According to Vedic Scriptures, Havan or Homam are sacred fire rituals and ceremonies. Homam is also referred to by other names that are Yajna and Homa. The prime purpose of performing sanctified fire ceremonies is to invoke certain Gods and Goddesses. It is fundamental to perform rites and sacraments according to procedures and guidelines provided in Vedic texts. Samagri or list of ingredients for homam usually comprises of various herbs along with ghee, sugar, and other items. Havan Kund is the place where the sacrificial fire will be lit. It is important to use the appropriate type of wood in the havan kund.
Conducting Havan is necessary for removing ill-effects of celestial bodies on your natal chart. It also helps in alleviating Karmic issues. In case if you or your loved one is suffering from ailments or illnesses then participating in Dhanvantri Homa will be beneficial. This homam is immensely useful for treating and curing severe illnesses and diseases. It helps in restoring health and provides you with a happy, healthy and long life.
Significance of Dhanvantri Homam
Lord Dhanvantri is notable as the personification and twelfth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He is renowned as the Lord of Ayurvedic medicine and is also known as the Physician of Gods. The Murthy or idol of Sri Dhanvantri is made in the image of Lord Vishnu. Lord Dhanvantri has four hands that hold restorative herbs, a Shank, a pot full of reviving remedy or ambrosia and a Chakra. The pot comprises of Amrit, which is known to be the nectar of eternality. In the historical text of Bhagavata Purana, it is written that Sri Dhanvantri appeared from the Ocean of Milk. He is said to have emerged with a pot, filled with nectar.
Dhanvantri made his appearance during the Samudra or Sagar Manthan, which is an integral episode in Hinduism. During the Sagar Manthan, the ocean was witness to immense upheaval and churning by the Devas and Asuras. The Asuras snatched the pot of nectar from Dhanvantri. After this event, the beautiful avatar of Mohini appeared and took the nectar back from the demons. Meanwhile, various herbs were thrown in the ocean that led to the formation of fourteen jewels or fortunes. It is said that Dhanvantri and Amrita or Amrit are an amalgamation of two jewels.