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photoHow to Perform Pooja?

Pooja or Pujan as it is sometimes called,is the performance of Prayers in the Hindu relegion.The performance of these prayers are quite elaborate and the methodology varies according to the Gender of the diety being worshipped.

The person or persons who are listening to these prayers and participating in same,must ceremonously cleanse himself before taking part in the proceedings.Having consulted with their family priest,they must get all the necessary requirements for this event and perform the ceremony with faith and devotion.

Purification of the participant is first done by the Pandit (priest) and then the proceedings will commence.The Pandit recites the correspond ing Mantras and purifies the devotee's seat.He then purifies the Samagree or the articles of worship.He washes the hands of the devotee and places a ring made from the sacred Khush Grass on the middle finger of the right hand of the devotee.Pandit Ji then solicits the blessings of the various Devtas and performs the invocation and the Pooja now officially commences.

The Vedas,the Puranas and the Shastras (the authorative texts)recommends that worship unto the Devtas(dieties) be done primarily utilizing the technique of Shodasoopchar. Shodasoopchar is the method of worship whereby which the worshipper performs a minimum of 16 steps of worship to the devtas,accompanied by the corresponding mantras.

The following are for Purushshuktam or Devta worship.Though it exceeds 16 steps of worship,It provides the requirements for a complete pooja.

Aawahan

Inviting of the Devta

Aasanam

The offering of a seat to the Devta

Paadyam

The washing of the Devta's feet

Arghyam

Water for washing hands

Aachamaneeyam

Water for rinsing the mouth

Panchaamrita Snan

Bathing the murti with nectar comprising of dahee(curds),milk,ghee(cow's butter),honey and sugar.

Udvartan Snaan
Devi pooja only

Offering scented water or perfume

Shud Jal Snaan

Bathing the murti with purified water

Vastra

Offering of clothing

Aachamaneeyam

same as above

Yagyopaveetam

Offering of the sacred cord(Janew)

Chandan

Offering sandalpaste

Sowbhagya Sutra
Devi pooja only

Offering Mangal Sutra or jewels

Akshat

White rice coloured with Kum Kum

Mala or Pushpam

Offering of garlands of flowers or just flowers

Durva or Doob

The offering of dew grass

Sowbhagya Dravya

The offering of Kajal,Haldee,sindoor and Kum Kum.This can be offered separately or all mixed together.

Dhoop

The offering of incence

Deep Daan

The performance of Aartee or the waving of lights with a deeya(earthen lamp)or any similar instrument

Naivedyam or Madhuparkham

Offering Prasad most acceptable to that particular Devta or a composition of honey,ghee and sugar

Aaachamaneeyam

Water for rinsing the mouth

Phalam

Offering sooparie,desert

Tambool

Offering betel-leaves(paan) with other spices for cleansing and scenting of the mouth

Dakshina

Offering money

Nirajanam

Offering a light

Pushpanjali

Offering flowers