Car Puja


Car Puja is a common Hindu practice. In Hindu culture we tend to worship or bless every new tool or instrument before we start using it. It could be anything from a Television set to vehicles. Essentially, in this Puja, a new car is blessed so that it comes in harmony to a home and to prevent it from future mishaps. It is also known as Vahana Puja.

Importance and Significance of Car Puja:

According to the Hindu belief, a car Puja is significant for a variety of purposes.

  • It is a means to cleanse the car and protect it against mishaps
  • To show gratitude to the Lord

Benefits of Car Puja

  • It safeguards the driver against accidents

Occasions to Do a Car Puja

A Vehicle Puja is generally done when you buy a new car. Apart from this, it can also be done during festivals like Navratri, Dhanteras, Akshaya Tritiya, Gudi Padwa, Ganesh Chaturthi, and Bhai-Dooj; as these occasions are considered to be a good time to buy a car.

New Car Puja Vidhi (Procedure)

Not all new Car Puja’s are carried out in the same manner and the methods may slightly vary in different cases.

  • Like any other puja, the devotee has to have a bath and put on clean clothes
  • The car then needs to be washed, after which a little haldi water is sprinkled on it
  • The Om Vishnu mantra is chanted thrice
  • After this, the Om Shree Ganeshaya Namaha is chanted thrice
  • Incense, diya and flowers are kept on a plate and the Lord’s blessings are sought, as one rotates the tray in front of the car seven times
  • It ends by making a swastika sign with kumkum and haldi
  • The Car Puja procedure is not followed in the same way everywhere. While some simply put a tilak and do an aarti, there are others who choose to chant mantras and shlokas.

    Car Puja Mantra

    There is no particular Vahana Puja mantra but most people believe that chanting the Ganesh Mantra brings luck. ΙΙ Vakratunda Mahakaya Surya Koti Samaprabha Nirvighnam Kurumedeva Shubha Karyeshu Sarvada ΙΙ.

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