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How To Conduct Puja
Mahaganapati

Krishna

Sri Ramachandra

shiva

Soorya

 
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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 Guru

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

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

Picture of Shiva, Table, bench or box, Two stainless steel or silver vessels,

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Other Books in the series

Soorya, Shiva, Sriramachandra, Srikrishna, Mahaaganapati, Mahaalakshmi 

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Talks & Publications

*Hindus and Holidays                             

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About the Author

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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