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Special objects consist of plates, lamps, incense holders, light stands, altars, tables, and offerings. There can also be objects for the Deity, such as idols, statues, pictures. Garlands may be draped around the idols or pictures.

Many Hindu homes have a personal shrine set aside somewhere in the house that include pictures or murtis of various deities. A daily puja is often performed that may also include offerings for the family's personal deity or religious. A daily Puja usually consists of a simple worship of offerings, such as an offering of light, water and incense, and/or fruit. Usually with a small aarti afterwards. Puja can be performed with any available offerings. A puja thali consists of a Diyaa/lamp, Haldi/Kumkum, Sweetmeats or fruits, Water, Bell, and Joss sticks. Aarti is usually performed with this offering afterward using an Aarti mantra, e.g. Om Jai Jagadish Hare.


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