What is Homam

Homams are pujas performed for particular deity by Invoking Agni – the God of fire. It is said that when lord Brahma (the creator among the Trinity) created man. He also created “Homam” for man’s livelihood and his attainment of spiritual desires. The fundamental premise of Homam is derived from the Vedas, although, according to “Purusha Sooktham”. It is the other way around Vedas originated for Homam.

Any how, Vedas and Homam are eternal truths. Having neither beginning nor end, and are “Aporushayam” (divine not the creation humans) Karmam (work of action) is an integral Part of living. Righr and wrong Karmas can be discerned by human intellect. The singular goal of Veda is to guide man through the correct path, and Homams forms the essence of all the Karmas prescribed in the Vedas. The goal of all Homams is the prosperity of the people at large by emerging and protecting. The environment. The sun is considered as the main source of energy supply. And fire is considered as a representation of the sun’s energy. According to the ancient texts on Homam, any offer to fire as a god is actually and to sun. Any such offer is either to enrich energy in the environment or to destroy the undesirable elements in the environment, and thus in both ways, environment is protected. Attaching divine nature to such ritual (like Homam) induced people to practice them thus. The ancient texts proclaim that “such Vaidika karmas are result – oriented, and meant to lead to Sreyass or spiritual attainment.

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