Hinduism believes in worshipping a particular deity for a specific purpose It doesn’t simply stop with a mere invocation to the devatas. It does have an impact if the deities be pleased with the offerings through a ritual called Homam. There are different types of homams according to each specific purpose. The process starts with erecting a homa kundam, a temporary make-shift small pit in a square shape built with bricks. In this fire altar (homa kundam), the holy fire is stoked with ghee. The Vedic Brahmins chant manthras while consecrating food, clothes, grains and desired objects of the deity into the fire, which could reach Him directly is the belief of Hindus. It does stand as a remedy for the particular problem for which it is made. Here we list some of the homams and their purposes.
Maha Mrithyanjaya Homam
To get recovered from chronic illness and to drive away the evil spirit from the person’s body this homam is performed.
Recover from all diseases, worshipping Danvanthri
Sarvaka Roka Shanthi
To cure diseases
Longevity and well-being will be restored by performing this homam.
Bala Graha Shanthi
To recover from Balarishtam within 17 year old. It is meant for kids life dosha.
To get relieved from a planetary doshas, this homam is suggested.
If you are struck by thunder and lightning, do this.
It relieves your crisis (gandam), disease and ancestral curse (pithru dosham) if any.
If you need political influence or if you struggle from ancestral curse perform this.
To get rid of Paranoia.
It helps farming to flourish. Your debts will be cleared. You get relieved of the loss of land or progeny.
It is performed for successful education, to get amicable settlement in family disputes and to get recovered from heart ailments.
It does fetch you hale and healthy life and multifarious goodness.
If you can’t stay in one place and wander around restlessly, you perform this. Your problem will be solved.
Nightmares disturbance can be rid of by this pooja. Your fear and confused state will disappear if you do this homam.
Lung related ailments, wounds, long gash will be cured by this.
Karma, Pithru dosham, dosham due to the torture of birds and animals or kids will be relieved.
Puthra Kameshti Yaagam
Santhana Gopala Homam
Worship Lord Krishna to bless baby
Santhana Parameshwara Homam
Worship Lord Siva to bless baby
Mrutha Puthra Dosha Pariharam
For still born babies (baby dies in the womb) you perform this to relieve of in future.
Mrithyu Mahishi Dhanam
It relieves you of myriad kinds of illness. Buffalos are offered to others as a recovery.
To get relieved from the impediments in child birth.
Star Dosha Shanthi / Gomuga Shanthi
A baby placed on a winnow (or in a plate) to see a cow’s face. Magam, Chithrai, Rohini, Poosam, Ashwini, Revathi, Ayilyam and Moolam have dosha’s to perform this.
Swarna Thenu Dhanam
Golden cow offerings could help recovering from barrenness or miscarriages during pregnancy.
Sarpa Shanthi or Naga Dosham
To recover from Naga Dosham
It is for kids welfare.
To get relieved from evil spirits haunting the house.
It helps land related problems and removes negative energy.
To get rid of fear and to drive away evil spirits you perform this.
Shri Suktha Homam
For wealth and fame.
Relieves you of all kinds of sins and curses.
For triumph and to remove of enmity or hospitality.
Ugra Ratha Shanthi
On 60th age
Completing 60 years and on the 61st birth day
At the age of 70 you do this for your welfare.
After 100th year finished or 80th year finished and 10th month
After birth of great grandson
If there are Honey combs at house, perform this.
Fire on body, dress
For birth on Amavasya (No moon day)
Umbilical cord wrapped around a baby during delivery
For impotency recovery
Eka Nakshathra Shanthi
If father and baby are of the same star
If Tortoise enters into a place
Prathana Banthukkal Parikara Shanthi
Relatives meet after 12 years then
Crow is believed to be a symbol of Sani. If it touches or enters into a house
When termite mound appears in a house
Sahasra Bojana Vithi
The procedure to feed 1000 people
When Eagle entered into a house
When Vulture entered into a house
When Garuda bird entered into a house
Thithi, Nakshathra, Lagna Dosha Shanthi
Reducing the bad effects in a horoscope
Kaka Yuthma Pathana
When two crows fell
For unnatural death
To be free from nightmares
Kowli Padana Shanthi
When wall-lizard fell over
Chamaeleon fell over
Dhanishta Panchaka Shanthi
When a death occurs in Dhanishta, Sathabisha, Purvabadra, Uthrabadra, Revathi stars in a house
Geetha Thrishtup Homam & Sarathoktha Thila Homam
For incurable Nervous problems
Participate in Nithya Sakala Devatha Homam
Siddhar Somasundaram conducts Daily Homam for Sakal Devathas.
How to perform Homam in Tamil