Havan (or Homa) is a traditional, Vedic fire ceremony. Rice, fruit, seeds, incense, flowers, ghee, and spices are offered to the fire, as a form of Divine Mother. The Ancient Indian Holy Scriptures (Vedas) prescribed performing homa to live in harmony with a Dharmic life.
The ceremony performed is the one taught by Shri Haidakhan Babaji, and performed at His ashrams worldwide.

Havan is performed in Somerset daily:

Monday thru Friday 5 am. Saturday and Sunday 8:30 am.

Call, text, or email if you would like to participate. Please give at least 24 hour notice, or more, to attend.  908-256-2521 – susan@withpearls.com

“By doing havan, people gain happiness and all the pleasures of life; they all have good thoughts and love for each other. By the smoke from the havan the harmful germs in the atmosphere are destroyed and the good bacteria, useful to life, grow in it. This increases the plenty and prosperity of the world.”  – Haidakhan Babaji 

Basics of a Havan 

The ceremony is performed by the Celebrant. It begins with Linga puja, performed by the Celebrant. After the Linga puja, the Celebrant continues reciting mantras, and offering ghee to the fire; participants now contribute, by reciting “swaha” at appropriate times, and offering samagri to the fire.
Each day, a different diety is specially celebrated, as follows:

  • Monday, Shiva
  •  Tuesday, Hanuman
  • Wednesday, Ganupati
  • Thursday, Brihaspati
  • Friday, the Divine Mother
  • Saturday, Hanuman/Saturn
  • Sunday, Kalbairav

After all of the mantras are completed, Puja and  Aarti to the Divine Mother are performed. Then the ceremony is complete.

The ceremony takes between 35 and 45 minutes.

To prepare for a Havan:

  • Bathe before arriving.
  • Only drink clear liquids before the ceremony.
  • Wear comfortable clothing of natural fiber.
  • Be prepared to remove your shoes.

About the Pujari

Susan has been working with Fire as a spiritual principle since 1994. She began learning specific ceremonies in 2015, starting with the Agni Hotra (sunrise and sunset) ceremony. She then learned Homa for the Divine Mother, and has performed this during Navaratri. Susan then learned the ceremony in the Haidakhan tradition and has been performing it ever since.

Offerings at a Havan

If you would like to bring gifts of gratitude when you come to participate at the ceremony, these are appropriate gifts:

For the ceremony/alter:

  • Incense/dhoop
  • Fresh Fruit (not citrus)
  • Fresh flowers

To assist in deferring ongoing costs of upkeep for the ceremony:

  • Linens
  • copper platters/cups/utensils
  • Rice
  • Ghee
  • Money
  • Perfume Oil

You may sponsor a ceremony for 27 USD or 54 USD. The pujari will invoke special prayers for you and your request.

You may host a Homa for cleansing, purifying, and healing for 108 USD. This may be done in your home or other space.

Text, call, or email:  908-256-2521 – susan@withpearls.com

All monies collected from these endeavors are earmarked to support the creation of a new/improved space to hold Haidakhan Fire Ceremonies, which are open to all. 

Updated for 2018