Pooja is a ceremonial worship, normally done on a daily basis in Indian homes. Pooja ritual exudes a devout ambiance soaked in religious spirituality and pure devotion. This brief ceremony consists of performing Aarti in the house, to an image of a deity.
However, when performed in temples, Pooja ceremony is an elaborate one which involves chanting of hymns and mantras.
There are some essential items that make the Pooja ritual complete. Following is a list of those items:
- Puja Batti
- Pooja Thali
- Mustard Oil or ghee
- Incense sticks
- Temple bell
In this blog, let us focus on Pooja Thali, a beautiful plate that arranges all Pooja material.
What is Pooja Thali
Pooja Thali is usually a round or oval shaped plate made of steel, or of metals like brass, gold, or silver.
In Hindu traditions, Pooja Thali holds an auspicious role.
The thali has all Pooja ingredients arranged decoratively. In a Pooja Thali, you will find essential components like rice grains, Kumkum powder, incense sticks, camphor, and sacred thread, Moili Kalava.
You can see holy Hindu symbols like Swastika or Om, either engraved or painted on a Pooja Thali.
Most people also bedeck the Pooja Thali with fresh flowers and sweet offerings for the deity.
Pooja Thali makes for an excellent gift item, specially during the celebrations of Karwa Chauth and Diwali. One can also give Pooja Thali as a gift to family and friends during housewarming ceremonies.
So, this festive season, order your Pooja Thali and perform Pooja with deep reverence and in high spirits!
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