Performing pooja to God has a great significance, and it is an important tradition that is followed in the culture of Bharath. There are varied types of pooja being performed in households and temples. Shodashopachara Pooja (16 types of offerings) is the most widely used form of Pooja. In this course, Vid.Viswanathan P will take us step-by-step, on the procedure of performing an authentic Ganesha Pooja.
Learning Outcomes :
Required materials for the course (updated list) -
1 Haridra | Turmeric | हल्दी | ಅರಿಶಿನ | மஞ்சள் 100 gms
2 Kumkumam | Kumkum | सिंदूर |குங்குமம் | ಕುಂಕುಮ 100 gms
3 Candanam | Sandal Powder | चंदन | Gandha | சந்தனம் 1 small box
4 Rice flour - for rangoli 50 gms
5 Mango leaves 5 bunches
6 Banana leaves 2 nos.
7 Betel leaves 12 nos.
8 Betel nuts 100 gms
9 Akshata (Rice + Ghee + Turmeric powder) 100 gms
10 Cotton wicks - batti 1 packet
11 Matchbox 1 no.
12 Oil for lamp 100 ml
13 Lamps - 2/4 and 2 for aarati 2 or 4 nos.
14 Cocounts 2 nos.
15 Dhoti with towel - for devata vastra or cotton mala 1 set
16 Fruits : Pomogrenate, guava, apple, orange etc - as per availability 2 nos. each
17 Banana 1 kg
18 Camphor 20 nos.
19 Flower garlands - 1 for vigraham, 1 for chitra-pata 2 nos.
20 "Loose flowers - Punnaga, Mandara, Dadima, Bakula, Amrunala,
Rose, Drona, Dhattoora, Champaka, Rasalapushpa, Ketaki, Madhavi, Shamyaka, Arka, Kalhara, Sevanti, Bilva, Kavarira, Kunda, Parijata, Jatipushpa" 1/2 kg each
21 Loose Leaves - Machipatra, Bruhatipatra, Bilva, Doorva, Dhattoorapatra, Badari, Apamargapatra, Tulasi, Choota (Mango), karaveera (Kanagale), Vishnukrantapatra (Dwarf Morning glory), Amalaki (Indian gooseberry), Maruvaka (Marjoram/Maruga), Sindhurapatra, Jatipatra, Gandalipatra, Shamipatra, Bhrungarajapatra, Arjunapatra, Arkapatra, Dadimapatra around 21 bunches
22 Doorvayugma - Garike Grass 1 bundle - with around 50 strands
23 Pure water 1 lts
24 Jaggery 4 nos.
25 Modaka - for naivedyam 12+ nos.
26 Kajjaya/Jaggery sweet dish - for naivedyam 12+ nos.
27 Avalakki/ Partched rice/ Poha - for naivedyam 100 gms
28 Dry fruits - Dates; Dry Grapes; Badam; Pista; cashews 50 gms each
29 Copper / brass / plates/trays - for pooja 4 nos.
30 Bell 1 no.
31 Aarti plate 1 no.
32 Panchapatra uddharne - Pooja tumbler and spoon 1 no.
33 Panchaarathi deepa 1 no.
34 Agarbhatti (Incense stick) 1 packet
35 "Raised platform / stool - for placing vigraha
or pooja mandapam" as avl
36 Betel plates - adike tatte - big size - trays - per avl 10 nos.
37 Panchamruta snanam items - Milk, Curd, Honey, Ghee, Fruits 1 bowl
38 Lotus flowers - if available 10 nos.
39 Aasanam - seat / mane 5 nos.
40 Ganapati chitrapata and vigraha - for pooja 1 set
41 Coins or change - of INR 5/- ; INR 10/- for 300 Rs
42 Knife 1 no
43 Scissor 1 no
44 Sunnambu / sunna - for aarathi 1 box
45 Betel cups - medium 15 too keep navagraha and other items
46 Shankha / Conch if available
Once Ganesha vigraha is ready with decoration, bring him to the pooja platform, in a plate with some naivedyam and resounding bells.
Place Ganesha in a raised platform, and decorate with ornaments, clothes, yajnopaveet (janivara).
Keep the items in bowls or plates, so that they may be quickly usable for the pooja
Keep the list of family members - with Name, Nakshatra, Rashi ready for sankalpa"
Naivedyam can be as per the family sampradaya
Certain pooja items may vary depending on the family traditions
All flowers and leaves prescribed may not be available. We may use the other leaves / flowers