SIGNIFICANCE OF CHANDI HOMAM
Attainment of health, wealth, prosperity, longevity, food, wealth, progeny,fame, success, strength etc, removal of fear, ailments danger, defeat in the hand of adversaries etc. By performing the homa five times, evil planetary influences are removed. The performance of this homa seven times removes all fears, performance eleven times begets royal influence and sixteen times begets progeny. The core of the homam ceremony involves a recitation of the Durga Saptashati or 700 verses in praise of the goddess Durga. With the recitation of each verse, offerings are made in the sacrificial fire invoking the goddess. The Durga Saptasati is a 13-chapter narration from Markandeya Purana attributed to the rishi Markandeya.In a workbook-like, fascinating, allegoric way the verses demonstrate how the Goddess Chandi vanquishes and annihilates the two demons Shumbha (or Pride) and Nishumbha (or Shame), slaying the negativities of Indulgence and Denial, restoring the equilibrium necessary for perfection.
09:00 AM Shukra Hora Sri Maha Chandi Homam
01:00 PM Maha Poornahuthi
05:30 PM Sri Devi Parashakthi Mahaabhishekam followed by Sri Akhilaandeswari Alankaram Sri Mahalakshmi Archana followed by Sri Garuda Bhagavan jalaadhivaasam and a Special Aradhana for moving the Maha Rishi's into the Rajagopuram.
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