Sahasra Chandra Darshana Shanthi
Sahasra Chandra Darshana Shati is being performed at the age of Eight One years and One Month (81 yrs. 1 month), because, at this age the person will complete the darshana of Sahasra Chandra’s at the time of Uttarayana Punyakal. The days viewing to the Thousand full moon days even inclusive of adikamasas (as per Hindu Calender). This will alao avoids the gandantaras(bad movements in his/her life), and prompts wellbeing with good life span.
In this Shanthi, Kushmanda Homa, Ganapathi Homa, Punyaha, Naandhi, Ankuraarpana(Kauthuka Bandhanam) and poojas and homas for pradhana devathas such as Vishnu, Brahma, Mruthyujaya, Ashta Dikpalak and Navagraha. The person conducting this pooja will wear new clothes and perform prayers to Surya Bhagwan(The Sun). After this the priests bless the couples by chanting vedas like Aayusha Suktha, Shree Suktha, Maha Shanthi and other hymns. The couples should offer Dashadhanam to the priest who is conducting this pooja.
Dashadhanam Consists of:
1) Black Til (Sesame Seeds)/gingelly oil
3) Bhoo Dhanam (Land)
4) Go Dhanam (Cow)
5) Hiranya (Gold)
6) Rajata (Silver)
7) Guda (Jaggery)
8) Vastra (Clothes)
10) Black Rug (Blanket) / White Pumpkin