The nine planets in our horoscope control our karma, our desires and their outcomes. Each of these nine planets exerts an influence in our lives, which is called "dasa". The Navgrahas are worshipped in every homa and yagna. These wooden sticks are offered to the homa fire. There are 9 sticks each representing one of the Navagrahas.
Set of 9 sticks for Navgrahas:
- Ark for Sun
- Palash for Moon
- Khadir for Mars
- Peepal for Jupiter
- Apamarga for Mercury
- Audambar for Venus
- Sami for Saturn
- Durva for Rahu
- Kusha for Ketu
The Short vedic Mantra for Planets for offering Navgraha Samidha
(1) Sun = “Om Ghrini Aadityaaya Namah”
(2) Moon = “Om Som Somaaya Namah Namah”
(3) Mars = “Om Ang Angaar-kaaraya Namah”
(4) Mercury = “Om Boom Budhaaya Namah”
(5) Jupiter = “Om Brim Brihaspatyaaya Namah”
(6) Venus = “Om Shoom Shukraaya Namah”
(7) Saturn = “Om Sham Shanaishcharaaya Namah”
(8) Rahu = “Om Raam Rahavey Namah”
(9) Ketu = “Om Kaim Ketavey Namah”
Purpose: Used in fire ceremony (Havan) to pacify all planets.
Quantity: 1 sticks of each planet (total 9 sticks)
Havan is a sacred fire ritual done in the Vedic Hindu tradition. Havan is a technique given by the Rishis and other Enlightened Masters to create a specific desired effect in our lives. The way in which the desired effect is made and the strength of the effect makes Havan a unique component of Vedic tradition.
In a typical Homa, a priest invokes the presence of the Deity in the fire through specialized mantras. Since mantras are revealed by Enlightened sages, all mantras carry immense power within them. Once energized, till the end of the homa, the fire itself becomes a deity. Then several oblations (ahutis) are offered into the fire using Havan sticks, Samagri at the end of every mantra. The smoke that emanates from the fire receptacle homa kundaenergizes the whole spacewhere the homa is done and creates a positive effect in that place.
Havan sticks is used for every type of Havan like - Annaprashanam (Baby's first feeding of rice) , Ayushya Homam , Gruhapravesham, Karvachauth (Suhag Vrath), Marriage Ceremony, Mrithyunjaya Homam, Mundan Puja, Namakaranam, bhumi pujan, bahi pujan, lagan (Marriage), Navagraha Homam, Punyaha Vachanam, Satya Narayana Puja, Yagya, Seemantham, Shanthi Path, Havan, Srirama / Sri Venkateswara Kalyana Utsavam, Shivji puja, durgastami, navratra pujan, durga puja, guru purnima, Mahalaxmi pujan, etc.