Puja and Homams
Puja is the act of showing reverence to a god, a spirit, or another aspect
of the divine through invocations, prayers, songs, and rituals. An
essential part of Puja for the devotee is making a spiritual connection
with the divine.
Wherever Puja is performed it includes three important components: the seeing of the deity; Puja, or worship, which includes offering flowers, fruits, and foods; and retrieving the blessed food and consuming it. By performing these sacred acts the worshiper creates a relationship with the divine through his or her emotions and senses.