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The Significance of Puja

The Significance of Puja

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Devdutt Pattanaik
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Puja’ is the literal act of worship. With the evolution of Puja during the Vedic age, there came about a slightly different approach to the divine. While men and women still worshipped as a coping mechanism— to realize desires or change destiny—a more personal relationship between humans and their gods was developing.

However, the more personal a relationship, the more dynamic the puja is. How then does an entire sect follow a particular style of workship? How does one pick which god to worship?

In The Significance of Puja, Devdutt Pattanaik explores these questions among others. Read on.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Sep/2018

Length : 14 Pages

MRP : ₹15.00

The Significance of Puja

(Penguin Petit)

Devdutt Pattanaik

Puja’ is the literal act of worship. With the evolution of Puja during the Vedic age, there came about a slightly different approach to the divine. While men and women still worshipped as a coping mechanism— to realize desires or change destiny—a more personal relationship between humans and their gods was developing.

However, the more personal a relationship, the more dynamic the puja is. How then does an entire sect follow a particular style of workship? How does one pick which god to worship?

In The Significance of Puja, Devdutt Pattanaik explores these questions among others. Read on.

Select Preferred Format

Devdutt Pattanaik

Devdutt Pattanaik is the author of over 25 books and over 500 articles on the relevance of mythology in modern times. He worked in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries for 15 years before devoting all his time to his passion for decoding beliefs of all cultures, modern and ancient, located beneath the veneer of rationality. Extremely knowledgeable and exceptionally insightful, Pattanaik also boasts of the added skill of simplifying his mythological accounts into delightful reads that engage young readers. He is the master storyteller of the very popular Fun in Devlok series and Pashu

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