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Shree Maha Nava Chandi Yagna (Yagya)m (Yagya) is performed with the chanting of the Durga Sapthasathi Mantra(Devi Mahatmayam) often known as Chandi Path.More details on the Saptashati might be found here. The Maha Nava Chandi Yagna (Yagya)m (Yagya) is generally conducted during Sharada Navarathri/Durga Puja/Dussehra and Vasantha Navarathri on the Maha Navami day. It's a apply in our Guru Parampara to perform this Yagna (Yagya) within the evenings.
The main rituals and procedures of the chandi Homam (Havan) are:
Punyahavachanam - It is a purification ritual which includes invoking Lord Varuna for purifying the place of Yagna (Yagya), people related, pooja materials with vedic mantras similar to Varuna Sukhtam, Pavamana Sukhtam.
Maha Ganapathy Pooja - As with all pooja, the Yagna (Yagya) commences with Maha Ganapathy Pooja to take away all obstacles.
Maha Sankalpam - Sankalpam is a vow or a prayer. In our Chandi Yagna (Yagya)m (Yagya), Maha Sankalpam is the achieved as a Loka Kshema Sankalpam. It is an over all Prarthana for World well being and Universal peace.
Mandapa Puja - Seventy seven kalasas of various Parivara Devatas of Goddess Chandika Parameshwari are saved around the Mandapa by which the Homam (Havan) is to be done. The Devatas are invoked in their respective kalasas.As well as, Stamba Pooja is carried out for the 4 entrances and eight directions.
Sri Chandika Parameshwari Avahanam - Goddess Chandika Parameshwari in invoked in the Important Kalasa. Surrounding it at the eight kalasas representing Ashta Bhairavas( Asitanga Bhairava, Ruru Bhairava, Chanda Bhairava, Krodha Bhairava, Unmatta bhairava , Kapala Bhairava, Bhishana Bhairava and Samhara Bhairava) and Ashta Dik Balas(Indra, Agni, Yama, Niruthi, Varuna,Vayu, Kubera, Isana) .Sri Maha Ganapathy is invoked in another Kalasa. The Navagrahas(Surya,Chandra,Mangal,Budha,Brihaspati, Sukra, Shani, Rahu and Ketu) are invoked in 9 kalasas which are positioned as per shastras. Special herbs are added to the water in these kalasas.
After the Dhyana mantras are chanted, Avahana is peformed utilizing Prana Pradishta and Avahana Mantras. Purusha Sukhta and Sri Sukhta Vedic Hymns are used to do Shodasha Upachara Pooja. Archana is completed beginning with Maha Ganapathy, Navagrahas and to Goddess Chandika parameswari with Lalitha Sahasranama or Lalitha Trishati.
Agni Mathanam & Agni Pradhistai - Agni mathanam is getting the holy fireplace for the Yagna (Yagya) by rubbing wooden pieces of Peepul Tree and the spark generated is built into a giant hearth after which Vedokta Agni Pradhista (Invoking Agni) is performed. Such an Agni generated is considered to be very auspicious and pure. This practise is finished in main temples, Ashrams on all major occasions like Maha Samprokshanam/Kumbabhishekam, Athi Rudra Homam (Havan), Maha Sudarshana Homam (Havan) etc. In our Parampara it's done throughout all Chandi Yagna (Yagya)m (Yagya)s.
NavaVarna Yantra Pooja and Navavarna Homam (Havan) - Pooja is done to the Sri Chandi Navavarna Yantra while simultaneously Navavarna Homam (Havan) is done. It is called Navavarna since it contains 9 sheats(avarnas) or layers and the Para Bramham, Goddess Chandika sits on the Bindu on the middle of the yantra.
Poojas are supplied for the assorted deities residing in every of the nine Avarnas of the Yantra with the ultimate pooja being carried out for Goddess Chandi.
Ganapathy and Nava Graha Homas - Sri Maha Ganapathy Homam (Havan) is done with the Maha Ganpathy moola mantras. It is followed by the Navagraha Homam (Havan) with Vedic Navagraha Mantras.
Chanting of Navangam of Devi Mahatmyam - The 9 Purvanga Mantras of the Devi Mahatmayam and vedic Ratri Sukhtam are chanted. Navakashari Moola mantra Homam (Havan) is finished and the Nyasas of Durga Saptashati are chanted.
Chandi Homam (Havan) - Chandi Homam (Havan) is carried out by chanting each verse of the Durga Sapthasathi Mantra and doing an providing into the sacrificial fire. Each chapter has a presiding deity and the providing is made by mentioning the identify of the deity and with the sacred Swaha mantra like "Om Maha Kalyai Nama Swaha".The offering is Candy Pongal for a lot of the chapters and for a few of them it Ksheerannam (milk pudding). Panchamrutam product of a number of fruits, Dry Fruits and Honey is obtainable for verses with a "Uvacha".
Chanting of Devi Sukhtam: Vaidik Devi Sukhta Mantra is chanted by vedic priests.
Navakshari Moola Mantra Homam (Havan) : The nine lettered Navakshari maha mantra is understood by varied names similar to Chamunda mantra, Navavarna Mantra,Navarna Mantra and Chandi Mantra. Numerous sweets are offered into the sacrificial hearth along with the chanting of this mantra.
Suhagin Puja - This Puja is carried out to a married women(Sumangali) treating her as Goddess. In our Parampara, this Pooja is done to young Married Girls because the Divine mother is taken into account as Nitya Sumangali and Yuvathi ( Ever in her youth).
Kanya Pooja - This Pooja is done to a girl child treating her as Goddess. She is introduced items as per the kid's wish.
Vaduka Bhairava Pooja - This Pooja is done to a Bramhachari boy treating him as Lord Kala Bhairava.
Ashta Dikbala Bali - The Ashta Dik Balas are Indra, Agni, Yama, Niruthi, Varuna, Vayu, Kubera, Isana. Offering of rice balls with mixed Honey, Ghee and Curd are offered to these deities.
Maha Bhairava Bali - Providing of rice balls with mixed Honey, Ghee and Curd is obtainable to the deities Anantha, Bramha, Vishnu, Ksetra balaka and at last to Kala Bhairav.
Maha Yogini Pooja - The divine mother is taken into account to have a military of 64(640 million) crore warriors. So she is referred as "Maha Chatusshasti Koti Yogini Gana Sevitha", within the Lalitha Sahasranama. This entire military is headed by 64 captains. Yogini Pooja is done to these sixty four captains. A single Pumpkin is lower into sixty four items as a representative of sixty four yoginis and Pooja is finished with Mangala Theertam.
Maha Poornahuti - Maha Poornahuti with providing of Mangala Drayvas (Sacred offerings) which include Fruits, Herbs, Kumkum, Sandal Paste, Dry Fruits, Dry Coconut. Silk Saree and Shirt are provided as Vastras. A huge Garland is obtainable together with the chanting of Vedic Mantra Pushpam. Tamboolam (Karpoora Veetika) can also be supplied into the Agni.
Vasodhara Homam (Havan) - Vasodhara is the offering of Ghee (Clarified butter) into the sacrificial hearth along with the chanting of the Vedic Rudram Chamakam Mantra. The chanting of Chamakam is a request to the Lord to meet all the genuine desires/wants of his devotee. It is followed by the Jayadhii Homam (Havan) and Agni upasthanam.
Maha Naivedyam - It is the providing of cooked meals along with fruits to the Goddess. The Shastras stipulate the minimum quantity to be offered. This prasad is later distributed as visesha Annadanam.
Shodasa Upachara and Avatarikai - Varied upacharas like Chatram (Umbrella), Samaram, Vyajanam, Mirror,Geetham (Singing of devotional songs),Vadhyam etc are offered to the Divine Mother. It's followed by the Maha deeparadhana or Aarthi. Chaturveda parayanam is carried out as a part of the avatarikai.
Sri Chandika Parameshwari Abhishekam with holy Kalasa water - After kalasha Yadhastanam, Abhishekam is completed to the Goddess with the the holy Kalasa water.
Guru Samarpanam - The Fruits of the Yagna (Yagya) are provided to the Lotus Toes of the Guru and Ambaal who in flip blesses us again with all the benefits of the Yagna (Yagya). It's adopted by Pradakshina and Namaskaram. The teertha prasadam is then distrbuted among devotees
The Significance or benefits of a Chandi Homam (Havan) are immense:
- It is an Anugraha(full blessing) for all of these attending the Yagna (Yagya)
- Repeated conducting of Chandi Homam (Havan) brings a couple of positive transformation in society
- It wards off ailing results of evil forces
- This Homam (Havan) removes the malefic results of all planets, particularly Rahu & Ketu
- Chanting the Devi Mahatmyam and taking part in a Chandi Yagna (Yagya)m (Yagya) by an individual who's regular in his every day poojas (Nithya Karma) helps him to realize Devata Siddhi, Ishta Siddhi, Karya Siddhi , Mantra Siddhi. It is a secret disclosed by Guruji with the intention that this message ought to reach humanity
- This Yagna (Yagya) satisfies all genuine desires of a devotee and finally grants salvation (Moksha).
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