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.
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:
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
5. Raw rice
8. Agarbattis (Incense Sticks)
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.