, fire, earth and space. The paintings showcase the different forms of energies that form the whole atmosphere for Yagna.
‘Agni’ is the god of fire and is said to be the acceptor of all sacrifices. It is believed that these sacrifices go to the deities because Agni is a messenger of the gods. This chair is a depiction of the holy flame or the fire which is an eminent part of a Yagna. All the offerings are placed into this fire to pay homage to the god & goddesses being worshipped.
Rudraksha wall hanging:
‘Rudraksha’ is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the name ‘Rudra’ meaning Lord Shiva and ‘aksha’ meaning ‘eyes’. It is believed that a man who wears Rudraksha gets rid of his sins and attains spiritual knowledge; hence it is strongly believed that Rudraksha must be worn at the time of performing a Yagna.
The ‘Swastika’ is a tantric symbol to evoke 'shakti' meaning power and is regarded as the sacred symbol of auspiciousness. It is believed to bring good luck and sustain it till eternity.
Bell hangings & Spoon handles:
The Yagnas performed by individuals are sustained by ringing of bells to create the musical aura and positive vibrations that help make the ritual successful and acceptable by god.
Havan Kund Table:
Havan Kund is a sacred structure from where the fire communicates all the prayers, chants and offerings to the god. The holy fire is ignited in a Havan Kund which is described as a pit made in earth or a conical pot made of gold, silver, copper or tin according to the financial status of the person performing the offering. This structure is meant to embrace all the offerings made by the performer and it generates the energy to perform the ritual.