Kalasha Puja purpose, why do we worship the Kalasha?

Kalasha Puja, Ghatashtapana puja or Kalasa Sthapana pujan, is the prominent ritual in any puja of Hinduism. What is the purpose of Kalasha puja? Why do we worship the Kalasha?

Kalasha is a brass, mud, or copper pot filled with water or rice. Mango leaves are kept on the pot and a coconut is placed over it. In some areas, a red cloth or green cloth is covered around the coconut. Some threads are also tied around the pot. Devotees decorate the pot with kumkum (vermillion), haldi, and some other decorative items. Such pot is referred to as Kalasha.

Purnakumbha is the pot which is filled with water or rice. It represents the inner meaning of full-fledged life of a living thing, in common human being. The outer body which is filled with divine feel will fulfill the Supreme words – Aatma and Paramatma.

Kalasha Puja is the most popular and revered ritual during grihapravesh (house warming ceremony), vivah (marriage / wedding), Navratri Durga Puja, Diwali Lakshmi Puja, and in temple festivals like Kumbhabhishekam, Brahmotsavam, etc.

Why do we worship Kalasha? The water in the kalasha represents the primordial water from which the entire creation emerged. Water is the giver of life and the source of all forms and objects of the creation. The mango leaves symbolize the creation. The threads signify the love and peace that bins everything in creation.

We worship Gods and Goddesses, and love our parents, brothers, sisters, wife, children, relatives, friends, and well wishers, but we would not worship the creation and the universe from which we are emerged and in which we are living. To accomplish the worship of everything in our universe, Kalasha Sthapana puja and Kalasha Puja is performed during any puja.

Kalasha Sthapana Vidhi

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  1. tav says:

    what we will do with the water in the kalash after the puja

  2. Yahvi says:

    how many kalash do you need for wedding

    • Neit says:

      Can we change the Kalasha like replace the Coconut & betel leaves after 12pm in the noon during Friday’s because Rahu kala prevails till 12.00pm on Friday’s. Instead can it be done during the night or on Saturday’s? Will it be auspicious or not? Tq in advance.

  3. Digant says:

    can we put water in mandir in kalash

  4. Nimita says:

    kalash pujan muhurat for new home in april 2013

  5. Adeela says:

    what do you do with rice water after kalash pooja

  6. Anshumaan says:

    meaning of kalash filled with rice in hindi

  7. Mandhatri says:

    shubh muhurat for kalash sthapana in new home on 18 april 2013

  8. Varya says:

    days to do kalash vidhi in new house

  9. Rasaraj says:

    shubh muharat of ghat sthapana on 11th april 2013

  10. Udipta says:

    griha pravesh and kalash pooja vidhi in marathi

  11. Lukesh says:

    what is the meaning of rice in the kalash at griha pravesh

  12. Phanindranath says:

    home kund pot of copper for puja in marathi language

  13. Ramakanta says:

    kalash filled with rice for new bride meaning

  14. Rupendra says:

    how to do kalash pooja at of a shop

  15. Ridhima says:

    what to do with navratri kalash after puja

  16. Tarachand says:

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  17. Vikyath says:

    what to do with the kalash after navratri pooja

  18. Anuroop says:

    kalash sthapana at home on 18 april shubh muhurat

  19. Suvali says:

    tell me about the significance of kalash in pooja

  20. Amrapali says:

    what to do with kalash nariyal after puja

  21. Trilokchand says:

    whay happens with water in kalash of navratre

  22. Ashwaghosh says:

    what we do the coconut after navratra puja at home

  23. Dayita says:

    what to do with navratri kalash coconut after navami

  24. Ramakrishna says:

    what to do with kalash water after pooja

  25. Paavak says:

    what is the best dercion to puja we can do

  26. Kankalini says:

    where to keep water kalash in home temple

  27. Pundalik says:

    How to make a kalash for daily puja

  28. Kajol says:

    kalash pujan in new home muhurat in may 2013

  29. Dharmik says:

    how to do kalash puja for new house

  30. Rajshri says:

    which direction to copper pot for new house puja

  31. Svitra says:

    how to place kalash at home for the marriage purpose

  32. Sagardutt says:

    can we keep only kalash on grih pravesh

  33. Tapasi says:

    what is the importance of kalash with coconut in daily worship

  34. Akhilesh says:

    procedure for kalash puja with wishes in marathi

  35. Suyamun says:

    can we worship ripe mango in kalasa pooja

  36. Devang says:

    how to do puja everyday and guidance on kalash in temple

  37. Shashish says:

    auspisious day for kalash pooja for new home

  38. Chandeedaas says:

    when to do kalash pooja after buying new house

  39. Svayambhu says:

    can we keep kalasha dailey in pooja purpus?

  40. Dharmik says:

    according to hindu rituals what should be done with a kalash after pooja

  41. Oditi says:

    pujas related to lord muruga during house warming ceremony

  42. Naimish Nairit says:

    griha pravesh ceremony rituals pot of water kalash

  43. Vaman says:

    in hindu puja what does the kalasa signify

  44. Tulsi says:

    which direction should we place the kalash at the time of grah pravesh

  45. Atmanand says:

    how to do griha pravesh vidhi gujarati kalash

  46. Madnashini says:

    how to cover coconut with cloth in kalash

  47. Arpan says:

    how to do kalash sthapana for new office

  48. Samvar says:

    griha pravesh puja and home vidhi at home

  49. Rohak says:

    what to do with water pot in grah pravesh

  50. Sarvavas says:

    how often should we change coconut on kalash