ARMY 2021: Sri Chandi Homam / Sahasra Chandi Homam - 1 Full Day Sponsorship

Sri Chandi Homam is a sacred fire prayer performed to invoke the blessings of Goddess Chandi – the fierce and powerful form of Goddess Shakti. She is the primeval energy and is responsible for the creation, sustenance, and destruction of this entire universe. She is hailed as the sum total of the energies of all lives in this universe. According to the sacred text, Devi Mahatmyam, she is portrayed with eighteen arms, each holding a different weapon to ward off all the negativities and guard her beloved devotees.

Goddess Chandi is an embodiment of power and all the divine forces, who safeguards you from evil forces and perfects your mind and body. By worshiping the Universal Mother through this sacred fire prayer, you can  remove negative forces such as evil eye, curses, and obstacles and be bestowed with lasting health, wealth and prosperity.

Three hundred and fifty ritwiks will complete a total of 10,000 repetitions of Sri Devi Mahatmyam (Durga Saptasathi) throughout the 11 day Ati Rudram Maha Yajnam event. For each set 1000 repetitions, a Sri Chandi Homam will be performed. In addition, abhishekam and 10,000 Ksheera Tharpanas will be performed daily to Sri Chandika Parameshwari for 11 days. On the twelth and final day a Sahasra Chandi Homam will be performed with final Maha Purnahuti.

Sahasra Chandi Maha Homam requires performance of minimum of 1000 Durga Saptasathi (Devi Mahatmyam) Paarayanams, 100 Durga Saptasathi Homams, 1,000,000 Navakshari Japam, 100,000 Ahutis of Navakshari Mula Mantra, and detailed performance of many other rituals.

Sri Devi Mahatmyam text is an excerpt of 700 shlokas taken from the Markandeya Purana and are seen as equal to their Vedas in their potency The 700 shlokas consist of 13 chapters, which are further consolidated into 3 portions called Prathama Charitram (1st portion called the "1st section" consisting of the 1st chapter), Madhyama Charitram (2nd portion called the "middle section" consisting of chapters 2-4) and Uttama Charitram (3rd portion called the "ideal section" consisting of chapters 5-13). These 13 chapters are preceded by a few chapters called "Poorvangam" that comprise of mainly Devi Kavacham, Argala Stothram, Keelakam and Tantrokta Ratri suktam. Depending on which tradition is followed, Siddha Kunjika Stothram is added too - either at the beginning or at the conclusion of Sri Devi Mahatmyam. Furthermore, there are additional chapters known as Hridayam, Dalam and Namani, etc., and when chanted, Devi Mahatmyam is referred to as "Navangam". 

For the sake of destroying every kind of painful situation, negative energy and doshas, there is no Devi homam more powerful than Sri Sahasra Chandi homam. When this great offering is performed during Ati Rudram, the divine energy is multiplied millions of times and Devi showers Her supreme blessings on all for divine peace, joy, love and every kind of wealth.

Sankalpam will be performed on the date of sponsorship for the primary sponsor and up to five family members.

NOTE: This sponsorship does NOT include any Ati Rudram homas or pujas which can be sponsored separately by clicking here.


Special Instructions for Sponsorship Orders

Before each homam or puja is performed in Amma's Lalita Temple, a "sankalpa" is recited in Sanskrit, a divinely powerful language. During the sankalpa, the names of all the sponsors are recited. Amma assures us that when we are included in a sankalpa, we become spiritually connected to the power of the divine ceremony and receive its full benefits immediately, just as if we were physically present. 

In the section before below, please enter the name of the primary person for whom the puja is being sponsored. This name will be recited by the priest during the sankalpa. Please list up to four additional names and nakshatras only. It is not necessary to list all family members' names, as they will automatically receive blessings through the primary sponsor and 'Saha Kutumbasya'.. If you know the primary sponsor's nakshatra (Vedic birthstar), you may enter it below or use 'Nakshatra Unknown'. If you don't know the gotra, it's fine to leave this blank.


  • This Special Ati Rudram event will take place at Amma's Penusila ashram in India.
  • This is a daily sponsorship for Chandi Parayanam and Homam. Please select the dates below for your sponsorship. Sponsorship is $251 per day for the first 11 days.
  • The sponsorship for Sahasra Chandi Homam on the twelfth day (March 5) is $501.
  • A discounted sponsorship for all 12 days of Chandi homam including the Sahasra Chandi homam is available by clicking here.
  • Blessed and energized prasadam will be mailed to you. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, please allow several weeks after the completion of the event for the prasadam to reach you. Thank you for your understanding.
  • The prasadam for this daily sponsorship will consist of the following:
Homam ash:  This sacred ash will be taken directly from the homam kundam during the event and is very powerful. Homam ash has the ability to bestow spiritual elevation and remove obstacles. This particular kind of homam ash should not be eaten; rather, a small portion may be placed on the forehead between the eyebrows before practicing one’s sadhana.
Homam raksha: The homam raksha black paste, which contains the subtle energy from the homam fire. It may be applied externally to the forehead in between the eyebrows for divine blessings. “Raksha” means protection, and the homam raksha provides powerful protection from any kind of negativity on any level.
Kumkum: Packet of fine red powder - Kumkum. Kumkum is highly auspicious and carries the energy of Divine Mother. It should be applied to the forehead, between the eyebrows. Kumkum promotes spiritual elevation, enhances auspiciousness, and increases mental balance.
AkshatasYellow rice - Akshatas. It is particularly powerful for protecting one from negative influences. One may sprinkle some akshatas on one’s head before beginning any important undertaking or beginning a journey




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