Whenever we hear about hawan or homa, the picture of a fire emitting smoke all around comes in our mind, but in a reverential manner since it is meant for deity. We have seen or heard numerous times that by doing hawan, one invites peace to his house.
As stated by the lord in Bhagwad Gita (Chapter 5 Verse 29)-
gyatva mam shantim rchchhati||
The sages, knowing Me as the ultimate purpose of all sacrifices and austerities, the Supreme Lord of all planets and demigods and the benefactor and well-wisher of all living entities, attain peace from the pangs of material miseries.
Since the supreme personality of godhead Sri Krishna is the ultimate benefactor of all hawans, he provides the person who is doing yagya and the person for whom yagya is done both with peace and tranquility.
Homa or Hawan or Yagya, as people call it in India is a vedic tradition which is coming down or the last billions and trillions of yugas. The famous yagyas which are mentioned in the Vedic literature are Ashwamedha Yagya of Maharaj Dashratha, Rajsuya Yagya of Maharaj Yudhishthir etc.
Doing Yagya was yuga dharma (Supreme prerogative and duty) of Treta yuga and people used to see the lord being satisfied by that when he used to appear in the yagya kund.
What is hawan or homa?
Yagya comprises of igniting a holy fire using pure wood and pure cow ghee and cow dung cakes and with the chanting of mantras, the hawish is poured into the fire with the word “Swaha!”. The hawish comprises of Indian Cow Ghee and mixture of Herbs called Hawan Samagri along with some other pure materials.
- Seeing the Hawan with scientific paradigm, the ancient sages used to say that by doing yagya, Sattva gun increases which is symbolized by cleanliness, peace and purity.
- The cow ghee and cow dung cake react to release tonnes of oxygen ad other gases which make the atmosphere pure.
- The small quantities of sulpher and nitrogen oxides get rid of harmful bacteria and their inhalation causes lacrimation, which relieves the eyes of all impurities and cough which arises clears the nasal and respiratory passage.
- All the harmful microbes and pathogens are cleared due to the smoke emitted by burning of herbs which acts as a natural detoxifier.
- The natural herbal smoke purifies the mind as well as the body.
- The ash which is remaining from the Hawan kund is asked to put into plants which acts as a very good fertilizer.
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You may be excited to unravel all the imagination for your special day as the extensive to-do list has already been conceptualised within us by the ‘Great Indian Weddings’ of Yash Raj movies. The fantasies may be rolling in our heads but halt, what about the customs and traditions of your family?
By performing each required ceremony you get a step closer towards your final destination of marriage. When the supreme force decides your fate then his blessings are essential at every point of this journey.
We at Shubhpuja.com work to add glitters on your special day by keeping extra attention about your exclusive cultural traditions and customs. Realizing the diversity of India we cater to the special needs of the diverse variety of wedding ceremonies.
Beginning from the pre to main to the post wedding ceremonies; everything begins after the horoscope matching or Kundali Milan. Shubh Muhurat or perfect timing is decided for executing all the further ceremonies. Some of the different types of hindu weddings are:
The North Indian Hindu weddings begin the wedding preparations after the Roka and engagement ceremony for a promising sanctification beseeching service between two families. Followed by Haldi, chura, tikka or sagan and ghurchari; the 15 vivaah sanskars according to Vedic traditions are performed religiously.
The fun filled Bengali weddings begin with ‘Ashirbaad’ followed by ‘Holud Kota’ (haldi) and ‘Dodhi Mongol’ (chura) ceremony. Welcoming the groom and his family in ‘Bor boron’ and offering new clothes and gifts to the groom ‘Potto bastra’, the ‘saat paak’ and ‘mala badal’ ceremony are completed. Reciting of Vedic chants in ‘Sampradaan’ and performing the ‘yagna’ and ‘sindoor daan’ ties the bride and groom in the auspicious bond.
Gujarati wedding ceremonies begin with offering prayers to Lord Ganesha and seeking his blessings. Like any other traditional Indian wedding, Mehndi and Sangeet ceremonies follow it. Special ‘madhuparka’ ceremony in which groom’s feet are washed with milk and water followed by ‘jaimala’, ‘kanya daan’ and ‘hasta milaap’ are performed. Above all the Gujarati weddings are incomplete without Garba ceremony.
After the ‘Nischitartham’ (engagement) in Southern India customs, the families began the preparation for the final wedding day. Ceremonies like mehendi and haldi are performed, while ‘Janavasam’, where the groom is paraded around the town before wedding is done. The fun filled ceremony of ‘Kashi yatra’ is carried on the morning of wedding day followed by Varamala, Gauri Ganesh puja, kanya daan and Sapthapadi, as per the Vedic rituals.
Realizing the value of each state or religious norms, we should execute all the ceremonies as per the required traditions. Complete importance is provided to the Vedic rituals and mantras, which are also explained in the specific comprehending language to make it easier for the families of bride and groom. Shubhpuja ensure a personalized and customized experience involving the highest degrees of professionalism and commitment. We give a direction to all your efforts in order to bring you closer to the Almighty and make the match truly blessed in heaven.
Saumya Vardhan, founder and CEO of Shubhpuja.com, decided to work on a concept wherein one could book religious services with the click of a button, looking at the plight of her friend’s mother, when her father passed away. Even in her moment of despair, the lady couldn’t afford a quiet moment—running from pillar to post, calling pujaris, informing relatives, getting the pandals set up, and looking into a gazillion of other needs.
Thus, in 2013, was born Shubhpuja.com, an online portal for astrological, occult and numerological consultations, religious ceremonies, yagyas, homas and various other pujas. “These days, there are many preachers who take advantage of gullible people, especially those who neither have the right knowledge nor the time to learn about religious and spiritual sciences. Thus, I wanted to create a platform with pandits/astrologers who had the right education, skills and experience and who didn’t take devotees for a ride,” says Delhi-based Saumya, who once worked for KPMG and E&Y in London..