Puja Flowers

puja flowers
“When you turn your worries into worship, God will turn your battles into blessings” Unknown

Flowers and their role in World religions is interesting to know.

I am limiting my topic to Hinduism.

Puja and Prarthana

There can be some confusion regarding these two words.

Puja is worshipping God in the form of offering along with chanting slokas.

Prarthana is Prayer or Seeking.

We request God with a feeling of reverence to fulfil our wishes.

What is Puja (Pooja)?

The word Puja in Sanskrit means ‘Worship’

Puja is a ritual in honour of Gods, performed by Hindus.

Puja is performed at home or in temples.

How is Puja performed?

Puja is a loving offer of light, flowers, water or food to the Divine.

In its simplest form Puja constitutes an offering of flowers or fruits to an image of God.

Flowers are offered since they are considered to be the universal symbol of Love and peace.

In Hinduism God doesn’t demand anything costly from his devotes.

In Bhagavad-Gita Lord Krishna says ” If one offers me a drop of water, a blade of grass or a fragrant flower with LOVE AND DEVOTION it pleases me”

The Reasons why flowers are offered to God

Which Flowers are offered to Hindu Gods and Goddesses?

Jasmine, Marigold, Lotus, Parijata (Night flowering coral jasmine), Red hibiscus, roses, Datura, Palash, Tulsi, Crown flower, Red Oleander.

Message

“Happy moments-Praise God

Difficult moments-Seek God

Quiet moments-Worship God

Painful moments-Trust God

Every moment-Thank God”  Rick Warren

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