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Supari in Hindu Pujas – Why is Supari or Betel Nut used in Hindu rituals and pujas?

Supari or betel nut is an essential item in many Hindu pujas and rituals. But ever wondered why is supari or betel nut used in Hindu rituals and pujas? As per Hindu tradition, Supari symbolically represents Ganesha or Ganapati, the lord of success and remover of obstacles.

In some regions, Supari also represents Goddess Lakshmi.

In Hinduism, Supari is considered as Nirgun Nirakar Vigraha or murti. It means nature given formless bodies that are representatives of God’s nirakar nirlep niranjan form.