HAVAN

 

Havan, also called Homa, or Agnihotra, is a ritual in which offerings to the Deity are burnt in the Sacred Fire along with chantings of mantras. Mantras can be declaimed aloud or recited internally, while the invocation Svaha is recited at the end of each mantra while doing the offer.

Havan Kund is the center place of this ritual, in which the fire is put on and where ghee, rice, dried fruits, herbs, dhoop and fragrant resins, and other items are offered to the fire.

Sacred Fire is the central and immutable element of each Havan, but procedures and items offered to the fire vary greatly.

There are also many traditions that have adopted this ritual, from the Vedic to the Tantric, from the Buddhist traditions to Jainism. Interestingly, the fire ritual is an ancient and universal practice, and although with procedures very different from each other, the men always worships the gods into the fire.

 

Sensory objects (Panchamatras) comprise of Sabda (sound), Sparsa (touch), Rūpa (form), Rasā Taste and Gandha (taste) are prevalent in human nature. There are 24 Tatvas (attributes) embedded within us comprising of 5 elements of nature in the form of Earth, Water, Fire, Ether and Space.

Lord Paraśurāma propounded in his work called Paraśurāma Kalpa Sūtra stressing the need to harmoniously balance the 5 natural elements in order to attune with our true nature of divinity which has been forgotten. He emphasizes that Fire is the only element which rises upwards burning and consuming all that is in contact with it and residue left in its purest and divine form.

 

 

Why Homa

 

Many Hindu rituals involve invoking the divine presence in an idol or in a vase (Kalaśa). Unfortunately in the Kali Yuga the elements of earth, water and air are not pure. If there are impurities at the time when the idol or vessel has been made they can heavily limit the divine presence that the idol can accommodate.

The only elements that can not be polluted are Ākāśa (space / ether) and Agni (fire). It is very difficult to do spiritual sadhana through the medium of space. So the best way to do sadhana is fire.

One of the Sanskrit words for "fire" is "Pāvaka", which means "one who purifies". Fire is pure and purifies everything that comes into contact with it.

 

 

Measures of Homa Kundam

The minimum bid (Svāhā) for any Homa Kundam is 1.001 Svāhā for each occupied side. But each Homa Kundam has a limit of Svāhā which depends on the surface of the Kundam.

For example, an Ardhahasta Homa Kundam that is equivalent to 12 square inches can receive no more than 10,000 Svaka.

12in² (77.42cm²) - max. 10,000 Svāhā
24in² (154.8cm²) - max. 100,000 Svāhā
48in² (309.7cm²) - max. 1.000.000 Svāhā
96in² (619.4cm²) - 1,000.001 Svāhā to the infinite



Vedika Dakshinamarga
Homa Kundam (or Dhuni) must be with three planes (Maykala Traim)

Tantrika
The Homa Kundam (or Dhuni) must be with a single plane (Maykala), and there must be Kantha (throat), Nabi (navel) and Yoni (vagina).

 

 

 

If you are in more people put a Yoni on each side occupied.

Before starting the Homa put a flower on Yoni.

 


 

Different form of Havan Kund and their tantric use

 

Square
The most common of the Homakundam.
The square form is used in Tantra to pacify divinity, or to pacify the evil influences of spirits or planets, to cure diseases. To bring peace to the world.

 

 

 

Circle
Used to distract and keep an enemy or evil spirits away from home.

 

 

 

Triangle

Used to attract and control someone or something. For example, an enemy, a lover, but also a spirit or a deity.

 

 

Pentagon

 

 

 

Hexagon
Used to invoke and establish a deity. They can be used to stop an event, to paralyze an enemy or prevent an attack.

 

 

 

Octagon

 

 

 

Semicircle
Used to keep someone or something under control. For example, an enemy, a lover, but also a spirit or a deity.
Or on themselves to get all the siddhi.

 

 

Lotus

Used for personal applications.

 

 

 

Yoni

Used to have children.

 

 


 

Here a list of the most popular Homam:

 

 


 

 

 

Chandi Homam

 

Chandi is like a road roller. She creates a path if there is none, moves slumber to action, gives inspirations and holds hands till the end. She is Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasarasvati, all in one.

Chandi Homam is a worship of Goddes Durga as the Mother of the Universe (it is considered an amalgamation of three deities, namely, Maha Kali, Maha Lakshmi and Maha Sarasvati).

The purpose of the Chandi Homam is to remove any obstacles or blockages in growth – both internally and externally – for a person or a group of people. Chandi Homa is very useful for getting success, wealth, prosperity, fame, removal of fear, health, longevity, fulfilling of desires, food, progeny, strength, removing ailments, removing danger etc.

 

Benefits of Chandi Homam

 

 

 

 


 

Agni Vidhi   -   Dharba Grass   -   Chandi Homam

 


 

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