Budha Graha Homam – Mercury Fire Ritual
Mercury or Budha represents knowledge, communication, trade. Well placed Mercury in a horoscope makes a person intelligent, good orator, and sharp minded. It endows one with the power of writing, sweet speech, painting, philosophical, education, skillful and clever in all branches of learning. Badly placed Mercury could cause nervous problems, stammering, diverse occupations with unfruitful results, loss of memory, break in studies, business losses, and communication gap with others.
Budha Graha or Planet Mercury should be propitiated to gain positive results and blessings from the planet through the performance of remedial measures.
Power of Budha Graha Mercury Homam
A homam to the Planet Mercury has the power to remove the astrological defects or doshas (impurities) in the horoscope caused due to badly placed Mercury. Homam or yagya is a complete remedy for inauspicious results of a planet and provides long term relief from sufferings caused due to ill placed planet or planetary doshas.
By the performance of a homam, the heat generated from the holy fire or Agni and the sound from the mantra chanting are combined to yield the desired benefits.
Who should do homam to Mercury?
- To minimize the malefic effect of afflicted Mercury in the horoscope
- Running Mercury Maha dasha or Mercury antar dasha
- Debilitated Mercury
- Weak Mercury – conjoined with Mars, Saturn
- Enhance the benefits of Mercury in a horoscope
How is Budha Homam performed?
Budha Graha shanti homam or fire ritual includes mantra chanting to appease Mercury, tarpan or pouring water, havan or lighting of the sacrificial fire (Agni), offerings like ghee, herbs sticks of certain trees to the holy fire and feeding of Brahmins. The power of sound vibrations of mantras spread specific energy waves purify the atmosphere as oblations are offered.
Beeja Mantra for Mercury
OM BRAM BRIM BRAUM SAH BUDHAAYA NAMAH
Benefits of Budha Graha Homam
- Gaining of excellent results in education
- Business gains and prosperity
- Enhances low-self esteem and intelligence
- Protects against depression and anxiety
- Mental ailments get cured
- Improves communication skills
- overcome problems of stammering and vocal problems