What items are required for puja?
Puja Samagri for Puja of Nav Durga
- Fresh unused pieces of red cloth.
- Shringar items (sindoor, mehendi, kajal, bindi, bangles, toe ring, comb, aalta, mirror, anklets, perfume, earrings, nosepin, necklace, red chunri, mahavar, hairpins etc)
- Sesame or mustard oil or ghee for lamp (for Akhand Jyot)
- Cotton wicks.
How do Shivratri puja at home?
Maha Shivratri Puja Vidhi
- Dhyana – Connect your inner self with the deity.
- Asana – Respectfully place Lord Shiva’s idol or the Shiva Linga on a chowki (a wooden platform) covered with a piece of unused white cloth.
- Padya – Sprinkle some water on the Lord’s feet.
- Arghya – Offer water to the Lord.
Can we do Shivratri puja at home?
Devotees can do Maha Shivaratri puja at home or can visit a temple. Generally, people visit Shiva temple during day and perform Shiva Puja at home during night. Place a Shiva Lingam on the puja platform. You can also make a ‘Makeshift Shiva Linga’ using wheat atta or mud to perform Puja rituals.
What is the Prasad for Shivratri?
Take about 1 tablespoon of pure desi ghee and add 1/2 cup of ‘atta’ (wheat flour) in a pan and roast it until it browns. Then add the roughly chopped Panch Mewa (makhana, cashews, almonds, grated coconut and raisins, or any other dry fruit). Add jaggery powder or sugar and mix well.
What is havan Samagri?
The Havan Samagri is a sacred offering in the yagna and each item of the samagri is significant. The havan samagri is offered in the fire during yagnas and homas, after completion of every mantra chant. It is the sacred food for the deities. It is anti-bacterial and is made from high grade raw materials.
What do you put in Kalash for Durga Puja?
Wide and open Clay Pot to sow Sapta Dhanya.
What should we not do on Shivratri?
Do not sleep during Shivratri if you are observing a complete fast. Stay vigil throughout the night and sing the divine glories and chant the mantras of the Lord. Do not kill the time during Shivratri by watching movies or wasting time on gaming. Abstain from any kind of indulgence.
How do Shivratri Pooja?
Keep offerings like milk, rose water, ghee, sugar, sandalwood nearby. Devotees, who perform four Prahar Puja, must perform jal abhishek during first prahar, dahi Abhishek during second prahar, ghee abhishek during the third Prahar apart from other materials. Shiva Linga is adorned with the garland made of Bilva leaves.
How can do Shivratri puja at home without shivling?
If you don’t have a shivling at home, you can get paarat shivling as it is considered auspicious. Place it in a plate. Make sure you also have an idol of Lord Ganesha placed closed to it. Begin the puja after taking a bath.
What do you offer for Shivratri?
Each year Shiva devotees offer milk to the Shiva lingam. Milk is also consumed widely during the vrat. Both milk and milk based beverages make for popular picks during the vrat. You can have thandai, badaam doodh (almond milk) makhane ki kheer, sabudana kheer during fasting.
What do you eat on Shivratri?
On this auspicious day, many devotees keep a mahashivratri vrat or fast and eat light, satvik food or the food which is had during religious fasting.
- Cereals, lentils, grains are avoided.
- Onions and garlic are not included.
- Rock salt (sendha namak) is used instead of normal salt.
Can we eat carrot in Shivratri fast?
People often fast during Navratri, Mahashivratri, Teej, and various festivals in India and generally the fasting rules are the same across every festival. So vegetables like potato, sweet potato, raw banana, lemon, yams, raw papaya, ginger, and even carrots are allowed to be eaten during fasts.