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Homam is a special pooja, It can be performed in a
temple or it is performed as a puja in the home like other Hindu activities.
A good Hindu lifestyle is to perform homam on hindu auspicious days like
birthdays, annivesaries, and before starting new and important ventures.
Homams can be done on Hindu festivals. It is considered very important
among hindu beliefs and practices. In short it is an important hindu rite.
Below is the list of homams performed by panditji.
This Homam is performed to Lord Shiva, so that
the devotee performing this homam will get longevity in life. apa mrityu,
Akala Maranam etc., are terms indicating untimely and unfortunate death.
The best remedy is to perform Ayushya Homam on every birthday, as reckoned
by the birth star not by the English date.
Performance of the Sudarshana Homam confers health, wealth and Prosperity
on the seeker (in this case the person who performs the Homam). If the
seeker desires material benefit, the Chakram grants him all the riches
he wants. A beautiful Chakram formation of the flames could be seen.
Mritunday Homam is performed for Lord Shiva to protect the person suffering
from the ailments. Lord Shiva represents the aspect of the Supreme Being
and is considered to be the destroyer of evil and sorrow. Shiva is 'tri
netra' or three eyed, and is 'neela kantha' - blue necked.
Navgraha Homam is recommended for all, particularly those planets are
detrimental or malefic as per horoscope. Navgraha Homam shall be performed
every year to ensure that you always get maximum advantage from your planets.
The planets are to propitiate against their evil influences.
Before starting any new venture or anything afresh, Ganesh Homam is must.
If one is suffering from losses, when starting a new business or investments
or when one is getting married, or to remove obstacles or for celebration
of your or your child's birthday, Maha Ganpathy Homam is recommended.
In the vedas, she called Sri. Goddess Lakshmi indicates prosperity. Worship
of Lakshmi indicates an appreciation of prosperity and a sense of responsibility
towards it. Depicted an extremely beautiful woman, Lakshmi stands on a
lotus. She has lotuses in various stages of bloom in her two hands.
The manthras spelled during the homam glorifies Lord Vishnu as the Purusha
or the primitive being with innumerable heads, eyes and feet. The lord
is illustrated as the cause of all living beings. It further describes
the manner in which different species occur from his various limbs.
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