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What does it mean by Shodasa Upacharas?

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Asked by sudhakar kuruvada, 04 Apr '13 06:28 pm
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In the ritualistic Hindu Vedic Poojas the deity is worshiped by offering 16 services known as the Shodasa Upacharas.

Pooja actually has a tow fold puorpose. One is the Baahya-Pooja or the rituals we perform outwardly for the Deity like offering flowers and fruits etc. It is an expression of our faith and reverence. Worship of God in any form in any way you like is good as it reduces the negative side of your Karma and improves the positive effects. Doing it in a systematic time tested ritualistic manner is better as it gives better results. It also gives you discipline and better satisfaction & peace of mind.

The pictures and idols of the deities whom we worship in this ritualistic way neither wear the flowers we offer nor eat the fruits. We do get some satisfaction of having offered something to the deity. But apart from that there is a deeper and greater spiritual significance behind the rituals and that is why they were prescribed and practiced by millions of our ancient seers ...more
Answered by LIPSIKA, 04 Apr '13 06:29 pm

 
  
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In the ritualistic Hindu Vedic Poojas the deity is worshiped by offering 16 services known as the Shodasa Upacharas.
Answered by rajan, 05 Apr '13 07:24 am

 
  
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In the ritualistic Hindu Vedic Poojas the deity is worshiped by offering 16 services known as the Shodasa Upacharas.
Answered by Quest, 04 Apr '13 09:23 pm

 
  
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In the ritualistic Hindu Vedic Poojas the deity is worshiped by offering 16 services known as the Shodasa Upacharas.

Pooja actually has a tow fold puorpose. One is the Baahya-Pooja or the rituals we perform outwardly for the Deity like offering flowers and fruits etc. It is an expression of our faith and reverence. Worship of God in any form in any way you like is good as it reduces the negative side of your Karma and improves the positive effects. Doing it in a systematic time tested ritualistic manner is better as it gives better results. It also gives you discipline and better satisfaction & peace of mind.
Answered by arun mishra, 04 Apr '13 06:44 pm

 
  
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" Shodasa Upacahar " is a complete process of perfuming the rituals of
pooja, the worship. Upachar means service; there are 16 upachars to
be executed for worship. It is expected that one should chant the
slokas of Vedic verses and feel it is performed by oneself.
Alternately one should close the eyes and perform the service on
oneself mentally. The later one is of higher degree.
Answered by Psycho, 04 Apr '13 06:39 pm

 
  
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Poojan ki vidhi batai gai hai usme vistar purvak.
Answered by rk, 04 Apr '13 06:31 pm

 
  
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