About the geometry of the Agnihotra pot

When interested people come to know Agnihotra, occasionally the question arises why two steps are to be seen at the coppery frustum of pyramid which is used for the fire technique. Many years ago, Horst Heigl (birthname Lozynski) recognized that shape, steps and rim of the Agnihotra pot are in no way only due to manufacturing. They are a mathematical consequence of the special geometry which itself reflects high spiritual knowledge. In the course of his further work, he detected the relation between base, the two steps and the upper rim in a geometrical system of square, circle and triangle.

Abstract of the researches of Horst Heigl

In the 1980s, Horst Heigl occupied himself intensively with the world-renowned painting “The Last Supper” of Leonardo da Vinci and in 1987 published a part of his findings in a two-volume book "Enthüllte Geheimnisse vom Abendmahl des Leonardo da Vinci" (Revealed Secrets of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper). Volume II describes and illustrates different geometrical systems which show amazing relations between the painting, the pyramid of Giza and the Agnihotra pot. Horst Heigl copied a proportion figure out of a square, its inscribed circle and the circumcircle, which is again the inscribed circle of a larger square etc., onto the room square of the painting and onto a cross section of the pyramid of Giza. This approach revealed not only astounding measurements, as for example the floor of the King’s Chamber and another assumed temple, but – transferred on the Agnihotra pot – geometrical relations to its height and the two steps (see illus. 30 in the above-mentioned book and the corresponding text). In this book, the author already explains also the meaning of the non-existent top.

In autumn 2010, while working on the basic book “Agnihotra – Ursprung, Praxis und Anwendungen” (Agnihotra – Origin, Practice and Applications *), Horst Heigl delved again into the geometry of the Agnihotra pot. Inclination angle, base and steps were measured with greatest accuracy. A twelve-side chapter issues the results of his researches. It was shown, for example, that the angle – measured along the sides – approximates the inclination angle of the pyramid of Giza. The two steps and the outer rim arise out of the proportion figure of square, inscribed circle and circumcircle which was already prominent with the painting “The Last Supper”. The beginning of the upper rim can be construed from an equilateral triangle in the geometric system of the “quadrature of the circle”.

Circle, triangle and square are basic geometric shapes of Creation. Symbolically, triangle and square also represent the active and passive principle. Regarding the circle, Horst Heigl writes:

“It is the symbol of the Absolute – the one almighty God and his work. The circumcircle, respectively the inscribed circle illustrate that God encloses everything and is contained in everything. Thus, this construction reveals astounding knowledge!” (Book „Agnihotra“, p. 38)

These few intimations may suffice to show that in the construction of the Agnihotra pot, such as it was given by Param Sadguru Shree Gajanan Maharaj for the fire techniques Agnihotra and Yajnya, high spiritual knowledge is hidden. By the Agnihotra pot, a great help was given to transform the predominating powers of man. To those who want to occupy themselves more intensively with this knowledge, we recommend the two named books. By combining the knowledge you find there, you can deduce much more than could be written in this article.

* “Agnihotra – Origin, Practice and Applications” available as print version and E-book