How is Puja/Homa Performed
Pujas and Homas are performed in accordance with the Vaidic tradition. They are conducted by experienced Vaidic scholars (pundits). All of them have undergone years of rigorous practical training in the field of Vaidic Puja's.
Importance of Sankalpa
Sankalpa is derived from two words ‘Sat’ (which means good) and ‘Kalpana’ (which means intention). So Sankalpa means a good intention. During the pujas we bring the scattered mind to this moment - ‘Now’. The Vaidic Mantras when chanted have an effect on our being; the ancient Rishis had figured out the impact of various sounds on brain and that is how the Mantras were articulated. The mantras chanted during the puja generate vibrations which lead to manifestation of the sankalpa. Though Sunlight is present everywhere but when it is passed through a magnifying glass it burns the object, likewise Sankalpa intensifies the effect and brings forth the desired outcome. Attending the pujas is definitely has its own benefits, but taking a sankalpa increases the receptivity and thus actualization of intention.
How to take Sankalpa
DivyaShakti conducts various pujas and homas, on request by devotees, for specific outcomes. Devotees can take sankalpa for various pujas and homas organised by DivyaShakti. They can also Organize Pujas and Homas in their vicinity with the help of our network of coordinators and volunteers.
PUJA AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE
‘Puja’ is defined as “purnaat jayate iti puja”, which means ‘that which is born (jayate – ja) out of fullness (purnaat – pu)’. So puja means the spontaneous happening which is born out of the fullness and contentment.
Puja is an innocent playful process reciprocating the supreme love of nature. The state of mind with which the puja is performed, the material (samagri) used and the chanting of mantras during the puja, have a profound effect on the environment and people attending the puja. The vibrations purify the environment and have calming effect on the people’s mind. Puja can be well compared to meditation or yoga. The experience of oneness of the worshipper with the worshipped is realization of the true nature of the Self.