a prayer ritual of worship of Aryan origin, which replaced the Vedic sacrifice (Yajna). The pūjā, follows a consolidated workflow and requires ingredients (flowers, fruits, food, etc.). It uses consecrated water, reciting the formula “Om pavitra, pavitra” “Om, be pure”, then follows the singing of the “gāyatrī”.
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“Oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ tát savitúr váreṇyaṃ bhárgo devásya dhīmahi
dhíyo yó naḥ pracodáyāt”,
“Om, heaven, Earth and water, as the great sun, brilliant, pious, and divine helps us to meditate on our rampant intellects.”