Why participate in the Homas?

Navratri is the festival of nine nights where we celebrate the divine feminine power by soaking in Vedic homas and chants. These ancient chants nullify misery, sorrow, and pain while purifying the atmosphere and ushering in peace, providing solace, and healing the body and mind.

Choose from the Homa webcast options given below and participate in the celebrations from the comfort of your home.

See the Navratri celebration schedule.

Schedule

Rudrabhishekam

10 th Oct, 2018

07:00 PM IST onwards

Rudrabhishekam

11 th Oct, 2018

07:00 PM IST onwards

Rudrabhishekam

12 th Oct, 2018

07:00 PM IST onwards

Rudrabhishekam

13 th Oct, 2018

07:00 PM IST onwards

Rudrabhishekam

14 th Oct, 2018

07:00 PM IST onwards

Rudrabhishekam, Maha Ganapati Homa, Navgraha Homa

15 th Oct, 2018

07:00 PM IST onwards

Rudrabhishekam, Maha Rudra Homa

16 th Oct, 2018

09:30 AM IST onwards

Maha Sudarshan Homa

16 th Oct, 2018

06:00 PM IST onwards

Rudrabhishekam, Nava Chandi Homa

17 th Oct, 2018

09:10 AM IST onwards

Satsang

17 th Oct, 2018

06:35 PM IST onwards

Rudrabhishekam, Rishi Homa

18 th Oct, 2018

09:30 AM IST onwards

Satsang

18 th Oct, 2018

06:00 PM IST onwards

Rudrabhishekam

19 th Oct, 2018

09:50 AM IST onwards

Vijayadasami Pooja, Satsang

19 th Oct, 2018

06:30 PM IST onwards

Online Sankalpa

Webcast

Schedule

10 th to 14 th Oct, 2018

07:00 PM IST onwards

Rudrabhishekam

15 th Oct, 2018

10:00 AM IST onwards

07:00 PM IST onwards

Maha Ganapati Homa, Navgraha Homa

Satsang

16 th Oct, 2018

10:00 AM IST onwards

05:30 PM IST onwards

Maha Rudra Homa

Maha Sudarshan Homa

17 th Oct, 2018

09:30 AM IST onwards

07:00 PM IST onwards

Nava Chandi Homa

Satsang

18 th Oct, 2018

010:00 AM IST onwards

07:00 PM IST onwards

Rishi Homa

Satsang

19 th Oct, 2018

10:00 AM IST onwards

06:00 PM IST onwards

Rudrabhishekam, Vijayadasami Pooja

Satsang

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Navratri?

A: Navratri is a festival that celebrates the divine feminine spirit. Nava means nine, and Ratri means night. So, Navratri is literally the festival of nine nights.

Q: How is Navratri celebrated at the Bangalore Ashram?

A: Navratri is celebrated by conducting ancient Homas (Vedic rituals) and Poojas all through the nine days. The celebrations also include blissful meditations, and music and dance performances.

Q: What are the benefits of participating in the Homas and Poojas conducted during Navratri?

A: The Poojas and Homas conducted during these nine nights deeply purify your mind and body by ushering in good health, unshakable faith, awakened intellect, heightened consciousness, strength, valor, longlife, wealth and much more.

Q: I don’t understand the meaning of the chants that are recited in the Homas. Can I still be a part of the celebrations?

A: Yes. Chanting the ancient Mantras or even listening to them has a transformative effect of calming the mind and purifying the spirit. So, even if you don’t understand what’s being recited, attending the Homas will benefit you immensely.

Q: Does attending the online Homas have the same effect as the on-ground celebration?

A: Yes. Listening to the mantras chanted during the Homas positively impacts your body and mind, and they are beneficial irrespective of where you attend them from.

Q: What Homas are conducted during Navratri and what are their benefits?

A: There following six Homas are conducted during Navratri:

Maha Ganapathi Homa: The rituals begin with an offering to Ganesha, the Lord of auspiciousness. Maha Ganapathi Homa is symbolic of removing the obstacles before initiating any new venture.

Navgraha Homa: Performed to appease the nine planets which influence the various spheres of our lives, this Homa also nullifies the negative impact created by the Navgrahas.

Maha Rudra Homa: One of the most ancient Homas, the Rudra manifestation of Lord Shiva is honored in this Homa. It is done for overall prosperity, health, happiness, and removal of obstructions.

Maha Sudarshan Homa: Offered to Lord Sudarshan, this Homa signifies the removal of ignorance and illumination of a new life enriched with knowledge. It bestows clarity and helps remove blocks in mind.

Nava Chandi Homa: The eighth day, or Ashtami, marks the pinnacle of all Homas of Navratri. The Nava Chandi Homa helps in overcoming obstacles in life, and ushers in positivity and happiness.

Rishi Homa: Offered to all enlightened masters who have walked on this planet, participating in the Rishi Homa eases your journey on the path of spirituality.

Q. What is the minimum internet speed to watch the webcast?

A. A stable internet connection of 2 mbps or more is recommended for a seamless experience. You can check your internet speed by visiting
www.speedtest.net

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