Definition of puja
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 : 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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