What is the significance of homam, agni, abhishekam, archana, alangaram, and prasadam in Hinduism?

What is the significance of homam, agni, abhishekam, archana, alangaram, and prasadam in Hinduism?

Hindu tradition is continuing from ancient times and is widely famous all over the world. This tradition may lay prominent stress on the place of intellect in spiritual development. Our sages and ancestors have never encouraged blind faith and every scripture in Hinduism is reflected in the real examples of life. 

The homam is not complete without these rituals which are to be followed in proper manner: 

Homam: It’s a Sanskrit word which in its true sense means ritual in offerings into a consecrated fireplace. In Hindu tradition, homam is a very religious practice and part of almost all the important ceremonies in all castes and creed. They are performed to develop positive energy and emit the right sensation while the homam is performed. The homam is then followed by the rituals according to the deity which you are praying. 

Agni: In Hindu traditions, fire is considered the symbol of purity and the Agni Dev is worshipped in the rituals such as marriage ceremonies, Sankalp, homams, yagnas, and ahutis. Fire signifies the destruction of impurities without having any effect on itself. It is also significant as it means Agni and pitta dosha of the body. 

Abhishekam: It’s a Sanskrit word which means to sprinkle and is referred to in the Hindu tradition as pouring holy water or liquid substance on the deity while chanting the mantra. The main idea of abhishekam is the total surrender of love towards the deity. 

Archana: This is a type of bhakti which means worship through rituals such as puja. It one of the 9 forms of Bhakti yoga and is described as the worship of God. This is done in homam to experience the pure bliss and awakening the devotee with the help of devotional and worship of God. 

Alangaram: It is the decoration with jewels, clothing, and garlands. The main significance of is to presented something beautiful which helps in focusing the minds and attracting our hearts in the devotion of transcendental. 

Prasadam: The food offerings made to God in homam is called Prasad and is considered the divine grace of God. The divine blessings make the offered food nutritious and wishful for the devotees. This Prasad is then distributed among all the people present at the end of the homam. 

All the above aspects of homam are important and considered to be an important part of the ritual. It is important to perform the homam with proper guidelines and with the help of a well-learned Purohits. If you wish to know about the best homams as per your horoscope, so you can send your birth details, we would check your complete horoscope with all the divisional charts and send you the reports.


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