|Puja - Types|
Kinds of offering or upcharas
Some of the offerings or Upcharas are:
Dhyanam: Meditating on the lord
One can do up to 30 Upacharas or sixteen, ten, eight and five Upacharas.
The five Upacharas or Panchoupachara pooja is done offering items that
represent all the five elements.
Pujas, as mentioned earlier, energize the deity being worshipped. This energy can be tapped in order to materialize one's desires:
Kamya Puja which is done for health, wealth or to beget children.
Serve as a protective shield: Nithya Puja which is done daily to be
ever endowed with the Lord's grace.
Mark an auspicious occasion: Naimityaka Puja.