In Hinduism, Hayagriva is also considered an Avatar of Vishnu. He is worshipped as the God of knowledge and wisdom, with a human body and a horse's head, brilliant white in color, with white garments and seated on a white lotus. Symbolically, the story represents the triumph of pure knowledge, guided by the hand of God, over the demonic forces of passion and darkness. Hayagriva is a very important deity in the Vaishnava tradition. His blessings are sought when beginning study of both sacred and secular subjects. Special worship is conducted on the day of the full moon in August (Sravana-Paurnami) (his avatara-dina) and on Mahanavami, the ninth day of the Navaratri festival. The Hayagreeva Homam is performed by the chanting of the mantras contained in the Hayagreeva Suktam and with the repitition of the moola mantra of Lord Hayagreeva. The benefits of performing this homam are - improvement in memory, concentration, success in knowledge ventures, studies, education and careers related to education, removal of ignorance, tamas, laziness, inertia. This homam is particularly recommended for students, teachers, researchers and spiritual seekers who wish to gain the grace of Lord Hayagreeva. The prasadam box sent to you will contain homa sesham (raksha), kumkumam, sacred thread (raksha), photo of the deity and kalkandu sugar prasadam.