I hope the following answer conveys the idea of why it is non trivial to answer your question briefly. Your question is akin to asking "What is the procedure to worship the Lord" or "What is the procedure to perform Sandhyavandana". Nothing short of an elaborate manual would suffice to answer your question. I hope the linked videos of Agnihotra practice ...
I'm adding a PDF that teaches you the details of how to perform a Chandi Homam.This document also tells you about its importance which i have quoted below.
I'm sure that you are just curious to know.If your intent is doing the homam on your own by following this document then that is strongly not recommended.Although this Acharya is genuinely learned in ...
Agnihotra is a process that uses healing fire to purify the
surroundings. The fire is prepared through a specific process, which
is performed twice a day – during the sunrise and the sunset. In other
words, Agnihotra is a ‘vedic yagna’ or a ritual that is mentioned in
the Vedas, which is followed by the class of “Nambudiri Brahmins” of
Kerala in ...
Relief from unexplainable diseases and illnesses.
In two instances this homam is performed--
1.To take charge of your enemies and to relieve you from unexplainable sufferings and worries.
2. To drive away evil spirits which was kept on individual or his family.
This effective Homa helps you to take charge of your enemies and to ...
A Homa is a fire sacrifice. Sudarshana Homa is sacrifice to Sudarshana Chakra ,the weapon of Lord Vishnu.
What is Sudarshana Homa and how to do it?
! Perform Viśvaksena Pūjā and other preliminaries. ! Invoke Sudarśana
in the Kumbha as for Puṇyāha Vācanam and offer 16 upacāras. ! Perform
all the rites of agni mukhaṁ up to āghāram and ājyabhāgam as per
I have found some references in this Youtube Video (Sankalpa Vidhi), which talks about why one should always perform Sankalpa before embarking upon any Hindu ritual. It also explains a Vidhi (method) of performing Sankalpa.
In this video, we find slokas (which are supposedly) from Manu Smriti, Markandeya Purana which explain that full results of the rituals ...
Manusmriti 3.76 says:
An oblation duly thrown into the fire, reaches the sun; from the sun comes rain, from rain food, therefrom the living creatures (derive
When it reaches the Sun, it means it has reached the abode of the Devas.
Gold is an off spring of Agni (Fire) as mentioned in scriptures. So that is probably the connection which allows gold to be used as a substitute of fire.
For example see:
16 Gold is the firstborn of Fire; land is the daughter of Visnu; and cows are the children of Sun. A man who gives gifts of gold,
land, or cows obtains an eternal reward.
Vashishta Dharma ...
I was able to find more details about Agnihotra Homa which helps in purification of surroundings, cleansing of air and elimination of bacteria, viruses etc. As one answer says there are lot of incorrect videos and blogs describing Agnihotra , so I went looking for an answer in scriptures and found some information in Asvalayana Grihya Sutra
From Adhyaya 1 , ...
In the book, Hindu Dharma: The Universal Way of Life §, Swami Chandrasekarendra Saraswati cautions these japas and homas don't work always:
It may be that sometimes the Varuna japa does not succeed in bringing rains. But this is no reason why all mantras should be rejected outright as of no value. Sick people die even after the regular administration of ...
Goddess Chandi is known for her fierce form and plays a key role in protecting devotees from potential threats and risks. Doing Chandi homam once in a year eradicate all hurdles and negative forces in your path and also clear all the obstacles in the path to success. For more
The significance of Chandi Homa is that it can support you in removing complications and hurdles on your track to victory. Goddess Durga, the chief divinity of this Homa will gift you with the control to stable your desire and calmness, tolerance and rejection. With her blessing, you will be able to manifest your true divine Self that bonds self-centeredness ...
Traditionally, the altars (vedis वेदि) of yajnas are called citi's (चिति). This is derived from the dhatu चिञ् चयने i.e. "to collect" or "to arrange". The vedis are arranged in layers of bricks (iṣṭaka).
This itself shows that altars are supposed to be built new for each new yajna, from bricks of various shapes and sizes, arranged in ...
Your question is about how Agni delivers or transfers the food offered as oblations to the gods who are residing in Swarga loka or Dyu-Loka.
In Hinduism Agni is called as a messenger between earth and heaven. Agni receives the oblations offered on earth in Yajna , Homa etc. and transfers them to various gods residing in dyu loka or heaven.
Here is one instance where Varuna Japa(similar to Parjanya Japa) brought rain.
In his book when I saw Tirupati Balaji, P.V.R.K Prasad says once when there was extreme water scarcity in Tirupati, all the ponds, lakes and wells were empty and the main water source of Tirupati temple, Gogarbham reservoir was also emptied. So, then excecitive officer of the ...
Prokshani means to sprinkle, so Varuna is invoked into that patra, the rectangular one along with Apa devata with Apa hishteti mantra and two darbha is kept and then the water is sprinkled on the ahutis, kunda etc for suci or purification.
Pranita is the yoni shaped patra, it is for ajyabhag, means, once you offer ahuti of ghee, you have some remaining on ...