It is very well known fact that whenever we, the human beings are in any type of trouble we look for some superior power or a force to help us and get rid us out of the problem. Now what can be a better solution for this than the almighty God who himself has created us.

It is for this very purpose that our ancient sages developed a way to communicate and convey our problems to almighty God for getting rid of our problems or seek the divine blessings to save us from impending problems via certain specific procedures which are known as Puja and Homas .

 

What is Puja ?

Puja is the act of showing our faith and respect to a God, a spirit, or another aspect of the divine through invocations, prayers, songs, and rituals thereby making a spiritual connection with the divine. Most often this contact is facilitated through an object: an Image, element of nature, a sculpture, a painting, or a print. It is a well known fact that the entire universe along with all its planets have been created by the supreme power ( God ) and hence it is also possible to reduce one's sufferings due to the unfavorable position of planets through sincere reliance on God by performing the necessary Puja.

 

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.. The objects are created as receptacles for spiritual energy that allow the devotee to experience direct communication with his or her Gods.

 Benefits of a Puja

 According to our sacred texts, Puja is done for 

1 There are several malefic ( unfavorable ) forces that threaten our Peace and Happiness.

These forces can be eliminated with the help of a Puja.

 

2 If a person wants to go ahead on a spiritual path, he needs to do Pujas which immensely

help him achieve this goal of gaining Spiritual prosperity.

 

3 A Puja is also a must if one is about to start a new venture like Business, construction of a

House or for some important events like a Journey, Exams, Marriage and likewise

 

4 Puja is also performed to create positive vibrations in the house so that the life of the

residents should be peaceful and without any troubles.

 

5 Puja is also performed to create positive atmosphere in the office so that the business runs

smoothly thereby bringing about material abundance

 

6 Puja is a must at the time of Marriage as the newly wed couple needs all the blessings of

Gods for a happy and a successful Married Life.

 

7 Puja is also immensely helpful when one is suffering from some severe ailment of any kind

related to Body, Brain or Soul.

 

In Short, whenever we do anything new or we face any problem beyond our control, we should seek the blessings of the almighty God by performing necessary Puja and Homam.

 

Puja establishes a bridge between the worshipper (the lover) and the deity (the loved). It facilitates flow of love-energy in both ways. This energy not only purifies the self but also re-vitalizes the body's resources, making one experience, what is called HOLY BLISS. Thus both the worshipped and the worshipper benefit from Puja.

 

Now normal day to day Puja can be done by anyone all by themselves, but for performing specific Pujas and Homas, it is very necessary to stress upon that all these Pujas and Homas should be performed by performed by learned Brahmins and Pundits to get proper benefits as they perform them in a perfect way being fully well versed in the puja procedures than a layman. For this a " Sankalp " is taken in the name of the person for whom this puja has to be performed.

 

How Puja is Performed?

 

A worshipper is required to purify his/her body and mind. The Puranas lay more stress on the quality of devotion and puja procedures. Puja originated as a substitute to homa and other Vedic sacrifices Due to Buddhist and Jain influences that preached non-violence, and with the development of iconography, idol worship and puja became a great tool for getting the blessing of the almighty God It was also recognized that worship was essential for all, whatever the gender or caste (see Varna) and therefore puja was formalized as a universal option instead of the exclusive homam.

 

What is Homam?

 

Homams are pujas performed for a particular deity by invoking Agni - the God of fire.

 

It is said that when Lord Brahma (the creator among the Trinity) created man, he also created "Homam" for man's livelihood and his attainment of spiritual desires. The fundamental premise of Homam is derived from the Vedams, although, according to "Purusha Sooktham", it is the other way around - Vedams originated from Homam! The goal of all Homams is the prosperity of the people at large by energizing and protecting the environment. The Sun is considered as the main source of energy supply, and fire is considered as a representation of the Sun's energy. According to the ancient texts on Homam, any offer to Fire as a god, is actually an offer to Sun.

 

How Homam is performed?

 

Each Homam should be performed strictly according to the guidelines prescribed by our ancient sages and our vedic literature. These are to be conducted by fully learned and experienced vedic scholars.The ingredients recquired for these homams are different for each homams. Each homam is to be performed after praying (Shankalpa) for the specific relief / benefit desired for each individual.

 

Now it may not be possible for a layman to perform Puja and Homas as per these strict guidelines and other necessary rituals. Hence it is always better to get them done with the help of experienced Purohits who are well versed with all the procedures and rituals.

 

Divine Rudraksha provides these services at a very reasonable and affordable prices which has been worked out according to the expenses incurred in performing the desired Puja.

 

Monday the 19th. 2013 www.astrotruths.com. - All rights reserved.