Maa Santoshi is an emblem of love, contentment, forgiveness, happiness and hope. It is so believed that fasting and praying for her for 16 consecutive Fridays brings peace and prosperity in ones family.
Santoshi Maa inspires an individual to cherish family values and to come out of the crisis with one's determination. Santoshi Maa is widely worshipped through out India and by Indians residing outside India.
Sukhdata Bhagya Vidhata Jai Karna Santoshi Maa | Gaye Gnata Gun Budh Gata Riddhi Siddhi Data || Shubh Hove Tuj Naam Hi Lete, Sahayko Maa Premse Aaye | Santoshi Maa Mangal Karana, Tuj Vrat Karke Sab Harkhaye ||
Santoshi Mata Pooja is usually performed for a period of 16 Weeks on Friday. You will be required to have a Santoshi Matt Photo, the Pooja book which contains the story and for prasad you will need roasted chana, jaggery and green banana. "You are not supposed to eat or touch anything which is sour like Curd, Lemon Etc" On a Friday morning have head bath and place the photo in a clean Pooja area and put a small Kalash. Place Santhoshimatha's photo and decorate it with flowers. Keep channa (soaked in water for 6 hours in water) or puffed bengal gram along with jaggery piece and bananas as prasadam. Light diya before the Goddess. Chant the mantras and read the story and give aarti to the Goddess and have prasadam. You can do fasting the entire day or can have food only once in a day (may be supper or dinner). You are not supposed to eat anything sour on the day of the Pooja... You need to do this for 16 weeks on Friday, and after you finish the 16 weeks you will be required to do Udyapan, i.e. you will be required to offer food to kids and remember not to feed them anything sour and not to give them any cash, as they might use the cash to buy something sour. First gather the things required and then start the Pooja. Things required for the Pooja: • 1 kalash • betel leaves • flowers • dry whole channa and jaggery for prasad • camphor for aarti • agarbatti • diyas • turmeric • kumkum • photo of santoshima • coconut for kalash (have to continue with the same coconut till you complete Pooja) • a wooden stool for placing the moorthi • rice mixed with turmeric Source:- http://www.s-a-i.info/assoc_change/…
hi First, one should understand the proper rules and methods to perform the pooja. Let us first see which way we should keep the figurine or the picture and which way the person should it o perform the pooja.
If the picture or figurine is kept facing East, the person should sit on the right side facing North. If it faces North, they should sit facing East. They should not sit in front of the image facing it directly. If these two directions are not possible, then we can set the image facing West and sit in front of the Image facing East and perform pooja. One should not sit on the right side facing South to perform pooja. One should not sit on the left side of the Image. The Image should not be set facing South. The person should not sit facing South.It is not proper according to sasthra to eat food prior to performing the pooja. When it is possible, one should always learn from a Guru about the proper sasthras and rules and receive deeksha before performing pooja at home.
The steps of performing pooja at home:
1.Athmasuddhi: Persons performing the pooja should cleanse themselves for manthra. 2. Manthrasuddhi: They should cleanse their mind to recite the manthra. 3. Dhiraviyasuddhi: They should clean all articles used in the pooja. 4. Lingasuddhi: They should clean the Image or picture used in the pooja.
5. Andharyaagam: For the Divine who is in our thoughts all the time, to pray through our thoughts. [concentration] 6. Pahiryagam: To pray and invite the Divine in our heart to come out to reside in the Image being worshipped. Then, light a lamp, offer argyam, paathyam, achamaneeyam and do an abhishekam. Then decorate the image with cloth and flowers. Then pray with offering of flowers. then we can light a lamp, agarbhatti or burning incense or camphor to perform the pooja.
1. Japa Samarpanam: Through the Manthras of the Deity, recite the prayers manthras 108 or 54 or 27 times in the mind and offer flowers.
2. Prarthana: Recite Devotional prayer songs in any languge of choice, like Thevaram, Thiruvachagam or any other devotional songs.
3. Yathasthanam, Padhyam, Achamaniyam, and Argyam are offered to the Image and praying with thanks to the Divine force whch came from our heart to get in back there.
4. Dhvanichandar Pooja: Performing pooja to Dvanichandar offering the flowers and Prasadam that was offered to the Divine and praying to bless us with the effects of the service to us and taking the prasadma ourselves
The above are the rules for athmartha pooja according to Agamas and Sasthras.
Next let us see the steps for a simple and short Pooja
Details of one of the Simple and short method to perform Pooja.
One will perform: Dhyanam, Avahanam, Archana, Doopam, Deepam and Prarthana. To Perform the simple Pooja for Sri Ganesha [Sri Vinayaka] we need: Picture of the Deity Sri Ganesha. Flowers or Akshada [dry rice with turmeric] Prasadams like fruits, Sweets or Milk, Camphor, Agarbathi, Panchapathram [cup], Uttharani [spoon], Argyapathram [a small vessel or plate
1. - Dhyanam: [Meditation] -- to pray that the deity who resides in our heart is invited to come into the picture that we are going to do the Pooja. 2. - Avaahanam: -- to pray that the Divine powers should remain in that site until we complete our Pooja. 3. - Archana: - to recite the great names of the Deity several times and offer flowers or akshada as we perform the Pooja. 4. - Doopam: - To pray through the perfumed incense smoke and light. 5. - Deepam: - To use a Ghee lamp light and pray to God in the form of the Flame. 6. - Nivedhanam: [Prasadam] - to offer food items like fruits,or sweet or milk. 7. - Uttharaneerañjanam: - Deepa offerings with lighted Camphor. 8. - Prarthana: - to sing or say the praise of thr Lord anf pray. 9. - Then we pray thanking the Lord and receive Him back into our heart.
hello, Here's what u need to do, first clean the pooja mandir and then ring the bell ,lit the diya pray to lord Vinayak by saying sukalm baradaram and later perform achamaneeyam and do kalisa pooja then keep nivejyam to lord Vinayaka and perform the days pooja accordingly by reading astothara and on friday's read Lakshmi astothara's light dhoop sticks& keep nivedyam, and give harati.For studey, health &wealth read lalit sahasranama& vishnu sahasranama.
Puja is the act of showing reverence to a god, a spirit, or another aspect of the divine through invocations, prayers, songs, and rituals. An essential part of puja for the Hindu devotee is making a spiritual connection with the divine.
During puja an image or other symbol of the god serves as a means of gaining access to the divine. This icon is not the deity itself; rather, it is believed to be filled with the deity's cosmic energy. It is a focal point for honoring and communicating with the god. For the devout Hindu, the icon's artistic merit is important, but is secondary to its spiritual content. The objects are created as receptacles for spiritual energy that allow the devotee to experience direct communication with his or her gods
The heart of every Hindu home is its shrine: the sacred space set apart for honoring and worshiping the gods. While a particularly devout Hindu may visit a temple every day, others go there only to request a favor of the deity, to fulfill specific vows, or on festival days. The pujas that take place in the household shrine are the foundation of all family actions and decisions. Temple worship requires the intervention of a priest, but in the home the contact between devotee and deity is direct.
The size and decoration of a household shrine do not matter. The shrine may be large and impressive, an entire room or a beautifully designed edifice, or it may be simply a tiny niche, or even just a row of religious prints pasted on a wall.
Although children grow up following family beliefs, they are encouraged as young adults to make their own choices of which gods or goddesses they find personally inspiring. Consequently, household shrines contain images of deities that pertain to the belief systems of all a home's inhabitants, and it is not uncommon to find several small individual shrines in one household.
Puja is usually performed by at least one member of the household every day. Puja is a means of honoring the gods or goddesses, whose presence in the home is believed to protect the family and to engender good fortune. The paraphernalia used include an incense burner and a tray with flowers, fruits, and food.
During a household puja, the head of the household chants prayers to the god or goddess. The worshipers offer the deity a seat, wash its feet, and give it water. An image may be symbolically bathed, clothed in new garments, and embellished with ornaments. Perfumes and ointments may be applied, and flowers and garlands may be placed before it. Incense is burned, and a lighted lamp is waved in front of the deity. Foods such as cooked rice, fruit, butter, and sugar are offered. Family members bow before the image, sip the water they have given the god, and receive a portion of cooked food. The food and water are now considered to have been blessed by the deity for the devotees.
At the temple, where the gods are believed to dwell as royalty, puja is usually performed at sunrise, noon, sunset, and midnight. Worshipers may also arrange for a puja to be done by a priest to mark a special event such as a birth or death or to ask for a particular favor.
Puja is a multi-sensory experience. One observes the offering of the lighted lamps, touches the ritual objects and feet of the deity (where possible), hears the ringing of the bells and the sacred chants being recited, smells the incense, and tastes the blessed food offered at the end of the ritual.
Hi at first you have to do pooja for viayaka for studies you have to say shuklam baradaram vushnum shashivarnam chaturbhujam prasanna vadanam dyayeth sarvavignopa shanthahey agaja aaanana padmargam gajaanana maharnisham anekadantham baktanam ekadantam upasmahe and you can also chant gaytri mantra also the above two are good for study and health wealth is lakshmi so you have to perform lakshmi pooja at fridays lakshmi pooja nothing but you have to be clean and the house should be kept clean.Main thing you have to use money carefully
The pooja at home or any place /temple follow the procedure of Invitation of Deity/Avahanam. Abhishek, Archana,pooja, neivedhya, and uthsarjanam/or return to same position.
During Archana/pooja, to make it elobrate , we do Shodasa Upacharas(16 varieties)to the deity. In the neivedhya period, all cooked and specially cooked items are given to the deity. In the end thamboola is given and phala varga is presented then in the end return to the place called paryanga asanam is done. For all these to be done simple, Lord krishna , said Pathram Pushpam, Phalam, Thoyam is enough. meaning praying simple way of showing Leaves, Flowers, Fruits or Water is enough. Thus in the urgency to move out to workstation, you open the pooja petti,Keep a bowl of water and do all avahana manthras by showing the uthrini(spoon) theertham (water) and recite avahayami, snanam samarpayami, archanam samarpayami(present flowers), neivedhyam samarpami ( Here the neivedhyam present that days Milk (sweeterned) or yogurt as maha nevedhyam samarpayami, and aarthi presented and punar manthrasanam samarpayami and place the deity back to pooja peeti and do namaskar. The fast pooja ends. If time permits recite the veda manthra or sthothras during archana samay
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