Chandi Homa or Chandi Havan is a very auspicious sacrificial fire ritual dedicated to Goddess Chandi. People worship Maa Chandi or Goddess Chandi by chanting mantras and performing Chandi Hom or Chandi Havan. The Chandi Homa ritual is extremely effective in fulfilling one’s desires.
Significance of Chandi Homa or Chandi Havan
Maa Chandi Havan or Chandi Hom is one of the most significant Havan or Homa among all the Homa or Yagna performed by Hindus.
People perform this or Yagya or Yajna to seek the blessings of Goddess Chandi.
Devotees of Goddess Chandi perform the holy Yagna across India, Nepal, and other countries. This is effective for removing their personal, health, and financial problems as well as national problems and maintaining worldly peace.
Adi Parashakti, Chandika the supreme Goddess
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 the most ferocious incarnation of cosmic energy or Adi Parashakti. Goddess Chandi is the mother of all energies.
She is considered responsible for creation (Rajas), sustenance (Sattva or Satvika), and destruction (Tamas).
Goddess is terribly angry with those who act evil. That is the reason she keeps slaying the bad elements or demons (Asur) who act evil according to Devi Mahatmya.
Chanting Durga Saptashati Mantra/ for the blessings
Durga Saptshati or Chandi It is also called Durga Saptshati or Chandi), as the poem consists of seven hundred independent Mantras (stanzas or sub-stanzas) or verses, and the thirteen chapters of the Markandeya Purana.
Durga Saptshati is a great poem, people chant Durga Shaptshati verses for celebrating the destruction of demons.
Devotees perform the incarnation of cosmic energy, Supreme Goddess Chandi through the chanting of mantras and also perform Chandi Homa or Chandi Hom to get her blessings.
When to perform Chandi Homa?
The best time or Muhurat to perform Chandi Homa is during the nine days of auspicious Navratri, dedicated to the Supreme Goddess (nine forms of Ma Durga or Nav Durga).
People can also perform Chandi Homa on an Amavasya or on other important Hindu festivals.
The most favorable Muhurat to perform Chandi Homa are as follows:
Navaratri: The nine special nights of the supreme goddess.
Tithi: Ashtami or the 8th Moon phase, Navami or the 9th Moon phase, Chaturdasi or the 14th Moon phase.
Amavasya: Magha Amavasya or New Moon in the month of Magh, Jyestha Amavasya or New Moon in the month of Jyestha.
Purnima: i). Chaitra Purnima or Chithirai Pournami which is the Full Moon in Chaitra Maas or Chithirai Masam
ii). Kartik Purnima or Karthigai Pournami which is Full Moon in the Kartik Maas/ Karthigai or Karthikai Masam.
Preferred time for performing all the rituals and Chandi Havan
One should perform Puja, Mantra chanting, and Chandi Havan during the Shubh Muhurat of daytime.
All the rituals of Chandi Havan or Yagna should be finished before sunset, and it is a very important rule for the preferred time, one must follow it.
How to perform Chandi Homa or Chandi Havan?
Chandi, the fiercest form of the Goddess (among all the nine forms of Ma Durga), is the main Goddess of the famous Devi Mahatmya. It is a great poem to recite for Devi Chandi’s significance and getting her blessings.
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, as well as Puja rituals and the prescribed religious offerings into the sacrificial fire (Havan or Homa).
Eat only Satwik food
Eat only Satva Satwik food, and do not eat garlic, onion, or non-vegetarian food during the auspicious day of Chandi Puja, and this should be followed by everyone, who performs this Puja.
It is better to perform the elaborate Chandi Homa or Chandi Yagya in a temple, by a Brahmin/ Pundit. People should come together to perform the Chandi Homa or Chandi Havan in a group, as it will certainly cost less.
The main rituals and procedures of Chandi Homa
There are some important main rituals and procedures of Chandi Homa which are very significant for appeasing Goddess Durga, and they are as follows:
Punya Vachan: These are holy words 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: This is a Puja ritual, performed as Maha Ganapathi Puja.
Maha Sankalp: This is an important ritual, and this Maha Sankalp is observed for safety, well-being, and peace in the universe.
Sthapana of Mandap: Sthapana of Mandap Puja with Kalasha and Stambha.
Chanting Mantra, Avahan: Chanting of Dhyan Mantra, Goddess Chandika Avahan along with Avahan of other Gods.
Shodasha Upachar: Shodasha Upachar Puja.
Agni Pratishtha: This ritual is Agni Mathan or Agni Pratishtha for invoking Agni.
Nav Varna: This ritual is for 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, which means nine Varna, chant one of the main mantras during the Shakti Puja, that is Navarn Mantra or Navarna Mantra.
The significance of this Mantra is achieving the benefits of Maa Chandi’s blessings for happiness, prosperity, and achievement (Siddhi).
Repeat the following Navarna Mantra of Goddess Durga 108 times
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
‘ऐं ह्रीं क्लीं चामुंडायै विच्चे’
Chant Dashakshari Chandi’s mantra is as follows:
‘Om Aim Hrim Klim Chamundaye Vichche’. You can add Om to this Mantra (Dashakshari).
Some other Mantras are also chanted which are as follows:
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
People should perform this puja, as it is also a part of the Puja rituals of Chandi Homa.
Chandi or The Devi Mahatmya in Markandeya Purana
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 knowledgeable 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 Yagya and how many times they are chanted are as follows:
Chandi Homa or Chandi Yagya:
10 times chanting of Saptashati and one time Homa or Yagya.
Saptashati Chandi Homa, or Saptashati Chandi 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) for invoking the Supreme Goddess.
What are the blessings and benefits of Chandi Homam?
This helps in removing the obstacles and negativity (due to Black magic or Tantra)) from one’s life with the blessings of Goddess, recitation of Durga Saptashati and Chandi Homa.
Chandi Homam also helps in getting rid of the Pitra Dosha problems and protects a person from serious illness or court cases.
With the grace of Goddess Chandi, your long-awaited desires may be fulfilled.
People will be blessed with good health, wealth, all round prosperity, success, name, fame, political power, and mental peace.
The chances of getting victory over enemies are enhanced, by performing Puja and Chandi Homa.
Chandi Homa may remove national problems and maintain peace among the nations
Chandi Homa, an auspicious sacrificial fire ritual, is very effective and powerful, if the performance is proper, and this may remove most of the national problems.
This auspicious ritual helps in maintaining good relations between countries and worldly peace, as well.