Puja (alternative transliteration pooja, Sanskrit: reverence or worship, loosely) is a religious ritual which most Hindus perform every morning after bathing and dressing but prior to taking any food or drink. Puja rituals vary between Hindu sects, but generally involve the chanting of a particular mantra on a mala (rosary) and optionally the offering of food and drink to one’s personal murtis (idols) of god and guru).
Daily Prayers : Vandna, Mantras, Stotra, Stuti and Prarthana
गायत्री मंत्र ॐ भूर्भुव: स्व: तत्सवितुर्वरेन्यं । भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि, धीयो यो न: प्रचोदयात् ।।
Meaning: The Almighty God may illuminate our intellect, which may lead us on the righteous path.
शान्ति मंत्रम् ओम् सह नाववतु। सह नौ भुनक्तु। सह वीर्यं करवावहै। तेजसि्वनावधीतमस्तु मा विद्विषावहै। ओम् शान्तिः , शान्तिः , शान्तिः
Meaning: Om, may He protect us both (Teacher and taught). May He look after us to enjoy (the truits of scriptural study). May we both exert together ( to find the true meaning of the sacred text). May our studies be fruitful so that we acquire luster. May we never quarrel with each other..
गणेश वन्दना वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्यकोटिसमप्रभा । निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा ||
Meaning: O Lord Ganesha of large body, curved trunk, with the brilliance of a million suns, please make all my work free of obstacles always.
गुरु वन्दना त्वमेव माता च पिता त्वमेव, त्वमेव बन्धुश्च सखा त्वमेव। त्वमेव विधा द्रविणं त्वमेव, त्वमेव सर्वं मम देव देव।
Meaning: You are my mother, father, brother and companion, You alone are knowledge and Prosperity. O great teacher, you mean everything to me.