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  Puja | What is puja?
Puja is the act of showing reverence to a god, a spirit, or another aspect of the divine through invocations, prayers, songs, and rituals.
An essential part of puja for the Hindu devotee is making a spiritual connection with the divine.
During puja an image or other symbol of the god serves as a means of gaining access to the divine.
www.asia.si.edu /education/pujaonline/puja/background.html   (0 words)

  
  What is Puja?
Puja is believed to be derived from the Dravidian (see Dasas) word 'pu-chey', (flower action) or worship with the offering of flowers.
The term puja is now used to include all forms of ceremonial worship, ranging from the simple daily offerings of flowers, fruit, leaves, rice, sweetmeats and water to the deities in homes or temples, to the sacrifices of goats and chickens in temples dedicated to Kali, Durga and other female deities.
Puja originated as a substitute to homa and other Vedic sacrifices which could not be performed by women and Shudras and which required animal sacrifices.
sanskritdocuments.org /mirrors/puja/how_why/what_is_puja.htm   (539 words)

  
 Puja, Hindu Puja, Home Puja, Temple Puja, Hindu Worship, Puja Temples, Puja  Home, Puja Hinduism
Puja is a means of honoring the gods or goddesses, whose presence in the home is believed to protect the family and to engender good fortune.
Wherever puja is performed it includes three important components: the seeing of the deity; puja, or worship, which includes offering flowers, fruits, and foods; and retrieving the blessed food and consuming it.
Worshipers may also arrange for a puja to be done by a priest to mark a special event such as a birth or death or to ask for a particular favor.
www.lotussculpture.com /my_articles_puja.htm   (1595 words)

  
 Puja Ritual
Puja ritual or worship of idols or images of God has become in recent times a great and potent tenet of faith and belief in out Hindu Religion or Sanatana Dharma.
Puja is not only performed in temples but also in most of our homes.
At the end of the puja we break the shell by chanting the three vyahrities first and OM last.
members.tripod.com /satsangh/glossary/puja_ritual.htm   (735 words)

  
 Puja Ceremony
In the midst of the Puja, one of the Sherpas prepares the flag pole to be raised upon the chorten.
During the Puja, the flag pole is raised upon the chorten and prayer flags strung across the camp.
During the Puja, the climbers and Sherpas alike place their ice axes, crampons, and other items against the chorten to be blessed during the ceremony.
www.2goglobal.com /2GoChronicals/2%20Go%20Photos/Asia/Nepal/puja_ceremony.htm   (356 words)

  
 indiayogi.com - Puja Services
The costs of the Pujas are calculated taking into account many factors like the duration, the materials and the amount of it used for the Puja, as well as the fees for the priest or priests where appropriate.
Pujas are normally done within 20 days of your booking, unless there are no auspicious days available, in which case the first available day is utilized.
In case you are unsure as to the best Puja suitable for your purposes, please contact us giving details of your situation and we will recommend the best Puja for you after consulting with our expert priests and advisors.
www.indiayogi.com /consultation/puja   (460 words)

  
 Symbolism in Hinduism, significance of puja
According to this interpretation "puja" is essentially a kind of Hindu worship in which both parayanam and japam are practiced by the devotees.
According to this interpretation, puja means that form of worship through which we give birth to or awaken the indwelling spirit in us.
In Hinduism, thus puja is essentially a religious ritual, or a form of communion with the Divine.
www.hinduwebsite.com /puja.asp   (1030 words)

  
 Symbolism of puja in Hinduism
The way a puja is conducted in Hindu households is akin to the way a guest is invited into the house and treated with utmost respect.
So according to this interpretation "puja" is essentially a kind of worship in which both parayanam and japam are practised by the devotees.
During the puja ceremony life breath is installed in the deity and He is brought to life or into His dynamic aspect.
www.hinduwebsite.com /symbolisminpuja.asp   (956 words)

  
 -- Beliefnet.com
A car puja is a Hindu ceremony blessing an automobile to keep it from bad influences and to bless it in God's name.
Puja details may vary from pujari (Hindu priest) to pujari, but the 15-minute ceremony performed for my car was fairly typical.
Jennifer (Jayanthi) Polan is grateful to Pujariji (the conductor of the puja) for his patience and kindness in explaining the meaning of the ritual's steps.
www.beliefnet.com /story/119/story_11957_1.html   (814 words)

  
 Puja
Puja (alternative transliteration pooja, Sanskrit: reverence or worship, loosely) is a religious ritual that Hindus perform for a variety of occasions.
Puja should only be done after a shower or bath and it is recomended that it is done before breakfast to ensure sattvic qualities and full concentration dhyan.
Puja is performed on a variety of occasions aside of the daily ritual.
www.onlinedarshan.com /puja/intro.htm   (196 words)

  
 Car Puja
A car puja is a Hindu ceremony blessing a car so as to keep it from bad influnences and to bless it in God's name.
Puja details may vary from pujari (Hindu priest) to pujari.
In these pujas, usually the person who the puja is being done for doesn't know what is going on next, unless that person has studied it before hand.
members.tripod.com /~jap5/newcar/carpuja.html   (1299 words)

  
 Durga Puja - Durga Puja 2007,Goddess Durga,Durga Pooja Festival,India
Durga Puja - Durga Puja 2007,Goddess Durga,Durga Pooja Festival,India
Durga Puja is celebrated with joy all over India, especially West Bengal in worship of Goddess Durga.
Singing, dancing, sweets and gaiety are an integral part of the Durga Pooja Festival.
www.durga-puja.org   (73 words)

  
 HinduLinks Universe: Worship/Puja   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hindu Universe : Puja - Puja is the act of showing reverence to a god or to aspects of the divine through invocations, prayers, songs, and rituals.
Puja - Expressions of Hindu Devotion - Hindu worship known as puja is the act of showing reverence to a god or to aspects of the divine.
Puja Guide for Educators - Puja is the act of showing reverence to a god or to aspects of the divine through invocations, prayers, songs, and rituals.
hindulinks.org /Worship/Puja   (547 words)

  
 Amrita Puja
Puja is ritualistic worship of the Divine performed to keep us in harmony with cosmic forces, thereby removing and overcoming the sorrows of life and bringing spiritual upliftment.
An analysis of the vedic birth chart is not necessary to have a puja performed, or to receive the benefit of any puja.
Planetary pujas are commonly requested based on an analysis of one's birth chart.
www.amritapuja.org /what_is_puja.htm   (513 words)

  
 puja   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Puja is believed to be derived from the Dravidian word 'pu-chey', (flower action) or worship with the offering of flowers.
Puja about his journey and whether he faced any problem coming to the place of puja.
Due to Dravidian, Buddhist and Jain influences which preached non-violence, the killing or sacrifice of animals was discontinued and with the development of iconography, idol worship and puja took the place of sacrifice.
www.indiangyan.com /india_culture/customs/puja.htm   (535 words)

  
 Flickr: puja
Puja is a true inspiration, I have learned so much from her and continue to do so.
Aside from being a ridiculously skilled and intuitive photographer, Puja is also a wonderful person.
Puja shares her knowledge graciously and generously, never asking for anything in return.
www.flickr.com /people/puja   (0 words)

  
 Bengali festival : Durga : Durgapuja : Durga Puja of Bengal
Bengali festival : Durga : Durgapuja : Durga Puja of Bengal
Durga Puja is the most important festival of Bengalis.
Features on the traditional household Durga Puja of Calcutta, a tour to the oldest Durga Puja.......
www.bangalinet.com /durgapuja.htm   (300 words)

  
 Puja Request - Online Hindu Puja Request, Pujas, Homas, Homam, Yagya & Ritual
Puja is the act of showing reverence to a god or another aspect of the divine through invocations, prayers and rituals.
There are several pujas which people can do for specific events, such as the starting of a business, or the beginning of a journey.
The benefit of this type of puja is to remove obstacles.
www.astroshastra.com /services/pujarequest   (334 words)

  
 Different type of pujas @ Amritapuri.org
Amma, after personally hearing the sorrows of more than a million people, and studying the periods of their lives, once more confirmed the ancient wisdom of our seers that the most critical periods of life occur during the times when Saturn, Mars and Rahu are creating unfavourable influences.
The merits derived from the pujas depend to a great extent on the purity and spiritual vibrations of the place where the puja is performed, the selflessness of the person who performs the puja on our behalf and our personal involvement, devotion and faith.
There is hardly any other temple in India where one can partake in puja under the guidance of the priest, irrespective of his religion and gender, without any previous knowledge of ritualistic worship.
www.amritapuri.org /cultural/puja/whatis.php   (669 words)

  
 The Hindu Universe :: Puja and Samskars
Puja is the act of showing reverence to a god or to aspects of the divine through invocations, prayers, songs, and rituals.
If you have limited time, and would like to do a Puja everyday, here is a two minute Puja that you can perform everyday.
It is a Hindu tradition to end the puja with aarati, or a prayer song.
www.hindunet.org /pujassamskars   (262 words)

  
 Mha Puja - A Unique Newah Tradition
The elaborateness with which Mha puja is performed exemplifies the Newa tradition of well organized and devoted rituals on a grand scale.
Mha puja is conducted mostly in the evening or the afternoon to make sure that Mha puja of Aagandya (the family Goddess) and Mha puja of Goddess Taleju Bhabani at the three palaces in Khwapa (Bhaktapur), Yen (Kathmandu) and Yala (Lalitpur) have been completed by the high Newar priests.
Mha puja is unique amongst the various Newah traditions in that it is the only occasion when a person worships himself or herself.
www.jwajalapa.com /articles/mhapuja.php   (1973 words)

  
 Pujas and Homas @ Amritapuri.org
As exercises keep our bodies healthy and free from disease, as yoga keeps the flow of our vital energy in good condition, puja is a ritual performed to keep us in harmony with the cosmic forces, thereby removing and overcoming the sorrows of life and bringing spiritual advancement.
The Sani Puja, Rahu Puja and Mangal Puja are mass pujas done only at the Brahmasthanam temples in the various ashram branches.
Pujas at Amritapuri are done in the old temple (or "Kalari") beside the darshan hall.
www.amritapuri.org /cultural/puja/puja.php   (327 words)

  
 Visakha Puja
Today, Visakha Puja, is an extremely important day in the Buddhist tradition, for it was on this day that the Buddha was born, and 35 years later awoke to the unexcelled right self-awakening, and another 45 years later passed away into total nibbana.
On Visakha Puja — which is the anniversary of the day on which our father, the Buddha, passed away — we show our mourning too, but we do it in a different way.
The verse from the Mangala Sutta that I quoted at the beginning of the talk, Puja ca pujaniyanam etammangalamuttamam, means "Homage to those deserving homage: This is the highest blessing." There are two kinds of homage, as we've already mentioned: material homage and homage through the practice.
www.accesstoinsight.org /lib/thai/lee/visakha.html   (3483 words)

  
 Calcuttaweb - Durga Puja
Since the period of this worship was different from the conventional festival time of spring or basant, this puja is also known as akal-bodhan or worship (bodhan) in an unconventional time (a-kaal).
The oldest Puja in Calcutta, as some believes, was used to be the family Puja of Sabarna Chaudhury of Barisha which dates back to 1610.
The first publicly organized puja happened in Guptipara of Hoogli district when twelve men were stopped from taking part in a household puja.
www.calcuttaweb.com /puja/index.shtml   (1235 words)

  
 Durga Puja Festival,Durgapuja Festival,Durg Pooja Festivals in India,Durga Puja History,Durga Pooja Celebrations
Durga Puja is celebrated with customary pomp and fanfare twice a year – once in the month of March or April (basant) and again in the month of September or October (ashwin), during the moonlit fortnight.
Durga Puja is celebrated on a mass scale with puja pandals (marquees) dotting nearly every nook and corner of West Bengal.
This part of the puja is known as pranpratishtha (breathing life into the idol).
www.indiasite.com /festivals/durgapuja.html   (1515 words)

  
 Puja Summary
Puja may also refer to certain ceremonies performed by Buddhists on holy days.
Pj (alternative transliteration pooja, Sanskrit: reverence or worship) is a religious ritual that Hindus perform on a variety of occasions to p...
Get the complete Puja Summary Pack, which includes everything on this page.
www.bookrags.com /Puja   (113 words)

  
 Durga Puja History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This is the puja that has come down through the ages and is referred to as Akal Bodhan.
In this puja Durga is accompanied not by her children but by her two companions Jaya and Bijoya.
Although a Barawari puja was held for the first time 120 years ago, this was not a Durga puja, but Jagaddhatri Puja.
www.anandautsav.com /history.htm   (1111 words)

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