Online Shopping: Best Way to Buy Puja Samagri and Festival Items
Gone are the items when we used to go marketplaces for buying every single puja items or the entire pooja samagri few days or hours before the festival begins. In case of a puja such as Satya Narayana, Lakshmi Puja, Ganpati Puja etc., we had to heavily rely on our Pundit or priest’s list of puja items. As instructed by the pundit, we would bring home the required pooja samagri from the market.
Although it was advantageous to check and buy the items, the disadvantage was that most of the items were not used completely during the pooja. We had to store the remnants of the items. But with online shopping platform, it is now actually convenient to buy puja samagri without confusion as to what to buy exactly for a particular puja.
Significance of Proper Puja Samagri:
In the world of ecommerce, there are many online stores offerings a variety of pooja samagri items for various festivals such as Ganesh Chaturthi, Maha Shivratri, Holi, Gudi Padwa, Dhanteras, Diwali, Lakshmi Puja, Chopda Pujan, Bhai Dooj and more. Items included in the puja samagri are of an essential role in Hindu (Vedic pooja) rites, prayers and havans. If you check out the history of ancient India, you would find out that the locals always engaged in periodical homas at temples and homes. They used items like supari, Bel fruit, ghee, Honey, Akshat (rice grains), Turmeric powder, Sindoor, Ganga Jal and Attar and so on in the performance of festive poojas, homas and vidhis.
Vedic scriptures especially Rig, Yajur, Sama and Arthava mention the various secrets of mantras (sound), sankalpa (purpose), thoughts and the five elements of Nature that are uttered during a pooja or yajna.
When you use pure, qualitative Puja vessels and other items such as offering bowls, Vessels for Abhishekam, Oil/Deepam lamps, Panchapatra, Bells, Haldi Kum Kum containers, Pedestal, Neti Patra etc., your performance meets the parameters given in the ancient scriptures.
When you have the whole Pooja samagri in place and pundit ju performs the homa or pooja with the correct pronunciation of Sanskrit mantras, you experience the energetic vibrations come out of the sacrificial fire (agni kunda) that has powers to eradicate the negativity from the native’s chart, kundali and home.
Benefits of buying Puja Samagri online
Convenience: The first and the foremost benefit is convenience. You need not to go places in search of puja items. Today there many online stores that offer puja kits, everything required for a particular puja wrapped in one kit. For instance Lakshmi Puja Kit or Dhanteras Puja Kit; it contains all the required items to be used in the puja.
Perfect kit: Another advantage is that the kit is prepared based on the instruction given in the scriptures like Atharva Veda. So all the items are optimally used leading to no waste, no redundancy.
Availability: Today you can get puja kits for all the major festivals such Maha Shivratri, Holi, Gudi Padwa, Navratri, Shravan, Janmashtami etc.
Price: These kits are reasonably priced since there are a number of orders online before the festivals begin.