Hindu Puja Samagri and Accessories
We offer Hindu puja items or Vedic puja samagri online, ranging from puja shawls to havan samagri and other ritual products. You can buy or shop online and get your products at your doorstep. Hindus perform the puja (prayer ritual) as a way to honor and worship their Gurus and Gods, and also to spiritually celebrate the remembrance of their ancestors. ‘Puja’ or ‘Poojah’ and ‘Pusai’ (Tamil) means ‘honor’. ‘Pu’ means ‘flower’ and ‘sai’ means ‘do’. Also, ‘jaya’ in Sanskrit means ‘victory’. The term means honoring someone with flowers. Probably, the Aryan warriors (Kshatriyas) returning home with victory (jaya) were honored with flowers and tilaks on their heads. So, as puja acts as a very essential and pious occasion, it becomes imperative that they do so with utmost purity and cleanliness. Cleanliness is not just limited to physique and the psyche but also extends to the Puja samagris or Puja items that aid in the ritual. Ritual paraphernalia and vessels play an essential role in the Vedic rites, prayers and yagyas. Since the ancient Vedic times, the Indian Subcontinent has brimmed with periodical homas at Hindu temples and homes.
Havan or Homa
Homas or Havans include an extensive use of supari, Bel fruit, ghee, Honey, Akshat (rice grains), Turmeric powder, Sindoor, Ganga Jal and Attar and so on.
The Vedic scriptures like Rig, Yajur, Sama and Arthava mention mystical secrets of healing material as well as spiritual existence through cosmic energies. The Homas involve mantras (sound), sankalpa (purpose), thoughts and the five elements of Nature.
When a Homa is performed with the correct pronunciation of Sanskrit mantras, energetic vibrations flow out of the sacrificial fire that has powers to equate planetary system in the Natal chart of the host (for whom the homa is performed) and rid him of of Vastu negativities. Also, the host is blessed with fulfillment of all desires and enlightenment.
The most essential consideration before performing a Havan is the use of pure, qualitative and immaculate vessels and other items such as bowls for offering, Abishek vessels, oil lamps, Panchapatra, Bells, Haldi Kum Kum containers, Pedestal, Neti Patra etc.
With these paraphernalia, rituals are performed to worship and please various deities (Ganesh, Indra, and Vishnu etc.), nine planets and ancestors who all bestow upon the devotees material prosperity and spiritual attainments. The pujas can be performed at home or in a temple; it can be performed by a priest or by oneself along with family members, no matter how it is performed, the necessary puja items should be present in its pure or clean form.
Different Types of Hindu Puja Items are Listed Below:
Puja Vessels: Vessels like Puja Thalis can be made of copper, silver or gold plated and is used for aartis. Different designs of thalis are available for different occasions.
Abhishek vessels play a huge role in deity worship (bathing ceremony of deity). Rudra centre has abhishek vessels made in pure metals like brass, copper or silver. Nandi abhishek vessel, copper pot with stand and plate, pure silver abhihshek pot with stand are best.
Kalash is considered as a propitious object in Hindu and several other cultures. Kalash is a Puja pot normally used to fill up water, crowned with circlet of mango leaves and/or coconut. The shape of these Kalash pots depends on their purpose. At Rudra centre, we have variety of Puja pots such as Kalash in silver, Karva Chauth kalash (for the festival called Karva Chaut), decorative kalash and kalash in silver or copper.
Navgraha Shanti packs: These packs include Ketu Shanti pack, Rahu Shanti pack, Shani Shanti pack etc. consists of different small items that are necessary to carry out certain puja.
Diya or Oil lamps: They are used for lighting of diya. Oil lamps are lit for knowledge, prosperity and wealth. Rudra centre has widest range of oil lamps with beautiful artistic work, most authentic designs and pure brass, silver and copper material. Some of unique oil lamps are Kurma oil lamp, Kamakshi oil lamp, Tortoise lamp holder, peacock oil lamp, Elephant diya Shank diya in brass.
Prayer Altars: They are hand crafted Puja temples. They are made in pure teak wood. At Rudra centre the altar are designed purposefully. Traditional altar has handmade carvings, has a drawer at bottom to keep incense sticks.
Holy Waters: Holy water is an essential for types of pujas as they are used to cleanse the deity, and for offering Abhishek. Different types of holy water are Rudraksha Water, Gulabjal, Kewra, Gangajal, Gomutra etc. and these are used in different ceremonies.
Holy powders: Sindoors and tilaks are used by both men and women after puja as it is a symbol of invoking the divine. The variants available are the sandalwood powder, red sandal powder, Haldi-Kumkum, Kesari gandh, Kamakhya Sindoor etc.
Other Puja Essentials:
- Mehendis are usually used in marriage ceremonies.
- Storages boxes or pouches also known as potlis are a must-have Indian puja item as it comes in handy to small items such as cotton wicks, charcoal, Shvetark thread, bhasma, holy/sacred threads, etc.
- Incense sticks of various fragrances and elegant incense stick holders can be seen in almost every Indian ceremony.
- Decorative and auspicious Jhulas or swings for home temples.
- Other items being potteries, lotas, chowkis, chopdas, diyas, Rudraksha malas, flowers and grains etc. Pujas and puja accessories (much like Yantras) help the devotee to concentrate on spirituality and connect with the divine force. Choosing the correct puja items and maintaining its purity thus becomes a path to liberation for the devotee.
Vedic Philosophy about Pujas:
In the epics such as Mahabharata, the rituals were always performed as mentioned in the Vedas. They were performed by the Brahmins who displayed excellence in knowing the Vedas, Upanishads and other literatures. They knew the secret of rituals, Mantra chanting, Homas, Yajnas and other spiritual activities. We at Rudra Centre offer Puja services through the capable and learned priests in line with Vedic traditions. Vedas mentions that one should perform pujas for peace, good health, material prosperities and spiritual strength.