Friday, 11 November 2011
Today I was honoured to participate in a Havan (also known as a Homa), an ancient purifying fire ceremony, to celebrate the auspicious date – 11:11:11.
The date, coupled with the full moon, is a time for transformation and new starts. A time for change. The Havan purifies your surroundings and brings health and prosperity.
Today’s Havan was a Gayatri Havan where we chanted the Gayatri Mantra 108 times whilst symbolically throwing our negative karmas into the fire. It is a beautiful ceremony facilitating positive thinking and good karma. And hopefully clearing the way for all undertakings from today forward.
Here is a lovely explanation from astropeep:
“A Homa or Havan is a sacred fire ceremony in which various forms of the Divine gods and Demi-gods are invoked in a sacred fire that has been kindled according to the guidelines in the Vedic scriptures.
Certain special offerings are made into the fire while Sanskrit Mantras are chanted. The combination of the powerful energy of the fire and the Sanskrit mantras creates extremely auspicious and purifying vibrations that are beneficial to all who attend the Homa. The smoke that rises from a Homa contains a powerful healing energy, and as it rises to the heavens it purifies the atmosphere, both physically and subtly, encouraging a peaceful environment and gentle weather. Every kind of negative karma can be purified by the sacred Homa fire, due to divine grace.”
The Havan performed by Shilamurti The purifying Havan smoke
I hope your day has been transformative and I send you all possible love and kindness for the life ahead of you.