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POOJA BELLS

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Pooja Bells or Ghante as it is  referred is an important part of any ritual in pooja. Almost any pooja starts with the  ringing of bells. It is  believed that Gods reside in these  bells making it very  essential to ring them in  all poojas and  also in temples.   Importance of Ghante   An auspicious sound producing instrument used in temples and during poojas  conducted at home. The sound of the  bells are said to energize the  Chakras in our bodies. Negative energies are expelled and one  tends to focus on the  The brass and bronze  bells are also...

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ARATHI AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE

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  Arathi  is  usually done at the  end  of a  puja, signifying worship and submission of self to the divine. It is  performed in  a clockwise  direction around the  deity, representing God as the  centre of Life. Devotees express their  gratitude towards God while  performing the  Arathi, which is   also considered to signify the ‘Pancha Bhutas’.     Courtesy: Adobe  stock     How is  Arathi performed   The Arathi is performed lighting a  wick or burning camphor. The cotton wick or cotton bathi is made from pure cotton The wick or bathi is normally kept in a  metal plate,...

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HALDI KUMKUM

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HALDI KUMKUM   Haldi(Arshina) and Kumkum  are the two auspicious items used in our daily pujas, festivals and  weddings. They are a  part and parcel of most of the  rituals conducted during   worship . The combination of Haldi Kumkum  denotes  prosperity.They are symbols of feminity and  devotion.   Significance of Haldi Kumkum Haldi or Turmeric is considered a natural antiseptic which removes negative  Kumkum is normally made from Haldi by mixing it with slaked lime to give  a  red colour and this  colour is  supposed to remove evil effects Both Haldi Kumkum have positive energies in them  which make them...

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World of Beautiful Puja Items Under One Roof-Pooja Prapancha

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             Our culture encompasses many religious  activities and Puja is one of them. Puja is  essentially worshipping deities to seek their  divine  blessings,performing certain rituals with the  necessary puja items. Puja  rituals  are conducted on a daily basis, during Festivals, Weddings, Gruhapravesh,Namakaran  and in Homa specific to certain situations.             There are innumerable puja items ranging from the  regular  puja  stuff like Haldikumkum,Agarbathi to Brass and Copper vessels like Diyas,Plates,Stands,Cups to Puja Idols, to Puja wear like Dhotis, to Puja Books  and  CDs. Festival related puja items  are specific and  so are Wedding related items. Don’t you think it would...

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