"Puja Offerings" Chennai (Madras) Local Custom Tip by Canadienne

Chennai (Madras) Local Customs: 14 reviews and 6 photos

  Stalls near Kapaleeswarar Temple
by Canadienne
 
 

One of the essential parts of Hindu worship is puja ~ items are often offered to the gods as part of this prayer ritual. Typically, most of the offering is kept and a small token blessed and returned (a process that is officiated by the temple priests).

The items given vary from area to area (and are sometimes based on the traditional preferences of the god). You can always find stalls of puja items near temples. . .and garlands of flowers are always a popular choice.

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  • Updated Apr 17, 2003
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