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Paduka Puja

List of items

  • Baba’s Paduka’s or any deity statue can be used (any size)
  • Clean hand towel
  • Two large steel plates and a steel bowl
  • Cushion/mat/handkerchief to sit on (devotees sitting on chair don’t require this)
  • Conch (shankh) – if you have one
  • A bell (ghantadi)
  • Copper tumbler (kalash)
  • Kumkum (red powder) and Chandan/sandalwood
  • Abil (white powder), Gulal (pink powder) and Sindoor
  • 5 handfuls of rice grains
  • Multi-coloured thread (nadachhadi roll)
  • White thread roll (sutar no doro)
  • 5 to 7 flowers
  • A fruit of your choice
  • Few dry fruits: almonds, pistachios, cashew nuts (badam, pista & kaju)
  • Betel leaf (nagarvel nu paan) – if you have
  • Cloves, cinnamon and cardamom (luving, elchi and tuj)
  • Small vibhuti packet
  • Two 500ml bottles of water or jug of water
  • 5 plastic or steel spoons
  • Kitchen roll or tissues
  • Honey mixed in milk (madhuparkam)
  • Perfume – alcohol free (attar) – only if you have
  • Items for abhishekam (holy pouring) – only small amounts of the following are necessary:
    1. Milk
    2. Yoghurt
    3. Honey
    4. Turmeric mixed in water
    5. Fresh coconut water – not pre-packed or boxed (break coconut on the morning of the puja)
    6. Fresh fruit juice
    7. Vibhuti water
    8. Rose water
    9. Panchamrut (mixture of 5 items: milk, yogurt, ghee, honey and sugarcandy)

What if I don’t have all the items?

Don’t worry, you can still participate even if you do not have all the items. Please do ensure you follow your local coronavirus guidelines and restrictions. 

Tune into virtual bhajans

Every Thursday and Sunday you can join the bhajans online on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/leicestersaicentres.

Power of prayer

The Sai Gayatri mantra, as well as the Gayatri mantra, is being chanted by Sai devotees around the world for the welfare of humanity. Let us all be united and pray with intensity as often as possible. This is an important spiritual practice that can help alleviate this global health threat due to the coronavirus.

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