Goddess Bhavani Symbolizes Power, Justice, Motherhood and Emotions
According to Shiva Purana, Goddess Bhavani is the supreme goddess and a consort of Sadashiva, a supreme absolute being. The goddess is a violent incarnation of Adi Shakti. She is the giver of life and embodies the female principle. Sri Bhavani is the goddess of power, justice, motherhood, and emotions. She is also known as Tulaja, Tvarita, Amba, Jagadamba, or ‘Karuna Swaroopini’, the one filled with mercy. Maratha Emperor Shivaji was her great devotee, and a temple in Maharashtra called Tuljapur Bhavani Temple is devoted to the goddess. In the southern state of Tamil Nadu, she is Bhavani Amman or Bhavani Thulukanathamman. The Periyapalayam Bhavani Amman temple is also known widely in the state.
Devi Bhagavatam states that Goddess Bhavani is the original form of Adi Parashakti. Lalitha Sahasrara Namam Stotram describes that the goddess helps Her true devotees and gives them Mukti (salvation).
Adi Shankaracharya's Bhavani Ashtakam is a famous hymn that glorifies the goddess, known for protecting devotees and has a merciful nature. The divine hymn says that the goddess is the refuge for all those who are riddled with problems and suffer serious dangers. Whether suffering an accident, while in water or fire, while on top of a mountain, in a deep forest, or surrounded by enemies, the goddess is the one who protects her people from all kinds of difficulties.
Sri Bhavani Homam will be performed on Chatrapathi Shivaji Jayanthi, as the goddess is the Kula Devatha of the emperor Shivaji. As per historical records, Goddess Bhavani gave a sword to the emperor, the Bhavani Kadga, to win over his opponents during the war. Worshipping Goddess Bhavani on the day of Shivaji Jayanthi, the birth anniversary of the emperor, is propitious as it shields devotes from sins of envy, evil desires, hatred, fury, and ego. The merciful goddess provides everything a worshipper can ask for.
Significance of Sri Bhavani Homam
Bhavani homam is dedicated to the beautiful goddess Bhavani whose name means the deity who helps devotees gain Mukti. Adi Shankara in his Bhavani Bhujanga Stotra says that a person who recites the name of Goddess Bhavani with true devotion thrice every day is free from sorrows, sins, illnesses, and unexpected death. The goddess protects her devotees against ill effects and takes care of them like a biological mother. She alleviates difficulties and bestows her devotees with all the needs of life.
Goddess Bhavani Mantra
Mahadevīm Mahāśaktim Bhavānīm Bhava Valla
Bhambavarti Panjanagarīm Vande Tvām
Lokamādaramjagatkartrīm Jagathaatreem Jagatsam
Haraakaarineem Munipi Samastutaam Bhadraam
Sri Bhavani Homam
Alleviates Difficulties, Pitru Dosha and Serious Illnesses, Gives Power and Fame, Boosts Welfare of Women and Children
Sri Bhavani Homam is a powerful ritual that worships the creative energy form of Goddess Adi Shakti. It protects people from bad influences, evil, fears, enemies, and all types of negativity. It gives mental and physical strength to face all the challenges of life. A person can be victorious by weeding out evil qualities within him. The Homa also removes Pitru dosha, cures serious illnesses, and removes obstacles. Goddess Bhavani Homam bestows knowledge, wisdom, devotion, and spirituality. It gives happiness in marriage, healthy children, love, and compassion. The ritual also oversees the welfare of women and children. Also, one can attain name, fame, political power, and mental peace with the blessings of the deity who is said to be ever-merciful.
Benefits of Sri Bhavani Homam
Safeguards from ill-effects of life.
Removes difficulties, and unexpected death and protects against evil-doers.
Protects from sins such as anger, envy, selfishness, ego, and jealousy.
Eliminates hurdles and negativity.
Safeguards pregnant women and ensures the safety of the fetus.
Removes Pitru dosha, enemy problems.
Helps to attain spiritual energy both in body and mind.