The Navagraha Homam is performed to remove all obstacles in life and attain 'Ayur, Arogya and Saukhyam' ( longevity,health and happiness.This homam has the power to counter flaws in the horoscope and enable a person to prosper in life in case astrological defects are the main blocks to well-being. The homam is done to appease the nine planets i.e. the Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu, and Ketu and is considered to be an effective remedy for Navagraha Dosha.
The Homam is performed after conducting a Navagraha Pooja and nine varieties of flowers, nine cereals(Nava Dhanya),nine vastrams(fabric of different colours),and nine types of Naivedyams are used for the Pooja. Each Graha is worshipped with a specific flower.For the Homam nine types of Chamatas (twigs)are used.
Bad times are attributed to the different Grahas (Planets) and their position in our natal chart. The Grahas can be appeased by performing the Navagraha homam and remove Doshas or reduce malefic effects. The blessings of the navagrahas can be obtained even if they were placed in disadvantageous positions in the horoscope.
The Navagraha Homam is performed to all the nine Grahas or Planets. The planets control every aspect of human’s life and it has the power to change human’s life at any point of time. This homam is best for getting rid of the Graha doshas.
This homam is performed by invoking all the Nava grahas then mantras of Navagrahas are chanted and then Navagraha homam is performed by providing Navadhanyam, and receive the blessings all the nine grahas.
Date can be fixed as per one’s janma nakshatra the yoga and thithi of that date for performing Navagraha homam.