WHAT IS HAWAN POOJA or /HAVAN ?
The hawan/havan is not a worship of the visible fire; Agni is one of the important names of God. It means all-pervading, adorable, and brilliant. Fire is an indicator of radiance and heat. The flame of the hawan/havan or the lamp is a symbolic representation of the victory of light over darkness, of knowledge over ignorance, and prosperity over poverty.
The word Hawan/Havan is derived from the root “Yagya” which has three meanings:
- Prayer to God
- Being in the righteous company
Whenever this triple attitude is present in any action, such action is termed as “Yagya”. In the act of performing hawan/havan, mantras (sacred verses) are recited in prayer to God. When the hawan/havan is performed members of the family and other members of the society get together and after Hawan/Havan persons and charitable organizations are given donations. In this way, all the three meanings of Yagya given above become a part of the procedure when hawan/havan is performed.
To light the fire of the hawan/havan and offer ghee and samagri is to perform the physical Yagya. The Yagya takes the spiritual form when it disciplines the mind, the intellect and stimulates the inner spiritual light of aatma (soul) and it destroys the evil desires such as anger, greed, jealousy, etc. with the fire of knowledge. The hawan/havan is thus a very advanced medium of taking one towards God by enlightening the soul.
SIGNIFICANCE OF HAWAN POOJA
The hawan/havan holds a place of great importance at all Vedic religious ceremonies. It is performed in all sixteen sanskars (sacraments) and at the other religious performances as well.
While performing the hawan/havan we pray to God and sing verses in praise of him. These verses have meaningful thoughts that describe the attributes and functions of God. The verses urge us to perform good deeds to make our lives nobler. Through the Yagya, we get the opportunity of studying the Vedas and other scriptures, and in this way the intellect and the mind become pure.
One big benefit of the hawan/havan is that it purifies the air and the surrounding atmosphere. Germ destroying, health-promoting, and sweet-smelling ingredients are used in the oblation. They destroy the disease-carrying germs and purify the air. The warm fragrant air of the hawan/havan spreads to all places in the home and its surroundings and thus drives out foul air.
The hawan/havan also has an effect on the seasons. In particular, it helps to regulate rainfall and temperature thereby minimizing conditions of drought and reducing the risk of crop failure. The hawan/havan also helps in regulating the seasons. The ghee and samagri offerings burn and break up onto tiny particles. These are carried by air in the form of vapor into the atmosphere.
The possibility of the hawan/havan in the causation of rain is also given in Gita (3.14) which states: ‘From food are being born, from rain is food produced, from havan does rain arise’.
The possibility of rain however is dependent on other factors such as the presence of moisture in the atmosphere.
HAWAN POOJA SAMAGRI
When hawan/havan is performed ghee and samagri are used as an oblation. The samagri is made of fragrant wood, other dried vegetable matter, medicinal herbs and roots, and food products such as grains, nuts, spices, etc. The act of putting ghee and samagri into the fire after the chanting of mantras (sacred verses) is called Ahuti (oblation). Every oblation is made with the chanting of the word “swaha” whatever uttered is true.
Hawan Samagri is made of mainly four types of ingredients:
- KeetanuNasak (Anti Bacterial)
- Sugandhit (Full of Fragrance)
- SwasthyaVardhak (Medicinal action Property)
- Paushtik (Healthy Nature)
Baheda, Anwala, Bawachi, Nagarmotha, Guggal, Talish Patra, Indra Jou, Nag Keshar, Deodar, Lal Chandan Wood, JataMasi (Balchhad), Agar Wood, Cloves, Nutmeg, Cardomom Green, Kapoor Kachari, Jara Kush, Sugandh Bala, Sugandh Kokila, Howber, Tomad Beej, Tejbal Wood, Sandal Wood, Bach, Bay leaves, Dry Eucalyptus leaves, DaruHaldi, DawaiPhool, Copra, Chharila, Guruch, Kamal Gatta tec are the main ingredients of Hawan Samagri.
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|कालसर्प दोष शांति (Kaalasarp Dosh Shaanti)||मृत संजीवनी पाठ (Mrit Sanjeevani Paath)|
|मांगलिक शांति (Maangalik Shaanti)||वास्तु शांति (Vaastu Shaanti)|
|नवग्रह शांति (Navagrah Shaanti)||महामृत्युंजय पाठ (Mahaamrityunjay Paath)|
|नवचंडी पाठ (Navachandee Paath)||गायत्री मंत्र पाठ (Gaaytri Mantra Paath)|
|पितृ दोष शांति (Pitra Dosh Shaanti)||रुद्राभिषेक (Rudraabhishek)|
|मूल शांति (Mool Shaanti)||अमावस्या शांति (Amaavasya Shaanti)|
|पंचक शांति (Panchak Shaanti)||भूमि पूजन (Bhoomi Poojan)|
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