How to Prepare Agnihotra Fire
Place a flat piece of dried cow dung at the bottom of the copper pyramid.
Arrange pieces of dried cow dung, which have been coated with ghee in the pyramid in such a manner that will allow air to pass.
Apply a little ghee on the small piece of cow dung. Do not use any other material to start the fire except cow’s ghee for greater medicinal effect in Agnihotra Ash.
Light it. And then insert this lighted piece of cow dung in the pyramid. Soon all the dung in the pyramid will catch fire.
You may use a hand fan to blow the air and help the flame. However, do not blow through the mouth to avoid bacteria from the mouth getting into the fire.
At the exact moment of sunrise and sunset, good flames should be ready in the pyramid.