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Ganapathi Homa

Items required
1. Sruva (small spoon) -preferably wood
2. Sruk (juhu) (larger spoon) – preferably wood
3. Cup for taking ghee
4. Dharbha grass
5. A panchapathra with uddharani
6. Akshatha & flowers
7. Wood & rice husk
8. Main havir dravya (as prescribed by guru)
9. Items for panchopachara
10. Ghee (should be melted to clarity by keeping in hot water)
11. Purnahuthi material – small piece of cloth, a banana and a betel leaf
12. Betel leafs
13. Durva leaves

Havir dravya in ganapathi homa is made by mixing the coconut pieces with jaggery, pieces of
sugar cane, unhusked rice, sesame seeds, pieces of lemon, honey & ghee. puffed rice,
chashews, raisins, pomegranate, kapitha fruits, modakas, etc can be also added. . The
consistency has to be solid. Mix them well. Arbitrarily divide into 4 portions. One portion
remove and keep for naivedya remaining 3 portions are for homa.

Like in the case of srichakra puja install a samanyarghya. Sit in front of homakunda, perfom
thathvachamaniya, pranayama with ganapathi mula manthra and chant guru paduka twice using
mrigi mudra in the head. Take 4 darbha each and place like seen in the diagram (1) on four
sides of the homa kunda.
Performer will sit in the west side facing east, and towards the east south corner keep a lamp
lit, you can place the ganapathi idol/yanthra also there. Before the start of the homa perform a
Panchopachara puja to Ganapathi yanthra/idol. If not available invoke ganapathi to the lamp
and perform the panchopachara to the lamp.

. Then place the darbha in the middle and wash hands and then throw the darbha away to your left.Panchopachara puja Om gananam thva ganapathigum havamahe kavim kaveenam upamasravasthamam Jyeshta rajam brahmanam brahmanaspatha ana srinvannoothibhiH seeda sadanam – Om sreem hreem kleem glaum gam gana pathaye varavarada sarva janam me vasa manaya svaha – Sri sripathyadi siddhalakshmi sahitha srivallabha sri mahaganapathim dhyayami avahayami sthapayami pujayami Om aim hreem sreem Sree mahaganapathaye namaH – Padyam samarpayami Om aim hreem sreem Sree mahaganapathaye namaH – Argyam samarpayami Om aim hreem sreem Sree mahaganapathaye namaH – Achamaniyam samarpayami Om aim hreem sreem Sree mahaganapathaye namaH – Snanam samarpayami Om aim hreem sreem Sree mahaganapathaye namaH – Achamaniyam samarpayami Om aim hreem sreem Sree mahaganapathaye namaH – Vasthram samarpayami Om aim hreem sreem Sree mahaganapathaye namaH – yajnjopavitham samarpayami Om aim hreem sreem Sree mahaganapathaye namaH – Abharnam samarpayami Om aim hreem sreem Sree mahaganapathaye namaH – Gandham samarpayami Om aim hreem sreem Sree mahaganapathaye namaH – Pushpam samarpayami Om aim hreem sreem Sree mahaganapathaye namaH – Dhupam samarpayami Om aim hreem sreem Sree mahaganapathaye namaH – dIpam samarpayami Om aim hreem sreem Sree mahaganapathaye namaH – Naivedyam samarpayami Om aim hreem sreem Sree mahaganapathaye namaH – Karpoora thamboolam samarpayami Om aim hreem sreem Sree mahaganapathaye namaH – Pradakshina namaskaram samarpayami Om aim hreem sreem Sree mahaganapathaye namaH – karpoora neeranjanam samarpayami Then pray to mahaganapathi Suklambaradhaam vishnum sasivarnam chathurbhujam Prasanna vadanam dhyayeth sarva vighnopasanthaye Vakra thunda mahakaya koti surya samaprabha Nirvighnam kuru me deva sarva karyeshu sarvada Asya sree mahaganapathi prasada siddhyarthe maha ganapathi homam karishye – thena paramesvaram preenayami Preparation of Homakunda Take one darbha and draw the following mandala inside the kunda dipping in samanyarghya.

Show it in the fire and then rub again. By this time the fire is lit up nicely and you should have a good agni. do parishechana . protect the ghee and all materials with this fire by waving it three times in round. along with fire. using two hands act asif you are filtering the water. put few akshatha. lift the cup up to your nose. . Ghee to be poured in a cup and keep in front of you. Then do not move the ghee vessel. Ghee is essential for all homa. During all these process chant the mula manthra. it has no limits hence they are kept upright. view agni with a pleasant mind and keep in lifting up and keep the ghee back to your front. By taking waters to hand. In the mind remember your guru who is brahman to the homa. two on sides. Then keep the sruva down and put the darbha in the fire and then wash hands. Wash hands. Cut two pieces of darbha head and put inside ghee. Keeping paridhi Take 4 equal sized samith. Ajya samskara. Keeping the pavithra side (head) to right hands. Take agni in a spoon and chant Om bhUr bhuvassurom and put in the agni kunda. In the spoon put some akshatha and water from samanyarghya and keep on the opposite side of homakunda. Do it three times.Take akshatha and put in the middle of the agnikunda. Do it one up one down one up (three times) then along with pavithra. Installing Darvi Take the sruva and juhu rub it with darbha chanting mula manthra. This is keeping the boundaries. Add some akshatha. Your opposite is the eternal worlds. Take kurcha. where some wood is kept. Along with that we will have other materials also for homa. and one each on the opposite in upright position. (this is called paryagni). Do parishechana to agni. Keep all the materials used to be used in homa besides you. Put enough wood to the fire so that the flames and lit up. Take few darbha grass and lit in the fire. untie the pavithra knot and keep in the fire. and take the kurcha in hand. keep like shown in the First diagram (big arrows) one to front.

sa vijaayaamanassaa janishyamaanaaha prattyan mukhaa stishthati vishvato mukhaaha . Tridhaa baddho vrishabho roraaveeti maho devo martyaagum aaviveshaa/ Eeshaa hi devaah praadishonu sarvaah purvo hi jaatassa u garbhe antaah. pray to dikpalakas using akshatha. take ghee in sruva take ghee and then sacrifice to the fire from right upper corner to the left lower corner (1) – Prajapathaye svaha – Prajapathaye idam na mama Then take ghee again and from left up corner to right down corner sacrifice it (2) Indraya svaha – indraya idam namama 2 1 Take sruva and sacrifice ghee to middle Agnaye svaha – agnaye idam na mama Somaya svaha – somaya idam na mama .Adithe na manvasva – to right side of kunda Anumathe na manvasva – the front side of the kunda Sarasvathe na manvasva – to left side of the kunda Deva savitha prasuvaH – full rounding the kunda. Om indraya nama om agnaye nama om yamaya nama om nirarthaye nama om varunaya nama om vayave nama om somaya nama om eesanaya nama Middle – om agnaye nama. On eight corners of the homa kunda. Om aathmane nama Take 15 samith and dip in ghee.praang mukho Deva maamaabhimukho bhava Add few drops of ghee to the fire by chanting Om bhUr bhuvassurom Dikpalaka puja Chanting this place akshatha and flowers to the fire. In the mind remember prajapathi. then chant Asmin Mahaganapathi homa karmani brahman idhmam adhasyE – Om aadhasva Then place the 15 samiths in fire. (see below) Prayer to the agni who is the face of the devatha Pray to Agni Chatvari shringa trayosya paada dwe sirshe sapta hastaasosya.

Then do a small prayascitha here Aarambha prabruthi eethath kshana paryantham madhye sambhavitha samastha dosha prayaschithartham sarva prayaschittham hoshyami Take ghee offer to fire Om bhUr Bhuva Suva: svAha prajapathaye idam na mama Then install the devatha in the fire. Fold your hands then touch the floor. take ghee again and offer with both hands Agnaye svishta krithe svaha agni svishta krithe idam na mama Chat mulamanthra 16 times. Then take paridhis with hand. one with thri nethra other without. Offer Padya. With main dravya continue ahuthi by chanting moola mantra – 8 times (the dravya should be completely offered keeping the 1/4th which was removed earlier 3. and offer the paridhis to fire. Do minimum 8 times ghee ahuthi with the maha ganapathi moola manthra chanting svaha in the end 2. Real homa starts now. Utharamga: Using sruva ouch all paridhi.Agnaye svaha agnaye idam na mama Prajapathaye svaha prajapathaye idam na mama By doing so we have established a base for the devatha to come and sit. Here naivedya should be the mix of havir dravya we have made with coconut. Continue chanting mulamanthra until all materials burnt down and fire remains clear. Using Durva leaves. followed by chanting of Ganapathi Atharvasirisha Upanishad. Unhusked rice 8 times Manthra: “utthishta purusha haritha pimgala lohithaksha sarvabhishtam dehi dehi daapaya daapaya svaha” – mahaganapathaya idam na mama: 5. Coconut shell has two parts. two each dipped in ghee mula manthra ahuthi 8 times 4. With trinethra coconut shell : Jathavedase sunavama soma marathiyatho nithahadi veda sanaHparishadathi durgani visva naveva sindhum durithathyagni svAhA 2.ghee Once everything is over. 1.Arghya – Achamaniya – Gandha – pushpa – dhupa – dipa and naivedya. Asmin maha ganapathi homa karmani madhye sambhavitha samastha dosha prayaschithartham sarva prayaschitham hoshyami . Using the other shell: Dhruvasu thvasu kshithikshu kshiyantho vyasmath pasam varuno mumochath apo vanvana aditherupasthad yooyam paathaH svasthibhiH sadA naH svAhA 6. 1. 8 times with mula manthra . Take the coconut shell from which the coconut for the homa was used. Like we have installed in the lamp/yanthra/idol before.

– in this panchopachara. touch the floor. . Perform a karporra arthi. Meditate on the divine mother. And do paricheshana like we have done in beginning Adithena maggum sthha: anumathe na maggum stha: sarasvathe na maggum sthaa: deva savitha prasavee Perform a panchopachara to the devatha.Om bhUr bhuva suva svAha prajapathaye idam na mama “moola manthram’ svaha ……… devatha idam namama Om bhU svAha agnaye idam na mama Om bhuva svaaha vaayava idam na mama Om suva svaha sooryaya idam na mama Om bhUr bhuva suva svAha prajapathaye idam na mama Sri vishnave svaha SrI vishnave idam na mama Namo rudraya pasupathaye svaha rudraya pasupathaye idam na mama (wash your hands) Perform purnahuthi Place the purnahuthi material touching with sruva and stand and offer to the fire. Take a samith and chant svaha and keep in fire. Asmin agnya avahitham mahaganapathim saparivaram asmin hridaye samyojayami (yatha sthanam prathishtapayami) Sobhanarthe kshemaya punaragamanaya cha Chant aparadha kshamana and do pradakshina. Poornahuthimutthamaam juhothi sarvam vai poornahuthi: sarvamevaapnothi athho iyam vai poornahuthiH Then take the ghee cup and keep sruva in right hand and pour entire ghee to fire Saptha the aghne samidha: saptha jihva: saptharshaya: saptha dhama priyani saptha hothra saptha dha thvaa yajanthi sapthayonoraapruna sva ghrithena svahaa – agnaye sapthavatha idam na mama Om Itah purvam prana buddhi deha dharmadhikaratah jagrat svapna sushuptyavasthasu manasa vaca karmana hastabhyam padbhyam udarena sishna yonya yatsmrtam yaduktam yatkrtam tatsarvam brahmarpanam bhavatu swaha Do pranayama with the mula manthra.. Then chant agnirupasthanam karishye. offer the 1/4th of the homa dravya as naivedya.