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In Hinduism, prayer rituals are performed to worship deities to get their blessings, protection and proclaim spiritual benefits. ‘Puja’ in Saskrit means homage, reverence or say, worship. Puja can be performed at home, temple depending upon the occasions, frequency and settings. There are certain Pujas to celebrate every year or special occasions like Durga Puja, Lakshmi Puja, Saraswati Puja, Ganesh Puja and further more. If celebrated by the community at large and marked as local or national holiday, turns a normal puja into a festival. A festival is a special occasion celebrated by the community with traditions and rituals, giving it a religious and spiritual flavour. Festivals include celebration in the honour of God through dance, music, community meal, food, Puja and worship along with other entertainments. Festivals focus on cultural and ethnic values that is celebrated with families, friends, relatives, and community members.

Hence, the Hindu Priest, Acharya Prem Bhatt help you guide in arranging and performing special festivals based pujas like Diwali, Durga Puja, Navratri, Saraswati Puja etc.

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Diwali Puja

Diwali or Deepavali is a festival of lights. An ancient Hindu festival is celebrated in winters i.e. October or November of the year, all over the world which signifies victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance and good over evil. The celebration included lighting of earthen lamps on house steps, windows, and doors, inside and around buildings, shops and especially temples. People clean, paint and renovate their houses and shops before this festival. Puja is conducted of Goddess Lakshami – goddess of wealth and prosperity, especially a night before Diwali. Such pujan are also called as Dhanteras, Dhana Thrayodashi or Dhanalakshmi Puja.

Dhanteras is very important puja for business community. It is believed that pooja of Maa Lakshmi brings prosperity and wealth. So in the evening, the earthen lamps are lit and Dhan-Lakshmi is welcomed into the house or shop. On the door steps or the pathways, Alpana & Rangoli designs are drawn by women of the house including the design of footprints symbolizing the welcome of mother goddess into the house or even the shop. The puja includes, devotional hymns, Aarti, Hawan, and prayers sung for Maa Lakshmi. Sweets and fruits are offered to her and later shared with kith and kin as Prashad. As a custom, people buy jewellery or utensils. There are number of Vedic rituals and customs that needs to be practised on the day of Maa Lakshmi Puja / Diwali Puja.

For details, consult the Hindu Priest & Astrologer, Acharya Prem Bhatt. Contact: 0412653458, Melbourne (Australia)

Durga Puja / Navratri

Navratri – ‘festival of nine nights’ to worship all the nine forms of Goddess Durga, is celebrated in the month of September or October every year. It is also called Sharad Navratri. Furthermore, Navarati is also celebrated during the month of March or April of the year called Vasant Navratri. Goddess Durga is an embodiment of power and energy. She represents the sublime, ultimate, absolute creative energy and have been worshiped since the Vedic times all around the globe by Hindus and others who believe in her.

However, Durga Puja marks victory of Maa Durga representing the truth over the demon Mahishasura. It is considered the largest celebrated festivals of Hindus all over the world. Basically, Durga Puja is included within the Navaratri festival celebrations. In Navaratri, each day of nine days, we worship one form of Goddess Durga. It is also called Nava Durga Parva – festival to worship 9 forms of Maa Durga. Though all the forms of Maa Durga are vital, but the last four to five forms of Maa Durga are extremely significant.

  • 1st Day of Navratri is called Pratipada. Maa Shailaputri is worshipped in Shailputri Pujan representing red colour.
  • 2nd Day of Navratri is called Dwitiya and Maa Bhramhacharini Pujan is conducted who represents royal blue colour.
  • 3rd Day of Navratri is called Tritiya. Maa Chandraghanta is worshipped and she represents yellow colour.
  • 4th Day of Navaratri is called Chaturthi. Maa Kushmanda is worshipped. Types of puja conducted are Bhowma Chaturthi, Upang Lalitha Vrat and Puja, She represents Green colour.
  • 5th Day of Navaratri is called Panchami. Maa Shkanda is worshipped and we conduct Gauri Vrat, Shanda Maa Pujan and Maa Saraswati Pujan on that day. Goddess represents grey colour.
  • 6th Day of Navaratri is called Shashthi, where Maa Katyayani is worshipped and Maa Katyayani Pujan is conducted. She represents orange colour.
  • 7th Day of Navaratri is called Saptami. Maa Kaalratri is worshipped and she represents white colour. Even Maa Saraswati Pujan is conducted on this auspicious day.
  • 8th Day of Navaratri is called Ashtami which is dedicated to Maa Gauri who is worshipped in Mahagauri pujan, Sandhi Pujan. She represents pink colour.
  • 9th Day of Navaratri is called Navami where Maa Siddhidatri is worshipped. Types of Puja conducted are Ayudha Puja as well as Kanya Pujan. She represents sky blue colour.

Navrati or Durga Puja conducted at home or shop bestows prosperity and happiness. Success and wealth is no doubt irresistible. An overall defence shield against evil forces – Shakti Kawach is established by this pujan. For details, consult the Hindu Priest & Astrologer, Acharya Prem Bhatt. Contact: 0412653458, Melbourne (Australia)

Saraswati Puja

During the spring season, in the month of February, on the day of ‘Vasant Panchami’, we celebrate birthday of Goddess Saraswati at temples, homes and even schools, colleges and educational institutes. Goddess Saraswati is considered ocean of knowledge, wisdom, learning, fine arts, science and technology. White colour represents purity and knowledge. Thus, mother Saraswati is dressed with white coloured saare and garments. It is considered the most auspicious day to lay foundation of education for pre-school children who are given first lessons of writing and reading.

After carrying out morning ablutions and bathing, a Kalash is established and Lord Ganesh, Sun God, Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva and Maa Saraswati are worshipped. Though there are variations in performing puja all over the world, but prayers are offered to Goddess Saraswati by chanting or singing various verses like:

Yaa Kundendu Tushaara Haara Dhavalaa, Yaa Shubhra Vastraavritha|

Yaa Veena Vara Danda Manditakara, Yaa Shwetha Padmaasana||

Yaa Brahmaachyutha Shankara Prabhritibhir Devaisadaa Vanditha|

Saa Maam Paatu Saraswatee Bhagavatee Nihshesha Jaadyaapahaa||

Well, the English translation is as follows:

“May Goddess Mother Saraswati, fair alike the jasmine colored moon, and pure white garland is similar to icy dew drops;

Adorned in glowing white garb, and Veena rests in beautiful arms, moreover, whose throne is a white Lotus;

Is encircled and worshipped by the Gods, please protect me. Completely abolish my fatigue, laziness, and ignorance.”

For details, consult the Hindu Priest & Astrologer, Acharya Prem Bhatt. Contact: 0412653458, Melbourne (Australia)

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