Chandi Homa or Chandi Havan is an auspicious sacrificial fire ritual dedicated to Goddess Chandi. Maa Chandi or Goddess Chandi is worshipped through chanting mantra and performing Chandi Havan or Chandi Homa. Chandi Homa or Chandi Havan ritual is extremely effective in fulfilling one’s desires.
Chandi Homa or Maa Chandi Havan is one of the most significant Havan or Homam among all the Homa or Yajna performed by Hindus. People perform this Yajna to seek blessings of Goddess Chandi across India, Nepal and other countries for removing their personal, health and financial problems as well as national problems and maintaining worldly peace.
Chandi or Chandika is the supreme Goddess in Hindu religion. The incarnation of cosmic energy, Supreme Goddess Chandi is the combined form of Parvati, Lakshmi and Saraswati, who are the consorts of Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma respectively.
She is believed to be the most ferocious incarnation of cosmic energy or Adi Parashakti, the mother of all the energies is considered responsible for creation (Rajas), sustenance (Sattva or Satvika) and destruction (Tamas).
She is terribly angry with those who act evil. She keeps slaying the bad elements or demons(Asur) who act evil according to Devi Mahatmya, a great poem of seven hundred verses (also called Durga Saptasati or Chandi) celebrating the destruction of demons.
The incarnation of cosmic energy, Supreme Goddess Chandi is worshiped through chanting of mantras and performing Chandi Homa or Chandi Homam to get her blessings.
When to perform Chandi Homam?
The best time or Muhurat to perform Chandi Homa is considered to be during the nine days of auspicious Navratri, dedicated to Supreme Goddess (nine forms of Ma Durga or Nav Durga). It can also be performed on an Amavasya or on other important festivals. It is highly recommended that Puja, Mantra chanting and Chandi Havan are performed during the daytime.
Finish all the rituals of Chandi Havan or Yajna before the sunset. It is a very important rule, one must follow.
How to perform Chandi Homam?
Chandi, the fiercest form of the Goddess (among all the nine forms of Ma Durga), who is the main Goddess of the famous Devi Mahatmya, a great poem.
This poem consists of seven hundred independent Mantras (stanzas or sub-stanzas) or verses (also called Durga Saptasati or Chandi) thirteen chapters of the Markandeya Purana. According to the tales, the chanting of these Mantras celebrate the destruction of demons or Asur, Madhu, kaitabh, Mahisasur (bull), Shumbha and Nishumbha.
Chandi Homa is performed by chanting Mantras from the Durga Saptashati and prescribed religious offerings into the sacrificial fire (Havan or Homam). To please Goddess Chandi the nine-lettered Navakshari Mantra, one of the main mantras is chanted during the Shakti Puja.
It is also known as Navarna Mantra or Navavarna Mantra. The other Mantra called Argala Stotra, Devi Kavacham and Keelaka Stotra, Sri Vidya Mantra and Chandi mantra: ‘Om Aim Hrim Klim Chamundaye Vichche‘ is chanted. Kumari Puja, Suvasini Puja are also performed as the parts of Puja rituals of Chandi Homa.
Different kinds of Chandi Homa
The Durga Saptashati contains 700 secret and powerful mantras in 13 chapters and three sections.
Prathama Charithra (First Part):
Madhyama Charithram (Second Part):
Uthama Charithram (Third Part):
Chandi Homam or Chandi Yagya : 10 times chanting of Saptashati and one time Homa or yagya.
Shatachandi Homa or Shatachandi Yagya : 100 times chanting of Saptashati and 10 times Homa or Yagya.
Sahsrachandi Homa or Sahsrachandi Yagya : 1,000 times chanting and 100 times Homa or Yagya.
Ayudachandi Homa or Ayudachandi Yagya: 10,000 times chanting and 1000 times Homa or Yagya.
Lakshachandi Homa or Lakshachandi Yagya :- 100,000 times chanting and 10000 times Homa or Yagya.
Argala Stotra, Devi Kavacham and Keelaka Stotra should be chanted along with performing the Homa rituals. With the recitation of each Mantra, offerings should be made into the Homa (sacred sacrificial fire) invoking the Supreme Goddess.
What are the blessings and the benefits of Chandi Homa?
With the blessings of Goddess, recitation of Durga Saptashati and Chandi Homam, you may be able to remove the obstacles and negativity from your life, getting rid of your Pitra Dosha problems, protecting yourself from serious illness or court cases.
With the grace of Goddess Chandi, your long awaited desires may be fulfilled. You may be blessed with good health, wealth, success, prosperity, name, fame, political power, mental peace and victory over enemies by performing Puja and Chandi Homam.
Chandi Homa, an auspicious sacrificial fire ritual, is very effective and powerful, if performed properly may remove most of the national problems and help in maintaining good relations between countries and worldly peace.