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How to arrange the components of the ritualistic platter?

This articles mentions about how to arrange the components of the ritualistic platter such and the reasons behind doing so. How each component has its own importance.

How to identify pure vermilion?

Pure vermilion is made from pure turmeric, water of soda lime powder and a small quantity of pure camphor. In the Kaliyug people making pure vermilion are very few.

Pujaa platter arrangement

What do the three strands of the sacred thread represent?

Every human being is born a Shudra, that is he just learns how to clean himself physically. However, by performing rites (karma) he is reborn (dvij). ‘Dvi’ means two, that is second time and ‘j’ means to be born. Since due to the thread ceremony the boy has a kind of rebirth he is said to become twice born (dvij).

What is the Science behind offering the sacred thread (janave) to Deities?

Offering the sacred thread to deities means binding the expanse of the brilliance of deities in the rounds of the sacred thread and evoking It to function in duality.

What is the spiritual significance of water from the seven rivers?

The seven rivers referred to here are, the Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Saraswati, Narmada, Sindhu, and Kaveri. Water collected from these seven rivers is put in the ritualistic pot, used during ritualistic worship.

Why are idols of Deities adorned with ornaments during worship?

This article shows the spiritual perspective behind adoring idols of deities with ornaments and how there was gradual change in various kinds of ornaments through various yugas.

Why are mango leaves kept in the kalash during puja ritual?

Significance of mango leaves kept in the kalash during Hindu puja ritual

Why are puja articles arranged in specific five layers?

Why are tulsi leaves used while offering naivedya?

Understanding Why are tulsi leaves used while offering naivedya

Why do we apply gandha to Deity?

The fragrant paste (gandha) is applied to the midbrow region of the deity in the picture or idol, due to the qualities of the substance from which the paste is made (e.g. sandalwood) and the subtle scent and specific colour of the paste, the Sun channel of the deity is activated.

Why is a specific flower offered to a Deity?

Specific flowers offered to dieties during Hindu puja ritual

Why is ghee lamp preferred to oil lamp during puja ritual?

Why is kumkum offered to Shri Durgadevi?

Why is milk or sandalwood paste used when making vastra from cotton?

Use of sandalwood paste is better then milk when making this vastra. Due to the coating of sandalwood paste the frequencies of the deities are activated early and get attracted to the cotton vastra.

Why is shankh blown before start of puja?

This article shows what is shankh, why is it used and how should it be used.

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