The procedure of performing Puja and yagna involves strings of method

The procedure of performing Puja and yagna involves strings of method,though the methods of ygna and Puja are similar . Yagna  starts with avahan, ahvan means invocation of gods, avahan is followed with offering of bhog in the form of ghee to appease the gods and satisfy their hunger while saying ‘Swaha’.According to rituals then we ask them to render us Prasad or gift and bid farewell to them. Now puja too has the same methodology. One has to ready himself by taking bath, and donning new clothes, then cleaning and sweeping that particular space where one decides to invite god this a preparatory process essential to make the environment soothing and peaceful to initiate the process.To begin with god is given a seat. Avahan  then  is initiated, it is a ritual to invoke life into the idol, this process of breathing life into the idol is known as pran parithistha. Subsequently after pran parithistha the idol is treated as living being, not a lifeless idol. Usually the idol is placed on proper place.The god is then offered water followed with abhishek; he is adorned with new cothes and jewellery ,chandan is applied,fragnance make the ambience more soothing so incense is lit to make the room aromatic. If it’s a god then sacred thread is given at the same breadth if it’s a goddess a mangalsutra is given after which bhog is served to god or goddesses.Then arti is done with lamp and bhajans are sung. Then comes the moment of phalastuti, wherein one asks wishes for fulfilment and seeks forgiveness for wrong deeds if any. Eventually comes the time for visarjan (immersion of water). The whole process is repeated again during the same time in the forthcoming year.   The entire process is the reminder that everything that has a beginning has an end and life is a cycle if one doesn’t elevate himself from their meager wrong doings which they confessed during puja offering then they will have to keep coming back to life until they rectify it.