Time: 1-2 hours
Durga homa is performed to invoke the energy signified by the goddess Durga (the Divine Mother). The energy of Durga is like that of a caring mother, bringing protection and harmony to those who invoke it. This homa increases mental and physical strength and happines. It also enhances the five elements (earth, water, fire, air and ether), which this creation is made up of, balancing and strengthening them, and bestows victory over problems. Durga is the energy, or Shakti, behind the Creation. The various aspects of this energy are elaborately honored during nine nights of the famous Navaratri Celebrations.