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How To Conduct Puja


Sri Ramachandra



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



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



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


Altar Setup

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


Prayers to Mahaganapati, Guru and Godhead

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



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



The important Prayer required before starting Puja.



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



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



We conclude the puja ceremony by chanting the following shlokas.


List Of Materials 

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


Puja Booklets in the Series

Some important books regarding puja described here.


Talks and published papers by the author

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


The Author

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



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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