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The Ten Niyamas - Observances or Practices in Hinduism

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5th Observance - 'Ishvarapujana' or Worship of the Lord
The Ten Niyamas - Observances or Practices in Hinduism

Hands raised in adoration during a pûjâ, a devotee venerates Ganesha in an act of Ishvarapûjana, worship.

Source: 'Yoga's Forgotten Foundation' by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
The ten niyamas - the observances or practices that every ideal Hindu should follow - as interpreted by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami.

The fifth observance, Worship of the Lord (Ishvarapujana) - the cultivation of devotion through daily worship and meditation.

Cultivate devotion through daily worship and meditation. Set aside one room of your home as God’s shrine. Offer fruit, flowers or food daily. Learn a simple puja and the chants. Meditate after each puja. Visit your shrine before leaving the house. Worship in heartfelt devotion, clearing the inner channels to God, Gods and guru so their grace flows toward you and your loved ones.

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