Poojas to the deities is an act of showing reverence to them. The word pooja is derived from two Sanskrit words which mean ‘to purify the mind and acquire good qualities while absolving bad qualities or karma’. Performed by our qualified group of Vedic specialists, the poojas are solemnized by using the right offerings and chants to please the presiding deity. The rituals are more beneficial if correct timings are followed.
Poojas are an ancient form of pleasing Gods, stemming from the "Vedic Science". A Pooja can help you get well, rebind relationships, find a soul mate, beget children and it may even remove bad karma or negative aspects in a horoscope or with Vastu...
An essential part of the Pooja is the spiritual connection the devotee crafts with the divine. Most often that contact is made possible through an external object: a facet of nature, a figurine, a vessel, a painting of God and so on.
The Almighty is then invited to the vortex by chanting mantras. There are a lot of standard procedures in a Pooja and they are designed to invoke the devotional aspect of the devotee - of worship and devoutness. It is essential that one spotlessly cleans all the Pooja items: the lamps, the idol, the fruits offered as Prasad, and make the necessary arrangements.
Below mentioned are the extra steps which might/ might not be performed in a Pooja. One must also note that the steps in a Pooja can vary depending upon the purpose or the deity invoked.
At the start of the Pooja, the performer as well as the other people who are participating in the Pooja, pray for the cleansing of their heart and soul and seek divine blessings of their ancestors and other divine beings.
Once the chief deity of the Pooja has been invoked, a few drops of water are poured in front of the idol. This is equal to washing the feet of the Almighty. Prayers are offered from the bottom of the heart in order to appease him and attain his blessings!
In the Hindu scriptures, the elephant headed God, Ganesha is always worshipped in the beginning of any ritual, and for his blessings to ensure that the whole procedure would move smoothly unhindered by any external obstacles at any stage. Lord Ganesha is invoked into a conical figure made by mixing turmeric powder and water. Turmeric is considered very propitious and auspicious; and is therefore used to represent Lord Ganesha. Thereafter, a method of worship involving sixteen steps is performed to please Lord Ganesha. This is called "Shodashopachara" Pooja. All these steps are symbolical representations of the various forms of expressing reverence like offering the deity a golden throne to be seated, washing his feet, washing his hands, offering him water to drink, ceremonial bathing with sacred waters, offering new clothes, anointing him with sandal paste and other perfumes, adorning of jewels, worshipping with flowers, offering of fragrant incense, lighting the lamp, offering food, fruits and sweet drinks, chanting his praises, offering Aarthi and finally prostrating to him and seeking his blessings.
Prayer to be chanted while praying to Lord Ganesha:
"Suklam Baradharam Vishnum Sashivarnam Chaturbhujam Prasanna vadanam Dhyayet Sarva Vighnoposhantaye"
Hydration ritual literally means bathing God's idol. In addition to water, milk, rose water, sandalwood paste, tender coconut, a mixture of fruits etc are also used to bathe the Holy and Heavenly being.
A decorative and beautiful piece of silk clothing is offered to the idol. Later, flowers and jewels are also used to dress the deity. Devotees sometimes offer this piece of clothing requesting God for their prayers to come true.
A devotee will make offerings like fruits, flowers, coconut, beetle leaves etc. The devotee will then receive the food offerings back in the form of Prasad or blessings from the Deity. Various types of flowers are used to offer Archana to the God. The sacred priest chants suitable mantras while simultaneously performing the Archana. Also various names of the Almighty are called upon to strengthen the prayers of the devotees.
Incense sticks are offered after Archana to the chief deity. It is said that even Lord Shiva loves the aroma of incense stick. An incense stick is alighted because it is said that the celestial beings love the fragrance of incense sticks. It is a way of appeasing your favorite God.
The Dhoopam is followed by offering of Deepam (a ghee or oil lamp).
Offering food to the God is considered most auspicious. The food is prepared with great devotion and care to offer to the chief deity of the Pooja. Cooked foods like Sweet Pongal (an Indian delicacy), dry fruits etc are offered to the God in a pious manner.
The aarthi is the part of a Pooja where in a camphor is lit and waved to the idol of the deity to the accompaniment of the brass bell. After it is waved in the direction of the idols, all the members of the family take turns to almost touch the flame with deep reverence.
The Sankalpa is the most important part in a Pooja. The entire ritual is carried along with the strong will and wish of the participants. Each Pooja is performed for a definite purpose; and it is this purpose that the performer and participants clearly hold within their minds as they take Sankalpa.
It is at this time that the participants of the sacred Pooja get to pray for their wishes like "God, grant me with power, knowledge and riches", "Let the Almighty bless me with a good married life and a well matching spouse", and so on...
Offering prayers to the God, prostrating at his feet and circumambulating the sanctum are an Indian customary. It is said that God answers the prayers of those, who involve themselves so traditionally in performing rites and rituals to the Almighty.
Garbarakshambigai Amman is the Goddess who can bless eligible couples with the gift of progeny. The word ‘Garba’ means pregnancy, ‘Raksha’ is protection, and ‘Amman’ is Goddess. Garbarakshambigai, as her name suggests, is the guardian angel of expectant mothers. She is a supreme, divine, feminine power in a highly compassionate form, and is regarded as an aspect of Goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva.
Ashtalakshmi refers to the 8 divine forms of the Lakshmi, the supreme Goddess of wealth, fertility and fortune. Lakshmi is the divine consort of the supreme God of protection, Vishnu and the compassionate universal mother. She remains as an embodiment of prosperity and auspiciousness, while her name Lakshmi itself is said to symbolize the understanding of the real purpose of our existence.
Vaidhyanatha Pooja - Stay Hale and Healthy
Why Vaidhyanatha Pooja
Vaidhyanatha Pooja will encircle you with positive vibrations and shield you against all health disorders. This powerful Pooja will be a remedy to all your illnesses. If health ailments are your worries, then this Pooja is the spiritual therapy to cure it!
Durga is the universal mother Goddess. She is the aggressive form of the divine Shakti and remains as a very widely worshipped divinity. The Sanskrit term ‘Durga’ means ‘the one who is incomprehensible or difficult to reach,’ and she is believed to a homogenous combine of both the gracious and terrifying aspects. Being the divine mother of all beings, she represents the infinite power of the universe and held as the symbol of the female dynamism.
Saraswati is the Goddess of learning. She is an embodiment of knowledge, intelligence, and wisdom. She is the divine consort of Brahma, the God of creation and is counted as one among the three supreme Goddesses, the other 2 being Lakshmi and Parvati. Saraswati is regarded as the Goddess for all kinds of arts and sciences.
Lord Ganesha is the chief deity of this powerful Pooja. He is considered the ‘God of Luck’ and he blesses his devotees with smooth success in all their endeavors! Shri Ganesha is remembered by all his devotees at every moment of their lives. Ganesha is the remover of all obstacles in your life. Shri Ganesha is the symbol of auspiciousness, a miraculous combination of an elephant and a human, with four hands to bless his devotees.
Muruga is a unique Godhead, who is a rare combination of exceptional courage and supreme intelligence. He is the divine son of Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvati and is also known as in many other names such as Subramanya, Karthikeya, Shanmuga, and Skanda, He remains as the core of all the divine energies and is believed to lead one towards spiritual evolution.
Shiva Lingam is a symbol of generative power. The holy union of both male (Purusha) and female (Prakriti) forms as one symbol representing the all-pervading, and formless Shiva is Shivalinga. The Shivalinga consists of three parts, which refers to the Hindu Trinity- Brahma (the Creator), Vishnu (the Preserver), and Shiva (the Destroyer). It has a circular base (Brahma), a bowl-like pedestal in the middle (Vishnu), and the topmost cylindrical pillar with a rounded head (Shiva).
Nandi or Nandi Deva is Lord Shiva's sacred bull and serves as his vehicle or mount. He is one of the main Shivas Ganas (divine attendants of the Lord) and the gatekeeper of the mountainous abode of Shiva- Kailash.
Varahi is the fast-performing Goddess, who remains the symbol of courage and victory. She is a form of Lakshmi and regarded as the divinity for material wealth, and especially gold. The kings in ancient times propitiated Varahi for enriching their kingdoms with immense wealth. She is also the Goddess of the earth plane, who can bestow all that mother earth offers. Varahi, the wild-boar faced Goddess, is said to have been created by Vishnu’s Varaha Avatar.
Shreem Brzee is the feminine sound of Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth, who can bestow financial prosperity, auspiciousness, material and spiritual abundance, and beauty. This wealth bestowing Goddess is an aspect of Lakshmi herself. Sage Vishvamitra revealed the Brzee Mantra to Dr. Pillai to help people eliminate poverty and scarcity and enjoy abundance from the Goddess. The three-hooded snake adorned by the Brzee Goddess is symbolic of her ability to clears negativity and evil money karma.
Bala is the child aspect of Lalita Tripura Sundari, the supreme mother Goddess. Hailed as the miracle Goddess, she is regarded as a nine-year-old girl. She is venerated as an embodiment of everlasting beauty, immense power, great wisdom, Siddhi powers, courage, and kindness. Bala is seen seated on a white lotus and holding a book symbolizing wisdom, a rosary denoting yogic and spiritual powers.
Vyasa Draupadi is a unique Goddess that bestows beauty and prosperity. She is especially benevolent to women and provides boons of increased status, position, self-esteem, and courage. Connecting with Goddess Vyasa Draupadi can help invoke her blessings for wealth, happiness, fun, and material comforts.
Angali is the divine Mother who can give Siddhi (supernatural) powers. She is also an aspect of the Goddess of learning Saraswati and can bestow immense scholarship on people. She is believed to bless even the supreme trinity of Gods, Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. Dr. Pillai says Goddess Angali belongs to Satya Yuga, and being associated with supreme knowledge or wisdom, Angali can perform great miracles. Invoking.
Dhanvantri is one of Vishnu's eminent avatars, and he is called the Physician of the Gods (according to the Vedas and the Puranas). He emerged during the churning of the milky ocean by the devas and the asuras, with a pot filled with immortal nectar. He is depicted with four hands, the front two holding beneficial medicinal herbs and a pot of immortal nectar and the rear two holding a discus and a conch.
Performing a pooja with faith and devotion to this powerful Goddess can confer immense blessings. As she is Ugra Devi, she can protect you from enemies, help your overcome obstacles and dispel evil spirits, negative energy, and any other form of black magic. Devotees worship her to eliminate negative character traits like anger, confusion, lethargy, and jealousy. She can help you regain lost wealth, mend relationships, and remove any ailments causing suffering.
As per traditional belief, performing Vishnu pooja with faith will bring immense all-around benefits to devotees. He is easily pleased with prayers and chanting his Mantra. Devotees can gain the blessings of Vishnu, which can help them to lead a long and happy life filled with prosperity, success, good health, peace, a reprieve from difficulties, and courage to face the challenges of life.
Agastya is a legendary Vedic Rishi (Sage) and the head of all Siddhas. Siddhas are people with mystical powers called ‘Ashtamaha Siddhi’ or eight supernatural powers, which they gained through intense meditation. Agastya is also known as one of the Seven Great Sages (Sapta Rishis) and has contributed immensely to the Vedic and Siddha literature. It is believed that these mantras were revealed to him by the Brahman (Supreme Being) for the welfare of human beings.
Lakshmi is the Goddess of wealth. She is one among the supreme Goddesses of the Hindu pantheon and the divine consort of Vishnu, the supreme God of protection. She is the universal mother and an embodiment of compassion and is believed to represent auspiciousness, fertility, and fortune.
The name Hayagriva consists of two words. ‘Haya’ meaning ‘horse’ and ‘Griva’ meaning ‘neck.’ This is the horse- necked avatar (incarnation) of Vishnu. Hayagriva is a lesser-known incarnation, but none the less, he is an important deity in the Vaishnava tradition and is worshipped as the bestower of knowledge and wisdom and the Guru of Goddess Saraswati.
Parvati is the divine Shakti, the supreme Goddess of power. She is the consort of Lord Shiva, the regenerator of the universe and its beings. She is one among the three supreme Goddesses of the Hindu pantheon and is worshipped as the universal mother. She is believed to possess many characteristics and features and is also called Urvi, the divinity of fertility, devotion, and love.
Runa Vimochana Pooja - An Effective Remedy to Wipe Out your Debts
Why Runa Vimochana Pooja
According to the ancient Siddhas, debts are of three types. They are routed to your life through money borrowed for:
Spending more than what you could afford to earn or pay
Balancing the losses through natural disasters like business losses or market recessions
Gambling, drinking or illegitimate relationships
The Satyanarayan Pooja is generally performed on the Full Moon day (Purnima) to invoke the blessings of Lord Vishnu, the preserver of the universe. It is performed to express gratitude to the Lord during times of achievements or on any other favorable occasions. Observing vrat (fasting) is considered auspicious, as it signifies dedication to the Lord.
Bhagavati Seva is an ancient and powerful ceremony honoring Goddess Rajarajeshwari, who is revered for prosperity, fertility, purity, and abundance. The special Kerala-style Pooja is performed to cleanse the aura of negativity surrounding you and correct the destabilizing influences of the planets, thereby restoring peace and harmony in your life.
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