Puja is a worship ritual that is performed every day, at every house hold. Puja is also held in the temples of different deities around the world. Performing the puja is like showing the love and devotion to the God or Gods whom one follows. It is also a way to seek the blessings of the God for peace and prosperity. Ding puja is very important and while performing the rituals certain necessary offering things for Puja are required.
Significance and importance of puja
Hindus have found their Gods in different deities. The different deities represent different energies which are believed to protect its follower from problems and bless their lives.
In their daily lives men are supposed to perform puja, which will provide them with positive energy and willpower. These positive energy and willpower will result in achieving prosperity in all walks of life.
Self-offering for Puja
So it is necessary for all to devote at least some time for everyday puja. Each day early at the morning one should prepare for worshiping his/her particular deity by offering lights and prasad to the deity. The prasad should be made as ‘nivedan’ and along with lighting the incense and campohor or diya the gayatri mantra should be chanted. It is also good if the devotee can pray to Lord Ganesha who is considered to be the Lord of wealth and well-being.
Offering things for Puja
The things which are included in the Puja thali are also offered to God. Those offering things for puja thali include
- Panchagavya or 5items made of cow’s milk
- Betel leaves and betel nuts
- Haldi or turmeric
- Unbroken rice
- Hand spun garland
- Clothes offered to the deity
- Vermillion or sindur
- Diyas, kapur, incense etc