Lunar Homas

 

“Sacred fire ceremonies, fire pujas, are a powerfully loving self-care practice for yourself and your community. Looking into the fire clears stress and negativity. This creates space for creativity and inspiration to flow. When we do this together with the power of sacred sounds (mantras/prayers) around a fire, the results are amazing. Fire ceremonies bring healing energy to you, the animals, earth, and atmosphere all at the same time.”

– From Divine Lineage, May 2017

 

 

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.

 

 

NEW MOON HOMAS

Saturday, December 17, 2017, 12-1 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. Moon Homas are held twice on the appropriate day:  12-1 pm and 7 to 9 pm. Please bring fruit or flowers. Donations requested.
Actual New Moon time is 11:30 pm MST.

 

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FULL MOON HOMA

TOTAL ECLIPSE. NO FULL MOON HOMA. Actual Full Moon time is 6:26 am.

The Full Moon is called Purnima in the Vedic tradition and is presided over by Mother Divine. It is a good time to bring plans and activities to fruition.

 

 

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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, Jyotishcenter.

 

New Moon Homa Fire, April 26, 2017

 

 

2017 Full Moon Homa* Calendar

*Noon Homas usually take place from noon to 1 pm. Evening pujas take place from 7 to 9 pm.

  • December 3, Sunday. Actual Full Moon time is 11:22 pm MST.

 

2017 New Moon Homa* Calendar

  • November 18, Saturday, Actual New Moon time is Actual New Moon time 4:42 am MST
  • December 17, Sunday. Actual New Moon time is 11:30 pm MST.

*Noon Homas usually take place from noon to 1 pm. Evening pujas take place from 7 to 9 pm.

 

2018 Full Moon Homa* Calendar

  • January 1, Monday, Actual Full Moon time is 7:25 pm MST.
  • January 31, Wednesday (total lunar eclipse – no homa), Actual Full Moon time is 6:27 am MST.
  • No Full Moon in February.
  • March 1, Thursday, Actual Full Moon time is 5:52 pm MST.
  • March 31, Saturday, Actual Full Moon time is 6:37 am MDT
  • April 29, Sunday, Buddha Purnima, Actual Full Moon time is 6:59 pm MDT
  • May 29, Tuesday, Actual Full Moon time is 8:19 am MDT
  • June 27, Wednesday, Actual Full Moon time is 10:54 pm MDT
  • July 27, Friday (total lunar eclipse – no homa), Actual Full Moon time is 2:22 pm MDT
  • August 26, Sunday, Actual Full Moon time is 5:58 am MDT
  • September 24, Monday, Actual Full Moon time is 8:54 pm MDT
  • October 24, Wednesday, Actual Full Moon time is 10:47 am MDT
  • November 22, Thursday (Since this is Thanksgiving, the homas will be on Friday, November 23), Actual Full Moon time is 10:41 pm MST
  • December 22, Saturday, Actual Full Moon time is 10:50 am MST*Noon Homas usually take place from noon to 1 pm. Evening pujas take place from 7 to 9 pm.

2018 New Moon Homa* Calendar

  • January 16, Tuesday, Actual New Moon time is 7:18 pm MST
  • February 15, Thursday, Actual New Moon time is 2:07 pm MST
  • March 17, Saturday, Actual New Moon time is 7:14 am MDT
  • April 15, Sunday, Actual New Moon time is 7:59 pm MDT
  • May 15, Tuesday, Actual New Moon time is 5:49 am MDT
  • June 13, Wednesday, Actual New Moon time is 1:45 pm MDT
  • July 12, Thursday, Actual New Moon time is 8:49 pm MDT
  • August 11, Saturday (partial solar eclipse, no homa), Actual New Moon time is 3:59 am MDT
  • September 9, Sunday, Actual New Moon time is 12:02 am MDT
  • October 8, Monday, Actual New Moon time is 8:47 pm MDT
  • November 7, Wednesday, Actual New Moon time is 9:02 am MST
  • December 7, Friday, Actual New Moon time is 12:21 am MST*Noon Homas usually take place from noon to 1 pm. Evening pujas take place from 7 to 9 pm.

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303-722-3658, shivamandir@gmail.com

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