Pūjā or alternative transliteration Pooja, (Devanagari: पूजा) (Urdu: پوجا‎) (Sanskrit: reverence,honour, adoration, or worship) is a religious ritual performed by Hindus as an offering to various deities.
Avahanam/ welcoming the Deity Avahanam is that stage of the Homa; wherein the Lord is formally and ritualistically invited to the premises of the Homa. Mantras are chanted to invite that particular Deity with immense [More]