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Aradhya Dev

A God personal to the worshipper.

Atka

Collection counter set up by Dharmarth.

Aarti

Worship by singing and chanting aloud the praise of a God or a Goddess.

Panch Agni

The five fires. One of the ways of performing severe Tapasaya is by sitting for Meditation in summer months while surrounded by the five fires.

Paduka

Shoes

Parvati

The wife of Shiv

Puja

Worship

Prasad

Food blessed by God

Pindies

Unhewn images of rock

Pratishthit

Consecrated, respected

Prayog

Penance

Prayogi

A man who performs penance.

Prithvi

The Earth

Pratigyaa Sankalp

A mantra chanted for announcing a vow,

Pujari

Hindu Priest; worshipper of the Goddess.

Puri

Fried cake of flour

Puja

Worship

Sadhus

Ascetics

Sadhvi

A female ascetic

Sadavrat

Place for distribution of food to the travelers.

Safai Karamchari

Cleaning, sanitation, staff.

Sahayak

Security Staff appointed by the Temple Committe.

Sanhar

Destruction

Sankalp

Vow

Sari

A garment worn by Indian women. It is usually six yards long.

Sati

The ritual where the wife used to burn herself to death on the funeral pyre Along with the dead body of her husband.

Shakti

Power; strength; force; the female energy.

Shankar

One out of the trinity of the Primary Hindu Gods. The other two Gods in the Trinity are Brahma and Vishnu.

Shankh

Conch shell

Shakti

Flaming dart; Energy ; Power

Shraap

Curse.

Shuddhi

Purification

Sindoor

A red powder usually worn by married Indian women on the parting of the Hair on the head.

Sinh Raj

The lion; the mount of the goddess.

Sthapita

Established

Surya

The Sun

Swayam Bhu

Self revealed.

Tapasya

Asceticism ;Penance ; a combination of devotion meditation, prayers and Fasting

Tatha Astu

"So shall it be" The words uttered by a god or a goddess while granting A boon.

Tejas

Energy.

Than

Udders of a cow.

Thaal

Metal plate

Tilak

An auspicious mark applied on the forehead.

Tirath

A place of pilgrimage.

Trishul

Trident, a weapon.

Vard Hast

The hand held out in the mode of bestowing blessings.

Vajra

The invincible thunderbolt, the weapon of Indra, the King of the Devas.

Vakra Tund Ganesh

Ganesh with the curved trunk .

Vedas

The ancient scriptures of the Hindus. There are four Vedas. These are Rig Ved ,Sama Ved, Yajur Ved , Atharva Ved.

Viniyog

Division or Department; experiment.

Vishnu

One out of the Trinity of the Primary Hindu Gods. The other two Gods in the

 

Trinity are Brahma and Shankar

Vrata

Vow, especially where food is forsaken for a particular period.

Yagya

A ritual which dates back to the Vedas in which offerings of various kinds

 

are made to the sacred fire in order to propitiate the Gods.

Yaksha

Semi-divine beings who are appointed by Kuber, the God of wealth, to protect His treasure.

Yatra

Pilgrimage.

Yantra

A mystical diagram supposed to possess occult powers.

Yog Nidra

The name of the Goddess when she induces sleep.

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