The homa or havana of Hinduism is a votive ritual. It is performed by lighting a fire within a kunda, into which ghee, seeds, incense, and milk are poured. It must be noted that the elements which are consumed by the fire are of particular significance to the grihastha or householder. A havana is a necessary and sufficient responsibility of the successful grihastha.
‘Kunda’ is the vernacular term for the vessel within which the homagni (‘agni’ means fire) is lit. The one that you see on this page is a brass havana-kunda. It is quadrilateral in shape and forms three tiers, three and some of its multiples being a holy number in Hinduism.
A well-made havana-kunda such as this is indispensable to the duteous grihastha. It would be useful in private rituals conducted for the well-being of your immediate family, as well as in poojas and weddings. The smooth, highly polished finish of pure brass would add to the glamour of your homa.
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