If any one is
running Ketu dasa or bhukti or there is some dosha of Ketu in the
horoscope, he can perform Ganapathy Homa and get relief. Ganapathy
Homa should be performed on all auspicious occasions. Performing
Ganapathy Homa once every year will give prosperity, health and wealth.
Our body is built with five
elements, earth, fire, water, sky and wind. Fire is a symbol of
energy. Without energy there is no life. Hence the fire God
“Agni” is worshipped by our ancestors. In the Rig Veda, the first hymn is in
praise of Lord Agni. Lord Agni is a divine messenger.
In Vedic literature, there
are hymns in praise of different Lords which are called Mantras.
Who are these Gods? They are the ones who give us material
benefits in life such as wealth, prosperity, education, marital bliss,
happiness etc. and also spiritual strength to get off the cycle of
Lord Ganesha (elephant
faced God) is always worshipped before starting any Pooja or Homa.
Lord Ganesha removes all obstacles. Lord Ganesha is also known as ‘Vigneshwara’
[vigna + Eswara] which means the lord who removes all obstructions (Vighna).
There are many mantras to propitiate Lord
Ganesha. By and large there are 56 different postures and mantras
for Lord Vinayaka. In Shilpa sastra, all the 56 positions are
The following Ganapathy Homas are
performed generally by many even now.
· Maha Ganapathy
· Vancha Kalpalatha
Ganapathy Homa (based on the system of Sri Vidya)
.Sakthy Ganapathy Homam
.Kshipra prasada Ganapathy Homam
(performed in the evening of Krishna
Chathurthi Day – The thithi Chathurthi in the evening).
should be performed in the early morning and Poornahuthi to be offered
during sunrise, unless any other time is specifically mentioned to suit
the particular purpose.
There are two ways of performing Homas,
Vaidica and Tantrika.In
the Vedic way of Homa, all rituals are performed as per Vedic
tantra, sometimes “Vama prayog” is also done to safeguard
the native from enemies and adversaries. It
also produces adverse effect on enemies Normally only Vedic way
of Homas are performed. To perform Ganapathy Homa the following materials
Ghee, Modhaka (a kind of sweet prepared with coconut, gur and
rice flour or wheat flour),durva (a kind of grass).
Mahaganapathy Homa is performed with Ashta Dravya (a mixture of
eight materials) 1.Coconut, 2.Banana, 3.Honey, 4.Sugarcane,
5.Ghee, 6.Modhaka, 7.Jaggery, 8.Puffed rice.In Sankatahara Chathurthi Homa, apart from ghee, we can use all
varieties of flowers, fruits, sweets, etc., which may count upto
108 dravyas (materials) except tulsi leaf.
Note: Tulsi leaf should not be offered
“Ganapathyatharvashirsha” is in praise
of Lord Ganesha.
(Please refer Shri Mahaganapathy
Atharva seersham) This mantra is recited normally while performing
Ganapathy Homa. The benefits of the mantra’s are described
in these last three mantras.
By chanting these mantras, one can live
peacefully, without any hindrance. He who wants to become a good
orator should do “Abhishekam’ to Lord Vinayaka with this mantra.
A man in need should perform Homa by durva (A kind of grass). A man
seeking good memory and reputation should do Homa with puffed paddy.
He who desires prosperity should perform Homa with 1000 modakha.
He who performs Ganapathy Homa with ghee and samit (a kind of branch of
tree) will get everything he desires. During Solar eclipse if one
recites these mantra in the bank of a holy river or in front of an idol
of Ganapathy, the mantra will become “sidha” to him. After
that he will not face any hindrance and all his sins will be washed off.
All his desires will be fulfilled. This is what of Veda and
If any one is running Ketu dasa or bhukti
or there is some dosha of Ketu in the horoscope, he can perform
Ganapathy Homa and get-relief.
Ganapathy Homa should be performed on all
auspicious occasions. Performing Ganapathy Homa once every year
will give prosperity, health and wealth. Ganapathy Homa should be
done on Shukla Chathurthi day of Bhadrapad i.e. the birth day of Lord
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