Shodasha Upachara Set - Upacharam means doing service with respect / love., Shodasa upachara puja meaning 16 step by step procedure of doing puja. Shodasa upachara set here means 16 articles used during offering the puja. It is usually rendered with the vedic chantings. Alternately one should close the eyes and perform this offering mentally (manasa puja). All these “Shodasha upachara pooja” is a standard practice in temples and also at home on special occasions.
In temples for god/godess the following rituals take place. Abishekam, Alankaram, Archanai, Neivethiyam, Aaradhana & Utsavam. Shodasa upachara Set forms a part of Aaradhana. The 16 articles of Shodasa upachara Set slightly vary from god to god.
The general deepam articles of Shodasa upachara Set are 5 muga deepam, plate deepam, kumba deepam, step or adukku deepam, Nakshatra deepam, branch or Kilai arathi etc.
The general articles of Shodasa upachara Set are
- Chatram - Kudai - Offering of Umbrella
- Darpanam - Kannadi - Showing Mirror
- Chamaram - Offering of fan
These upachara highlights the the superior importance we bestow on god. Shodasa upachara
Material - Brass
Box of 5 articles
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