Pre-requisites for the participants
All people participating in the
Mahayajna as Yoktas, Archakas, Hotas and Hotrikas must observe 21 days of vruta
(austerity) and adhere to six types of purity.
How to observe the Vruta
v Wear a thulasi/ rudraksha
garland after getting it consecrated in a temple.
v Strictly avoid any
non-vegetarian food inclusive of eggs
v Observe continence
v Bathe in the morning and
evening according to one’s health
v Chant the mantras every
Six types of purity
v Purity of the body
v Purity of the mind and
v Purity of the pronunciation (of the mantras)
v Purity of the materials
v Purity of the
v Purity of the atmosphere
Archakas and Hotas must get training in performing Archana and homa respectively.
chant mantras fluently and without any error practice daily
ü Practice sitting for three to four hours at a stretch
ü Learn the arrangement of the Archana venue, etc.
The hotrikas must come prepared to do any
service as an offering to the Divine: preparation of worship material, serving
in the kitchen, ensuring sanitation etc.