Panchayatana Puja, Worship of Five Principal Deities

Panchayatana Puja is one of the procedures of worship in Smarta Sampradaya of Hinduism. The origin of Panchayatana Puja dates back to Adi Shankara Bhagavatpada times in 8th century. It is a procedure of worshipping five primordial deities of Hindus – Ganesha, Shiva, Vishnu, Devi, and Surya. Based on the tradition of the devotee (performer […]