Homa - Yagnas


homa-2The objective of Vedic Science is to help fulfill desires to lead a happy life.  However desires cannot be accomplished  without  the required energy to manifest the desired object or product. One of the most powerful means to generate Energy is to do Yagna or Homa.

The fundamental concept of Vedic and modern science is that Energy can never be created nor destroyed but only can be transformed from one form to another. Heat or fire is the agent that is key to any Energy conversion. Even if is at the sub atomic particle level or at the macroscopic planetary level, fire is the Universal phenomenon for Energy Conversion. (please read the details in Uni5 energy evolution).

homa-3There are five aspects in the equation of an action.

1. The ingredients (Ghee, wood, rice etc) - Body - Earth

2.Desire (objective) - Sankalpa - Mind -Water.

3. The mediating agent (Fire/ Agni/Sound chanting Priest) - Intelligence -Fire.

4. The doer (Yagman)- Awareness - Air.

5. Connecting to the Cosmic Source (Sakthi Devata)- Consciousness- Space.

  All the above mentioned five energies are coherently done to transform into a new Energy product (desired object). These five aspects are present in every action and reaction.

We are unhappy when we dont have a desired object  (health, wealth, knowledge or education, relationship (including children), profession, child, success, food, security (power) etc).   All these eight desired energies can be created by spending energy and transforming into a desired object or objective.

So Homas or Yagyas is not a superstition. It is a perfect science for transforming Energy. That is why this ritual is termed as Tantra (technology, which means using all the above five principles).   The end result depends like any action, the aHoma-1mount of Energy input, the quality of resources and the focus of the doer and the efficiency of the agent of energy transformation.

Kerala Yagyas are very popular because these above five qualities of Energy transformation is done with dedication.

Quality Prognosis Checking: After any action we would like the know what was the output of the action. usually the astrologer does the dignosis and the Tantric priest who does the energy generation then gives a report to the astrologer to do the prognosis (predicting the likely outcome of the energy's current standing).  

Methodology: After the Yagna/Homam is over, a coconut is smashed on a stone in front of the Yagna and the position where the biggest coconut piece fell and the time of breaking is noted. This space and time is then taking as the birth time of the moment which gives the clue about the result of the Homa.

This approach was revived by the great Adi Sanakara. This methodolgy is not done in any other Vedic Yagnas except by some Kerala Tantrics. 


Guruji often is particular about the prognosis and recommends further action is the Energy generated is not enough to get the desired objective. It is similar to the medical treatment. After giving medicine, the doctor wants to check and see how the results of the treatment is. The doctor may change or suggest change in the treatment course on the basis of the status of the patient.

On Every Tuesday, this type of Homa/Yagnas is performed at Pancha Theertha Temple.

Rare powerful /effect oriented mantras are used in Kerala Tantric Yagnas: The Mantras are Sound vibrations guiding the Energy generated to take the shape of the desired object.

Hence you may see a list of different mantras used in these Yagyas to get the following desires of (health, wealth, relationship (including children), knowledge or education, profession, success, food, security (power) etc).

The above are the eight wealths one desires in life (Eight SAL). 

The photos in this page are taken during a Yagnya Homa performed by Thirumeni Pradeep Karakkattu, from a traditional Brahmin family, Vazhappally Karakkattu Madom in Changanacherry, Kerala.

Agnihotras are Yagnyas done before or after Sunrise and sunset, making two offerings of milk into the fire  along with Vedic mantras that relate the fire and the sun to each other: 'agnir jyotir, jyotiḥ sūryaḥ svāhā' in the evening, but the reverse 'sūryo jyotir, jyotir agniḥ svāhā' in the morning. Sun's energy (fire) is the mediator of physical, chemical and  biological changes on Earth. Hence that pricniple is acknowledge in Agnihotra.

FAQ on Yagnya Homas:

  • Where is the Energy generated goes:  is the birth star used in the Homa

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