Chandi or DURGA has been bestowed with defferent sakthis power from all devatas.thesefore is also knownas mahasakthy.shewas born with the energy coming out of all the devatas bodies and combining to become one.so shecould defeat the Rakshasas.devil.mahishasura.who had become a threat to the devatas.durgadevi is worshipped in monyforms with eachhaving its ownsignificance.thus there are differentpoojas associated with her.We offer Navchandi is a Durga pooja normally done to make small wishes cometrue and can also be performed for any other reason / occasion on any day according to the muhurtam.The Chandi homa is a very unique sacrificial rite involving powerful Saptasati mantras. These mantras are 700 in number, spreading across 13 chapters of the Markandeya Purana. These chapters are divided into three parts. The 1st chapter is devoted to Goddess Durga, 2nd, 3rd and 4th chapters extol the greatness of Goddess Mahalakshmi. The remaining chapters are devoted to Saraswathi, the Goddess of Learning.By performing the Chandi homa, the sufferings that are caused by hostile elements, are eradicated. The sufferings resulting from poison, sorcery, thieves etc. are removed by performing this homa. There is a popular Puranic saying kalau chandi vinayakau in this age of kali, only two Gods respond immediately to the prayers of devotees, they are Goddess Chandi and Lord Ganesha. The tantric texts Marichi Kalpa Vaarahi tantra and Chidambara rahasyam state the following as benefits of Chandi homa – attainment of health, wealth, prosperity, longevity, food, wealth, progeny, fame, success, strength etc, removal of fear, ailments, danger, defeat in the hand of adversaries etc. By performing the homa five times, evil planetary influences are removed. The performance of this homa seven times removes all fears, performance eleven times begets royal influence and sixteen times begets progeny’
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