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Introduction to Chandi Homam

Devi Chandi is an aggressive form of the Mother Goddess, and the Chandi Homam is performed to invoke her blessings. Maa Shakthi took this fearful and powerful form to safeguard the devas and the devotees from the evil forces. Chandi Devi is depicted with either 8 or 10 arms carrying various weapons like sword, conch, chakra, Trishul, axe, mace, etc., and is seated on a male lion.

Ma Chandi is one of the ashta matrikas (the eight forms of Goddess Parvati). It is believed that there are eight manifestations of Chandi Devi, namely, Ugra Chanda, Prachanda, Chandogra, Chandanayaka, Chanda, Chandaathi, Chamunda, and Chandika.

Performing the Maha Chandi Homam will set a person free from all kinds of black magic, evil eyes, obstacles, negative energies, and evil deeds.

The Ideal Time to Perform Chandi Homam

Chandi Homam is generally performed during Sharadiya Navaratri and Vasantha Navaratri. During these Navaratri festivals, the Goddess is worshipped for nine days and those days are the auspicious time to perform Chandika Homam.

The other auspicious days to perform this Homam are Ashtami, Navami, Chaturdasi, Magha Amavasya, Jyeshta Amavasya, Chaithra, and Karthik Pournami.

It is ideal to start the Homam during the daytime and finish all the rituals before sunset.

Significance of Chandi Homam

Chandi Homam is a very powerful ritual that has been in practice for very long and in an ideal way to invoke Mother Goddess.

Types of Chandi Homam

Based on the number of times the Saptashati parayan is chanted, the Chandi Homam is classified into the following types.

  • Nava Chandi homam: Saptashati parayan chanted for 9 times
  • Shata Chandi homam: Saptashati parayan chanted for 101 times
  • Sahasara Chandi homam: Saptashati parayan chanted for 1001 times
  • Ayuda Chandi homam: Saptashati parayan chanted for 10001 times
  • Prayuta Chandi homam: Saptashati parayan chanted for 100001 times
  • The puja duration of each type of Chandi Homa will vary from one day to a couple of weeks.

    Chandi Homa Puja Procedure

    Here are the procedures of performing the Chandi Homam:

  • The first few rituals of Chandi Homam are done in line with the common rituals done for all Homams dedicated to God.
  • Chandi Homam begins with Anujnaa (Permission from the Goddess), Acamanah (self-purification), Pranayama (to increase the spirituality inside the body), and Sankalp (take a vow to complete the ritual).
  • The Ganapathi Pooja is performed first to please Lord Ganapathi, without whose blessings, nothing can be accomplished.
  • The Kalasa Shuddhi process happens next, followed by the Agni Prathishthapana. This procedure involves starting up the fire inside the Homa Kundam with Camphor, dried coconut, and the Darbha grass. The Digpalaka Pooja is performed next to honor the rulers of the four directions.
  • In an elaborate form of this Havan, the Panchopachara Pooja or the Shodasopachara Pooja are also performed.
  • The Go-Pooja, Parivaara Pooja, Suhasini Pooja, Dampathi Pooja, and Brahmachari Pooja are performed before the Yagna.
  • The Saptashati Parayanam is the main part of the Pooja. The thirteen chapters of the Saptashati have three parts dedicated to Mahakali, Mahalakshmi, and Mahasaraswati. These 13 chapters collectively contain 700 Shlokas that must be recited to complete the Homam.
  • The last section of the Homam involves Uttarangam (Vote of Thanks) and the Poornahuti (Last offering).
  • Materials required for Chandi Homam

    The following are the materials required for Chandi homam are listed below.

    1. Homa Kundam (a square-shaped copper container)
    2. Dry Coconut
    3. Ghee
    4. Ladle
    5. Raw rice
    6. Kumkum
    7. Turmeric
    8. Agarbattis (Incense Sticks)
    9. Lamps
    10. Theertha vessels
    11. Flowers and water.

    Special food has to be prepared to offer to the Goddess. Fruits, jaggery, and Panchamritham are offered to the Goddess in the homa.

    The Darbha grass is optional, along with Sesame seeds and Camphor.

    Benefits of performing Chandi Homam

    The benefits of performing Chandi Homam are as follows.

    1. Performing Chandi Homa can resolve your health issues and family problems.
    2. The ill-effects that are happening due to the curses in a person’s horoscope can be removed.
    3. The devotees on whose behalf the Chandi Homa is performed will attain name, fame, wealth, and prosperity.
    4. This powerful homa will bring you success and help you to win over enemies.
    5. It will act as armor against the black magic and witchcraft performed against you.

    Cost of Chandi Homa

    Chandi Homam involves very elaborate procedures and rituals, and it requires various pooja samagris (ingredients of the homa).

    The type of Chandi Homam will determine the total cost of Chandi Homam. While Nava Chandi homa costs less, the Shata Chandi homa, Sahasara Chandi homa, Ayuda Chandi homa, and Prayuta Chandi homa will cost more as they involve elaborate puja procedures and require more pandits.

    The cost of the Nava Chandi Homam may differ, so reach out to us for more details regarding the homam.

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