puja

noun pu·ja \ˈpüjə\
variants: less commonly

pooja

or

poojah

\ˈpüjə\

Definition of puja

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a Hindu act of worship or propitiation the priest advised us to do puja and make offerings … for relief from our terrible problem — New Yorker

  2. 2 :  a Hindu rite or religious festival some engage in puja and some perform salat — J. C. Archer

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Origin and Etymology of puja

Sanskrit pūjā, probably of Dravidian origin; akin to Tamil pūcu to anoint, besmear


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