The Fire Ritual
Fire is the essence of the creation. Fire is another name for I AM. It permeates from the cosmos to the planet and is the medium for all existence. Without Fire there is no life. Fire is the creator, builder, and destroyer. Fire purifies and Fire brings in energies right from the cosmos.
The Fire Ritual contributes to qualitative improvement in our energy system, which in turn should contribute to the society through acts of Goodwill. The worship of Agni enables us to burn up our impurities, burn up the deeper traits, which exist in our psyche, burn up the past karma, and also ensure our recruitment in the “Path of Light”. It also ensures that we do not fall into temptations and illusions.
The Water Ritual
The Water as per the Scriptures is the physical plane manifestation of the ethers of the solar and cosmic plane. They also represent the life energy. The Water Ritual (Abhishekam) aims at the manifestation of the electrical power from its invisible planes to the visible planes.
Rudra, the Lord of Vibration, is the first and foremost of the Vedic Devas who enables the light beyond darkness to manifest as the light visible and tangible. He is also the Lord who destroys the darkness of ignorance as it exists in the mortal beings and leads them into the light.
The Marriage Sacrament
The Marriage Sacrament is conceived as a means of purification, transformation, and of attaining optimum balance of male-female, female-male energies. The sacrament is a means to sanctify the person. Sacrament gives the related code of conduct, which when followed enables humans to transform themselves.
Marriage as a sacrament aims at balancing of the energies of the male and the female in such a manner that their life expresses love in all their dimensions. Marriage must be seen as convergence of divergent forces. Ability to accept divergence, an effort to include divergence causes expansion of comprehension. Marriage is meant for it.