Puja is a traditional Hindu worship ritual, practiced here as taught by our founder, Swami Vishnudevananda. With the aid of external symbols, we invoke Divine energies, and the worship takes place with the offering of milk, water, flowers, food, incense, and the chanting of traditional Sanskrit mantras. This is considered to be a form of devotional meditation, one the practices of Bhakti Yoga, the path of love. It offers the opportunity to experience the power of devotion to lift hearts, minds, and spirits. In Bhakti Yoga, we learn to approach the Divine through love, and as we grow in love, we begin to see the Divine in all beings and to experience it as our own true nature. Puja is done for some spiritual holidays and special occasions. All are welcome, and there is no charge for attendance.

Held at 1246 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, the Center’s original building.