is fire ritual and an intense
spiritual practice which becomes
meditation technique when performed
with devotion. We invoke the
cosmic energy and visualize it
fire. Offerings to the deity
are offered through the fire.
‘Nava’ means nine. ’Graha’ means
planets. As per Vedic Astrology,
there are nine planets that influence
our lives. The position of planet
at the time of human birth will
have influence on his actions
and reaction to different situations
in his life. Every Life as it
is has its ups and downs. With
there is improper planetary alignment
for an individual it is called
as a “dosha” or negative
influence. Due to these “Navagraha
doshas” people fall into
depression and certain low moods.
This low period may last for
some period based on the power
of the planet. However this can
be averted with intelligence.
Connecting to the cosmic intelligence
through fire ritual and to avert
any hindrances in life and to
bestow tremendous peace and success
in life, Navagraga Homa is conducted.
With Navagraha homa not only
the doshas with the body but
the space in which the ritual
happens and the people who attend
the ritual will all be benefited
and blessed. Through this homa
when done as a personal spiritual
practice, the energy is brought
from the nirvanic to the physical
layer through all subtle layers
and radiate. This homa ritual
not only helps in spiritual growth
but with the offerings it radiates
and heals the space and the others
who attend this fire ritual.
The following is the brief explanation
about each graha and its influence
on human kind.