Start by getting to know the details about the ceremony. You should be aware of the fact that puja is a ritual that goes back thousands of years. If you are from an Indian origin, puja is most probably part of your cultural practice and a known ritual you may have experienced your friends and family perform. On the other hand, you can follow these practices in other countries as well. Nevertheless, the key thing is to honour its spiritual significance. Try not to abuse this ritual as it is said to be very strong and powerful.
Types of puja
You should be able to comprehend the fundamental teachings of a puja. There is meditation on the divine, following tapas, reciting a spiritual or a religious passage to promote self study and a number of flower, fruits and food offerings. Normally, people kneel or bow or even kiss the picture of the divine during this ritual. After the ceremony, they traditionally affix a vermilion dot on their forehead between the eyebrows, the third-eye center or the place of the anja chakra.
Things needed to carry out the practice
Collect the key things required to do the puja. Begin with a small table upon which you can place a white cloth. Put a picture of the gods to whom you are worshipping this puja to. Set two lamps created by cotton wicks in oil. Lit them when the puja starts. The light is a sign of the glow inside of you.