As the name suggests Graha Shanti Havan is a Puja and Havan conducted
for the purpose of peace in dwelling. It has to be performed in nine
parts. This is because there are nine planets and each one has to be
prayed to. This Yagya is a perfect combination of a prayer to all the
nine planets; in order to bless our homes with happiness and harmony.
This Havan requires the study of the horoscopes of the main individual.
If there are any negative effects i.e. doshas of a particular Graha then
they too can be cured through this Graha Shanti Havan.
Importance and Significance of Graha Shanti Puja
The Graha Shanti Havan is primarily aimed at reducing or eliminating
the negative effects of the planets that are not in our favour as per
our horoscopes. This makes life smoother and more easy-going. Because it
is a 'Graha Shanti Puja', it helps to create harmony amongst all the
members who shall take shelter there. Major problems in our lives are
caused due to these doshas. They help determine the levels and frequency
of peace, harmony, health and wealth in our lives. This Havan is
extremely beneficial to spread positivity in the environment.
Benefits of Graha Shanti Puja and Havan
The Graha Shanti Havan is performed primarily to enhance the effects
of the powerful planets as per our horoscope and simultaneously negate
the negative effects of the weaker or troublesome ones. The effects
created thereby would:
Cultivate healthy and harmonious relationships amongst family
Bring mental peace to everyone.
Success in the endeavors of all the members.
Bring good physical, mental and emotional health to all the family
Spread good vibrations in the Universe.
Help us improve upon our good qualities and help us do away with our
Provide safety from various calamities by offering a safe
Occasions to do a Graha Shanti Puja and Havan
A Graha Shanti Havan can be performed by anyone at any point in
their lives any number of times. But because it is a ‘Graha’ Shanti
Havan, one needs to definitely do it when he/she moves into a new home
People also conduct the Puja after renovation of the premises. It is
possible that some living beings may have been hurt in this process of
creation or renovation.
This Puja is aimed at seeking forgiveness from those who have been
The Graha Shanti Havan shall help in sending out positive vibrations
to the Universe. Many people do it as an annual ritual.
The Graha Shanti Havan is also conducted before a wedding in the
Graha Shanti Puja and Havan Vidhi
The usual Puja materials form a part of this Puja also; for example
a Havan Kund¸ mango and sandalwood pieces, ghee, herbs, Agarbatti, diyas
The Puja starts with the Pandit and family members seated in a
manner that they surround the Havan Kund from all four sides.
The head of the family or a senior member is the main karta for the
Puja. He / she does all the rituals and repeats the mantras recited by
No Puja can ever start without seeking the blessings of Lord Ganesh.
Once he is a part of the Puja, the chances of having obstacles are
Post that, we pray to invoke the blessings of the nine planets. This
is the core component of the Puja.
The Pandit shall help us chant the mantras pertaining to each of
these nine planets. This gives us a chance to pray to our strong planets
to be stronger and seek forgiveness from those planets which are weaker
so as to not be affected by them.
The Hom Havan shall continue till all the mantras have been chanted.
Post this, the family members sing aartis to please all the Gods and
Prasad is distributed amongst the people present.
Graha Shanti Puja and Havan Mantra
Apart from the Ganesh mantra and the mantras of all the nine planets,
there is a mantra that is specific to the Graha Shanti Yagya; which goes