In Hinduism, rituals are considered very important and performed by people to get the blessings of god. Most of the rituals are conducted at home or at temples. The most important times of day for performance of household rituals are dawn and dusk, although devout families may engage in devotion more often. Rituals are not rooted in blind faith or superstition; rather, they have a practical application and relevance to people’s lives.
For the vast majority of Hindus, the most important religious path is bhakti (devotion) to personal gods. There is a wide variety of gods to choose from, and although sectarian adherence to particular deities is often strong, there is a widespread acceptance of choice in the desired god (Ishta Devata) as the most appropriate focus for any particular person. There are a wide variety of Gods worshipped according to sectarian belief and faith.
Some dedicated worshippers perform these ceremonies daily at their home shrines; others travel to one or more temples to perform puja, alone or with the aid of temple priests who receive offerings and present these offerings to the gods. The gifts given to the gods become sacred through contact with their images or with their shrines, and may be received and used by worshipers as the grace (prasada) of the divine.
SWAYAMVARAM PARVATI HOMA
It is said that to marry an ascetic (Lord Shiva), Godess Parvati had to perform severe penance to please him. On seeing her state, Sage Durvasa gave a mantra to Godess Parvati, which enabled to marry Lord Shiva. It is also believed that by performing this homa and chanting the mantra there would not be any tiff in the relationship between husband and wife. Chanting this mantra is known to solve pre-marital and post-nuptial problems. If your marriage is being delayed, postponed or not happening due to various reasons, performing Swayamvara Parvati Homam can fulfil your wishes of getting married. Performing this homa will also subdue the ill-effects of unfavourable planetary combinations in your horoscope and strengthen the weaker planets. The combination of panchami titi and Friday is considered very auspicious to perform this homa. The homa will also be powerful if performed on your birth star days or Mondays. It is necessary to take guidance from experts before performing this homa as it is an elaborate ritual needing the expertise of learned Vedic pundits.