KUMKUM (25 g)
An auspicious symbol of Hindu culture, Kumkum is fine vermillion powder used to worship Hindu deities. It is especially used to worship goddesses. Women even wear kumkum on their forehead with much celebration. This famous mark of Hindu tradition is considered sacred. Traditionally, the dot on the forehead signifies the place of the ‘ajna chakra’ – the all-knowing third eye of inner wisdom. Kumkum is made from turmeric or saffron. Dried turmeric sticks are ground with slaked lime which alters the yellow to a brilliant red.ABIL (25 g)
Abil is a holy white powder used to worship Hindu goddesses. It is also used in several rituals such as marriages and navgrah puja as an offering to deities. Ever wondered what goes in the making of rangoli? That’s right – abil. Thought to bring good luck, it is a regular feature in auspicious occasions such as festivals and cultural milestones.GULAL (25 g)
Gulal is a pink powder used in ritualistic worship, especially of Hindu goddesses. This powder also symbolises inner wisdom. It is said to attract the principle deity and bless those who perform the ritual. Shakti or the divine energy principle in the universe is known to be attracted to the subtle essence generated by this magical powder. It is also said that waves enriched with divine consciousness become mobile because of gulal.SINDOOR (25 g)
Sindoor is a red powder used during puja and often worn by married women on their forehead to denote their marital status.KAPUR (5 Pc)
Karpur are aromatic crystals used in ritualistic burning. They are used to perform aarti to idols and photos. Famous air purifiers, they come with a heavenly aroma and drive negative energies away. They are a great spiritual metaphor in Hindu tradition. When lit, camphor burns completely without leaving any trace – indicating the dissolution of the ego and union with god. Camphor represents our inherent tendencies, or ego, which keep us separate from the divine. Camphor is distilled from the bark of the tree Cinnamomum Camphora.KOPARA (25 g)
Kopara is dry coconut. Coconut is a regular feature in traditional Hindu rituals, considered sacred and auspicious. Coconut trees are often even prayed to. Dry coconut is used as an offering to deities, especially during the final oblation (purna-ahuti) of any homa/yagna. It is filled with sugar and ghee, and is then tied with a sacred thread, before being offered to the fire.KAMAL KAKDI (100 g)
Kamal kakdi is dried lotus seed. The lotus seed strengthens devotion and opens the heart for divine grace. KHAREK (25 g)
Kharek is dried date used as prasad.Prasad is a devotional food offering made to a god, later distributed to devotees. Traditionally, in return, blessings are sought and often, the fulfilment of a prayer. Prasad is considered to be sacred and all who receive it are blessed by divine grace. Prasad and theerth (holy water) are said to be imbued with the positive energies of the deity. Consuming this transfers those sacred energies to the one who consumes the prasad.
Make your ritual sweeter and spread blessings with Mama Handicraft Ganesh Puja Kit. Kharek stays fresh for long and is usually kept for days to distribute among families and friends.NADA CHADI (15 m)
Nada chadi, also called mouli, is a sacred red thread used by Hindus. The thread, an integral part of any puja, is used as an offering of cloth to the deity. Normally, it is tied around a kalash – a copper tumbler filled with water, with mango leaves and a coconut covering the mouth. Kalash represents the shrine. Before the puja begins, the red thread is tied around the wrist of family members to bless them.SUPARI (25 g)
Supari is considered auspicious in Hinduism and is used along with betel leaf in religious ceremonies. It is also a key ingredient used in food offered to god. It is regarded as an auspicious symbol of hospitality, and denotes a moral, social, and legal commitment.
Here’s an interesting titbit – the areca nut symbolises hard, coarse qualities of the ego that must be surrendered at the altar of god, thus leaving the soft, pure ones behind.SHAKAR (25 g)
Shakar or dainty sugar crystals lovingly offered to the lord and distributed to devotees as prasad makes your rituals only sweeter. Shakar as prasad can be kept for days for far-off families and friends. Prasad is considered a blessing from god. People receive prasad as return gifts in temples, but little do they know that they are being showered upon with grace.AGARBATTI (30 g Pouch)
Agarbatti are incense sticks used since time immemorial by people all over the world for ritualistic worship. They are symbolically lit for the pure love of the deity. These fragrant wands are known to purify the air and make the atmosphere serene. The soothing smell helps the devotee calm their mind and meditate peacefully. It is thus also used in aromatherapy to prevent bad energies from entering one’s home.ROSE WATER(100 g)
Gulab jal or rose water is an important element in Hindu rituals and puja – as it is believed to have purifying properties. The fragrant essence has long been a part of Hinduism – having been used as an ingredient in Ayurvedic medicines. Refresh your senses and awaken your soul with this delicate extract of the rose flower.PHOTO (SMALL)
The image of Lord Ganesha also comes included in this puja kit, which you can place at the centre while carrying out the rituals. You can also keep the image in your prayer area/room for daily worship. Awaken the devotion in your soul by paying obeisance to the remover of obstacles.