Arghyam in Hinduism is the water that is offered during puja to the deity. It is also the water that is offered to Guru, Swami or guests on arrival at home or other places. Arghyam is an important part of Hindu Rituals.
Many communities offer water to the deities. They wash the feet of the deity and also offer water near the mouth of the deity. This process is referred as Arghyam.
When a guest arrives at home, he is provided fresh water to wash his feet and face. Water is also offered to drink. This traditional gesture is also referred as Arghyam.
Arghyam means ‘offering’ in Sanskrit.