Putrakameshti Homa is a special homa performed for the sake of a male child-birth who can become a successor. Putrakameshti Yaga is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
Lord Vishnu bestowed the knowledge of this procedure to Sanatkumara. Even, Sage Vasishta recommended Putrakameshti yaga to king Dasharatha. Dasharatha performed Putrakameshti under the supervision of Sage Rishyashringa. Dasharatha was blessed with four male children Sri Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata and Shatrughna after the completion of the homam.
Krushna Yajurveda scripture mentions Putrakameshti Yaag.
- Addresses fertility issues