Havan, also known as homa or homam, is a Sanskrit word that refers to any ritual wherein offerings are made into a consecrated fire. The word comes from the Sanskrit root word hu, meaning "to offer" or "to present." Generally, the word is used in northern India, while homa is used in southern India. Regardless, the meaning is identical.
The procedure and the offerings may vary, depending on the occasion or intention. However, the ritual process always involves kindling and consecrating the fire, invoking of one or more deities and the making of real or visualized offerings. Prayers and mantras are chanted during the ritual as well.
It is believed that the regular practice of havan brings purification and transformation to the individual and the environment. In this way, havans are also part of yoga ecology as they adhere to the yogic principles of purity and caring for the natural world.
A personal havan kund with handles for all your sacred practices and fire offerings. Made in India from 100% copper. Measures approximately 15" x 15".