Homa, a Hindu Ritual where one use Fire to purify self and for the grant of one’s wishes is an important one. The Homa also called Havan, is mainly intended to purify the Mind and spirit. Homa is of two types. Yaaga that is performed with a specific purpose in mind. Yagnya is performed because it has to be performed as a Duty and no results are intended. In a Homa, Fire, Agni is invoked and oblations are made to the Deities in the Fire.
Agnihotra, a Homa, is an essential Homa that is to be performed by all the Varnas daily. Human Body has two aspects. One is the physical one that one sees and perceives, the Sthoola Sareera. The other one is Sukshma Sareera, the Finer One, which is invisible. While the Sthoola Sareera is made of Matter vibrating at a velocity that can be perceived, the Sukshma Sareera vibrates at a higher velocity and hence can not be perceived by the Naked eye. The energy which is produced by eating nourishes the subtle body as well, hence some foods are recommended to keep the Sthoola and Sukshama sareea healthy and pure from impurities. The same principle is followed in Tibetan Buddhism, where the Human Body is described to have, The Physical frame, The Etheric body which surrounds the physical frame for about one eighth of an Inch. Auric body, that surrounds the Etheric body, and The Aura. More details can be had from the Third Eye by Lobsang Rampa. The sukshma sarrea is affected by what we eat and think. As we may not be able to follow the diet strictly, the purify the Mind Agniphtora is performed. This also helps in spiritual awakening on a daily basis. The external fire which is kindled in the Homa kindles the inner fire . There are various Homas. Popular ones are Ganapahy Homa,Navagraha Homa,Vaasthu Homa, Ayush Homa,Mrithyunjaya Homa. There are specific Homas for Individual Deities. Specific Homas for specific purpose like wealth, Children are also prescribed. Some Homas. ”
|Aayushya homa||to ward off evil influences present in a child’s life immediately following its birth, thereby ensuring longevity|
|Mrutyunjaya homa||for ward off life threatening situations like accidents and ensure longetivity of life|
|Dhanavantri homa||for good health|
|Durga homa||to cancel negative energies; for self-confidence|
|Chandi homa||For Victory in all endeavors|
|Gayatri homa||to facilitate positive thinking and subsequently performing good karma|
|Kritya Pariharana||to counter the effects of black magic|
|Ganapati homa||to overcome obstacles|
|Lakshmi Kubera homa||for wealth and material prosperity|
|Thila homa||homam performed for warding of the evil effects of departed soul.It is performed only once in life time preferably at Rameswaram/ Thrupullani( sethu karai)|
|Mangala Samskarana homa||to celebrate auspicious events; to attain Moksha|
|Mahadevi homa||for the stimulation of a marriage and for marital felicity among those already married|
|Navagraha homa||to appease the Nine planets and limit the evil influences in one’s horoscope|
|Punyahavachana homa||for the naming of a child|
|Sudarshana homa||for success in an undertaking|
|Santhana Gopala homa||for blessings for a Child|
|Rudra homa||Getting rid of all negative influences|
|Vastu homa||a house-warming; to encourage good Vastu (energy in buildings)|
|Vidya homa||to benefit students; to facilitate learning|
|Vishwa Shanthi homa||for universal peace and harmony, as also harmony between the self and the universe|
|Viraja Homa||purification rites performed as part of the formal ceremonies by which a person takes the vows of renunciation (Sannyas), thereby becoming a Sanyasi (monk)|
Post of the Procedure to be followed in performing Homa follows. Citation. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homa_%28ritual%29
3 responses to “Homa Havan What Are They Types”
Sir, I’m surprised just reading little details of your articles. Here you said Agnihotram is to be performed by “All Varnas”. Is it so sir? I’m posting this comment since you being from Tamizh Nadu know what almost every of our Viadheekals and Upanyasakaals views are. I again stumble on this one question- why isn’t our matadhipathis and sannidhanams actively taking up to promote vedams amongst all varnas(which is considered as birth based by majority)? Maybe close aids like you can suggest them.
I do not know the views of others. What I have written is based on Facts. It is for them to take it forward.
Thank you sir. I’m getting more interested about this as days proceed. I request you to help general audience with more such articles and pramanas for the deep insights and kindle thoughts.