This homam is done to worship
the god of life (Ayur Devatha ). By doing this homam, one gets long life
blessings from Ayur Devatha.
If a child is constantly ill,
this homam could be performed on a monthly basis till the child attains good
health. But in general practice, this is performed once a year on the day of the
star in which the child is born. It is started on the day the child completes
one year of age. In case one is unable to perform it on this day, it should be
done on the consecutive month. It may be done even on a monthly basis.
By doing this homam, one gets
long life blessings from Ayur Devatha. Ones a year this homa is recommended for
healthy living and long life. If you are suffering from any ailment for long ,
then also Ayusha Homa is recommended.
You will need to perform this
homam on the Star (Nakshaktra) birth date of the child. It is very important
that you do it on the first birth day. Optionally, you can perform it on the
other birthdays too.