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  • How to Have a Puja at Home. Hindus offer a puja, or worship, ceremony every day in the

  • home, typically early in the morning. There’s no set program to follow, and rites can be

  • as simple or elaborate as you’d like. You will need Home shrine with murti, or images

  • and icons of a deity or deities Small brass and/or silver pots A large metal tray Ghee,

  • or clarified butter, for lighting the lamps A standing oil lamp Small lamps with cotton

  • wicks A deep tray Incense sticks Incense burner or matchstick Scripture Sacraments and offerings

  • from your tradition A hymn, recorded or live and bells. Step 1. Avoid consuming food for

  • at least an hour before the puja. Step 2. Prepare items for the puja, which can vary

  • depending on the deities worshipped and individual choice. These can include sacred water or

  • milk; uncooked rice mixed with turmeric; fresh stem-less blooms or loose flower petals; and

  • sacraments of one’s tradition such as red powder, sandalwood paste, or holy ash. Step

  • 3. Place the items you are using in the small bronze or silver pots, and then place the

  • pots on the large metal tray. Step 4. Bathe and put on clean clothes before entering the

  • shrine to maintain the space’s sanctity. During their menstrual cycles, women customarily

  • don’t partake in a puja. Step 5. Enter the shrine with your family. The holiest time

  • for puja is considered to be just before sunrise. Step 6. Use ghee to light the standing and

  • smaller lamps. The standing one usually stays on all day. Step 7. Light incense with a burner

  • or matchstick. Step 8. Express your devotion to the murti of your selected deity or deities.

  • The images allow direct communication between participants and the deities. Hindus do not

  • worship the murti themselves; they worship God, who is present in the images. Step 9.

  • Place the murti in a deep tray and bathe them with sacred water or milk. Sacred water and

  • milk can be found in stores specializing in Hindu worship items. Step 10. Remove the tray

  • used to catch the sacred water or milk. Step 11. Dry the murti and dress them in colorful

  • clothing. Step 12. Recite prayers and passages from scriptures such as the Vedas. Step 13.

  • If you are using them, smear powder, paste, or ash on the murti. The puja leader can also

  • smear these on devoteesforeheads as blessings. Step 14. Make other offerings, such as rice,

  • fruit, or flowers. Distribute food and flowers to devotees. Step 15. Play a song for the

  • deities. This could be a popular recording of a hymn, known as bhajan, or a family member

  • can sing. It all depends on the type of puja. Step 16. End the puja with aarti. Wave the

  • lamps or a tray of lamps in front of the murti in a circular, clockwise motion to represent

  • the cyclical nature of creation. Aarti is often accompanied by the ringing of bells.

  • Did you know During a “car puja,” new wheels are blessed.

How to Have a Puja at Home. Hindus offer a puja, or worship, ceremony every day in the


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如何在家中舉行法會 (How to Have a Puja at Home)

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