Homa Havan What Are They Types

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.

Yagna performed.jpg
Homa being performed

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.   ”

Ceremony Purpose
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”

  1. 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.


      • 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.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: