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also poo·ja (po͞o′jə)
n. Hinduism
1. Any of various acts or forms of worship consisting primarily of prayers and offerings to a god.
2. Worship characterized by such acts.

[Sanskrit pūjā, perhaps (via a Prakrit form borrowed into Sanskrit) from Sanskrit *pṛñcā, a mixing, a filling up, satisfaction, from pṛṇakti, he mixes, fills, sates; see perə- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈpuːdʒaː) or


(Hinduism) Hinduism a ritual in honour of the gods, performed either at home or in the mandir (temple)
[from Sanskrit: worship]


A performed ceremony and prayer.
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