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How do I Perform Puja?
The several steps involved in such worship may be briefly stated as follows:

Avahana - invoking the presence of God in the image or symbol
Asana - offering a seat
Padya and Arghya - giving water for washing feet and hands
Snana or Abhisheka - ceremonial bath
Vastra - offering Clothes
Candana - smearing sandal paste and other unguents
Pushpa - offering of flowers and garlands
Dhupa - burning incense
Dipa - waving of lamp
Naivedya - food offering
Visarjana - bidding goodbye
In the temples, the Abhisheka (bathing) of the image and its decoration are done more elaborately.

Source : http://www.hindubooks.org/hinduqa/
2000-Oct-13 7:55pm webmaster@hindunet.org

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