Know About Sudarshana Homam and Understand the Need of It

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Procuring Puja items online for Sudarshana Homam is now possible from one’s home. Here’s a guide on understanding the need, rituals and samagri of the homam.

Homam’ or ‘Hom’ is a special type of ritual which is integral to Hindu religion. Homams are special prayers performed with special rituals for specific purposes. ‘Sudarshana Homam’ is one such powerful Homam that is performed. ‘Sudarshana Homam’ is a protective as well as a healing ritual. There are some basic ingredients or pooja samagris required for the pooja. These days one can buy pooja items online. It is also possible to book pundits online. So, if one wishes to, they can easily arrange for this homam.

About Sudarshana Homam: Sudarshana Homam is for invoking the ‘Sudarshana Chakra’ or Sudarshana disc of Lord Vishnu, which is a powerful tool to alleviate difficulties and protective in nature as well.

Significance of Sudarshana Homam:- The Homam is said to protect against evil and enemy. It is said to protect against all forms of danger there may be to life and family. The homam protects against enemies, conspiracy, threat to life, etc. Mainly the Sudarshana homam is invoked for its healing properties. It is also said to cure people of their diseases and cures of long term, chronic illnesses. The Homam once performed is also said to cure people of ten types of doshas, as depicted in the tantric texts.

Step by Step Method of the Sudarshana Homam:-

  • Jaap or japam of Sudarshana Mantra
  • Sudarshana Ashttottaram recitation – beginning with Sudarsanaya Nama and concluding with the Naarayaanakrupavyuha Tejaschakraya Nama
  • Taking of the Sri Sudarsana Homa Maha Sankalpa
  • Invoking of all the deities by the priest and performing of the Shodasopachara Aaradhana
  • Agni Pratishtha for the homam
  • Beginning of the homam with performance of 108 Sri Sudarsana Shadakshari with aahuthi
  • Aahuti is followed by Poornahuti.
  • Going around the Agni Kundam while reciting Sri Sudarshan Ashtakam.
  • Hom or homam concludes with application of the bhasma in the forehead.

Things Required for Sudarshana Homam:- The Sudarshana Yantra is the main requirement for the homam. Apart from the usual requirements of kumkum, turmeric, sandalwood, camphor, etc. Homam, it also requires Homam Samagri. The Homam Samagri includes sticks of specified trees, butter, herbs, naivedhyam Prasad, flowers, fruits, incense sticks, etc. Tulsi leaves form an important part of this pooja.

These days it is not at all difficult to procure these pooja materials. Infact one can always puja decoration items online and buy Pooja Accessories Online. Though this Homam at a Vaishnavite temple, it can also be performed at home with proper rules and rituals. If one needs pandits for the poojas that too can be done through online booking. Reputed online stores which keep pooja items also provide such facilities.

Done with proper ritual and care, Sudarshan Homam can be a powerful protection against evil, enemy and poor health. It is believed that the Sudarshana Chakra, that is invoked is indeed a powerful protector.

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