PUJAS Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, Rahu and Ketu Puja for individual planets. Buddha Puja:- Buddha Puja or Mercury Puja is dedicated to planet Mercury. Buddha Puja on Wednesdays brings in manifold benefits like eliminating difficulties, healthy progeny, possession of fertile lands etc. Chandra Puja:- Chandra Puja is dedicated to Lord Chandra, the Moon God. Grah Shanti Chandra Puja (Moon Worship) is recommended to those, having malefic Chandra or wrongly placed moon as per the horoscope. Guru Puja- Guru or Brihaspati Puja is dedicated to planet Jupiter. Grah Shanti, Guru Puja (Worship of Jupiter) is recommended to those, having malefic guru or wrongly placed Jupiter as per the horoscope. There are so many pujas associated with Guru /Brihaspati. Ketu Puja:- Ketu (Dragon’s Tail) Puja is dedicated to planet Ketu. Grah Shanti Ketu Puja (Worship of Dragon’s Tail) is recommended for those, having malefic Ketu or wrongly placed Ketu as per the horoscope. Mangal Puja:- Mangal Puja or Mars Worship is dedicated to planet Mars. Grah Shanti Mangal Puja liberates one from debts, poverty and skin problems. Rahu Puja:- Rahu Puja or the Dragon’s Head Worship is dedicated to planet Rahu. Grah Shanti Rahu Pooja is recommended for those, having malefic Rahu or wrongly placed Rahu as per the horoscope. Shani Puja:- is done to appease planet Saturn. Grah Shanti Shani Pooja (Worship of Saturn) is sought for mental peace and to get rid of various diseases. Shukra Puja:- is done to appease planet Venus. Grah Shanti Shukra Pooja is recommended to those, having malefic shukra or wrongly placed Venus as per the horoscope. Surya Puja:- Sun Worship is dedicated to Lord Surya. Grah Shanti Surya Puja or Sun worship is recommended to those, having malefic surya or wrongly placed sun as per the horoscope. Durga For the elimination of all suffering through the grace of the Divine Mother and to get rid of evil tendencies in us. For acquiring comforts, happiness and wealth For removal 0f ‘State-fears’ For defeating the opposition For becoming free from debts For liberation from bondage For the welfare of the family To prevent all kinds of calamities and distress For success in all walks of life and for acquiring authority and power Saraswati For gaining knowledge and mastery in studies, to sharpen the intellect and improve memory and mastery in studies, to sharpen the intellect and improve memory Vishnu For a smooth life, peace and harmony in the family, to improve family relations, for sustaining the family, for departed souls. Lakshmi The Mahalakshmi Homa is performed to invoke the energy signified by Lakshmi. Lakshmi symbolizes the energy of abundance, and all the different types of Wealth that we experience in our life (not just material or monetary). Traditionally there are eight types of wealth mentioned in the vedic tradition: Adi Lakshmi (the original Lakshmi), Dhana Lakshmi (abundance of money and gold), Dhanya Lakshmi (agricultural abundance), Gaja Lakshmi (abundance of power and royalty), Santana Lakshmi (abundance of offspring), Vira Lakshmi (abundance of strenght and valour), Vijaya Lakshmi (abundance of all types of victory) and Vidya Lakshmi (abundance of knowledge and wisdom). This Homa invokes and enhances these different types of wealth in our daily life and brings abundance. This Homa is also usually performed at the start of any business venture or undertaking, for abundance of wealth. For prosperity, material abundance, and spiritual prosperity. To remove troubles that prevent us from starting a spiritual path or business. Saraswati For gaining knowledge and mastery in studies, to sharpen the intellect and improve memory. Shiva For improving the general health of body and mind, to remove bad vibrations around a person, for a speedy recovery from illness, or before and after an operation. For a long and healthy life and to get cured from many diseases like epilepsy, tuberculosis, uterusrelated diseases, piles, hemorrhage, etc. To achieve wealth and prosperity. For students, to acquire knowledge, and wealth. Desire for a son. Navagraha Puja The Nava Graha are the main nine (nava) planets or celestial bodies (graha) that influence our lives through their vibrations. In the Nava Graha Homa, offerings are made to all the nine planets, effectively enhancing any positive effects they might be having on our life, and reducing or removing any negative effects. The substances and materials offered into the sacred fire, carry the same vibrations as the respective planets they are offered to, and are able to balance or negate any negative vibrations, and enhance any positive vibrations. This way the homa effects both the inner, as well as the outer environment. This Homa is also frequently performed after people have referred to their astrological chart (kundali).