Worship or Puja is a loving entertainment of God, even as we entertain our relatives and friends whom we adore. While worshipping, it’s important to follow the right process. In this blog, we will understand how to worship God correctly in temples or at home.
How to Worship God at Temple?
Avahana (invoking the existence of God from the picture or emblem ), Asana (supplying a chair ), Padya and Arghya (providing water for washing feet and palms ), Snana or Abhisheka (ceremonial bath), Vastra (offering Clothes), Chandana (smearing sandal paste and other unguents), Pushpa (offering of flowers and garlands), Dhupa (burning incense), Dipa (waving of light), Naivedya (food offering), and eventually Visarjana (bidding goodbye).
Now let’s look at how to worship in temples. We conduct the Abhisheka (bathing) of the idol and its decoration in an elaborate manner. Scriptures state that worshipping with devotion and faith generates peace and joy in our minds. According to the Agamas, the divine energy manifests in a subtle from the idol or emblem duly consecrated and accepts the worship thus offered.
How to pray correctly at home?
Let’s now understand how to worship God in the right way at home. Before starting puja at the house, it is important to take a bath first. Not only is this good in terms of hygiene but helps in keeping you fresh all day long. It is obvious that you cannot take your slippers inside the puja room or wherever is your place of worship. Offering flowers is a significant and important part of puja. Now, we offer different flowers to different Gods. Do check our other blogs here of which flowers to offer to which God, if you want to know more. Tulsi leaves are another important aspect of puja which one should not miss. And it is common knowledge that puja starts with Lord Ganesha. This is how to worship God correctly at home or in the temple.