18-Sep-2023, 01:13:09 pm

7 things you need for sthapana puja

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1. Lord Ganesha idol

You can choose from various sizes and materials, from eco-friendly clay idols to elaborate silver or brass ones, depending on your preferences and budget.

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2. Flowers & decorations

You'll need colorful drapes, flower garlands, decorative lights, rangoli and torans (door hangings) to adorn your home and the area where the idol will be placed.

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3. Modak

Modak, Lord Ganesha's favorite sweet, is a must-have during this festival. Gather ingredients like rice flour, jaggery or sugar, grated coconut, and ghee to make it.

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4. Offerings to Lord Ganesha

You'll also need fruits, flowers, and coconut for offering to the deity.

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5. Puja Essentials

Essential items like incense sticks, camphor, aarti plates, oil lamps (diyas), and a bell.

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6. Red cloth

A red cloth needs to placed where you wish to place your idol.

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7. Puja Thali

A dedicated plate or thali for performing the puja is essential. It should contain small cups for offerings, a diya, a bell, and a small pot for water.

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