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Hindu Rites & Rituals

  • Maintaining purity of the pujã ................................. 234

  • Daily deed after nitya pujã ...................................... 234

  • The benefits of nitya pujã ......................................... 234

Nitya pujã – varied facets and sentiments

  • Why should one face north or east during pujã?...... 236

  • Tilak-chãndlo ............................................................ 236

  • Origin of tilak-chãndlo in the Swaminarayan sampradãy................................................................ 237

  • Benefits of tilak-chãndlo........................................... 237

  • What is mãnsi pujã?.................................................. 238

  • Benefits of mãnsi pujã .............................................. 239

  • Mantra ....................................................................... 241

  • Mãlã .......................................................................... 244

  • Why do some people wear the mãlã around the neck?........................................................................ 246

  • Pradakshinã (circumambulation) .............................. 247

  • Pranãm ...................................................................... 249

  • Prãrthnã ..................................................................... 251

  • Pramukh Swami Maharaj on nitya pujã ................... 253

  • Reading Shikshãpatri ................................................ 254

FAQs

  • If feelings are more important than the actual rituals themselves, then what is the need for performing such rituals?.......................................... 255

  • Why is a morning bath preferable rather than one in the evening? ........................................................ 257

  • Why should one wear a garment while bathing? ..... 258

  • What should one chant while bathing?..................... 259

  • Why is it important to wear a dhoti during pujã? (for males) .............................................................. 259

  • Why is it preferable to use divã rather than candles during pujã rituals? .................................... 260

  • What is the first prayer after awakening?................. 260

  • Is there a prescribed manner of offering flowers to a deity?................................................................ 260

  • How should one place or face flowers and leaves in front of the deities? ..............................................261

  • Rituals, flowers and leaves offerable to deities........ 262

  • Why is the lotus sacred? ........................................... 264

  • What is the importance of a shankh (conch shell)?.. 266

  • What are shãligrãms and why are they sacred?........ 268

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