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 persons life and so any kind of negative prediction about the persons ill-health can be countered and minimized by performing this human in honor of Ayur Deva.