The purpose of the Chandi Homam is to remove any obstacles or blocks in growth – both internally and externally – for a person or a group of people.
Visualize the goddess Durga riding on a tiger and you sitting in her lap. As she moves forward, she is removing all obstacles in the path without you even realizing it. You are her child in a state of bliss bestowed by her proximity and ever-present smile.
Homam or fire sacrifice is an auspicious way of accessing the divinity within us and manifesting it externally. Fire, unlike earth (solid) and water (liquid), is the first element that is able to make an upward transition, defying as it were, gravity (representing our limitations and attachments). It is this elevating property of the fire – a manifestation of grace and compassion of the goddess - that allows the divine purpose of our lives to find expression and be manifest here and now.