MEANING OF HOMAM
Homams are puja performed for a particular deity by invoking Agni – the God of Fire. Homam forms the essence of all the Karmas prescribed in the Vedams. The goal of Homam is to guide the man through the correct path.
It is said that when the Lord Brahma (the Creator among the Trinity) created man, he also created "Homam" for man's livelihood and his attainment of spiritual desires. The fundamental premise of Homam is derive from the Vedams, although according to "Pursha Sookhtam". Vedams and Homams are eternal truth having neither beginning nor end, and are "Apourusheyam" (divine, not the creation of humans). Karmam |(work or action) is an integral part of living.
According to ancient text on Homam, any offer to fire as a God, is actually an offer to Sun. The goal of all Homams is the prosperity of the people at large by energizing and protecting the environment.
How Homam Should Performed
Each Homam should perform strictly according to scriptures. These are conducted fully learned and experienced Vedic scholars. The ingredients required for these Homams are different for each Homam. After each Homam, the pundits are fed with Vedic prayers.
Mantras are used in Tantrik Sadhna or rituals, whispered or chanted in different combinations and contexts, setting up patterns of vibrations. One must know its correct pronunciation as well as to understand their meaning. We belong to Hindu mythology and it is believed that God, good health, good fortune and victory over one's enemies can be attained by chanting the right mantra.
Mantra sadhna is very difficult. If during practice some drawbacks remain, it can inflict losses. Guidance of a competent guru is quite necessary to attain success.
Life is a complex combination of incidents and accidents and all our problems are self-created. Reasons of the problems can be checked out from the individual's horoscopes. One's subconscious mind can help to find the solution through meditation and the recitation of mantras.
Mantra must be recited as they are. Any additional alteration in the mantra must be avoided. If recited incorrectly, the power of the mantras is lost and it ceases to have the desired beneficial effect.
Puja is our dedication towards God. Act of puja always satisfy man's internal power. It's an act of showing reverence to a god. God is supreme power and man can have blessing of God by making spiritual connection with the God through puja, which can be, through invocations, prayers, songs and rituals. Its possible to reduce suffering due to unfavourable position of planets through sincere reliance on God, the one, who controls the planets.
Puja is a focal point for honouring and communicating with the God. An essential part of puja for the Hindu devotee is making a spiritual connection with divine. There are many kinds of puja, which people can do for specific events, such as 'Garah Pravesh', 'Starting of a business' or the beginning of a journey'. Puja has power to remove all the obstacles. Puja are performed on behalf of an individual on his request.
How Can The Benefits Be Taken From Puja
According to our sacred texts, puja –
- It controls divine
- It gives energy to the worshiper
- It gives mental peace
- It is the remedy of all the problems
How The Puja Should Be Performed
Our holy book says man should be pure from body and mind. The Puranas lay more stress on the quality of devotion and good behaviour than on rigid puja procedures. Buddhist and Jain influence that preaches non-violence, consequently, the killing or sacrifice of animals was discontinued and with the development of iconography, idol worship and puja took the place of sacrifice.
Healing through divine 'energy' is the key to our future. Positive energy flowing within our domain will not only eradicate personal misery but also alter the 'minds' of humans who have become blind with ignorance.The negativity spread accross the environment will be countered making radical changes in the current patten. Ancient Vedic scriptures like Rig Veda, Yajur Veda have revealed the secrets of healing through manipulation of 'cosmic energy' by a process called 'YAGYA' , which implements the power of 'sound, thought, intent' (mantra), Nature (fire, water, air, earth) to fecilitate downpour of energy. The vibrations thus caused have the power to change situations, lives, destinies, and everything.
'The Himalayan Ashram of Vedic Astrologers' conduct regular Vedic Yagyas for people, companies and the planet. Every 'Yagya' performed on the surface of Earth is for 'US'.