Archana

What is Archana?
Archana is a Pooja which is conducted at temples by way of thanksgiving to God. When we do Archana to a particular deity at a temple, we thank him for the good things He has bestowed upon us and the forbearance He has endowed us with while facing the trials and turbulence in life.

Archana is a kind of pooja we do at temples to praise or honor the Lord we worship and thank Him /Her for the good things the deity has given us and for guiding us through the ups and downs of life. Archana means ‘praising’ or ‘honoring’.

We do Archana at OUR temples by offering flowers and fruits to God. Normally, people say their name, Nakshatra, and Gothra and also mention the names and Nakshatras of their family members so that the whole family benefits by doing Archana at temples.

Trishati archana to Sivakameswari

Trishati archana to Sivakameswari

The most famous of the Trishati hymns is the Lalita Trishati (300 holy names of the mother Goddess), which according to mythology, is given out by Lord Hayagriva, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, to the great sage Agastya. Contained in the ancient text, Brahmanda Purana, this is considered the most sacred of hymns. It also encompasses the divine mother’s powerful Pancha Dasakshari Mantra (15-letter mantra). In this ritual, the Light and Sound ceremony is performed to propitiate Goddess Bhagavati by worshipping her with the ceremonial chanting of her 300 names contained in the Trishati hymn. This will be an effective remedy that will please the Goddess and get devotees her complete blessings. This would help them to attain many divine qualities and can bestowthem with immense material and spiritual benefits.

Archana to any single deity

Archana to any single deity

“Archana is a pooja which is conducted at temples by way of thanksgiving to God. When we do an Archana to a specific deity at a temple, we thank them for the good things they have bestowed upon us and the forbearance they have endowed us with while we face the trials and turbulences in life. You may choose to sponsor this Archana on the occasion of birthdays or anniversaries of your loved ones and pay for daily, monthly, or yearly package.