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Puja in Hinduism is Incomplete without These Five Items

In Hinduism, people often complain about pujas being not effective. The real reason for this is that in pujas they do not make the offering of five important items. The five items are:

  1. Milk
  2. Curd
  3. Ghee
  4. Honey
  5. Misri (Rock Candy or Kalkandam) (instead of misri you can use sugarcane juice).
The five items are together known as Panchamrit.

It is widely believed that the puja is incomplete if the five items are not part of the offering.

The reason is that three items– milk, curd, and ghee – are provided by the cow, which is the abode of various gods and goddesses. Honey is a natural and pure offering. So too is rock candy or sugarcane juice.

When these five combine, it becomes Amrit – elixir, that which can purify and give rebirth.

Not just the above said five items, all puja ingredients should be natural. Unnatural items should not be part of puja.

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