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. Most often that contact
is facilitated through an object: an element of nature, a sculpture,
a vessel, a painting, or a print.
Puja means worship,devotion and
reverence. Puja is believed to be derived from the word 'pu-chey',or
worship. The term puja is now used to include all forms of 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 in temples dedicated to Kali, Durga and other
There are three kinds of pujas:
"Dhirdha", "Madhya" & "Laghu".
Puja ritual of idols of God has become in recent times a great
of faith and belief in Hindu Religion. Puja is not only performed
in temples but also in most of our homes. we worship God in our
meetings before we start our days' programme of Jagran/Bhajan/Kirtans/
Ramayana and /or study of scriptures. The object of the puja ritual
is to create and setup thoughts of spiritual forces in and around
us. This is best achieved by chanting of some Mantra ,Bhajan or
Chalisas, The benefit of puja is to remove obstacles. The pujas
are performed on behalf of those who request them by us. Some
of the benefits for doing specific pujas include: Obtaining happiness
and peace by getting rid of malefic forces. Removing troubles
that prevent us from starting on a spiritual path or business
Gaining material spiritual, prosperity and abundance. Creating
positive vibrations in the house, when starting new ventures such
as a new job,business. Removing obstacles if suffering from losses,
when starting a new business or investments. Improving the general
health of body and mind, for a speedy recovery from illness. Increasing
leadership skills. We can enhance the benefit of the Puja by doing
spiritual practices. Some of the commonly observed practices include
Meditation, Mantra Japa , Silence, Prayer, Fasting or Repeating
God's name, charity. These vows can be done for one day or as
long as you wish. The result of these actions is to enable us
to imbibe more deeply the spiritual energy invoked by the Puja
and to help purify us
to the powerfull Shiva Manas Puga
What is Aarti
Traditionally the ‘Aarti’ is performed during the
morning and evening in a Hindu household.
The Aarti consists of a small flame which burns on a wick, placed
on a plate, which is rotated round the Deity.
The Ritual of the Aarti makes the light of the flame dispel darkness,
the incense that is burnt gives out fragrance, a bell is rung,
hands are clapped while one sings the Aarti.
The ‘Aarti’ reminds us of the greatness of the Lord,
because the flame that we rotate is symbolic of the Cosmos (Sun,
Moon, Stars) revolving around the Almighty paying obeisance to
OM JAI JAGDISH HARE
Om Jaya Jagadeesha harey Swaami Jaya Jagadeesha harey
Bhakta janon key sankata, daas jano key sankata,
Kshana mein door Karey - Om Jaya Jagadeesha harey ..
Salutation to Thee, O Lord of the universe,
Thou, who, in an instant, removest the sorrows and problems, of
those who love Thee!
Salutations unto Thee!
Jo Dhyaavey Phala Paavey Dukha Vinasey Mana kaa
Sukha Sampati Ghara Aavey, Kashta Mitey Tana kaa –
Om Jaya Jagadeesha harey…
Thou rewardest Thy devotees, who singest Thy praise, by removing
their mental afflictions.
Joy, prosperity and health enter the homes of those who pray to
Maat Pitaa Tum Merey Sharana Gahoon kiski
Tum Bin Aur na Doojaa Aash karoon Jiski - Om Jaya…
Thou art my Mother and Father, whose refuge I seek,
There is no one else beside Thee, who I could really count on!