Puja Materials(ಪೂಜಾ ಸಾಮಗ್ರಿಗಳು)

In our Hindu culture, we worship Gods and Goddesses in various ways. For the generic Shodashopachara Puja ಷೋಡಶೋಪಚಾರ ಪೂಜೆ ( Shodasha meaning 16, upachara means steps of worship) we generally require pooja materials..

My personal opinion is these pooja materials not only brings positive energy, but also make the idols/ God images or photos look so beautiful, serene and adds to the bhakthi or devotion.

Usually for any festivals or vrathas or generic poojas we tend to forget these, so I thought to provide a check-list for the same. General materials needed for any puja/Pooja Saamaanu ( called MangaLa Dravya items in kannada:: ಮಂಗಳ ದ್ರವ್ಯಗಳು )are as follows:-

    • Arishina Or Turmeric powder/ ಅರಿಶಿನ
    • Kumkuma/ ಕುಂಕುಮ
    • Mantrakshate / Akshate ಮಂತ್ರಾಕ್ಷತೆ –> Could be yellow or red
    • ADike ಅಡಿಕೆ (Betel areca Nuts) –> Battalu adike (whole nuts) or Chooru adike(areca nuts cut into parts) ಬಟ್ಟಲು ಅಡಿಕೆ ಮತ್ತು ಚೂರು ಅಡಿಕೆ
    • Veelyadele/ ವೀಳ್ಯದೆಲೆ ( Betel Leaves)
    • Chandra/ ಚಂದ್ರ–> Saffron powder
    • Cotton wicks called Hoobatti  for lighting lamp or deepa and Gejje vastra ಹೂಬತ್ತಿ & ಗೆಜ್ಜೆವಸ್ತ್ರ( Cotton decorative items) and ಮಂಗಳಾರತಿ ಬತ್ತಿ
    • Gandha or chandana ಶ್ರೀಗಂಧ –> This comes in the form of tablets or powder or could be rubbed using water using SaaNe Kallu ( small sandal board)
    • Sandalwood board /ಸಾಣೆ ಕಲ್ಲು
    • Sunna or lime/ ಸುಣ್ಣ
    • Incense sticks/ ಅಗರಬತ್ತಿ
    • 5 Coconuts/ ತೆಂಗಿನಕಾಯಿ
    • 5 types of fruits/ ಹಣ್ಣುಗಳು like moosambi/orange, bananas, ದ್ರಾಕ್ಷಿ ಹಣ್ಣು, chikku or ಸಪೋಟ, apples.
    • 5 types of flowers/ ಹೂಗಳು like shavantige, mallige, Gulabi, kamala, jaaji, rose etc.
    • Hoovina Haara /ಹೂವಿನ ಹಾರ or flower garlands made out of ಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆ (Jasmine), ಶಾವಂತಿಗೆ(chrysanthemum)  or ಕನಕಾಂಬರ  ( Crossandra ) etc.
    • TuLasi Haara/ ತುಳಸಿ ಹಾರ
    • 5 types of leaves/ ಪತ್ರೆಗಳು Needed for Ganesha chaturthi festival) like tuLasi, Maruga, Davana, Garike etc.
    • PanchaPaatre, UddharaNe( Spoon) , Arghya paatre/ ಪಂಚ ಪಾತ್ರೆ, ಅರ್ಘ್ಯ ಪಾತ್ರೆ, ಉದ್ಧರಣೆ/ ಆರತಿ ತಟ್ಟೆ..
    • For Panchaamrutha/ ಪಂಚಾಮೃತಕ್ಕೆ ::  Milk, Honey, Sugar, Ghee, Curds.. and banana for ಫಲ ಪಂಚಾಮೃತ
    • Lamps like Nandadeepa, Deepada kamba/ ದೀಪದ ಕಂಬಗಳು, ನಂದಾದೀಪ  etc..
    • Dhoopa – Sambhrani/ ಧೂಪ ಸಾಂಬ್ರಾಣಿ ,ಅಗರಬತ್ತಿ
    • Few coins/ ದಕ್ಷಿಣೆಗೆ ನಾಣ್ಯಗಳು
    • Oil for lighting lamps/ ದೀಪಕ್ಕೆ ಎಣ್ಣೆ


Note :: The above check list ಪಟ್ಟಿ is the most basic list which holds good for festivals or vrathas, to this there could be additions in case of Marriages,  Seemantha, NamakaraNa, Gruha Pravesha, etc..


Goddess AnnapoorNeshwari — alankaara during navarathri


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