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Thila homam is a Vedic ritual performed to bring peace to souls and comes to the rescue of souls of ancestors and others who may have suffered an unnatural death. This Vedic ritual performed to rid a person from the curse of Pitru Dosha and do away the difficulties that come with the Dosha. Thila Homam ritual is performed if a family member has passed away due to an accident or an unnatural death and the soul of the departed is not at peace.
Families experiencing and suffering from problems arising due to Pitru Dosha since generations should perform Thila Homam. Performing the ritual brings peace to not just to the unrest souls but also to the families. Thila Homa helps the unrest souls to obtain Moksha.
How different is Thila Homa from other fire rituals or ceremonies?
Thila Homa is different from other Homas. When you decide to perform Thila Homam, you may often face many hindrances. However, it is always suggested to perform the Homam, as this can result in miracles happening in life. Perform Thila Homam and receive the benevolence of your ancestors. Thila Homam is performed after the study of Horoscope by competent astrologers and involves Kushmanda Mantra homa, Sachela Snana for seeking salvation for ancestors.
Importance of Thila in the Hindu religious practices:
Vedic literature such as Boudayana Dharmasutra and Grhya sutra, Jaiminiya Grhya sutra and Garuda Purana refer to the use of black Thila (sesame) seeds. Garuda Purana and Bhavishya Purana throw light about sesame. Sesame seed is associated with Lord Vishnu and Sesame oil (Gingely oil) is associated with his consort Maha Lakshmi. It came out as sweat from the body of Lord Vishnu during the Samudra Manthan (The Great Churn). Hence it is strongly believed that, use of sesame drives away the evil spirits and demons. Sesame seeds are used in Apara Karyas (After-Death rites and rituals). Til oil is also used in funeral rituals. Sesame seed form an integral part of Mahalaya Pitru Paksha rituals.
Til (Sesame) powder mixed with rice is offered to planet Saturn on Saturdays.
Who should perform Thila Homam?
- Thila Homam is mainly performed to appease the spirits of the one’s ancestors who may have passed away due to unnatural causes or who may have passed away suddenly. It is also performed as a remedy for Pitru Dosha as seen in the Jatakam (Horoscope).
- Thila Homam is suggested for those who may have been unable to regularly perform Shradh, Tarpan or rituals for ancestors.
- Thila Homam is advised to those who are having trouble in getting married, child birth, finances, legal cases, family issues etc. The Homam may be performed by those experiencing negative spirits, evil entities and paranormal activities.
Benefits of performing Thila Homa
There are many benefits of performing Thila Homa:
- Thila Homa helps in relieving the souls of ancestors who may have suffered unnatural death due to many causes
- Useful in getting rid of Pitru Dosha
- Performing the Thila Homa provides relief from curses, sufferings, problems
- Performing the Thila Homa also helps overcome marriage-related problems, problems related to childbirth
Kshetras for performing Thila Homam:
Thila Homa at Gokarna Kshetra:
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Performing Thila Homa in Gokarna Kshetra can be highly effective due to the presence of Atmalinga of Lord Shiva.
Gokarna Kshetra is a beach-town in the confluence of rivers Gangavalli and Aghanashini in the Kumta taluk of Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka State. This also known as the Bhu-Kailasa, Southern Kashi and Rudrapada-Gaya of India. Gokarna has been a popular destination for performing Pujas and Homas and said to be very effective in nature.
Lord Shiva consecrated by Lord Ganapati here was the Atmalinga given to the demon king Ravan and is popularly known as Mahabaleshwara. The main deity in Mahabaleshwar temple in Gokarna kshetra is Lord Shiva.
Thila Homam at Srirangapatna Kshetra
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Srirangapatna is an ancient Teertha Kshetra on River Kaveri located in Mandya district of Karnataka state. Sri Ranganatha Swamy is the presiding deity here and inspiration to many devotional songs. Srirangapatna Kshetra reached primacy during the period of Sri Ramanujacharya, the founder of Vishishtadvaita philosphy. Srirangapatna is one among the Triranga kshetras and known as Adiranga. Madhyaranga and Srirangam are the other two.
Triveni Sangam at Srirangapatna:
Sangam is the confluence of three rivers Kaveri, Lokapavani and Kabini near Srirangapatna. Many devotees visit the Sangam during Dakshinayan, commencing from Shravanmaas for performing ancestral worships, Pind Daan, Tripindi shraddh, Shradh Puja, Varshika Shradh, Pitru paksha shradh
Srirangapatna is well known for Shraddh rituals such as Narayanabali Puja, Thila Homa, Tripindi Shradh, Pinda Pradhana, Pind Daan and Masika / Varshika Shraddha performed on the banks of river Kaveri for the departed.
Thila Homam at Sethukarai Kshetra
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Thila Homam in Setu Karai Kshetra is highly meritorious as this is also known as Vibheeshana Sharanagati Kshetra, relating to the incident of Lord Rama coming here in search of Sita and building the bridge to demon Ravan’s Swarnalanka. Sethukarai is very near to Rameswaram’ and about 68km or a 90minute ride and 20 minute ride from Ramanathapuram.
Thila Homam at Rameswaram Kshetra
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Rameswaram situated in Tamil Nadu State is also a popular Mukti Sthal for the Hindus performing ancestral rites (ceremonies) like VarshikSharddh (Barsi shradh), Masik Shraddhas, Mahalaya Amavasya Tarpanams or Mahalaya Pitru Paksha Shradh, Pind daan, Pitru Paksha Shradh at Rameswaram, Shraddh2020, Pitru-Tarpanam and many other Shradh karmas. Dhanushkodi at Rameshwaram is also a place where Asthi Visarjan (last rites) is performed.
FAQ On Thila Homam:
Why is Thila Homam performed?
Thila Homam is performed to remove obstacles such as delay in marriage, unhappiness, trouble in having children, late child birth, getting rid of negative energies, delay in finding jobs, frequent illnesses in the family, miscarriages, divorce and separation of couples, legal cases, disputes in family, sudden loss of job, loss in business, loss in finances, accidents, etc. Thila Homam is believed to remove unknown sins and get blessings from ancestors.
What is Pitru Dosha?
Presence of Pitru Dosha can be analyzed by studying your horoscope.
Pitru Dosha could result in troubles such as delay in marriage, finding a job, child birth, disobedient children and illnesses amongst children, matrimonial disputes, disharmony, unforeseen expenses, legal proceedings and accidents are attributed to the suffering soul.
Pitru Dosha denotes ancestral affliction in the horoscope. It mainly occurs when the souls of
Ancestors did not get peace or attain salvation post their death. Such Souls feel extreme hunger and thirst. As they cannot eat anything on their own, they can only accept the offerings given to them during Shradh ceremonies. If water and food has not been offered to ancestors, it could cause adverse reactions. These are said to haunt a person when the ancestors have not been appeased properly through performance of Shraddhas and other rituals appropriately. This is called as Pitru Dosha or ancestral afflictions.
Which day is good for performing Thila Homam?
Saturdays and New Moon days are considered good for performing Thila Homam.
When should Thila Homam be performed?
Amavsaya in Ashaadhmaas (Aadi Amavasya), Mahalaya Amavasya (15 days before Navratri) Pitru Paksha Days, Amavasya occurring on Sundays, Makar Sankranti, Bharanai Nakshatra, and Ashtami are some of the suggested times to perform Thila Homam.
What is Thila Homam Procedure?
Ganpati Puja. Lord Surya is worshiped in kalash and mandala. Followed by Gayatri mantra and Pitru Dosha Parihara Mantras are chanted. Kalasha, phal and Ajya Daanams. Then prayers are offered to Yamaraj. Thila Homam and Pinda Pradanam, Pachan of Pind in Agni, taking a Sachela Snan (ritual bath or dip after Puja, Brahman Bhojan). Men wear dhoti and women wear saree with blouse. The clothes worn during the ritual are to be let off in the river after the ritual is completed.
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