[an error occurred while processing this directive]
HinduNet
  
Forums Chat Annouce Calender DigiCards Recommend Remote Invites
[an error occurred while processing this directive]


Major Sections
How To Conduct Puja
Mahaganapati

Krishna

Sri Ramachandra

shiva

Soorya

 
[an error occurred while processing this directive]

RAMACHANDRA

Preface

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

                          [More]

Introduction

Sriramachandra is one of the most beloved Hindu Gods and is the hero of our great epic, the Ramayana.

                           [More]

Preparation

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

                          [More]

Altar Set - Up

A small bench or a wooden table or a cardboard box covering an area no larger than 36" x 24" and about a 15" to 24" tall is adequate.

                           [More]

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

[More]

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

                           [More]

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

                          [More]

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

                           [More]

Conclusion
Now the Puja can be completed with an aarati. Om jayajagadeeshahare is recommended.

                           [More]

List Of Materials Needed
Picture of Ramparivar and/or statues Table, bench or box Two stainless steel or silver vessels Uddharana or metal spoon

                           [More]

Puja Booklets In The Series
Makarasankraanti (Soorya) Shiva Sriramachandra

                           [More]

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

                           [More]

Acknowledgement
I have benefited greatly by reading the many books written on the great epic, the Ramayana by many well-known writers.

                           [More]

Back ] How To Conduct Puja ] Next ]

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
HinduNet Signature Merchandise

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
More Information about HinduNet Inc.
Privacy Statement
The Hindu Universe is a HinduNet Inc., website.
Copyrighted 1994-2003, HinduNet Inc.