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What is a pooja?


A pooja is a feast or an offering that is conducted by a group of priests to invoke the Divine. The ritual is considered so positive that it is regularly conducted throughout India and other parts of the world to help people remove problems and receive blessings.

During a pooja, priests do special chants and prayers on behalf of the requestor. They say the requestor’s name and birthstar, and then bless and offer candlelight, flowers and fruits. Dr. Pillai says that to ensure the success of a pooja, one must use the right priest, doing the right prayers and offering all of the right materials at the right time.

Why is a pooja so beneficial?

A pooja is a simple yet powerful way to communicate with the Divine in a very respectful and gracious manor in order to gain favor, blessings and protection. The offering helps to increase the positive qualities of the being you are honoring and to reduce or neutralize any negative qualities.

What kind of poojas can I request?


Dr. Pillai personally selected the priests performing the poojas at the AstroVed Homa Center in Chennai, India for their knowledge and pious approach toward performing these rituals.

Under Dr. Pillai’s guidance, these priests select the most appropriate time for you to receive the maximum benefit from your pooja. They use all of the authentic materials prescribed for each pooja.

The following poojas are available through AstroVed Homa Center in Chennai.

  • 27 birthstars – These poojas can invoke your specific birthstar, or a birthstar with the qualities you desire in your life.
  • 9-Planets – These poojas can invoke all of the planets to balance all of the energies in your life or invoke a particular planet to focus on help in a specific area of your life.
  • Pradosham Pooja – This pooja invokes Lord Shiva in the form of Neela Kantam to dissolve karma and to request prosperity and enlightenment.
  • Lakshmi Pooja – This pooja invokes Lakshmi, the Goddess of fortune/wealth/ prosperity to create tremendous wealth.
  • Saraswati Pooja – This pooja invokes Saraswati, the Goddess of wisdom and intelligence to create a clear, focused mind and strong positive speech.
  • Ganesha/Ganapathy Pooja – This pooja invokes Ganesha to remove obstacles that hinder material and spiritual progress.
  • Durga Pooja – This pooja invokes the aspect of Goddess Parvathi that removes inner and outer negativity.
  • Garbarakshambiga Pooja – This pooja invokes the aspect of Goddess Parvathi that assists with fertility problems and a normal pregnancy and child delivery.
  • Murugan Pooja – This pooja invokes Lord Murugan to remove negativity in the form of debts and legal problems, litigation.

How do I request a pooja?

You can request a pooja by visiting our Store and selecting the pooja designed for the blessings you wish to receive.

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