Showing posts with label Avahana. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Avahana. Show all posts

Hinduism - What Is Avahana?



The first of sixteen upacharas (“offerings”) offered to a god as part of devotion, done to treat the deity as an honored guest. 


  • Although the literal translation of this term is "summoning", it may seem unsuitable for communicating with a god. 
  • The actual meaning of the phrase is asking the deity to come into one's house for worship, just like one would welcome a visitor into one's home for hospitality.


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