Faces of India Part 4 – Prayers, Pujas and Piety

Prayers, Pujas and Piety-The Sanctity of All Life

This post will contain different faces of prayer, sacred ceremonies, piety and prayer in Indian life.  Everything, every event, every action is considered sacred and Divine by Indians.  Even a businessman, after receiving payment, will say a quick prayer of thanks over the bills he has been handed before placing them reverently and gratefully in the cash register.  Here are just several examples of small personal prayers or huge daily public pujas, but all reflecting the sanctity and joy felt by people for all the blessings so lovingly given to them each and every day by God.  I will post several photos full size here, but after the slideshow you will be able to view many more via the gallery.  Just click on a photo to enlarge it.

shiva decorated for festival

 

faces of piety at main ghat puja -varanassi

 

Puja for New Home

 

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Puja at Main Ghat Haridwar

 

faces of piety-Aarti Puja at Shiva ghat, Rishikesh

 

making scared music

 

sacred music concert

 

Flowers Ready for Puja Offerings

family puja

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Responses to Faces of India Part 4 – Prayers, Pujas and Piety

  1. […] Pujas and Piety-The Sanctity of All Life This post will contain different faces of prayer, source This entry was posted in asia by poster. Bookmark the […]

  2. threedeelife says:

    Hi Jane! When are you going to be in India this year? I am traveling to Nepal/India late Oct/Nov. and would love to meet up if possible. If not, would love to get your India recommendations!!! Write me at nicolediaz at gmail dot com

    Xo Nicole

    • Jane says:

      would LOVE to meet you Nicole…in person!! I will be in Rishiskesh for a VERY short visit…just 6 weeks. October 9-Nov 22. I have sent you a mail as well so feel free to contact me and ask for assistance in anything you might need. much love light and JOY 🙂

  3. calcutta says:

    calcutta…

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