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puja Line breaks: puja
Pronunciation: /ˈpuːdʒɑː/
(also pooja)

Definition of puja in English:


[mass noun] Hinduism & Buddhism
The act of worship: I perform puja every day [count noun]: the entire family gets together for a puja [as modifier]: puja marks on their foreheads
More example sentences
  • The devotee's offerings were placed before the deity, and after the guard gave him a portion of the offering after the pooja, the devotee moved on to pray before another deity.
  • The festival will be marked with special poojas and Bhavana (special bhajans).
  • This is the pooja which acts as an ending to the festival.


Sanskrit pūjā 'worship'.

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