Ganpathi Homa/Yagya/Yagna
vinayaka, ganesh, ganapathi

Lord Ganesh at Varada Vinayak Temple

Lord Ganesha or Vinayak or Ganapathi is worshipped as the first deity before beginning any ceremony or Samskar. Ganesha Yagya is performed for wealth, prosperity and removal of obstacles. One should ideally perform this Yagya/Homa before starting any new venture or product launch. If Ganesha Yagna is performed before beginning studies, at entering a newly constructed house for the first time, before setting off on a long journey, at the time of marriage and in times of crisis; you will not come across any obstacles.

Another name for Ganesha is Vigneshwara. Easwara is one who is endowed with every conceivable form of wealth: riches, knowledge, health, etc. Vigneshwara is the promoter of all these forms of wealth and removes all obstacles to their enjoyment. He confers all these forms of wealth on those who worship him.

Lord Ganesha is revered and described as Sumukh – a God with a beautiful face, Ekdanta – with one tooth, Kapil – black in colour, Gajkarna – with an ear of elephant, Lambodar – big tummy, Vikat – ferocious, Vigna-nashan – demolisher of evils, Vinayak – a God with a bunch of virtous characters, Dhumraketu – bearing a smokey colour small banner, Ghanadhyaksha – a leader of people in general, Bhalchandra – bearing the moon on his head and Gajanan – having an elephant head.  

 

Classification of Yagnas

Yagnas are generally classified as Laghu, Madhyam and Brihat. The details of which are as follows:

Type No. of Mantras No. Of Oblations Vedic Pandits Duration of Yagya Cost
Laghu Yagya 1008 mantras 108 oblations 2-3 1 day $300 to $400
Madhyam Yagya 12500 mantras 1250 oblations 4-6 2-3 days $450 to $750
Brihat Yagya   125000 mantras 12500 oblations 10-12 4-7 days $750 to $2000

Consecrated and Energized Yantra/Talismans is given as Prasad.

The above descriptions are based on an approximation. The cost of the Yagna varies with the materials required for the Yagna. 

The Yagnas are conducted in Varada Vinayak Temple, Behind Swayambhu Complex, Dr. Raj Kumar Road, 4th N Block, Rajajinagar, Bangalore 560 010.