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Items of sadhana

Murti

Murti

It is a statue or an image of the certain form of God or a Saint. The murti is used as an object of religious or meditative concentration.
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Patra

Patra

It is a vessel for water. Water is often used in various rituals (homa, puja, etc.) as an offering to Deities or for the sprinkling of a sadhaka and items of sadhana.
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Bell

Bell

It symbolizes the element of ether (sound) and is used in puja and arati for the worship of Deities, attracting them by sound.

Dhupa

Dhupa

It is a fragrance. Scented sticks or pastes manufactured by plants and other components used for incense and offerings during puja. It symbolizes the element of air.
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Dipa

Dipa

It is an oil lamp, the inalienable part of almost any puja, arati or homa. The dipa used for offerings in puja and arati. The soft oil light of dipa symbolizes the element of fire and also the shine of sadhak’s expanding consciousness.

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Rudraksha

Rudraksha

It is an evergreen broad-leaved tree whose seeds is used in India, Nepal and other Asian countries for making rosary (rudraksha japa-mala).
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Chamvar

Chamvar

The fan made of Tibetan yak’s tail. It is used in pujas and aratis as a sign of respect. In the old days, when royal dynasties were governing, servants used the chamvar for making cool and to brush away insects around royal persons.
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Morchhal

Morchhal

It is a fan from peacock’s feathers. Morchhal is used in pujas and aratis. It is believed also that morchhal eliminates the negative influence and shoots damage.

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Lingam

Lingam

It is a symbol of Shiva-Creator, of cosmic creation and renovation of life, represents as the egg or as the pillar of stone, clay or metal.
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Damara

Damara

It is a little drum in form of sandglass. In some pictures the damaru is tied to the trishul.
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Trishul

Trishul

It is a trident, a Lord Shiva’s weapon which is carried by yogis. It is the royal scepter of Shaiva-dharma. The trishula symbolism is polyvalent and rich. The three spearheads have various meanings and significance. They are commonly said to represent various trinities - creation, maintenance and destruction; past, present and future, the three gunas – sattva, rajas and tamas.
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Supari

Supari

It is a name of betel nut.
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Kamandal

Kamandal

It is an oblong pot made of a dry gourd, coconut shell, metal or wood, usually with a handle, which sadhus or yogis carry water in.
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Paduca

Paduca

It is the name of India’s sandals or footprints of saints. Shri-padukas are Guru’s or saint sandals. It is a traditional iconographical image of Guru which is represents his holy feet and is honored as source of his grace.
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Sankha

Sankha

It is a seashell. It is used in pujas and is worshiped as weapon «astra».
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Jholi

Jholi

It’s the name of a Natha-yogi’s bag. It is used for storage money, small objects etc. The jholi serves as an offering in the Gorakshanath-puja.
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Chimta

Chimta

It is a tongs for woods and coals in dhuni. The tongs can serve as a weapon and also as a protection from evil spirits. While bhajans are performed the chimta is used as a musical instrument. Sometimes a pair of tweezers is attached to it.
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Bhairava-Danda

Bhairava-Danda

It is a stick that yogins (Nathas, Nagas) carry when they pilgrimage. The danda is also used as a weapon. It is one of the offerings in the Gorakshanath-puja.

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Kubari

Kubari

It is a holder for arm or chin, that yogin using while practicing dhyana, japa or pranayama for a long time.
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Punga

Punga

It is a musical instrument, a type of Indian folk clarinet.

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