Significance Of Maha Sudharshana Homam For Alleviating Negativity
About homam

Homam is essentially a Sanskrit word that means a religious ceremony involving the ritual burning of offerings that includes materials like food grains and clarified butter, also known as ghee. The materials are offered to a sacred sacrificial fire altar. Homam is also commonly called Yajna and Havan. Performing Homams have enormous religious and spiritual importance in the Hindu religion. The ritual of Yajna or Havan is a significant ritual that is a way of offering obeisance to the Gods and other divinities. The primary motive is to appease the divinit sra??re | kriyas-pataye | suddhaya | mantre | bhoktre | tri-vikramaya | nirayudhaya | asa?ra?bhaya | sarva-yudha-samanvitaya | o?-kara-rupaya || 90 || pur?atmane | o?-karat-sadhya-bhañjanaya | ai?-karaya | vag-pradaya | vagmine | sri?-kar-aisvarya-vardhanaya | kli?-kar-mohan-akaraya | hu?-pha?-k?obhan-ak?taye | indrarcita-mano-vegaya | dhara?i-bhara-nasakaya | viraradhyaya || 100 || visva-rupaya | vai??avaya | vi??u-bhakti-dayakaya | satya-vrataya | satya-paraya | satya-dharmanu?a?gakaya | naraya?a-k?pa-vyuha-teja-cakraya | sri sudarsanaya || 108 || ies so that you are blessed with good luck and prosperity. The practice of performing Homams goes back to as early as the Vedic ages. Ancient religious scholars have advocated that performing Havans helps to ward off negativity and ill luck. Performance of Yajnas is usually accompanied by the chanting of Vedic Mantras. Though Homams are generally associated with Hinduism, it has been noted that Homams are also prevalent among certain sects of Buddhism and Jainism.

Importance of Maha Sudharshana Homam

The Hindu God Lord Vishnu is the presiding deity of the Maha Sudharshana Homam. The Homam essentially performed to appease the God, who is considered to be the provider of peace, comfort, happiness and prosperity according to Hinduism. Lord Vishnu has been depicted as holding a spinning dish-like weapon in his right hand, which is called the Sudharshana Chakra. Lord Vishnu is believed to have eliminated demons and evil beings with his most powerful weapon, the Sudharshana Chakra. Lord Vishnu is revered as a part of the Hindu Holy Trinity who uses the weapon for protecting righteousness and religion. Thus, the Maha Sudharshana Homam is considered to be a potent and significant ritual that can neutralize negativity and recurring bad luck.

Preferred days for the homam

Different dates also chosen from the Hindu calendar for performing Homams dedicated to different deities. There are particular days in the week and special days that are called ‘Tithis’ to perform the Maha Sudharshana Homam. The Hindu calendar days of Ekadashi, Poornima and Dwadashi are considered to be the ideal ‘Tithis’ for performing this sacred religious ritual. These particularly special days are believed to be the best days for ‘Dosha Nivaranam’. It necessitates that these ‘Tithis’ are best suited for the invocation of the presiding deity Lord Sudharshana, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The eventuality of procuring the desired results enhances if the ‘Tithis’ coincide on Wednesdays or Saturdays.


Items/samagri required

There are certain important aspects associated with the performance of the Maha Sudharshana Homam. The ritual is considered to be incomplete without the inclusion of any single Samagri that means the essential ingredients required for the successful completion of a Homam. There are numerous materials that are significantly important ingredients for the performance of the ritual.

  1. One of the most important requirements of the Havan is a proper and adequately sized sacrificial fire altar.
  2. Perhaps, the most important ingredient that is necessary for the completion of the Homam is Ghee, also called Ghrita. It is a kind of clarified butter that is considered as sacred in Hinduism.
  3. You will also require an ample amount of black sesame seeds, which is known as ‘thila’ in the Sanskrit language.
  4. Mustard seeds or sharsapa, apamarga samith, payasam, a good quantity of unmilled rice grains or thandula, panchakavyam and ajjya are also required for performing the havan.
Procedure of performing Ganesh homam

The performance of the Maha Sudharshana Homam involves intricate proceedings that may require the presence of a proficient religious scholar. You may also engage the service of a professional priest who has comprehensive knowledge and experience of performing Homams. Mostly it has been noted that the Homams are essentially performed by Brahmin priests since the rituals involve Vedic rituals. However, if you are aware of the procedure of the Homam, you may perform the ritual. The most important part of any Homam is the procedure, which is called the Vidhi.

  1. Light the fire in the sacrificial fire altar. Then, establish an image of Lord Vishnu and light the incense sticks.
  2. Start chanting the Sudharshana Moola Mantra, Sudharshana Gayathri Mantra and Sudharshana Maha Mantra.
  3. Once the fire lights up and the chanting of mantras begin, start making offerings to the fire to propitiate Lord Sudharshana and other divinities.
  4. You need to make a total of one thousand and eight offering, which means that each ingredient has to be offered one hundred and twenty-six times since there are eight ingredients that are required for the Homam.
  5. Do not rush through the process of performing the ritual. Ensure that each of the ritual instructions is being followed properly.

Sudharshana Moola Mantra:

‘’Om shreem hreem kleem shree krishNaaya govindaaya, gopeejana vallabhaaya, paraaya parama purushaaya paramaatmane, parakarma mantra yantra tantra, oushadha astra shastraaNi samhara samhara, mrutyor mochaya mochaya, aayur vardhaya vardhaya, shatroon naashaya naashaya, om namo bhagavate mahaa sudarshanaaya deeptre jvaalaa pareetaaya sarvadik kshobhaNa haraaya, hum phaT brahmaNe paranjyotishe svaahaa“


According to the religious folklore of Hinduism, Lord Sudharshana is one of the manifestations of Lord Vishnu himself. There are many attributes and auspicious qualities associated with the reverence of Lord Vishnu.

  • Lord Narsimha, another manifestation of Lord Vishnu is believed to reside in the Sudharshana Chakra held in the right hand of the Hindu God. This depicts the slayer of all evils and protector of good.
  • Lord Vishnu is the giver of Gyana, Aishwarya, Shakti, Bal, Virya, and Tejas, which are the six most significant divine glories.
  • Performing Maha Sudharshana Homam annually may culminate great results. It can vanquish negative vibes from your home and workplace. Thus, unleashing an aura of happiness and prosperity.
  • Many astrological troubles can be overcome by performing the Maha Sudharshana Homam.
  • This Havan is highly effective in eliminating ‘Drishti Dasha’. The performance of this Homam can also ward off all the evil forces around you and your family.

Other attributes of the homam

Since Lord Vishnu is the benefactor of virtues like growth, prosperity and happiness, you may attain success, good health, spiritual and financial growth if you wholeheartedly perform the Maha Sudharshana Homam. Moreover, there are many other positive effects of performing this Homam. If you are suffering from enmity of someone, performing of this homam can help you to repress enmity and attract friends. It may also remove obstacles from your path of success. If you perform this Homam, you will be able to avoid accidents and recurring bad health. In a nutshell, you may say that you can alleviate the negativity around you and thus achieve a new lease of happy, prosperous and contented life. If you are suffering from the ill effects of black magic, you must perform this effective Homam because it possesses tremendous religious and spiritual strength that can vanquish all forms of evil and negative energy.