Karuka Homam has two other names, DurvaHomam and BalarishtaHomam. It is performed by parents of children born with certain health issues. The name DurvaHomam is due to the fact that Dhurva, a form of grass which is considered the favorite offering to Lord Ganapathi is used as the main offering in this homam.
Lord Ganapathy is invoked while performing Karuka Homam. As mentioned, Dhurva, the holy grass is offered to the fire each time after chanting the appropriate mantra. The performing family will then seek the blessings of Lord Ganapathy for the health of the child.
By participating in the Karuka Homam, you can experience divine blessings to overcome new Born Health challenges and Obstacles due to Negative Energy.