why pray?

  1. Many times Prayer/Sloka solves one’s problems or shows the way to come out of that problem. It has offered many, the courage to withstand that problem. God knows what, when and how to do. One may not get what asked, but certainly will get what needed.
  2. Objective is not to lead a problem free life, but stress free life. A prayer full of belief is an antidote to a pain full of sorrow. Happiness and unhappiness; pleasure and pain; well health and ill health; prosperity and poverty; successes and failures; rising and falling; birth and death; and union and separation are all different shades of our life which every life form should accept.
  3. Believe - Trust - Have complete faith in God, then all your wounds will heal and pains shall go. But not in time framed by you but in time decided by God.

Talking with God

Prayer is a way to communicate with Super power or Supreme reality with in us. Prayer is like talking to god or creator or ultimate source of everything. You can talk in any language, any way. God is like a mother to whom we, children chat with. The mother does not turn away the child and does not refuse to listen just because the child does not know how to talk properly. God who is the Mother (creator) of all of us, who will take care of us.

How to pray?

There may be more than few billion (100 crores) slokas/prayers as a part of hindu scriptures. Only few are popular. Bulk have been lost. Also many types of poems originating in many languages. The way a pooja is performed also varies depending on ones regional and traditional back ground.
Our scriptures allow one to do a pooja “Yatha shakti” or as per ones capability and convenience. Doing it with faith is what really matters. The minimum is: Take bath, wear clean clothes, light a lamp and an incense stick and offer some prasad – whatever you have. If you prefer, keep an idol, picture or some symbol or a lamp.