Havans are sacred rituals that are performed by priests for the purification of soul and body of a native. No matter what your troubles are, you will surely find a solution for it through these rituals. The holy fire of the havan kund is the most important part of any such ritual, as it is the element that builds a connection between the divine and the native who seeks his blessings. It is believed that the fire is the representation of the energy of the sun. This is the reason all havan samagris are offered to the fire.
The birthday of the Lord falls two days before the auspicious deepawali, so it is the best opportunity to pray to the Lord and seek his blessings. Special dhanvantari homas are performed every year by thousands of devotees on this occasion. But as it is meant to rid the devotees of ailments, they do not have to wait for this particular day. There are many other days in every month that are considered to be auspicious by the priests. These days are ashtami, trayodasi, ekadashi, and amavasya so if you are suffering from any physical or mental problems, then you can hold the havan on any of these days. Apart from all these special days Mondays are also considered to be beneficial for anyone who wants to seek blessings from Lord Dhanvantari.
The Rituals Of The Sastra
There are many rituals that are included in the homa is dedicated to the Lord Dhanvantari. All the samagris that will be offered to the lord are placed on the floor in the right order by the priests. Along with every chant and swaha each samagri is offered to the Lord through the holy fire. Lawang, elaichi and one hundred and eight medicinal herbs are used as a samagri in this homa. The herbs were specially selected by the sages who originated the havan because of their healing properties.
Due to the ritual of offering samagris to the fire of the havan kund, herbs burn in the holy fire and a smoke is emitted from the kund which is beneficial for any human who is present at the havan. So if you have any loved one who is suffering from any illness for a long time you need to do this homa. The smoke that rises from the sacrificial fire will relieve any person from their physical ailments. But it is not necessary that you have to have a sick person in the family to do this yajna. Anyone can perform this ritual to overcome or avoid any diseases that may affect their health in the near future. Through this yajna Lord Dhanvantari will not only cure your ailments, but will also protect your health so that you are not affected by anything in the future.