This is called the – King of Yagyas – and is meant for avoiding untimely death and increase longevity. This homam is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The yagya is performed to get victory over – MRTITYU – which means death. The focal point of worship during this Yagya is Lord Shiva. This yagya is a life saving yagya and it generates the divine positive shield around the person for whose welfare this yagya is organised and that spectrum of positive energies and vibrations couteract all the negative and evil forces and save the person from misfortunes.
We bow our head in devotion to the almighty Lord Shiva who is the destroyer of all evils. He is the one whom we offer our prayers, to avoid ultimate death. Lord Shiva appears in a meditating but ever-happy posture. He has knotted hair which holds the flowing Ganges River and a falcate moon, a serpent coiled around his neck, a trishul in his one hand and ashes all over his body. Shiva is the only godhead who is forever in deep meditation, totally absorbed in contemplation in His abode, Kailaasa mountain in the great Himalaya.
The Lords characteristic represents his victory over the evil activity, and calmness of human nature. He is known as the "giver" god. His vehicle is a bull (symbol of happiness and strength) named Nandi. Lord Shiva is the one who helps us to overcome the difficult phases of life.