variants or less commonly pooja or poojah
plural -s
: a Hindu act of worship or propitiation
the priest advised us to do puja and make offerings … for relief from our terrible problemNew Yorker
: a Hindu rite or religious festival
some engage in puja and some perform salatJ. C. Archer

Word History


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

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“Puja.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puja. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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