puja

[poo-jah]
noun Hinduism.
the worship of a particular god.

Origin:
< Sanskrit pūjā

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puja (ˈpuːdʒaː)
 
n
Hinduism a ritual in honour of the gods, performed either at home or in the mandir (temple)
 
[from Sanskrit: worship]

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Main Entry:  puja
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in Hinduism or Buddhism, the ritual daily devotion involving offering of food and drink and prayers to a deity; also written pooja
Etymology:  Sanskrit 'adoration, homage'
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It is a form of puja performed by singing in praise of the deity.
Everyone's excited about our puja, which will take place the day after tomorrow.
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