Q.12. How are the number of Ahutis distributed during the Yagya (Havan) in course of Anusthans?
Ans. Havan may either be performed each day or on the last day of the Anusthan . Oblations required each day are equal to the number of 'malas', (cycles of rosary) whereas on the last day the number of 'Ahutis' should be equal to one hundredth of the total number of Jap s (recitation of Mantras). When more than one person participates in the Havan, the cumulative number (number of persons multiplied by number of Ahutis) is counted. (e.g. 100 Ahutis by 5 persons will be considered as 500 Ahutis; for 240 Ahutis 6 persons may offer together 40 Ahutis each etc.).