Performing Thila homam, the pithrus(ancestors) are satisfied and they bestow their blessings not only on us but also on our children and grandchildren. Thila homam is performed at Sethukarai in Rameswaram. No place is more auspicious and powerful than this place. The shastra further says that even if one of the family members carries this sin, it will affect the others as well.
Hence, all the family members must attend this homam for full effect as it is done only once in a lifetime. Thila Homam is arranged for the peace of the souls who died unnaturally. When they remain restless it creates an adverse effect in our family and continues to generation to generation! Thila Homam helps the suffering soul to seek Moksha.
Why is this homam performed?
To get Nivaran from Pitru Dosha by satisfying our pitru. Not performing this homam will cause unrest or dissatisfaction for the pitru (ancestor), which will cause lot of obstacles like
- Delay in child birth
- Difficulty in settling in a job /Sudden Money Loss
- Late marriage
- No harmony among family members
- Brings peace to the souls of your ancestors.
How effective is this homam?
Known and unknown sins are removed and you get pitru asheervadam(blessings). Here the Mantra is not chanted as in the case of usual ancestors’s ceremony, rather it is mostly performed only once in a lifetime because we are not supposed to disturb our ancestor souls. This homam can help us to remove the Karmic burden.
How is this homam performed?
Thila (alias Gingelly) is offered in this homam. Lord Surya Bhagavan (sun) is worshiped in kalasha and mandala. Gayathri manthra and pitru dosha parihara mantras are chanted. Kalasha, phala and ajya daanas are given followed by Yama raja Pooja & homa then pinda pradanam is performed. Performing Thila homam at Rameshwara is very powerful and it gives Pitru-Moksha.