Chandi Homa or Chandi Havan is a very auspicious sacrificial fire ritual dedicated to Goddess Chandi. Maa Chandi or Goddess Chandi is worshipped by chanting Mantra and performing Chandi Homam or Chandi Hovan. Chandi Homa ritual is extremely effective in fulfilling one’s desires.
Maa Chandi Havan or Chandi Homa 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 the 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).
Godess 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 the 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.
The most favorable Muhurat to perform Chandi Homam are as follows:
Navaratri: The nine special nights of the supreme goddess.
Tithi: Ashtami (8th Moon phase), Navami (9th Moon phase), Chaturdasi (14th Moon phase).
Amavasya: Magha Amavasya or New Moon in the month of Magh), Jyestha Amavasya (New Moon in the month of Jyestha).
Purnima: Chaitra Purnima or Chithirai Pournami (Full Moon in Chaitra Maas or Chithirai Masam) and Kartik Purnima or Karthigai Pournami (Full Moon in the Kartik Maas/ Karthigai or Karthikai Masam).
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 or Chandi Homa?
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 celebrates the destruction of demons or Asur, Madhu, Kaitabh, Mahisasur (bull), Shumbha and Nishumbha.
Perform Chandi Homa by chanting Mantras from the Durga Saptashati and prescribed religious offerings into the sacrificial fire (Havan or Homam).
Eat only Satva Satwik food, do not eat garlik, onion or non-vegetarian food during the auspicious day of Chandi Puja.
It is better to perform the elaborate Chandi Homam or Chandi Yagyam in a temple, the Homa should be performed by a learned Brahmin/ Pundit. If performed in a group, it will cost less.
The main rituals and procedures of Chandi Homa are as follows:
Jupiter Vandana: Chandi Homam starts with Guru Vandana.
Punyahavachanam: This is performed for invoking Lord Varuna for purifying the place, air, Puja materials and the people associated with the Homam.
Punyahavachanam consists of the following rituals:
Maha Ganapati or Maha Ganapathi Puja.
Maha Sankalpam for safety, well- being and peace for the universe.
Sthapana of Mandap Puja with Kalasha and Stambha.
Chanting of Dhyan Mantra, Goddess Chandika Avahanam along with Avahanam of other Gods.
Shodasha Upachara Puja.
Agni Mathanam or Agni Pratishtha(invoking Agni).
Goddess Durga Navavarna Yantra Puja and Navavarna Puja.
The important Navakshari Mantra is recited to appease Goddess Chandi during Chandi Puja is as follows:
Navakshari Mantra or Navarna Mantra for Chandi Havan
To please Goddess Chandi the nine-lettered Navakshari Mantra, one of the main mantras is chanted during the Shakti Puja, also known as Navarna Mantra or Navavarna Mantra.
This Mantra is known for the blessings and the benefits from Maa Chandi for happiness, prosperity, and achievement (Siddhi).
Repeat this Navarna Mantra of Goddess Durga for 108 times.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
‘ऐं ह्रीं क्लीं चामुंडायै विच्चे’
Chandi mantra: ‘Om Aim Hrim Klim Chamundaye Vichche‘. You can add Om to this Mantra (Dashakshari).
The other Mantra called Argala Stotra, Devi Kavacham and Keelaka Stotra, Devi Mahatmya, Sri Vidya Mantra, are chanted. Kumari Puja, Suvasini Puja is also performed as the parts of Puja rituals of Chandi Homa.
In Durga Shaptashati, when she appears in Markandeya Purana, in the section(Addhyay) known as Chandi or The Devi Mahatmya, she proclaims her prominence:
“I resemble in form Brahman
From me emanates the world
Which has the Spirit of Prakriti and Purusha
i) I am empty and not empty
ii) I am delight and non-delight
iii) I am knowledge and ignorance
iv) I am Brahman and not Brahman”
Different kinds of Chandi Homa
The Durga Saptashati contains 700 secret and powerful mantras in 13 chapters and three sections.The three sections are :
Prathama Charithram: First Part
Madhyama Charithram: Second Part
Uthama Charithram: Third Part
Kinds of Yagna are as follows:
Chandi Homam or Chandi Yagya: 10 times chanting of Saptashati and one time Homam 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: These should be chanted along with performing the Homa rituals.
With the recitation of each Mantra, offerings with the prescribed materials and sweets should be made into the Homa (sacred sacrificial fire) invoking the Supreme Goddess.
What are the blessings and the benefits of Chandi Homam?
You may be able to remove the obstacles and negativity (due to Black magic or Tantra)) from your life with the blessings of Goddess, recitation of Durga Saptashati and Chandi Homam, .
Chandi Homam will help you in 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 will be blessed with good health, wealth, all round prosperity, success, name, fame, political power, mental peace and victory over enemies by performing Puja and Chandi Homa.
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.