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How To Conduct Puja To Lord Shiva





Hindu Books > Worship > How To Conduct Puja To Lord Shiva

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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Introduction

Shiva is one of the Hindu trinity that comprises the creator Brahma, the protector Mahaavishnu, and the godhead Shiva whose primary.

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Preparation

First and foremost begin with cleansing, i.e. clean the area where the altar is to be set up. This should face the eastern direction if possible

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Altar Set Up

The Altar which we need to set during the puja to God Shiva deals at here.

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Prayers To Ganapati

Before starting the puja proper, it is essential to contemplate Mahaganapati to assure ourselves that no obstacles interfere with a smooth.

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Shuddhi (Cleaning)

In order to assure ourselves that any and all evil tendencies are removed from the worship room, we start with a prayer to Shiva.

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Prayer

Naagendra haaraaya thriloochanaaya bhasmaangadhaaraaya maheshwaraaya

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Upachaaraas

Now we are ready to invoke Shiva and offer Upachaaraas (reception with reverence). With folded hands,

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Pradakshina

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

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Conclusion

Now the Puja can be completed with an aarati. Om jayajagadeeshahare is recommended. If ashtoththara is to be ....

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List Of Materials Needed

The Material which we should have before conducting Puja are listed here. Picture of Shiva, Table, bench or box, Two stainless steel or silver vessels....

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Other Puja Booklets In The Series

Soorya, Shiva, Sriramachandra, Srikrishna, Mahaaganapati, Mahaalakshmi ....

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Talks And Published Papers By The Author

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

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The Author - Dr. Srinivasan

Dr. Srinivasan was born in the village of Amruthur, Kunigal Taluk in the Karnataka State. He functions as a Hindu Priest.

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Acknowledgement

I want to thank my wife Kamla, and my brother Chi. A. V. Narasimhan of Bangalore..

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Published on: 2003-03-08 (19383 reads)

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