YAJNA / HOMA / HAVANA
Ayurveda Sanctuary conducts special Homas/Pujas, for the benefit of the guests in order to alleviate the suffering in their lives caused by malefic planetary influences and to achieve specific benefits like good health, prosperity, pleasant conjugal relationship. The pujas/yajnas are performed on behalf of those who request them by Ayurveda Sanctuary’s Vedic priests.
Significance of yajnas: The Vedic scriptures say that the physical body is living on borrowed time, borrowed from the five elements of space, air, fire, water, and earth. When this debt is fully settled, air mixes with air, fire with fire an so forth, and the five elements return to their abodes. Every yajnam has a great unseen influence on all living things, for these mantras are potent sabdas (sounds) charged with subtle mysteries. The benefits are manifold: peace, prosperity, happiness, good health and longevity, progeny, courage, enthusiasm, spiritual cultivation and so on. Energy alone is eternal and the Yajnas are an eternal science.
The ancient sages of India had precise knowledge of transferability of mass and energy. Sage Agastya composed Sakti Tantra (Treatise on Energy) consisting of eight chapters on the Sun, Moon, Air, Fire, Water, etc. Briefly, the method of energy conversion is: Construct a fire altar cubicle, the details of which are exlained in Sata Patha Brahmana. By burning specific organic substances, an atmosphere of peace is created which helps remove stress and tensoin. When ghee (clarified butter) is offered in the fire with appropriate mantras (ultra sound), energy will be released at lightning speed into the universe. When a farmer sows a bagful of grains, he does not waste it. In fact, he reaps many a bag of grains in return. Likewise, the notion that offering ghee, sandalwood and grains at the fire altar is a waste of materials is incorrect. The output of a Yajnam cannot be measured in conventional terms. Yajnas cleanse the consciousness and turn our attention to spiritual development and self-realization.
All of the yajnas mentioned are performed for the benefit of the sponsors. Through the process of sankalpam, the actual performer of the yajnam effectively steps into the shoes of the sponsor.
Homa rituals are performed by our Vedic priests. The following is an illustrative list of a few homa rituals:
few homa rituals:
|Aayushya homa||to ward of evil influences present in a child’s life immediately following its birth, thereby ensuring longevity|
|Dhanvantari homa||for good health|
|Gayatri homa||to cancel negative energies; for self-confidence|
|Ganapati homa||to overcome obstacles|
|Lakshmikubera homa||for wealth and material prosperity|
|Navagraha homaa||to appease the Nine planets and limit the evil influences in one’s horoscope|
|Sudarshana homa||for success in an undertaking|
|Vidya homa||to benefit students; to facilitate learning|
|Vishwa Shanthi homa||for universal peace and harmony, as also harmony between the self and the universe|