Group Homam Subscription
What is a Homam?
Homam refers to a fire ritual. It may be also called as homa or havan or yajna (yagya) or yajana. During a homam, divine presence is invoked into the fire using specific procedures. Then materials are offered into fire, along with sacred chants (mantras). The offerings are supposed to reach the gods. The fire ritual is an ancient practice and several religions apart from Hinduism taught worshipping gods through fire.
What is a "Group Homam"?
Every homam can be performed in the price range of Rs.1500 to lakhs of rupees depending on the devotee. The difference would be in the offerings made to the fire and the number of mantras chanted which translates into the number of priests who chant them.Hence the price indicated on the website for homams performed exclusively for a single person/family was decided on, based on the requirements(number of mantras chanted,offerings) and assumption of the cost that our majority of our users would be comfortable with.
The idea for the group homam was born out of many requests that we recieved from people who could not afford the regular charges of exclusive homams but had a need to participate in these pujas.In the this case,the fee for the priests (the no.of mantras chanted) and the offerings would be equally divided among a presumed number of participants and hence we were able to offer the homam at a much lower cost which included video and shipping. The number of mantras chanted and the offerings will be in proportion to the number of participants and every participants name and Nakshatra(when provided) would be included in the Sankalp.
The homams to be performed and the dates have been selected by our team of experts based on a variety of factors such as festivals, vratha days, auspicious days and planetary transits.This is a schedule designed by experts to benefit everyone throughout the year with regard to health, wealth, career and relationships.
To increase the number of participants who would be benefitted from the Group Homams performed thrice every month we introduced the Subcription Program which further reduced the cost of participation through which you would have to pay only $27 per homam compared to $59 or $49 charged for the Group homam.
Over the past couple of years since this was introduced we had noticed that most people order Group homams on their behalf while very few ordered to the full limit of FOUR members. Now we have modified the pricing so that the charges for participation will be Rs.750 per homam with Rs.250 for additional participants.
We hope this will encourage more people to participate and benefit from the homams.
The offerings and DVD with the video recording of the entire event would be shipped through India Post every month.