Ayush Homam Blessings For A Healthy Long Life
About homam

Ayusha homam is performed in honor of Ayur Devata, the God of life. The word Ayush means age and this homam is performed to attain a long and healthy life for a person. On many occasions, this homam is performed after the birth of a child in the family on the day that the child completes one year of age. The homam eradicates the evil effects caused by tithi or the day of the fortnight, the vara or the day of the week and nakshatra or the constellations. This homam in honor of the God of life will ensure that the new born is blessed by the God with a good healthy and long life that will be free from all aliments.

Importance of this homam

The homam are said to have Vedic origin. The ancient Vedic sages constantly engaged themselves in the culture and practice of different kinds of spiritual processes that will bring Divine blessings on a person and fulfill her or his wishes. This led them to discover and derive many spiritual tools that will aid the fulfillment of different wishes and purposes. Among them is the Ayush homam that is meant for a good and healthy long life. The great ancient sage Bodhyana, who is said to be a disciple of the Maha Rishi Vedyasa has explained the significance of the Ayush human in his composition the Bodhyana Sutras. This Sutra explains that the Ayush homam has the benefits of bestowing both physical and mental health to a person.

The Ayush homam can be performed at different points of time in the life of a person. It can be performed on the birthday of the person based on calculations of star positions. It can also be performed by accessing the right time as indicated by the analysis of the birth-chart of the person. The chart is indicative of the happenings in a person’s life and so any kind of negative prediction about the person’s ill-health can be countered and minimized by performing this human in honor of Ayur Deva.

 

Items/samagri required

Things that you will need for the Yush homam are:

  1. Holy water
  2. Chandan or sandalwood paste
  3. Small pieces of Banyan tree
  4. Sindoor or vermillion
  5. Rice
  6. Milk mixed with floral scented oil
  7. Flowers
  8. Fruits and sweets
Performing procedures of the homam

Everything begins with the purification of the place of worship. It is believed in the Hindu tradition that for successful accomplishment of any task, Lord Ganesh has to be invoked first. Even for the purpose of homam, the Ganesh puja is performed by placing a kalash or pot of holy water and a coconut and other fruits. After the completion of the Ganesh puja, the puja for the God Ayur will be performed. The priests will invoke Lord Brahma the creator through their prayers by chanting the Ayush Sooktham together. The priests will sit facing the east before the agni kundam or fire place for the homam.

The Homam or the sacred fire ritual will last for over an hour.

Mantra

Ayush Suktam Mantra for the Ayush Homam

Devnagari Script:

आयुष्यसूक्तम्

यो ब्रह्मा ब्रह्मण उज्जहार प्राणैः शिरः कृत्तिवासाः पिनाकी। ईशानो देवः स न आयुर्दधातु तस्मै जुहोमि हविषा घृतेन ॥१॥

विभ्राजमानः सरिरस्यमध्याद्रोचमानो घर्मरुचिर्य आगात्। स मृत्युपाशानपनुद्य घोरानिहायुषेणो घृतमत्तु देवः ॥२॥

ब्रह्मज्योतिर्ब्रह्मपत्नीषु  गर्भं यमादधात् पुरुरूपं जयन्तम्। सुवर्णरंभग्रहमर्कमर्च्यं तमायुषे वर्धयामो घृतेन  ॥३॥

श्रियं लक्ष्मीमौबलामंबिकां गां षष्टीं च यामिन्द्रसेनेत्युदाहुः। तां विद्यां ब्रह्मयोनिं सरूपामिहायुषे तर्पयामो घृतेन ॥४॥

दाक्षायण्यः सर्वयोन्यः स योन्यः सहस्रशो विश्वरूपा विरूपाः । ससूनवः सपतयः सयूथ्या आयुषेणो घृतमिदं जुषन्ताम् ॥५॥ 

दिव्या गणा बहुरूपाः पुराणा आयुश्छिदो नः प्रमथ्नन्तु वीरान्। तेभ्यो जुहोमि बहुधा घृतेन मा नः प्रजां रीरिषो मोत वीरान्॥६॥

एकः पुरस्तात् य इदं बभूव यतो बभूव भुवनस्य गोपाः। यमप्येति भुवनं सांपराये स नो हविर्घृतमिहायुषेत्तु देवः ॥७॥

वसून् रुद्रानादित्यान् मरुतोऽथ साध्यान् ऋभून् यक्षान् गन्धर्वांश्च पितॄंश्च विश्वान्। भृगून् सर्पांश्चाङ्गिरसोऽथ सर्वान् घृतं हुत्वा स्वायुष्या महयाम शश्वत्॥८॥

विष्णो त्वं नो अन्तमश्शर्मयच्छसहन्त्य ।  प्रतेधारा मधुश्च्युत उथ्सं दुह्रते अक्षितम्॥

ऊँ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः

English Transliteration

'Svayushya mahayama sasvat'

  1. 1. Yo brahma brahmana ujjabhara pranaih sirah kruttivasah pinaki
    Isano devah sa na ayurdadhatu tasmai juhomi havisha ghrutena..
  2. Vibrajamanah sarirasya madhyatrocamano gharma rucirya aagat
    samrutyupasa napanudya ghoran ihayusheno ghruta mattu devah.
  3. Bhramha jyotir bhrahmapatnishu garbham yamadadhat puru
    rupam jayantam suvarnarambha grahamarka marcyam tamayushe  vardhayamo ghrutena.
  4. Shriyam lakshmi maubala mambikam gam shashtim ca yaamindrasenetyudahuh
    tam vidyam brhamayonigum sarupa mihayushe tarpayamo ghrutena.
  5. Daakshayanyah sarvayonyah sa yonyah sahasraso visvarupa
    virupa sasunavah sapatayah sayuthya ayusheno ghrutamidam jushantam.
  6. Divyaganah bahurupa puranah ayuschido nah pramathnantuviran
    tebhyo juhomi bahudha ghrutena manah prajagum ririsho mo ta viran.
  7. Ekah purastat ya idam babhuva yato babhuva bhuvanasya gopah yamapyeti bhuvanagum samparayae sa no havir ghrutamihayushe
    attu devah!
  8. Vasun rudran adityan marutotha sadhyan yakshan gandharvagumscangiraso sarvan ghrutagum hutva   svayushya mahayama sasvat.
  9. Vishno tvam antamas sarma yaccha sahantya Vratedharaa madhuscyuta utsam duhrate akshitam.
Benefits

Ayur Devata rids negative influences

The powerful Ayush homam can help counter the negative forces that may influence your birth-chart. This homam is performed to get rid of all negative impacts that your birth-chart may indicate on your health as well as life span, it will improve the quality of your life. In case your birth-chart indicates untimely death possibilities, this homam will help control it and minimize the impact of the negative force. By performing the Ayush Homan you can get rid of all the negative influences that you may have carried from your previous birth too. You can eliminate all potential risks due to bad planetary influences that may cause accidents, injuries or any major health threat by performing this homam.

Blessings to usher the positive

Performing the Ayush homam invokes blessings of the Ayur Deva that will ensure healthy and long life by revitalizing the body and the mind. This homam will have an overall impact on you and improve your general well-being by spiritually recharging the particular energy centers of the body. This process will reload the missing vitality and act as a remedy for physical as well as mental health. It is recommended that you perform this homam once in a year to get maximum benefits. In case you have been suffering from a particular physical or mental aliment for a long time, this homam will give you relief from the disease and bestow good health to you.