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Procedure of Havan

HAVANAM:

Is the term for a sacred purifying ritual in Hinduism that involves a fire ceremony. It is a ritual of
sacrifice made to the fire god Agni. After lighting a Havan Kund (sacrificial fire), objects such as fruits,
honey, or wooden goods are put into the sacred fire. If there are any spirits that are evil around you or
even inside you they get burned off in the sacred fire. It is believed that this sacrifice will bring health,
happiness,
luck
and
prosperity.
NEEDS:

Ghi 200gm;

Samagri 400gm;

Sweet (Halva);

Dry Wood;

Dhoop; Camphor;

Roli or Haldi and Chaval for Tika;

Kalava; Flower;

Matches;

Havan Kund;

4 Bowls,

4 Spoons,

1 Lota,

4 Plates,

1 big spoon,

Metal bowl to heat Ghi;

Diya with cotton wick (you can use a small bowl for this if need be).

PREPARE:

Person doing havan should sit on the south (facing north) and head of household should
sit in the west facing east. Other attendees can sit anywhere. Put some water in the 4 bowls and some
samagri in the 3 plates for attendees use during the Havan. The 4th is the main plate used below.
Set up the diya by putting some Ghi and the cotton wick in it. Put some halwa (or other sweet stuff) in
plate.
The following practices vary, the below is one of them. Almost all of this is optional .Tie
some kalava around the Lota and fill it with water and place near Havan Kund's south west corner. Tie
some kalava around a small piece of wood stick and put in plate. Put some roli or haldi and some chaval
in the same plate (we will use this for tika). Put a few flowers in the same plate.
Prepration is now done - lets start the chants.
START: VEDIC SANDHYA or BHRAMA-YAGYA
Om Bhur Bhuvah Swah , Tat Savitur Varenyam ,
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi , Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat

AACHMAN MANTRAS:
[Take
water

in

Right

hand

Om amrito pastaran masi svaha | [Drink water]

Om amrita pidhaan masi svaha | [Drink water]

Om satyam yash shreer mayi shree shrya taam svaha | [ Drink water]

times]

[Wash Hands. Now take water in Left and use mid two Right hand fingers to touch. Right then Left ]

Om vaangma aasye stu | {Mouth}

Om nasorme praano stu | {Nose}

Om aakshor me chak shur astu | {Eyes}

Om karnyor me shrotram astu | {Ears}

Om bahu vor me balam astu | {Arms}

Om uur vorma ojo stu | {Knees}

Om arishtaani megaani tanoo stanva mi sah santu | {All Over}

VISHWANI

DEVA:

Om vishwaani deva savitur duri taani paraa suva | yad bhad ram tanna aasuva |

Om hiranya garbha samavarta taagre bhootasya jaata patirek aaseet | sadaa dhaar prithvi
dhyamu te maam kasmayee devaa ya havishaa vidhema |

Om yaatmada balada yasya vishve upaasate prashisham yasya deva yasya chhaaya amritam
yasya mrityu kasmayee devaa ya havishaa vidhema |

Om yapraanato nimi shato mahitvaik idraajaa jagato babhoova | ya eeshe asya dwipadash
chatush pada kasmai devaa ya havishaa vidhema |

Om yendhyo rugra prithvi ch dridha yen svastam bhi tam yen naak | Yo antariksha rajso
viman kasmayee deva ya havisha vidhema |

Om prjaapate natva deta nyan yo vishwa jaataani prita vabhoova | yatka maste juhu mastanno
astu vayam syaam patayo rayeenaam |

Om sano bandhur janita savidhata dhaa maa ni veda bhuva naani vishwa | yatra devaa amrit
maan shaa naastri tee ye dhaa manna dhyai rayanta |


Om agne naya supatha raaye aasmaan vishwani deva vayu naani vidwaan | Yuyo dhyas ma ju
hu raana me no bhuyish thaante naam unktim vidhema |
FIRE

STARTING

MANTRAS:

Om bhoor bhuvah svaha | [Light the Diya. Light camphor in spoon]

[Put

camphor

into

havan

kund

at

the

end

of

the

following

manta]

Om bhoor bhuvah swar dyo riva bhoomanaa prithvi vava rimnaa | tasya aste prithvi deva yajani
prish thae agn manna da manna dya ya da dhe |
[Add

Ghi

and

small

sticks

to

the

fire

with

this

mantra

to

get

the

fire

going]

Om
ud.bhud.yas-waag.ne
prati.jaag.ri.hi
tvam.ishta.poorte.sam.srije.tham.a.yan
asmin.t.sadhas.the ad.dhyut.tar.asmin vish.ve.deva yajmaa.nashch see.da.ta |

ch

[Use

svaha]

wood

bits

about

5-8

inches

each,

dipped

in

Ghi.

Add

one

per

Om ayant idma aatma jaat.vedas-te-nain dhasya vardhasya che.dha.vardhaya chaas.maan


prajaya pashu.bhi-brahma.varchasain.naan.naa dhain same.dha.ya svaha | id.m-agnaye jaat veda se
idanna-mamah:| [1]

Om sami.dhag.nim du.vasya.ta ghri.ter.bo.dhaya.ta.ti.tham aasmin hav.vyaa juho.tana |

Om su.samidha ya.sho.chi.she ghri.tam teev.ram juho.tana | aagnaye jaat veda-se svaha | id.magnaye jaat veda se idanna-mamah:| [2]

Om tantva samid.bhir.angiro ghri.tain vardhaya-masi bri.hish.chho.chaa ya.vish.chya svaha |


id.m-agnaye inge.ra.se idanna-mamah:| [3]
[Read

the

next

mantra

times

adding

only

Ghi

to

the

fire]

Om ayant idhma aatma jaat.vedas-te-nain dhasya.vardhasya che.dha.vardhaya chaas.maan


prajayaa pashu.bhi-brahma.var.cha.se.n.naan.naa dhain same.dha.ya svaha | id.m-agnaye jaat veda se
idanna-mamah:| [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
WATER

MANTRAS:

Om adi.tain.u.manyasva | [Sprinkle water in the East]

Om anu.matain.u.manyasva | [Sprinkle water in the West]

Om saras.vat.tyan.u.manyasva [Sprinkle water in the North]

Om deva savita: pra.suva yagyam pra.suva yagya.patim bhagaaya | divyo gandharva: ke.ta.puh:
ke.tanna punaatu vaa.chas.patir.vaa.cham.na: sva.datu | [Sprinkle water: East-South-West-North-East]
GHI AND SWEET STUFF AAHUTI [Put in Ghi and a little bit of the Halwa or other sweet stuff into the
fire
as
directed
below]

Om agnaye svaha | id.m-agnaye idanna-mamah: | [North Side]

Om somaaya svaha | id.m-somaaya idanna-mamah: | [South Side]

Om prajaa.pataye svaha | idam prajaa.pataye idanna-mamah: | [Center]

Om indraa.ya svaha | idam indraa.ya idanna-mamah: | [Center]

GHI
[Add

Ghi

MORNING

as

and
before.

Attendees

SAMAGRI
to
add

samagri

on

MANTRAS
svaha]
MANTRAS:

Om sooryo jyotir.jyoti: surya: svaha |

Om sooryo varcho.jyotir.varcha: svaha |

Om jyoti: soorya: sooryo.jyoti: svaha |

Om sajur.de.vain savitra sajoo-ru.sha.sen.dra.vatyaa | jushan^u: sooryo vetu svaha |

Om bhur.agnaye.praan^aye svaha | id.m-agnaye praan^aya idanna-mamah: |

Om bhuvar.vaa.ya.ve paa.naa.ya svaha | id-m vaa.ya.ve paa.naa.ya idanna-mamah: |

Om svara.dityaay vya.naaya svaha | id-m-aadityaay vya.naaya idanna-mamah: |

Om bhur bhuvah: swaragni.vaa.ya.va.di.te.bhya: praa.n^aa.paa.na vyaa.nai.bhya: svaha | idrmagna vaaya.vaa.di.te.bhya: praa.n^aa.paa.na vyaa.ne.bhya: idanna-mamah: |

Om aapo jyoti raso-amritam brahma bhur bhuvah: svarom svaha |

Om yaam me.dhaam deva ga.n^aa: pita.rashcho.paa.sate | Tayaa maa.m.dh.ya.me.dha.yaagne


me.dhaa vinam kuroo svaha |

Om vishwani deva savitur duri taani para suva | yad bhad.ram tanna aasuva svaha |

Om agne naya supatha raaye asmaan vishwaani deva vayu.naani vidwaan | Yuyo
dhyas.ma.ju.hu.raa.n^a.me.no bhuyish.th^aante na.m: unktim vidhema svaha |
EVENING

MANTRAS:

Om agnir.jyotir.jyotir.agni: svaha |

Om agnir.varcho.jyotir.varchaa: svaha | [Silent MANTRA]

Om agnir.jyotir.jyotir.agni: svaha | [Do not speak this out. Do this one in Mind Only]

Om sajur de.vain savitra saju.ra.traindra.vatya jushan^o agnir.vetu svaha |

Om bhur.agnaye.prn^aye svaha |

Om bhuvar.vaa.yave-paa.naa.ya svaha |

Om svara.dityaay vya.naaya svaha |

Om bhur bhu.vah: sva.ragni.vaaya.vaa.di.te.bhya: praa.n^aa.paa.na vyaa.ne.bhya: svaha |

Om aapo jyoti raso-amritam brahma bhur bhu.vah: svarom svaha | [Do GAYTRI MANTRA 3
times ]

Om bhur bhuvah: svaha: tat savitur varn^ae-niyam bhargo devasya dhi mahi dhiyo yona pracho
da.ya-t svaha | [1] [2] [3]
[Do

VISHWANI

times]

Om vishwaani deva savitur duri taani para suva | yad bhad.ram tanna aasuva svaha | [1] [2] [3]

PURNA

DEVA

AHUTI

All

remaining

Om sar.vang.vayi purn^am svaha |

ghi

and

samagri

into

the

fire:

do

times]

[1] [2] [3]

SHANTI:
Om shanti antariksha shanti: prithvi shanti rapa: shantir-oshadhaya: shanti: | vanaspataya:
shantir-vish.ve.deva: shantir-brahma shanti: sarvatram shanti: shanti-reva shanti: saa maa shanti-re.dhi |
Om shanti-sh-shanti-sh-shanti |
AARTI:
END OF MAIN HAVAN:

Tie kalava around the wrist of all participants. Right hand for all kids and men, left for
women. Add a bit of water to roli/haldi and do tilak. Serve out the halwa (or other sweet stuff) as the
"prasaad". The havan kund should be allowed to burn down to ashes on its own, but if necessary, use
water to shut it down. The havan kund can be moved to the outside of the house or other place as need
be. If the dwelling has a garden - empty the ashes into the soil. Similarly, empty the water used in the
havan into the garden or even any potted plants if possible. Adapt as parctical.

Procedure of Havan
HAVANAM:

Is the term for a sacred purifying ritual in Hinduism that involves a fire ceremony. It is a ritual of
sacrifice made to the fire god Agni. After lighting a Havan Kund (sacrificial fire), objects such as fruits,
honey, or wooden goods are put into the sacred fire. If there are any spirits that are evil around you or
even inside you they get burned off in the sacred fire. It is believed that this sacrifice will bring health,
happiness,
luck
and
prosperity.
NEEDS:

Ghi 200gm;

Samagri 400gm;

Sweet (Halva);

Dry Wood;

Dhoop; Camphor;

Roli or Haldi and Chaval for Tika;

Kalava; Flower;

Matches;

Havan Kund;

4 Bowls,

4 Spoons,

1 Lota,

4 Plates,

1 big spoon,

Metal bowl to heat Ghi;

Diya with cotton wick (you can use a small bowl for this if need be).

PREPARE:
Person doing havan should sit on the south (facing north) and head of household should
sit in the west facing east. Other attendees can sit anywhere. Put some water in the 4 bowls and some
samagri in the 3 plates for attendees use during the Havan. The 4th is the main plate used below.
Set up the diya by putting some Ghi and the cotton wick in it. Put some halwa (or other sweet stuff) in
plate.
The following practices vary, the below is one of them. Almost all of this is optional .Tie
some kalava around the Lota and fill it with water and place near Havan Kund's south west corner. Tie
some kalava around a small piece of wood stick and put in plate. Put some roli or haldi and some chaval
in the same plate (we will use this for tika). Put a few flowers in the same plate.
Prepration is now done - lets start the chants.
START: VEDIC SANDHYA or BHRAMA-YAGYA
Om Bhur Bhuvah Swah , Tat Savitur Varenyam ,
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi , Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat

AACHMAN MANTRAS:
[Take
water

in

Right

hand

Om amrito pastaran masi svaha | [Drink water]

Om amrita pidhaan masi svaha | [Drink water]

Om satyam yash shreer mayi shree shrya taam svaha | [ Drink water]

times]

[Wash Hands. Now take water in Left and use mid two Right hand fingers to touch. Right then Left ]

Om vaangma aasye stu | {Mouth}

Om nasorme praano stu | {Nose}

Om aakshor me chak shur astu | {Eyes}

Om karnyor me shrotram astu | {Ears}

Om bahu vor me balam astu | {Arms}

Om uur vorma ojo stu | {Knees}

Om arishtaani megaani tanoo stanva mi sah santu | {All Over}

VISHWANI

DEVA:

Om vishwaani deva savitur duri taani paraa suva | yad bhad ram tanna aasuva |

Om hiranya garbha samavarta taagre bhootasya jaata patirek aaseet | sadaa dhaar prithvi
dhyamu te maam kasmayee devaa ya havishaa vidhema |

Om yaatmada balada yasya vishve upaasate prashisham yasya deva yasya chhaaya amritam
yasya mrityu kasmayee devaa ya havishaa vidhema |

Om yapraanato nimi shato mahitvaik idraajaa jagato babhoova | ya eeshe asya dwipadash
chatush pada kasmai devaa ya havishaa vidhema |

Om yendhyo rugra prithvi ch dridha yen svastam bhi tam yen naak | Yo antariksha rajso
viman kasmayee deva ya havisha vidhema |

Om prjaapate natva deta nyan yo vishwa jaataani prita vabhoova | yatka maste juhu mastanno
astu vayam syaam patayo rayeenaam |

Om sano bandhur janita savidhata dhaa maa ni veda bhuva naani vishwa | yatra devaa amrit
maan shaa naastri tee ye dhaa manna dhyai rayanta |

Om agne naya supatha raaye aasmaan vishwani deva vayu naani vidwaan | Yuyo dhyas ma ju
hu raana me no bhuyish thaante naam unktim vidhema |
FIRE

STARTING

MANTRAS:

Om bhoor bhuvah svaha | [Light the Diya. Light camphor in spoon]

[Put

camphor

into

havan

kund

at

the

end

of

the

following

manta]

Om bhoor bhuvah swar dyo riva bhoomanaa prithvi vava rimnaa | tasya aste prithvi deva yajani
prish thae agn manna da manna dya ya da dhe |
[Add

Ghi

and

small

sticks

to

the

fire

with

this

mantra

to

get

the

fire

going]

Om
ud.bhud.yas-waag.ne
prati.jaag.ri.hi
tvam.ishta.poorte.sam.srije.tham.a.yan
asmin.t.sadhas.the ad.dhyut.tar.asmin vish.ve.deva yajmaa.nashch see.da.ta |

ch

[Use

svaha]

wood

bits

about

5-8

inches

each,

dipped

in

Ghi.

Add

one

per

Om ayant idma aatma jaat.vedas-te-nain dhasya vardhasya che.dha.vardhaya chaas.maan


prajaya pashu.bhi-brahma.varchasain.naan.naa dhain same.dha.ya svaha | id.m-agnaye jaat veda se
idanna-mamah:| [1]

Om sami.dhag.nim du.vasya.ta ghri.ter.bo.dhaya.ta.ti.tham aasmin hav.vyaa juho.tana |

Om su.samidha ya.sho.chi.she ghri.tam teev.ram juho.tana | aagnaye jaat veda-se svaha | id.magnaye jaat veda se idanna-mamah:| [2]

Om tantva samid.bhir.angiro ghri.tain vardhaya-masi bri.hish.chho.chaa ya.vish.chya svaha |


id.m-agnaye inge.ra.se idanna-mamah:| [3]
[Read

the

next

mantra

times

adding

only

Ghi

to

the

fire]

Om ayant idhma aatma jaat.vedas-te-nain dhasya.vardhasya che.dha.vardhaya chaas.maan


prajayaa pashu.bhi-brahma.var.cha.se.n.naan.naa dhain same.dha.ya svaha | id.m-agnaye jaat veda se
idanna-mamah:| [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
WATER

Om adi.tain.u.manyasva | [Sprinkle water in the East]

Om anu.matain.u.manyasva | [Sprinkle water in the West]

Om saras.vat.tyan.u.manyasva [Sprinkle water in the North]

MANTRAS:


Om deva savita: pra.suva yagyam pra.suva yagya.patim bhagaaya | divyo gandharva: ke.ta.puh:
ke.tanna punaatu vaa.chas.patir.vaa.cham.na: sva.datu | [Sprinkle water: East-South-West-North-East]
GHI AND SWEET STUFF AAHUTI [Put in Ghi and a little bit of the Halwa or other sweet stuff into the
fire
as
directed
below]

Om agnaye svaha | id.m-agnaye idanna-mamah: | [North Side]

Om somaaya svaha | id.m-somaaya idanna-mamah: | [South Side]

Om prajaa.pataye svaha | idam prajaa.pataye idanna-mamah: | [Center]

Om indraa.ya svaha | idam indraa.ya idanna-mamah: | [Center]

GHI
[Add

Ghi

as

and
before.

Attendees

SAMAGRI
to
add

samagri

MANTRAS
svaha]

on

MORNING

MANTRAS:

Om sooryo jyotir.jyoti: surya: svaha |

Om sooryo varcho.jyotir.varcha: svaha |

Om jyoti: soorya: sooryo.jyoti: svaha |

Om sajur.de.vain savitra sajoo-ru.sha.sen.dra.vatyaa | jushan^u: sooryo vetu svaha |

Om bhur.agnaye.praan^aye svaha | id.m-agnaye praan^aya idanna-mamah: |

Om bhuvar.vaa.ya.ve paa.naa.ya svaha | id-m vaa.ya.ve paa.naa.ya idanna-mamah: |

Om svara.dityaay vya.naaya svaha | id-m-aadityaay vya.naaya idanna-mamah: |

Om bhur bhuvah: swaragni.vaa.ya.va.di.te.bhya: praa.n^aa.paa.na vyaa.nai.bhya: svaha | idrmagna vaaya.vaa.di.te.bhya: praa.n^aa.paa.na vyaa.ne.bhya: idanna-mamah: |

Om aapo jyoti raso-amritam brahma bhur bhuvah: svarom svaha |

Om yaam me.dhaam deva ga.n^aa: pita.rashcho.paa.sate | Tayaa maa.m.dh.ya.me.dha.yaagne


me.dhaa vinam kuroo svaha |

Om vishwani deva savitur duri taani para suva | yad bhad.ram tanna aasuva svaha |

Om agne naya supatha raaye asmaan vishwaani deva vayu.naani vidwaan | Yuyo
dhyas.ma.ju.hu.raa.n^a.me.no bhuyish.th^aante na.m: unktim vidhema svaha |
EVENING

MANTRAS:

Om agnir.jyotir.jyotir.agni: svaha |

Om agnir.varcho.jyotir.varchaa: svaha | [Silent MANTRA]

Om agnir.jyotir.jyotir.agni: svaha | [Do not speak this out. Do this one in Mind Only]

Om sajur de.vain savitra saju.ra.traindra.vatya jushan^o agnir.vetu svaha |

Om bhur.agnaye.prn^aye svaha |

Om bhuvar.vaa.yave-paa.naa.ya svaha |

Om svara.dityaay vya.naaya svaha |

Om bhur bhu.vah: sva.ragni.vaaya.vaa.di.te.bhya: praa.n^aa.paa.na vyaa.ne.bhya: svaha |

Om aapo jyoti raso-amritam brahma bhur bhu.vah: svarom svaha | [Do GAYTRI MANTRA 3
times ]

Om bhur bhuvah: svaha: tat savitur varn^ae-niyam bhargo devasya dhi mahi dhiyo yona pracho
da.ya-t svaha | [1] [2] [3]

[Do

VISHWANI

times]

Om vishwaani deva savitur duri taani para suva | yad bhad.ram tanna aasuva svaha | [1] [2] [3]

PURNA

DEVA

AHUTI

All

remaining

Om sar.vang.vayi purn^am svaha |

ghi

and

samagri

into

the

fire:

do

times]

[1] [2] [3]

SHANTI:
Om shanti antariksha shanti: prithvi shanti rapa: shantir-oshadhaya: shanti: | vanaspataya:
shantir-vish.ve.deva: shantir-brahma shanti: sarvatram shanti: shanti-reva shanti: saa maa shanti-re.dhi |
Om shanti-sh-shanti-sh-shanti |
AARTI:
END OF MAIN HAVAN:
Tie kalava around the wrist of all participants. Right hand for all kids and men, left for
women. Add a bit of water to roli/haldi and do tilak. Serve out the halwa (or other sweet stuff) as the
"prasaad". The havan kund should be allowed to burn down to ashes on its own, but if necessary, use
water to shut it down. The havan kund can be moved to the outside of the house or other place as need
be. If the dwelling has a garden - empty the ashes into the soil. Similarly, empty the water used in the
havan into the garden or even any potted plants if possible. Adapt as parctical.