The significance of the different homams and poojas performed and their meanings
Lord Ganesh or Ganapathi is the deity which every hindu worships, before starting anything. new The Ganapathi Homam is the homa or havan dedicated to lord Ganesh. By doing this homam, the devotee gets the blessing from Lord Ganesh which improves family relationships , he overcomes disease , attains his goal without any hindrance, he overcomes the enemies, and overcomes all his problems in life.
This homam is done to get the blessings of the almighty god " Shree Shankara ". By doing this homam one gets the blessing of living a long life with good health and overcoming untimely dangers.
This homam is done to worship the nine planets i.e. The Sun, The Moon, The Mars, The Mercury, The Jupiter, The Venus, The Saturn, The Rahu, and The Ketu. Every planet has its own importance. The Sun is the king of planets which gives health. The Moon is the planet which rules over the mind and gives success. Mars or Mangala is the planet which gives prosperity and wealth. Mercury is the planet which gives knowledge, Jupiter gives education, Venus gives the knowledge of art, music etc. Saturn gives happiness also teaches vairagya. Rahu makes the life stronger. Ketu gives prosperity to the family. All these nine planets are important, so in order to worship them this homam is done.
Ayushya Homam (Birthday Pooja)
This homam is done to worship the god of life ( Ayur Devatha ). By doing this homam, one gets long life blessings from Ayur Devatha.
This homam is done to worship Sri Sudarshana Chakra Devata. This Chakra is a weapon which lord Krishna, the incarnation of God Shri Maha Vishnu, used to protect his sister Draupadi. By doing this homam, one can win over enemies , become settled in life and become successful in business.
This homam is done to worship the goddess Sri Durga Devi. This homam is generally done during Navaratri. By doing this homam one can gain self-confidence, peaceful life and win over enemies.
Sri Satyanarayana Pooja - Katha
This pooja is very important to get all types of prosperity. It is dedicated to lord Sri Maha Vishnu to get good children, good education, peace of mind, and to get success in every walk of life. Best of all this pooja can be performed any date any time anywhere.
Maha Mrutyunjaya Mantra
This Maha Mrutyunjaya Mantra is a life- giving Mantra. In these days, when life is very complex and accidents are an everyday affair, this mantra wards off death by snake-bite, lightning, motor-accidents, fire accidents, cycle- accidents, wayer-accidents, air accidents and accidents of all descriptions. Besides, it has a great curative effect. Again diseases pronounded incurable by doctors are cured by this mantra, when chanted with sincerity, faith and devotion. It is a weapon against disease. It is a Mantra to conquer death.
It is also a Monkha Mantra. It is Lord Siva's Mantra. It bestows long life (Deergha Ayus), Peace (Shanti),wealth (Aishvarya),prosperity (Pushti), satisfaction (Tushi) and Immorality (Moksha).
Lakshmi Narayan Pooja
Lakshmi Narayan Pooja is performed for prosperity, material abundance, and spiritual prosperity. To remove troubles that prevent us from starting a spiritual path or business.
The glory of performing the VARALAKSHMI VRATAM, narrated directly by Lord Shiva Himself, is elaborately discussed in the Skanda Puranam. This is a festival to propitiate Shri Varalakshmi (Mahalakshmi ) - the consort of Lord Vishnu, who is the abode of all mangalam (auspiciousness) , prosperity and wealth. The Varalakshmi Vratam is to be performed on the shravana shukla shukra varam , that is, the Friday immediately following the full moon day (Purnima) in the auspicious month of Shravanam (corresponding to August - September). This Vratam is undertaken by the sumangalis (whose husbands are still living) for good progeny, good health, and wishing long life for the husbands.