Pooja is the act of showing reverence to a god, a spirit, or another aspect of the divine through invocations, prayers, songs, and rituals. An essential part of Pooja for the Hindu devotee is making a spiritual connection with the divine. Most often that contact is facilitated through an object: an element of nature, a sculpture, a vessel, a painting, or a print. It is possible to reduce the suffering due to the unfavourable position of planets through sincere reliance on God, the One who controls the planets.
How Pooja is performed
A worshipper is required to be pure of body and mind. The Puranas lay more stress on the quality of devotion and good behaviour than on rigid Pooja procedures. Pooja originated as a substitute to homa and other Vedic sacrifices which women and Shudras could not perform and which required animal sacrifices. Due to Dravidian (see Dasas), Buddhist and Jain influences that preached non-violence, the killing or sacrifice of animals was discontinued and with the development of iconography, idol worship and Pooja took the place of sacrifice. It was also recognized that worship was essential for all, whatever the gender or caste (see Varna) and therefore Pooja was formalized as a universal option instead of the exclusive human.
What is homan?
Homans are Poojas performed for a particular deity by invoking Agni – the God of fire. Each human performed strictly according to scriptures. These are conducted by fully learned and experienced Vedic scholars.
Benefits of a Pooja according to our sacred texts, Pooja-?
Disciplines the mind?
Energizes the deity and the worshipper
Enables one to experience oneness with divinity as we unconsciously offer the self through our material offerings.
Pooja 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 sanctifies 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 Pooja.
When do you need a Pooja & Homan?
Initial stages of formalising house or commercial plans
Redesign of offices, workrooms etc
Renovation to an existing building
You want to enhance your life in certain areas that are not working for you
You have noticed that your life has had many problems since you have moved residence, decorated and renovated.
You want to place yourself in the most advantageous position to gain a winning edge.
To make up from losses.
To shine your destiny & to overcome non-auspicious surroundings (ghrah kalesh).