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How To Conduct Puja To Ganapati





Hindu Books > Worship > Puja To Mahaaganapati

Foreword

The scriptures tell us that in this modern age, the easiest path to the Godhead is through Bhakti Yoga, the Yoga of devotion.

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Preface

Worshipping ought to be a personal experience. At the philosophical level, the object of worship is worship itself.

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Preparation

First and foremost begin with cleansing, i.e. clean the area where the altar is to be set up.

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Altar Set Up

The Altar which we need to perform the Puja described here.

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Prayers to Mahaganapati, Guru And Godhead

Before starting the puja proper, it is essential to contemplate Mahaaganapati to assure ourselves.

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Shuddhi (Cleaning)

In order to assure ourselves that any and all evil tendencies are removed from the worship room.

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Prayer

The important Prayer required before starting Puja.

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Upachaaraas

Now we are ready to invoke Ganapati and offer Upachaaraas (reception with reverence).

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Pradakshina

Now stand up and do a pradakshina (circumambulation) three times turning to your right.

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Conclusion

We conclude the puja ceremony by chanting the following shlokas.

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List Of Materials Needed

The Material which we should have before conducting Puja are listed here.

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Other Puja Booklets In The Series

Some important books regarding puja described here.

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Talks And Published Papers By The Author

Some of the important talks and published papers by the author.

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The Author - Dr. Srinivasan

Dr. Srinivasan was born in the village of Amruthur, Kunigal Taluk in the Karnataka State.

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Acknowledgement

I want to thank my wife Kamla, my brother Chi. A. V. Narasimhan and my daughter Sandhya for patiently reviewing the drafts and making valuable suggestions and comments.

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Published on: 2003-03-08 (15936 reads)

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