Chandi Homam

I write this blog as we drive back from Stroudsburg. A trip specifically taken for me.

When I was in 11th Grade my grandfather asked me to make a cheat sheet during Navarathri. I was supposed to type down the shlokas from Devi MAhatmyam. That was my first exposure to this great scripture of Mother Goddess.

My friend forced enrolled me into Devi MAhatmyam online class inspite of my reluctance because it interfered with my son’s Rec Night. Pandemic came and my son’s class got canceled 😀. So maybe fate made my life easier. We started Rec night again only last month and it was a bit of a juggle as I completed learning the entire scripture.

I have no qualification to talk or write about what I learnt because the subject matter is huge but I did learn what was necessary for me at this point in my life.

The finale of the class was performing Chandi Homam which happened nearly 350 miles away from Pittsburgh.

Two paralell plans were made so I could participate and at the same time my husband could take care of my son with ease. I could have gone alone, but the Mother in me wanted my son to be there and I had to decide the time when my husband could bring him there. The network was poor so our communication got disrupted but my husband got in time with my son to get the final blessings from the priest. Of course my son had the additional reward of a delicious lunch.

I am feeling really elated and the factors are not one but many. I learnt a huge scripture, and I was able to participate in the finale with a plan that was comfortable to my kiddo too.

As I write this I request other special needs Moms/Dads to do things for themselves. I had ignored myself for a long time. As we returned back my son grabbed an extra packet of chips at subway for dinner. Hey I was well rested that I could apply behavior therapy and was able to successfully bring him out of the diner.

Here are some pictures from the event.

Start of homam
Cows being fed (Go pooja)
Purnahuti

4 thoughts on “Chandi Homam

  1. Hi Uma, You are so dedicated to learning as much as you can about your religion. When I read what you did, it seems very complicated to me but that is because I did not grow up in your religion. But from what I have seen at your house during special holy days, your religion is very beautiful and takes a lot of daily praying. And studying. I am happy you went on your trip and your son got a good lunch❤️

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