​​HINDU TEMPLE OF ROCHESTER

Puja Samagri List for the all services offered at Hindu Temple of Rochester


Table of Contents

Aradhana Puja. 3

Abhishekham (at Temple) 4

Ganesha Puja / Any other Puja (without Havan) 5

Sri Venkateshwara Vrata Puja. 6

Navagraha Puja (without Havan) 7

Navagraha Puja (with Havan) 8

Kalyanotsav. 9

Sudarshan Havan. 10

Satyanarayan Puja (at Home) 11

Satyanarayan Puja (at Temple and Monthly on Poornima Day) 12

Sahasranama Archana. 13

Sreemantham (Baby Shower Puja ) 14

Namkaran Puja (Naming Ceremony) 15

Annaprasana (Baby’s First Solid Food) 16

Mundan / Chaula Puja (First Haircut Ceremony) 17

Upanayanam (Thread Ceremony) 18

Graduation Puja. 19

Ayushya Homam (Birthday Celebration) 20

Nishchitartham (Engagement Ceremony) 21

Vivah Samaroh (Wedding Ceremony ) 22

Shasti Poorthi (Sixtieth Birthday Ceremony) (with Havan) 23

Hiranya / Shradham (at Temple) 24

Pind Shradham (at home, with Havan) 25

Anthima Samskaar 26

Vahan Puja (Car Puja) 27

Bhoomi Puja (Groundbreaking Ceremony) 28

Grahapravesh Puja (House Warming Ceremony) 29

Aradhana Puja

Item

Amount

Turmeric

1 cup

Kum Kum

1 cup

Betel Nuts

9

Betel Leaves

6

Incense Sticks

1 packet

Camphor

1 packet

Banana

6

Coconut

1

5 kinds of dry fruit

1 cup each (optional)

Ghee

1 cup

Cardamom Powder

1 teaspoon

Saffron

1 teaspoon

Flowers

1 bunch

Milk

1 cup

Buttermilk

1 cup

Honey

1 cup

Sugar

1 cup

Prasad

Any sweet dish

Abhishekham (at Temple)

Sri Ganesha

Shivalinga

Sri Hanumana

Sri Kartikeya

Sri Venkateshwara

Sri Padmavati

Lord Murugan

Sri Valli & Sri Devyani

Sri Radha Krishna

Devi Durga

Item

Amount

Turmeric Powder

1 cup

Kum Kum

1 cup

Betel Nuts

12

Betel Leaves

12

Incense Sticks

1 packet

Banana

12

Coconuts

1

5 kinds of dry fruit

1 cup of each

5 kinds of fresh fruit

5 of each

Flowers

1 bunch

Milk

1 gallon

Buttermilk

1 quart

Honey

1 cup

Ghee

1 teaspoon

Orange Juice or other fruit juice

½ gallon

Prasad

Any sweet dish*

Note: Clothes may be offered to the Deity.

*Note: Food prepared without garlic/onion by devotees may be offered as to the Deity and distributed at the temple.

Ganesha Puja / Any other Puja (without Havan)

Item

Amount

Turmeric Powder

1 cup

Kum Kum

1 cup

Betel Nuts

9

Betel Leaves

6

Incense Stick

1 packet

Camphor

1 packet

Banana

6

Coconuts

1

5 kinds of dry fruit

1 cup each (optional)

Ghee

1 cup

Cardamom Powder

1 teaspoon

Saffron

1 teaspoon

Flowers

1 bunch

Milk

1 cup

Buttermilk

1 cup

Honey

1 cup

Sugar

1 cup

Prasad

Any sweet dish

Sri Venkateshwara Vrata Puja

Item

Amount

Turmeric Powder

1 cup

Kum Kum

1 cup

Betel Nuts

15

Betel Leaves

10

Incense Stick

1 packet

5 kinds of fresh fruit

5 of each

Rice

3-4 cups, enough to fill 2 quarter plates

Copper Kalash

1, not required if Puja is in Temple

Ghee

1 small bottle

Towel

1

Blouse Piece

1

Cardamom Powder

2 teaspoons

Clove Powder

2 teaspoons

Saffron

2 teaspoons

Coins

12 quarters

Plates

5, for each kind of fruit

Light Lamps (Diyas)

2

Oil

For lamps

Cotton Wick

For lamps

Flowers

3 bunches

Milk

1 cup

Buttermilk

1 cup

Honey

1 cup

Sugar

1 cup

Prasad

12 ladoos made of wheat flour & sugar

Navagraha Puja (without Havan)

Item

Amount

Turmeric Powder

1 cup

Kum Kum

1 cup

Betel Nuts

9

Betel Leaves

6

Incense Stick

1 packet

Banana

12

Coconuts

1

5 kinds of dry fruit

1 cup each (optional)

Ghee

1 cup

Navagrahas

9 kinds of gems / 9 betel Nutss

Cardamom Powder

1 teaspoon

Saffron

1 teaspoon

Flowers

1 bunch

Milk

1 cup

Buttermilk

1 cup

Honey

1 cup

Sugar

1 cup

Prasad

Any sweet dish

Navagraha Puja (with Havan)

Item

Amount

Turmeric Powder

1 cup

Kum Kum

1 cup

Betel Nuts

9

Betel Leaves

6

Incense Stick

1 packet

Banana

6

Coconuts

1

5 kinds of dry fruit

1 cup each (optional)

Navagrahas

9 kinds of gem / 9 betel Nutss

Havan Samagri

1 packet

Ghee

1 pound

Firewood

2 logs

Fire Starter

1 packet

Popcorn

2 packets, already popped

Oil

For lamps

Light Lamps

2

Aluminum Tray, full catering size

2

Cardamom Powder

1 teaspoon

Saffron

1 teaspoon

Flowers

1 bunch

Milk

1 cup

Buttermilk

1 cup

Honey

1 cup

Sugar

1 cup

Prasad

Any sweet dish

Kalyanotsav

Item

Amount

Turmeric Powder

1 cup

Kum Kum

1 cup

Betel Nuts

20

Betel Leaves

20

Incense Sticks

1 packet

Banana

20

Coconuts

5

5 kinds of dry fruit

1 cup each

Rice

3-4 cups, enough to fill 2 quarter plates

Plates

2

Copper Kalash

1

Jaggery

2 blocks

Dry CocoNuts

2 halves

Ghee

1 small bottle

Blouse Piece

1

Cardamom Powder

5 teaspoons

Clove Powder

5 teaspoons

Saffron

5 teaspoons

Coins

5 $1 coins

Oil

For lamps

Tulsi Leaf (Basil)

Optional

Flowers

2 garlands or 3 bunches

Milk

2 cups

Rose Water

1 bottle

Perfume Oil

1 bottle

Dhaga (Colored Thread)

1 ball

Sari

1

Dhoti

1

Mangalsutra

1

Prasad

2 sweet dishes, discuss with Pujariji

Sudarshan Havan

Item

Amount

Turmeric Powder

1 cup

Kum Kum

1 cup

Betel Nuts

12

Betel Leaves

15

Incense Stick

1 packet

Camphor

1 packet

Banana

12

Coconuts

2

5 kinds of dry fruit

1 cup each

Rice

1-2 cups, enough to fill 1 quarter plate

Plates

2

Copper Kalash

1

Jaggery

2 large blocks

Black Sesame Seeds

1 small packet

Dry CocoNuts

4 halves

Havan Samagri

1 packet

Ghee

1 pound bottle

Towel / Dhoti

1

Blouse Piece

1

Cardamom Powder

2 teaspoons

Clove Powder

2 teaspoons

Saffron

2 teaspoons

Rice flour

1 pound

Fire Starter

1 packet

Popcorn

2 packets, already popped

Lemon

2

Flowers

3 bunches

Milk

½ gallon

Buttermilk

1 cup

Honey

1 cup

Sugar

1 cup

Sudarshan Yantra Copper Plate

1

Prasad

Sweet Pongal

Satyanarayan Puja (at Home)

Item

Amount

Turmeric Powder

10 teaspoons

Kum Kum

2 teaspoons

Chandan Powder

2 teaspoons

Betel Nuts

5

Betel Leaves

5

Camphor

1 packet

Rice

4 pounds

Towel

1

Blouse Piece

1

Copper Kalash

1

Light Lamps (Diya)

1

Wicks

For lamps

Ghee

1 small bottle

Disposable cups

5

Coins

25 $1 coins

Paper Towel Roll

1

Flowers

1 bunch

CocoNutss

3

Picture of Satyanarayana Bhagwan

1

Small Idol of Balaji / Krishna / Rama

1

5 kinds of fruit (must include bananas)

 

Panchamruta*

 

Prasad

Ravva Kesari / Halwa


*Panchamruta is comprised of milk, curd, sugar, honey, and ghee mixed together with slices of banana.

Satyanarayan Puja (at Temple and Monthly on Poornima Day)

At Temple

Item

Amount

Betel Nuts

25

Betel Leaves

20

Flowers

1 bunch

Coconuts

3

5 kinds of fruit (must include bananas)

 

Prasad

Ravva Kesari / Halwa

Monthly on Poornima Day

Item

Amount

Coconuts

1

5 kinds of fresh fruit (must include bananas)

5 of each

Flowers

1 bunch

Prasad

Sheera / Any dish as desired*

*Food prepared without garlic or onion by devotees may be offered as to the Deity and distributed at the temple.

Sahasranama Archana

Item

Amount

Flowers

5 bunches

Coconut

1

Banana

6

Prasad

Any sweet dish

Sreemantham (Baby Shower Puja )

Item

Amount

Turmeric

1 cup

Kum Kum

1 cup

Betel Nuts

9

Betel Leaves

6

Incense Sticks

1 packet

Banana

6

5 types of Fresh Fruit

5 of each

Coconut

1

Dry Coconut

4 halves

5 kinds of dry fruit

1 cup each (optional)

Navagrahas

9 kinds of gems / 9 betel nuts

Havan Samgri

1 packet

Ghee

1 pound

Fire Starter

1 packet

Popcorn

2 packets, already popped

Light Lamps (Diyas)

2

Oil

For lamps

Aluminum Trays, full catering size

2

Cardamom Powder

1 teaspoon

Saffron

 

Flower

1 bunch

5 types of Flowers

 

Milk

¼ gallon

Buttermilk

1 cup

Honey

1 cup

Sugar

1 cup

Saree

1

Bangles

Red and Green

Blouse Pieces

6

Prasad

Any sweet dish

Namkaran Puja (Naming Ceremony)

Item

Amount

Turmeric Powder

1 cup

Kum Kum

1 cup

Betel Nuts

9

Betel Leaves

6

Incense Sticks

1 packet

Banana

6

Coconut

1

Rice

3-4 cups, enough to fill 2 quarter plates

5 kinds of dry fruit

1 cup each (optional)

Ghee

1 cup

Cardamom Powder

1 teaspoon

Saffron

1 teaspoon

Flower

1 bunch

Milk

1 cup

Buttermilk

1 cup

Honey

1 cup

Sugar

1 cup

Prasad

Any sweet dish

Annaprasana (Baby’s First Solid Food)

Item

Amount

Coconut

1

Kum Kum

1 small packet

Flowers

1 bunch

Fruits

As preferred

Cooked Prasad

As preferred (optional)

Cooked Kheer

1 cup

Book, pen, money, kum kum, knife, mirror

1 of each

Note: Food prepared without garlic/onion by devotees can be offered to the Deity.

Mundan / Chaula Puja (First Haircut Ceremony)

Item

Amount

Turmeric Powder

1 cup

Kum Kum

1 cup

Betel Nuts

5

Betel Leaves

5

Incense Stick

1 packet

Banana

6

Coconut

1

Rice

1-2 cups, enough to fill 1 quarter plate

Copper Kalash

1 (not required if Puja is in Temple)

Blouse Piece (Red or Yellow)

1

Coins

5 quarters

Scissors

1

Kusha (Durba / Suksruva)

Provided by Temple

Dhaga (Colored Thread)

1 ball

Upanayanam (Thread Ceremony)

Item

Amount

Turmeric Powder and Kum Kum

1 cup each

Betel Nuts

12

Betel Leaves

15

Incense Sticks and Camphor

1 packet

Banana

12

Coconut

2

5 kinds of dry fruit

1 cup each

Rice

3-4 cups, enough to fill 2 quarter plates

Plates

2

Jaggery

2 large blocks

Black Sesame Seeds

1 small packet

Dry Coconut

4 halves

Havan Samagri

1 packet

Ghee

1 pound bottle

Towel

1

Blouse Piece

1

Cardamom, Clove, and Saffron Powder

2 teaspoons each

Rice flour

1 pound

Fire Starter

1 packet

Popcorn

2 packets

Lemon

2

Flowers

3 bunches

Milk

½ gallon

Buttermilk

1 cup

Honey

1 cup

Sugar

1 cup

Rice

5 pound

Silver Cup

1

Silver Plate

1

Dhoti (Yellow Color)

1

White Thread

 

Sari / Shawl

1

Prasad

Khichdi, Vada, Kheer (Payasam)

Graduation Puja

Item

Amount

Turmeric

1 cup

Kum Kum

1 cup

Betel Nuts

9

Betel Leaves

6

Incense Sticks

1 packet

Camphor

1 packet

Banana

6

Coconut

1

5 kinds of dry fruit

1 cup each (optional)

Ghee

1 cup

Cardamom Powder

1 teaspoon

Saffron

1 teaspoon

Flower

1 bunch

Milk

1 cup

Buttermilk

1 cup

Honey

1 cup

Sugar

1 cup

Prasad

Any sweet dish

Ayushya Homam (Birthday Celebration)

Item

Amount

Turmeric

1 cup

Kum Kum

1 cup

Betel Nuts

12

Betel Leaves

15

Incense Sticks

1 packet

Camphor

1 packet

Coconut

2

Dry Coconut

4 halves

5 kinds of Dry Fruit

1 cup each

Rice

3-4 cups, enough to fill 2 quarter plates

Plates

2

Copper Kalash

1

Jaggery

2 large blocks

Black Sesame Seeds

1 small packet

White Mustard Seeds

1 small packet

Havan Samagri

1 packet

Ghee

1 pound bottle, for havan

Towel

1

Blouse Piece

1

Cardamom, Clove, and Saffron Powder

2 teaspoons each

Rice flour

1 pound

Fire Starter

1 packet

Popcorn

2 packets, already popped

Lemon

2

Flowers

3 bunches

Milk

½ gallon

Buttermilk

1 cup

Honey

1 cup

Sugar

1 cup

Prasad

Any sweet dish

Nishchitartham (Engagement Ceremony)

Item

Amount

Turmeric

1 cup

Kum Kum

1 cup

Betel Nuts

10

Betel Leaves

10

Incense Sticks

1 packet

Banana

6

Coconut

2

5 kinds of fresh fruit

4 of each kind

Plates

2

Copper Kalash

1

Light Lamps (Diyas)

2

Oil

For lamps

Cotton Wicks

For lamps

Flowers

2 garlands and 2 bunches

Rose Water

1 bottle

Prasad

Any sweet dish*

*Note: Food prepared without garlic/onion by devotees may be offered as to the Deity and distributed at the temple.

Vivah Samaroh (Wedding Ceremony)

Item

Amount

Turmeric Powder

1 cup

Kum Kum

1 cup

Betel Nuts

12

Betel Leaves

15

Incense Sticks and Camphor

1 packet

Banana

12

Coconut

2

5 kinds of dry fruit

1 cup each

Rice

3-4 cups, enough to fill 2 quarter plates

Plates

2

Copper Kalash

1

Jaggery

2 large blocks

Black Sesame Seeds

1 small packet

Dry coconut

4 halves

Havan Samagri

1 packet

Towel

1

Blouse Piece

1

Cardamom, Clove, and Saffron Powder

2 teaspoons each

Rice flour

1 pound

Ghee

1 pound

Firewood

2 logs

Fire Starter

1 packet

Popcorn

2 packets, already popped

Light Lamps (Diyas)

2

Oil

For Lamps

Aluminum Tray, full catering size

2

Flowers

3 bunches

Milk

½ gallon

Honey

1 cup

Rice

5 pounds

Saree / Shawl

1

White Thread

 

Prasad

Any sweet dish

Shasti Poorthi (Sixtieth Birthday Ceremony) (with Havan)

Item

Amount

Turmeric and Kum Kum

1 cup each

Betel Nuts

20

Betel Leaves

25

Incense Sticks

1 packet

Camphor

1 packet

Banana

25

Coconut

4 halves

Dry coconut

12 halves

5 kinds of dry fruit

1 cup each

Rice

3-4 cups, enough to fill 2 quarter plates

Plates

2

Copper Kalash

4

Jaggery

2 large blocks

Black Sesame Seeds

1 packet

Havan Samagri

1 packet

Ghee

1 pound bottle for havan

Towel

1

Blouse Piece

1

Cardamom, Clove, and Saffron Powder

2 teaspoons each

Rice flour

1 pound

Fire Starter

1 packet

Popcorn

2 packets, already popped

Lemon

2

Flowers

3 bunches

Milk

½ gallon

Buttermilk

1 cup

Honey

1 cup

Sugar

1 cup

Aluminum Tray, full catering size

2

Coins

80 quarters

Navagrahas

9 gems, 1 of each kind

White Mustard

1 small packet

Prasad

Any sweet dish

Hiranya / Shradham (at Temple)

Item

Amount

Turmeric

1 cup

Kum Kum

1 cup

Coins

5 $1 coins

Banana

6

Plantain

2

2 kinds of Fresh Vegetables

 

Rice, Moong Dal, Chana Dal, Urad Dal

Quantity as desired for daanam

Black Sesame Seeds

1 packet

Flowers

1 bunch

Ganga Jal

1 packet

Kusha (Darba/Suksruva)

Provided by Temple

Pind Shradham (at home, with Havan)

Item

Amount

Turmeric

1 cup

Kum Kum

1 cup

Banana

6

Plantain

2

2 kinds of Fresh Vegetables

 

Rice, Moong Dal, Chana Dal, Urad Dal

Quantity as desired for daanam

Black Sesame Seeds

1 packet

Flowers

1 bunch

Ganga Jal

1 packet

Ghee

1 small bottle

Dry Coconut

2 halves

Copper Kalash

1

Rice Flour

1 packet

Aluminum Tray, full catering size

3

Honey

1 bottle

Kusha (Darba/Suksruva)

Provided by Temple

Anthima Samskaar

Item

Amount

Black Sesame Seeds

1 small packet

White Rice

1 pound

Ganga Jal

1 packet

Tulsi Leaves

Handful, must be provided by family

Cotton Balls

1 small packet

Incense Sticks

1 packet

Camphor

1 packet

Popcorn

1 packet

Dry coconut

2, whole

Coconut

1

Ghee

1 small bottle

Foam Cups

10

Plastic Spoons

10

Small Foam Plates

10

Candles (Tea Lights)

2

Flowers

2 bunches

Rose Petals

10

Twin-size white sheet

1

Scissors

1

Matki (small Clay Pot)

1

Aluminum tray, full catering size

2

After the death at home, families of the departed should:

  • Light a candle in front of a photograph
  • Keep coconut water in a glass in front of the photograph
  • Change coconut water everyday
  • Throw water away everyday
  • Observe 12 day mourning period
  • After 12 days, perform Havan at home
  • After the 13th day, they may come to the Temple.

Vahan Puja (Car Puja)

Item

Amount

Turmeric Powder

1 cup

Kum Kum

1 cup

Incense Sticks

1 packet

Coconut

1

Lemon

4

Banana

6

Prasad

Any sweet dish

Bhoomi Puja (Groundbreaking Ceremony)

Item

Amount

Turmeric

1 cup

Kum Kum

1 cup

Betel Nut

9

Betel Leaves

6

Incense Sticks

1 packet

Camphor

1 packet

Copper Kalash

1

Banana

6

Coconut

1

5 kinds of Dry Fruit

1 cup each (optional)

Ghee

1 cup

Cardamom Powder

1 teaspoon

Saffron

1 teaspoon

Flowers

1 bunch

Milk

1 cup

Buttermilk

1 cup

Honey

1 cup

Sugar

1 cup

Ganga Jal

1 packet

Lemon

2

New pick-ax for digging

1

Prasad

Any sweet dish

Grahapravesh Puja (House Warming Ceremony)

Item

Amount

Turmeric

1 cup

Kum Kum

1 cup

Betel Nuts

15

Betel Leaves

20

Incense Sticks

1 packet

Camphor

1 packet

Banana

12

Coconut

2

5 kinds of Dry Fruit

1 cup each

Rice

2 pounds

Cooked Rice

2 cups

Havan Samagri

1 packet

Ghee

1 pound

Rice Flour

5 cups

Firewood

2 logs

Popcorn

2 packets, already popped

Lemon

12

Plates

12 (disposable)

Light Lamps (Diyas)

2

Oil

For Lamps

Cotton Wicks

For Lamps

Flowers

2-3 bunches

Milk

½ gallon

Dhaga

 

Aluminum Tray, full catering size

2

New Steel Vessel

1

Milk

1 cup

Buttermilk

1 cup

Honey

1 cup

Sugar

1 cup

White Pumpkin

1 (if available

Prasad

Any sweet dish