Puja (worship) can take many forms and is but one aspect of the tradition. It can be either performed externally or internally. A pujari may perform daily puja to her or his particular devata and this can be a beautiful rite involving all the senses.

The daily puja, whatever the favoured deity, includes worship of the Sun, Shiva, Shakti, Vishnu and Ganesha. For details see Shri Puja and Subhagodaya on this site. The main concept in puja is that the god or goddesses are considered to be actually present in the yantra or image used and are given worship and treated as honored guests. All recitation, mudras and ritual elements are given to her/him. Yet she/he is one with the worshipper, not separate.