Lunar Homas

 

The Moon. Clothed in chandramoongod2white, white in luster, whose ornaments are white, who has two arms, holding a lotus, whose soul is immortal, who is a yogi, whose vehicle is a deer, with a pearl crest jewel on his head, making the gesture that grants boons — may the Divine Moon ever grant us grace. – from Astrology of the Seers, David Frawley

Modern science tells us that the Moon governs the wind patterns, tides and the growth and hormonal cycles of all living beings on this earth. Consciously incorporating the lunar energies into our spiritual practices and honoring the moon phases speeds our personal progress.

 

sun yantra

The Sun has the luster of a red hibiscus flower, the power of perception, of great effulgence, the dispeller of darkness, who destroys all sins, the maker of the day.

The Sun dwells within the hearts of all of us as our inner Sun, our inner light and life. Without this inner light, no perception could be possible. Without this inner life, we could not even breathe…. The Sun is our local manifestation of the cosmic or universal light. It brings to us the light, life and love from all the stars, whose children we are. It reflects the light from the galactic center, the central Sun of our galaxy. It is connected with the Suns in subtle realms as well as the physical world. It is a doorway to all the domains and powers of light. – from Astrology of the Seers, David Frawley.

 

HOMAS

Any negativity and stress that you have accumulated during the month is given to the fire; it is burned and released. This refreshes our energy and alleviates our pain and suffering. Homas help build the energy to fulfill our desires and generate healing. They increase the vibrations within our soul enhance our intuition and give us inner peace. It is said that attending one fire homa is equal to one month’s worth of meditation practice. Fire homas also benefit the environment. They bring a peaceful healing influence that creates sanctity for the environment and the prayers offered during a fire homa benefit all of humanity. The sacred smoke from the fire purifies the earth and increases nature’s vitality. Shiva Sai Mandir offers lunar homas for every full and new moon to help support you by uplifting your energy and increasing your happiness and success.

“Whatever you need, whatever your family needs, a [lunar homa] will help. Homas are capable of destroying the most difficult karma at its very root, which is ultimately the true cause of the problem. Homas automatically send healing and miracle energy to support your success, bring healing, understanding, and fulfill your desires. If spiritual technology from the palm leaf manuscripts of India have been used since ancient times to bring blessings of all kinds.” — from Divine Lineage website.

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“In order to purify one’s actions and to bring more harmonious results into one’s life, it is valuable to have pujas or homas (fire ceremonies) performed. The process of puja or homa helps to overcome negative tendencies and influences in our activities. By increasing spiritual forces in our lives, we cannot only remove obstacles but also realize our own true nature.” – Dr. Henry Herzberger, Yagyas and Pujas Jyotish Center

 

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NEW MOON, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017

We will not hold a homa as this is an eclipsed New Moon. The next New Moon Homa will be Monday, March 27.

Actual New Moon time is 7:58 am MST.

 

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FULL MOON HOMA on Friday, March 12, Noon-1 pm* and 7-9 pm

The Vedic name for the New Moon is Amavasya and is presided over by Shiva. It is a powerful time to germinate new ideas and projects with deep silence, and create protection circles for our lives. This Full Moon will also be a Holi Celebration and Lakshmi Jayanti.
Actual New Moon time is 8:53 am DST.

 

*There will be a Daytime Lunar Homa for the New and Full Moons for those who cannot come to the evening Homas. These will be held from noon to 1 am. Please bring fruit or flowers; dakshina requested.

 

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2017 Full Moon Homa* Calendar

*Most pujas take place from 7 to 9 pm.

  • March 12, Sunday – Full Moon Homa, Holi Celebration & Lakshmi Jayanti. Actual Full Moon time is 8:53 am DST. (Daylight Savings Time starts on March 12).
  • March 27, Monday. Actual New Moon time is 8:57 pm DST.
  • April 11, Tuesday. Actual Full Moon time is 12:08 am DST.
  • May 10. Wednesday. Actual Full Moon time is 3:42 pm DST
  • June 9, Friday. Actual Full Moon time is 7:09 am DST.
  • July 9, Sunday. Actual Full Moon time is July 8, 10:06 pm DST.
  • August 7, Monday, NO HOMA, ECLIPSED MOON. Actual Full Moon time is 12:10 pm DST
  • September 6, Wednesday. Actual Full Moon time is 1:02 am DST.
  • October 5, Thursday. Actual Full Moon time is 12:40 pm DST.
  • November 3, Friday. Actual Full Moon time is 11:22 pm DST (Daylight Savings Time ends Nov. 5).
  • December 3, Sunday. Actual Full Moon time is 11:22 pm MST.

*Most pujas take place from 7 to 9 pm.

2017 New Moon Homa* Calendar

  • February 26, Sunday. NO HOMA, ECLIPSED NEW MOON. Actual New Moon time is 7:58 am MST.
  • March 27, Monday. Actual New Moon time is 8:57 pm DST.
  • April 24, Wednesday. Actual New Moon time is 6:16 am DST.
  • May 5, Thursday. Actual New Moon time is 1:44 pm DST.
  • June 23, Friday. Actual New Moon time is 8:30 pm DST.
  • July 23, Sunday. Actual New Moon time is 3:45 am DST.
  • August 21, Monday. NO HOMA, TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE. Actual New Moon time is 12:30 pm DST
  • September 19, Tuesday. Actual New Moon time is 11:29 pm DST.
  • October 19, Thursday. Actual New Moon time is 1:12 pm DST (Daylight Savings Time ends Nov. 5).
  • November 18, Saturday. Actual New Moon time is 4:42 am MST.
  • December 17, Sunday. Actual New Moon time is 11:30 pm MST.

*Most pujas take place from 7 to 9 pm.

 

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Shiva Sai Mandir-Colorado, 1391 S. Pennsylvania Street, Denver, Colorado 80210
303-722-3658, shivamandir@gmail.com

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