Chandi Homa is one of the most powerful homas performed to worship Goddess Durga. She removes all the obstacles in the life caused by the navagrahas and will bless you with a prosperous life.
It is usually performed at temples of Goddess Durga. The important ritual in this homa involves the recitation of the Durga Saptashati which are the 700 powerful mantras of Goddess Durga.
Benefits of Chandi Homam
By performing this homa, all the sufferings of the individual are removed. It is said that chanting Durga Saptashati 5 times will remove the malefic effects of the nine planets, 7 times will destroy all the fears,11 times will bring in a magnetic personality to fascinate everyone and chanting it 16 times will attract 16 kinds of wealth. It is recommended to to perform this homa once in a year to attain success in life.
Chandi Homam Procedure
Chandi is considered the mother of all the Gods and in Markandeya purana, Vedavyasa explains about Goddess Chandika in 13 chapters consisting of 700 shlokas called the Chandi Saptashati or the Durga Saptashati. During the Chandi homa, ten Durga Saptashati parayanas should be done and various items like rice, milk, jaggery, sesame, a saree, saffron, kumkum, fruits, flowers and other items are offered into the sacrificial fire.
Along with the Durga saptashati, Devi Sooktam, Durga Sooktam, Shri Sooktam and other mantras are recited during the homa. Also the Suvasini Puja, Kannika Puja and Dampati Puja are also done during the homa.