On behalf of Brahmasri Sanathkumara Sarma Somayaji, I have a great pleasure in sharing the invitation of the sammelena that is being conducted in Karnataka from Jan 11-13. Agnihotris are considered as the highest order in the vaideeeka tradition. They were considered much higher than a king in those days. We heard from several incidents in Mahaperiyava experiences where He honored agnihotris really like a king. I remember Late Brahmasri Parasuramachar of Sirgumani Patasala mentioning how Mahaperiyava asked his father to wait in the city entrance and sent an elephant and made him sit on it and enter the city with proper respect etc.
Being a nityagnihotri is more difficult than being a sanyasi (as I heard). The niyamams are either as strict or even higher in the former case. I met Dr Sananthakumar Somayaji around this same time last year in an event in Chennai and he was talking about how he wants to setup some plan in place for good to assist agnihotris etc – very forward looking conversation. Supporting agnihotris is a great blessing for our generations to come. Please contact him at the number below and see how you can participate in this sammelena directly or indirectly and also for future activities.