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 mantras and performing Chandi Hom or Chandi Havan. 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 Homa among all the Homa or Yajna performed by Hindus.
People perform this Yajna to seek the blessings of Goddess Chandi.
Devotees of Goddess Chandi perform the holy Yagna across India, Nepal, and other countries for removing their personal, health, and financial problems as well as national problems and to maintain 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. They are the consorts of Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma respectively.
Chandika or Goddess is believed to be the most ferocious incarnation of cosmic energy or Adi Parashakti, the mother of all the energies. She is considered responsible for creation (Rajas), sustenance (Sattva or Satvika), and destruction (Tamas).
Goddess is terribly angry with those who act evil. She keeps slaying the bad elements or demons (Asur) who act evil according to Devi Mahatmya.
Durga Saptshati is a great poem of seven hundred verses (also called Durga Saptashati 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 Hom to get her blessings.
When to perform Chandi Hom?
The best time or Muhurat to perform Chandi Homa is considered to be during the nine days of auspicious Navratri, dedicated to the 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 Homa 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: i). Chaitra Purnima or Chithirai Pournami (Full Moon in Chaitra Maas or Chithirai Masam) and
ii). 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 sunset. It is a very important rule, one must follow.
How to perform Chandi Hom or Chandi Homa?
Chandi, the fiercest form of the Goddess (among all the nine forms of Ma Durga), 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. This is also called Durga Saptshati 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. Do perform Puja rituals and prescribed religious offerings into the sacrificial fire (Havan or Homa).
Eat only Satva Satwik food, do not eat garlic, onion, or non-vegetarian food during the auspicious day of Chandi Puja.
It is better to perform the elaborate Chandi Homa or Chandi Yagya in a temple, the Homa should be performed by a 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 Hom starts with Jupiter Vandana.
Punya Vachan: This is performed for invoking Lord Varuna for purifying the place, air, Puja materials, and the people associated with the Homa.
Punya Vachan consists of the following rituals:
Maha Ganapati or Maha Ganapathi Puja.
Maha Sankalp for safety, well-being, and peace for the universe.
Sthapana of Mandap Puja with Kalasha and Stambha.
Chanting of Dhyan Mantra, Goddess Chandika Avahan along with Avahan of other Gods.
Shodasha Upachar Puja.
Agni Mathan or Agni Pratishtha (invoking Agni).
Goddess Durga Nav varna Yantra Puja and Nav varna Puja.
The important Navarna Mantra is recited to appease Goddess Chandi during Chandi Puja as follows:
Nakshatra 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 Navarna Mantra.
This Mantra is known for the blessings and benefits of Maa Chandi for happiness, prosperity, and achievement (Siddhi).
Repeat this Navarna Mantra of Goddess Durga 108 times.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
‘ऐं ह्रीं क्लीं चामुंडायै विच्चे’
Note: 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 Keelak Stotra, Devi Mahatmya, and Sri Vidya Mantra, are also chanted.
Kumari Puja and Suvasini Puja are also performed as the parts of Puja rituals of Chandi Homa.
In Durga Saptashati, 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 of Brahman
From me emanates the world
Which has the Spirit of Prakriti and Purusha
i) I am empty and not empty
ii) I am delighted 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.
These three sections are :
Prathama Charithram: First Part
Madhyama Charithram: Second Part
Uthama Charithram: Third Part
Kinds of Yagna are as follows:
Chandi Homa or Chandi Yagya: 10 times chanting of Saptashati and one time Homa or Yagya.
Saptashati Chandi Homa or Saptashati Yagya: 100 times chanting of Saptashati and 10 times Homa or Yagya.
Sahastrachandi Homa or Sahastrachandi 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 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 and protect you 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, and mental peace. You will get 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. This auspicious ritual helps in maintaining good relations between countries and worldly peace.