(a mixture of seeds, herbs, resins, grains, etc.) that is offered into the fire represents the physical body as well as the "worldly samskaras such as attachment, greed, and violence that bind us to our lower nature and trap us in egocentric thoughts and desires. We offer the seeds of all future actions into this fire of self-knowledge to be completely consumed....Symbolically, we are offering our very lives into the fire of purification and sacrifice."
-----from Yajna, Sivananda Math, Munger, 2006, 2007
Read more about the symbolism of havan next month. Join us for havan this Sunday at 4 p.m.