śrī pratyaṅgirā laghu homa paddhati (श्री प्रत्यङ्गिरा लघु होम पद्धति)

This is a short procedure for those who are interested in performing Śrī Pratyaṅgirā devi homam, but are also heavily constrained by time factors. Those facing very serious issues, should consider performing the longer version to the best of their abilities.

The below procedure is to be followed –

1. Pray to Lord Gaṇeśa, to grant us success in undertaking the homam. Any prayer can be recited or even worshipped mentally.

om̐ gam̐ gaṇapataye namaḥ ।

ॐ गँ गणपतये नमः ।

2. Take a water vessel, place the uddharaṇi spoon inside it. Stir it with a leaf and pray to the trinity lords Brahma, Viṣṇu, Śiva, all the oceans, holy rivers such as Gaṅga, Yamuna, Godāvari, Kṛṣṇa, Kāveri etc. offering mental worship and request their blessings in performing the homam and also to transform the contents of the vessel as holy water. Decorate the Kalaśa water vessel with sandal paste and kuṅkum (red powder). This vessel should now be assigned exclusively for performing tarpaṇa and cannot be used for other purposes.

Close the vessel at its mouth by placing the right palm and recite the following mantra.

आवहयामि त्वां देवि तर्पणायेह सुन्दरि।

एहि गङ्गे नमस्तुभ्यं सर्वतीर्थसमन्विते॥

āvahayāmi tvāṁ devi tarpaṇāyeha sundari

ehi gaṅge namastubhyaṁ sarvatīrthasamanvite

Now using aṅkuśa mudra (folding all other fingers except the index finger of the right palm) and by touching the water in the kalaśa recite the following bījākṣara-s:

ह्वां ह्वीं ह्वूं ह्वैं ह्वौं ह्वः hvāṁ hvīṁ hvūṁ hvaiṁ hvauṁ hvaḥ

(These bījākṣara-s lead to the expansion and kindling of amṛta bījā, which is recited next)

After reciting the above bījākṣara-s, recite वं vaṁ (amṛta bījā) seven times. After this, remove the index finger.

At this stage, the water in the kalaśa becomes Gaṅgā water and fully endowed with Divine Nectar. This is a simplified version of consecrating viśeṣa arghya during navāvaraṇa pūjā.

3. Now recite the Gāyatri mantra as below –

om̐ mahaḥ om̐ janaḥ om̐ tapaḥ om̐ satyam

om̐ tat savitur vareṇyam bhargo devasya dhīmahi

dhiyo yonaḥ pracodayāt

om̐ apo jyotī rasomṛtam

brahma bhūrbhuvassuvarom ।

ॐ महः ॐ जनः ॐ तपः ॐ सत्यम्

ॐ तत् सवितुर् वरेण्यम् भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि

धियो योनः प्रचोदयात्

ॐ अपो ज्योती रसोमृतम्

ब्रह्म भूर्भुवस्सुवरोम् ।

4.Dhyānam (ध्यानम्)

a. Pray to one’s guru –

om̐ gurubhyo nahaḥ ।

ॐ गुरुभ्यो नमः ।

b. Pray to the Divine Mother Śrī Pratyaṅgirā devi and ask Her permission to perform the homam and to bless us with the fulfillment of all our wishes. Now recite the mūla mantra.

om̐ hrīm̐ kṣam̐ bhakṣa jvālā jihve karāladaṃṣtre pratyaṅgire kṣam̐ hrīm̐ hum̐ phaṭ

ॐ ह्रीँ क्षँ भक्ष ज्वाला जिह्वे करालदंष्त्रे प्रत्यङ्गिरे क्षँ ह्रीँ हुं फट् ।

5. Take some water from the Kalaśa water vessel invoking the vam̐(वँ) bīja and sprinkle some water into the Homa Kuṇḍa (Fire vessel).

6. Place akṣata-s, kuṅkum, flowers, sandalwood powder and other fragrances into the Homa Kuṇḍa and recite the below mantra –

śrī pratyaṅgirā devatā homa kuṇḍāya namaḥ ।

श्री प्रत्यङ्गिरा देवता होम कुण्डाय नमः ।

7. Now invoke the following mantras and place akṣata-s on the external edges of all the 8 corners of the Homa Kuṇḍa vessel.

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IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

āgnaye namaḥ

आग्नये नमः

Place akṣata-s on East.

2

hutavahāya namaḥ

हुतवहाय नमः

Place akṣata-s on South-East.

3

hutāśine namaḥ

हुताशिने नमः

Place akṣata-s on South.

4

kṛṣṇavartmane namaḥ

कृष्णवर्त्मने नमः

Place akṣata-s on South-West.

5

devamukhāya namaḥ

देवमुखाय नमः

Place akṣata-s on West.

6

saptajihvāya namaḥ

सप्तजिह्वाय नमः

Place akṣata-s on North-West.

7

vaiśvanarāya namaḥ

वैश्वनराय नमः

Place akṣata-s on North.

8

jātavedase namaḥ

जातवेदसे नमः

Place akṣata-s on North-East.

8. Invoke the following mantras and place akṣata-s on the internal edges of all the 10 corners of the Homa Kuṇḍa vessel. Two corners are designated for Top and Bottom. This completes the Agni pīṭha pūja (pedestal worship of Lord Agni, the fire god).

Agni pīṭha pūja (अग्नि पीठ पूज) -

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

om̐ pītāyai namaḥ

ॐ पीतायै नमः

Place akṣata-s on East.

2

om̐ śvetāyai namaḥ

ॐ श्वेतायै नमः

Place akṣata-s on South-East.

3

om̐ aruṇāyai namaḥ

ॐ अरुणायै नमः

Place akṣata-s on South.

4

om̐ kṛṣṇāyai namaḥ

ॐ कृष्णायै नमः

Place akṣata-s on South-West.

5

om̐ dhūmrāyai namaḥ

ॐ धूम्रायै नमः

Place akṣata-s on West.

6

om̐ tīvrāyai namaḥ

ॐ तीव्रायै नमः

Place akṣata-s on North-West.

7

om̐ visphuliṅginyai namaḥ

ॐ विस्फुलिङ्गिन्यै नमः

Place akṣata-s on North.

8

om̐ rucirāyai namaḥ

ॐ रुचिरायै नमः

Place akṣata-s on North-East.

9

om̐ jvālinyai namaḥ

ॐ ज्वालिन्यै नमः

Place akṣata-s on the place between East and North-East.

10

om̐ ram̐ sarvaśakti kamalāsanāya namaḥ

ॐ रँ सर्वशक्ति कमलासनाय नमः

Place akṣata-s on the place between West and South-West.

9. Worship the āsana (seat) of Lord Agni by invoking the following mantra to complete the āsana pūja (आसन पूज). We are praying to Lord Agni to take a seat in the homa kuṇḍa and remain there until the completion of the homa. –

ram̐ vahnyāsanāya namaḥ ।

रँ वह्न्यासनाय नमः ।

 

10. We now begin the process of lighting the fire, which is called Agni jvalanam (अग्नि ज्वलनम्):

  1. a. Take a few wood chips, some kuśa grass, cow dung cakes (if available) and place them in the homa kuṇḍa vessel.
  2. b. Invoke the “om̐” (ॐ) mantra 8 times, followed by the “vam̐” (वँ) bīja 3 times. Next recite the “ram̐” (रँ) bīja 7 times and invoke the following Agni mantra and meditate upon Lord Agni to descend into the fire that has been invoked.
  3. c. Place camphor on top of the homa dravya (materials placed in the fire pit) and light the fire.

ram̐ vahnimūrtaye namaḥ ।

रँ वह्निमूर्तये नमः ।

  1. d. With the right hand sprinkle water all around the homa kuṇḍa with the mantra “hum̐ phaṭ” (हुँ फट्) and assume in the mind that an armor (kavacam) has been created around the fire vessel.
  2. e. Pick up one of the burning sticks from the fire vessel and place it on the South-West (āgneya) side and offer the same to the celestial rākṣasā-s, with the following mantra –

hum̐ phaṭ kravyādebhyaḥ svāhā  ।

हुँ फट् क्रव्यादेभ्यः स्वाहा  ।

f. For Lord Agni to full envelop in the fire and provide His blessings, We need to invoke Him with the following mantras –

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IAST

Devanāgari

1

bhūrbhuvassuvarom ।

भूर्भुवस्सुवरोम् ।

2

hum̐ vahnicaitanyāya namaḥ ।

हुँ वह्निचैतन्याय नमः ।

3

citpiṅgaḻa hanahana dahadaha pacapaca sarvajña ājñāpaya svāhā ।

चित्पिङ्गळ हनहन दहदह पचपच सर्वज्ञ आज्ञापय स्वाहा ।

4

hrīm̐ hrīm̐ jvala jvala prajvala prajvala hum̐ phaṭ svāhā ।

ह्रीँ ह्रीँ ज्वल ज्वल प्रज्वल प्रज्वल हुँ फट् स्वाहा ।

5

om̐ vaiśānara jātaveda ihāvaha lohitākṣa sarva karmāṇi sādhaya svāhā ।

ॐ वैशानर जातवेद इहावह लोहिताक्ष सर्व कर्माणि साधय स्वाहा ।

6

agnim prajvalitam vande jātavedam hutāśanam suvarṇa varṇamamalam samiddham viśvatomukham ।

अग्निम् प्रज्वलितम् वन्दे जातवेदम् हुताशनम् सुवर्ण वर्णममलम् समिद्धम् विश्वतोमुखम् ।

 

11. pañca pūja (पञ्च पूज) –

The five-fold worship (pañca pūja) mantras are to be offered in the following manner –

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

om̐ āgnaye namaḥ pādyaṃ samarpayāmi ।

arghyaṃ samarpayāmi ।

ācamanaṃ samarpayāmi ।

ॐ आग्नये नमः पाद्यं समर्पयामि ।

अर्घ्यं समर्पयामि ।

आचमनं समर्पयामि ।

Sprinkle three spoonfuls of water from the Kalaśa vessel using the uddharaṇi spoon, inside the homa kuṇḍa vessel.

2

lam̐ pṛthvī tattvātmikāyai namaḥ gandhaṃ dhārayāmi ।

लँ पृथ्वी तत्त्वात्मिकायै नमः गन्धं धारयामि ।

Sprinkle some wet sandalwood powder/paste into the homa kuṇḍa vessel.

3

ham̐ ākāśa tattvātmikāyai namaḥ puṣpaiḥ pūjayāmi ।

हँ आकाश तत्त्वात्मिकायै नमः पुष्पैः पूजयामि ।

Place some flowers in the homa kuṇḍa vessel.

4

yam̐ vāyu tattvātmikāyai namaḥ dhūpamāghrāpayāmi ।

यँ वायु तत्त्वात्मिकायै नमः धूपमाघ्रापयामि ।

Light up incense sticks and show to the homa kuṇḍa vessel.

5

ram̐ tejasa tattvātmikāyai namaḥ dīpam darśayāmi ।

रँ तेजस तत्त्वात्मिकायै नमः दीपम् दर्शयामि ।

Light a lamp and display to the homa kuṇḍa vessel.

Now recite the following mantra and put a few drops of water into the homa kuṇḍa vessel.

dhūpa dīpānantaram ācamanīyaṃ samarpayāmi ।

धूप दीपानन्तरम् आचमनीयं समर्पयामि ।

6

vam̐ amṛta tattvātmikāyai namaḥ naivedyam samarpayāmi ।

वँ अमृत तत्त्वात्मिकायै नमः नैवेद्यम् समर्पयामि ।

Place some naivedya (food offerings) such as fruits, sweets, meat, wine, fish etc into the homa kuṇḍa vessel, reciting the Śrī Pratyaṅgirā devi mūla mantra.

om̐ hrīm̐ kṣam̐ bhakṣa jvālā jihve karāladaṃṣtre pratyaṅgire kṣam̐ hrīm̐ hum̐ phaṭ

ॐ ह्रीँ क्षँ भक्ष ज्वाला जिह्वे करालदंष्त्रे प्रत्यङ्गिरे क्षँ ह्रीँ हुं फट् ।.

 

12. Take a darbha (long grass) stalk and dip it in the fire blowing within the homa kuṇḍa and place it inside the ghee (clarified butter) container. This constitutes the sanctification of the ghee vessel.

13. Using the smaller sruva ladle, pick up a spoonful of ghee from the right side of the ghee vessel and pour into the homa kuṇḍa with the following mantra -

om̐ āgnaye svāhā ।

ॐ आग्नये स्वाहा ।

14. Reciting the “namaḥ” (नमः) mantra and using the same sruva ladle, pick up a spoonful of ghee from the left side of the ghee vessel and pour into the homa kuṇḍa with the following mantra -

om̐ somāya svāhā ।

ॐ सोमाय स्वाहा ।

15. Now pick up with the same sruva ladle, a spoonful of ghee from the center of the ghee vessel and pour into the homa kuṇḍa with the following mantra -

om̐ agni somāyabhyāṃ svāhā ।

ॐ अग्नि सोमाभ्यां स्वाहा ।

16. Reciting the “namaḥ” (नमः) mantra and using the same sruva ladle, pick up a spoonful of ghee, once again from the right side of the ghee vessel and pour into the homa kuṇḍa with the following mantra -

om̐ agnaye sviṣṭa kṛte svāhā ।

ॐ अग्नये स्विष्ट कृते स्वाहा ।

17. Now pick up with the same sruva ladle, pick a spoonful of ghee from the center of the ghee vessel and pour into the homa kuṇḍa for each of the following mantras -

om̐ bhūḥ svāhā ।

ॐ भूः स्वाहा ।

om̐ bhuvaḥ svāhā ।

ॐ भुवः स्वाहा ।

om̐ suvaḥ svāhā ।

ॐ सुवः स्वाहा ।

om̐ bhūrbhuvassuvaḥ svāhā ।

ॐ भूर्भुवस्सुवः स्वाहा ।

18. Then once again offer three more āhuti-s (offerings) of ghee using the same ladle with the following mantra –

om̐ vaiśvānara jātaveda ihā vaha lohitākṣa sarva karmāṇi sādhaya svāhā ।

ॐ वैश्वानर जातवेद इहा वह लोहिताक्ष सर्व कर्माणि साधय स्वाहा ।

19. Now, for each of the below mantras, offer a spoonful of ghee using the same ladle with the following mantras –

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IAST

Devanāgari

1

om̐ agnijihvābhyaḥ svāhā

ॐ अग्निजिह्वाभ्यः स्वाहा

2

om̐ jihvādhi devatābhyaḥ svāhā

ॐ जिह्वाधि देवताभ्यः स्वाहा

3

om̐ ṣaḍaṅga devatābhyaḥ svāhā

ॐ षडङ्ग देवताभ्यः स्वाहा

4

om̐ aṣṭamārtibhyaḥ svāhā

ॐ अष्टमार्तिभ्यः स्वाहा

5

om̐ aṣṭamārtṛkābhyaḥ svāhā

ॐ अष्टमार्तृकाभ्यः स्वाहा

6

om̐ aṣṭabhairavebhyaḥ svāhā

ॐ अष्टभैरवेभ्यः स्वाहा

7

om̐ aṣṭadikpālakebhyaḥ svāhā

ॐ अष्टदिक्पालकेभ्यः स्वाहा

20. Now we consecrate the longer Sruk ladle, by taking 4 spoonsful of ghee from the smaller Sruva ladle and pouring the same on the bigger Sruk ladle. Turn the Sruva upside down and place upon the Sruk ladle, with the mouths of the ladles placed upon each other. Then recite the following mantra and make an offering in the homa kuṇḍa –

om̐ vaiśvānara jātaveda ihā vaha lohitākṣa sarva karmāṇi sādhaya vauṣaṭ ।

ॐ वैश्वानर जातवेद इहा वह लोहिताक्ष सर्व कर्माणि साधय वौषट् ।

21. Make another offering in the homa kuṇḍa with the following Lord Gaṇapati mantra –

om̐ śrīm̐ hrīm̐ klīm̐ glaum̐ gam̐ gaṇapataye varavarada sarvajanaṃ me vaśamānaya svāhā svāhā ।

ॐ श्रीँ ह्रीँ क्लीँ ग्लौँ गँ गणपतये वरवरद सर्वजनं मे वशमानय स्वाहा स्वाहा ।

22. Make an offering to the guru in the homa kuṇḍa with the following mantra –

om̐ gurubhyo namaḥ svāhā ।

ॐ गुरुभ्यो नमः स्वाहा ।

23. Make another 11 offerings to all the Siddha gurus (self-realized and liberated gurus) with the following mantra –

om̐ hrīm̐ siddha guro prasīda hrīm̐ om̐ svāhā ।

ॐ ह्रीँ सिद्ध गुरो प्रसीद ह्रीँ ॐ स्वाहा ।

24. Another offering is made to the Divine Mother Śrī Pratyaṅgirā to take a seat in the fire and bless us. The following mantra is invoked during the oblation –

om̐ śrī pratyaṅgirā devatā yoga pīṭhāya namaḥ svāhā ।

ॐ श्री प्रत्यङ्गिरा देवता योग पीठाय नमः स्वाहा ।

25. Those who have completed puraścaraṇa of the Śrī Pratyaṅgirā devi mūla mantra, can make 10 offerings of ghee with the following mantra –

om̐ hrīm̐ kṣam̐ bhakṣa jvālā jihve karāladaṃṣtre pratyaṅgire kṣam̐ hrīm̐ hum̐ phaṭ svāhā

ॐ ह्रीँ क्षँ भक्ष ज्वाला जिह्वे करालदंष्त्रे प्रत्यङ्गिरे क्षँ ह्रीँ हुं फट् स्वाहा ।

26. To unite the mouths and harmonize the presence of both Lord Agni and the Divine Mother Śrī Pratyaṅgirā devi, invoked in the homa kuṇḍa, We need to recite the Śrī Pratyaṅgirā devi mūla mantra 25 times and make offerings of ghee with the Sruva ladle. These are called ājvā āhuti-s, meaning selfless offerings, made to the deity.

om̐ hrīm̐ kṣam̐ bhakṣa jvālā jihve karāladaṃṣtre pratyaṅgire kṣam̐ hrīm̐ hum̐ phaṭ svāhā

ॐ ह्रीँ क्षँ भक्ष ज्वाला जिह्वे करालदंष्त्रे प्रत्यङ्गिरे क्षँ ह्रीँ हुं फट् स्वाहा ।

27. To unite the spiritual channels called nāḍi-s of both the deities, recite the Śrī Pratyaṅgirā devi mūla mantra 11 times and make offerings of ghee with the Sruva ladle. These are also ājvā āhuti-s, meaning selfless offerings made to the deity.

28. Now considering that the Divine Mother Śrī Pratyaṅgirā devi is now fully invoked in the fire, We need to offer the ritualistic upacāra-s such as pādyam, arghyam, ācamanam, puṣpam, gandham, dhūpam, dīpam naivedyam, etc by invoking the below mantras and offering ghee in the homa.

śrī pratyaṅgirāyai namaḥ pādyam svāhā ।

श्री प्रत्यङ्गिरायै नमः पाद्यम् स्वाहा ।

śrī pratyaṅgirāyai namaḥ arghyam svāhā ।

श्री प्रत्यङ्गिरायै नमः अर्घ्यम् स्वाहा ।

śrī pratyaṅgirāyai namaḥ ācamanīyam svāhā ।

श्री प्रत्यङ्गिरायै नमः आचमनीयम् स्वाहा ।

śrī pratyaṅgirāyai namaḥ  puṣpam svāhā ।

श्री प्रत्यङ्गिरायै नमः  पुष्पम् स्वाहा ।

śrī pratyaṅgirāyai namaḥ gandham svāhā ।

श्री प्रत्यङ्गिरायै नमः गन्धम् स्वाहा ।

śrī pratyaṅgirāyai namaḥ dhūpam svāhā ।

श्री प्रत्यङ्गिरायै नमः धूपम् स्वाहा ।

śrī pratyaṅgirāyai namaḥ dīpam svāhā ।

श्री प्रत्यङ्गिरायै नमः दीपम् स्वाहा ।

śrī pratyaṅgirāyai namaḥ naivedyam svāhā ।

श्री प्रत्यङ्गिरायै नमः नैवेद्यम् स्वाहा ।

A part of the naivedya must be offered in the fire.

29. Another 10 offerings of the Śrī Pratyaṅgirā devi mūla mantra must be offered to the deity.

om̐ hrīm̐ kṣam̐ bhakṣa jvālā jihve karāladaṃṣtre pratyaṅgire kṣam̐ hrīm̐ hum̐ phaṭ svāhā

ॐ ह्रीँ क्षँ भक्ष ज्वाला जिह्वे करालदंष्त्रे प्रत्यङ्गिरे क्षँ ह्रीँ हुं फट् स्वाहा ।

30. Devatā homam (देवता होमम्)

Now mix all other Homam related ingredients, especially red chilies with ghee in a separate vessel and prepare to offer the same as part of the main Śrī Pratyaṅgirā devi mūla mantra homam. At least 108 and preferably 1008 offerings must be made. There is no limit, but based on time, one can offer as much as desired.

om̐ hrīm̐ kṣam̐ bhakṣa jvālā jihve karāladaṃṣtre pratyaṅgire kṣam̐ hrīm̐ hum̐ phaṭ svāhā

ॐ ह्रीँ क्षँ भक्ष ज्वाला जिह्वे करालदंष्त्रे प्रत्यङ्गिरे क्षँ ह्रीँ हुं फट् स्वाहा ।

31. mahāvyāhṛti homam (महाव्याहृति होमम्) –

The mahāvyāhṛti-s must be worshipped after the homa and offerings in the fire must also be made for them, with the following mantras –

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

1

om̐ bhūḥ āgnaye ca pṛthivyai ca mahate ca svāhā ।

ॐ भूः आग्नये च पृथिव्यै च महते च स्वाहा ।

2

om̐ bhuvaḥ vāyave ca antarikṣāya ca mahate ca svāhā ।

ॐ भुवः वायवे च अन्तरिक्षाय च महते च स्वाहा ।

3

om̐ suvaḥ ādityāya ca deve ca mahate ca svāhā ।

ॐ सुवः आदित्याय च देवे च महते च स्वाहा ।

4

om̐ bhūrbhuvassuvaḥ candramase ca nakṣatrabhyaśca digbhyaśca mahate ca svāhā ।

ॐ भूर्भुवस्सुवः चन्द्रमसे च नक्षत्रभ्यश्च दिग्भ्यश्च महते च स्वाहा ।

32. Brahmārpaṇa mantra homam (ब्रह्मार्पण मन्त्र होमम्) –

Next, we make offerings to Lord Brahma, the Creator with the following mantra –

om̐ tat sat itaḥ pūrvam prāṇa buddhi dehā dharmādhikāra jāgrat svapna suṣuptyavasthāsu manasā vācā karmaṇāyat smṛtam yaduktam yaccakṛtam tat sarvam brahmārpaṇam bhavet bhūḥ svāhā ।

ॐ तत् सत् इतः पूर्वम् प्राण बुद्धि देहा धर्माधिकार जाग्रत् स्वप्न सुषुप्त्यवस्थासु मनसा वाचा कर्मणायत् स्मृतम् यदुक्तम् यच्चकृतम् तत् सर्वम् ब्रह्मार्पणम् भवेत् भूः स्वाहा ।

33. Devatā bali (देवता बलि) –

A pumpkin or a dry coconut, consecrated with kuṅkum, sandalwood paste, can be offered as a bali (sacrifice) into the homa kuṇḍa. This will help in removing any obstacles towards achieving the desired results, as a result of the homa. The following mantra is recited and the pumpkin/coconut is dropped into the homa kuṇḍa.

śrī pratyaṅgirā devatāyai balim samarpayāmi ।

श्री प्रत्यङ्गिरा देवतायै बलिम् समर्पयामि ।

34. Pūrṇāhuti (पूर्णाहुति) –

A dry coconut, various other materials related to homam and any other pūrṇāhuti related materials are wrapped in a cloth and dropped in the fire. We need to add 12 offerings of the homa dravya (ghee mixed with chillis etc) using the smaller sruva ladle unto the larger sruk ladle, place it downward upon the sruk ladle, getting up from the seat, we make the offering and recite the Śrī Pratyaṅgirā devi mūla mantra with svāhā appended and drop the wrapped cloth in the fire.

om̐ hrīm̐ kṣam̐ bhakṣa jvālā jihve karāladaṃṣtre pratyaṅgire kṣam̐ hrīm̐ hum̐ phaṭ svāhā

ॐ ह्रीँ क्षँ भक्ष ज्वाला जिह्वे करालदंष्त्रे प्रत्यङ्गिरे क्षँ ह्रीँ हुं फट् स्वाहा ।

35. dikpālaka bali (दिक्पालक बलि) –

Offerings must also be made to the 10 cardinal directional lords to obtain their blessings. Outside the homa kuṇḍa, we have to place 10 betel leaves and betel nuts upon them at each of the 10 directional locations. The 9th and 10th locations are between North-East and East and South-West and West.

The following mantras are recited and offerings are made at each of the designated locations.

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

lam̐ indrāya namaḥ

लँ इन्द्राय नमः

Place a betel leaf and nut upon it on East.

2

ram̐ āgnaye namaḥ

रँ आग्नये नमः

Place betel leaf and nut upon it on South-East.

3

ham̐ yamāya namaḥ

हँ यमाय नमः

Place betel leaf and nut upon it on South.

4

ṣam̐ nirṛtaye namaḥ

षँ निरृतये नमः

Place betel leaf and nut upon it on South-West.

5

vam̐ varuṇāya namaḥ

वँ वरुणाय नमः

Place betel leaf and nut upon it on West.

6

yam̐ vāyave namaḥ

यँ वायवे नमः

Place betel leaf and nut upon it on North-West.

7

sam̐ somāya namaḥ

सँ सोमाय नमः

Place betel leaf and nut upon it on North.

8

śam̐ īśānāya namaḥ

शँ ईशानाय नमः

Place betel leaf and nut upon it on North-East.

9

ām̐ brahmaṇe namaḥ

आँ ब्रह्मणे नमः

Place betel leaf and nut upon it on the place between East and North-East.

10

hrīm̐ anantāya namaḥ

ह्रीँ अनन्ताय नमः

Place betel leaf and nut upon it on the place between West and South-West.

36. Bhūta bali (भूत बलि) –

We now make offerings to the five elements and other worldly beings, by placing a betel leaf with cooked red rice upon it. Alternately, a coconut piece with kuṅkum smeared upon, can also be offered.

namaḥ sarva vighna knadbhyaḥ sarvabhūtebhyo hum̐ phaṭ svāhā ।

नमः सर्व विघ्न क्नद्भ्यः सर्वभूतेभ्यो हुँ फट् स्वाहा ।

We need to go around the homa kuṇḍa thrice in a clockwise direction, pick up some ash at periphery of the homa kuṇḍa, mix with ghee and apply to the forehead.

37. Udvāsana (उद्वासन) –

Farewell must be said to the Divine Mother Śrī Pratyaṅgirā devi and Lord Agni. We must bid farewell and request them to please visit us whenever called upon and shower their grace upon us. Doing so, we offer water from the right hand unto the fire in the homa kuṇḍa. This must be done twice, once for each deity.

Thus ends the homa procedure for Śrī Pratyaṅgirā devi.