The term Ayush represents age or life and Homam refers to the invocation of the deity through Agni (the Holy Fire). The Ayush Homam is performed to attain the blessings of Ayur Devata.
The term Ayush represents age or life and Homam refers to the invocation of the deity through Agni (the Holy Fire). The Ayush Homam is performed to attain the blessings of Ayur Devata. The Homam is undertaken primarily to pray for longevity, good health and prosperity of life. It is believed that this Homam helps in recovery from ailments, relief from mental trauma and attainment of success at material and spiritual level.
It is usually performed on the First birthday (Star birthday- Nakshatra) of the baby. It may even be performed anytime later during one’s lifetime, especially during completion of the 60th, 80th & 100th year
The Homam consists of three stages – Karmaadi (the beginning), Karmamadhya (the middle), Karmaanthya (the end).
Karmaadi commences with the prayer to the Lord Ganesh- the God who removes obstacles and leads to success. The lord is implored to facilitate the conduction of the Homam without interruption.
The holy fire is kindled and the offerings like ghee, herbs and honey are made to this Agni. The couple /parents are asked to pray to the Ayush Devatha, for the prosperity and ayush(long life) of the child. This marks the Karmamadhya.
The homa concludes with Poornahuti and arati. The Agni slowly calms down into a gentle flame. The ashes and prasandam is distributed to all.
The Sun is considered as the ultimate source of energy, and fire represents this energy of the Sun. Any offering to Agni leads to energizing one’s self and the environment. It also inhibits the undesirable elements in the environment.
The offerings made to the Agni (holy fire) during Homam are said to transmit smoke that is medicinal. It permeates into the air thereby healing many of the human diseases. . The fumes from the Homam does not cause any air pollution; in fact it purifies the atmosphere. Sandalwood pieces, tiny twigs of the Banyan tree, aromatic herbs and pure cow’s ghee are offered to the Agni with the recitation of Mantras. The vibrations of the Mantras along with the conducive atmosphere created by the Agni energize the Yantras. Thus the powerful Yantras ensure performance, health and success.
It is believed that Ayush Homam helps in clearing the evil effects (if any) of previous birth which in turn ensures the overall wellbeing of the individual. It also improves the quality of life and hence hold over a sudden and untimely death. This Homam improves both physical and mental health, thus imparting a rejuvenated body and mind to the person.
The birth day is considered as a powerful day for the person as it will be ruled by his/her birth star. Hence performing this Homam on this day is most auspicious and the Ayush Devata will bestow her blessing on the person; thus showering health, prosperity and long life.
1. Ganapathi Pooja
3. Ritwick Varanam
4. Kalasha Pooje
5. Yantra Aaradhana
6. Mrutyunjaya Homa
7. Ayushya Homa Homa
8. Prayaschita Homa
1. Daana items (Vastra, Dhana and cereals)
2. Homa utensils (Homa kunda, Homa Spoons, Homa fuel (Sacred woods, Ghee and Camphor), Homa sacrifice (charu), Poornahuti items.
3. Kalasha Samagri ( Kalasha vessels, Coconuts, Vastra, cereals, Darbhe).
4. Flowers, Fruits and Coconuts for the pooja.
Number of Purohits: 5