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Old November 29th, 2005, 09:41 AM
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What are your thoughts on Virtual Puja?

Hello,
I am a graduate student doing research on virtual or e-puja and would be very interested to hear your thoughts. The purpose of my paper will be to research the effects and changes made to Hindu community and worship due to modern technology, such as the internet. My investigation will focus on e-puja and the way this form of worship contrasts with the more traditional manner. If you could comment on the following questions or issues I have not mentioned, it would be greatly appreciated!

- “Do you feel the spiritual experience of e-puja is equivalent to traditional puja?”
- “Do you feel as if you are in the presence of the deity during e-puja?”
- “Is there a generational difference regarding feelings about e-puja?”
- “Do you receive darsan through e-puja?”
- “Does the internet make traditional pilgrimage obsolete?”
- “How might one present offerings during e-puja?”
- “How might one receive prasad during e-puja?”
- “Is e-puja practiced in India?”
- “How has the internet affected other areas of your worship?”
- “How has the internet affected communication in the Hindu community?”

Thank you!
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Old November 29th, 2005, 11:06 AM
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Re: What are your thoughts on Virtual Puja?

I have never participated or even heard of e-puja.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 01:06 PM
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Re: What are your thoughts on Virtual Puja?

Perhaps I should provide a link.

http://www.netguruindia.com/puja2001/eanjali.html
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Old November 29th, 2005, 01:12 PM
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Re: What are your thoughts on Virtual Puja?

Moll tai, all my pujas are virtual... just waiting for a real Pooja ... was she a doll
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Old November 29th, 2005, 01:52 PM
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Re: What are your thoughts on Virtual Puja?

Closing yoru eyes, thinking of the Lord and saying a prayer right in your house is just as effective if one's mind is ready to accept that one need not go to a temple for sake of prayers as God is everywhere. Still people go to temples. Why? Maybe because it gives them a peace of mind and satisfaction of having 'seen' their Lord in person.

Doing puja over the internet is no different. If you feel you are actually offering flowers to the Lord by way of internet then so be it. Its all upto your individual beliefs.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 03:54 PM
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Re: What are your thoughts on Virtual Puja?

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Moll tai, all my pujas are virtual... just waiting for a real Pooja ... was she a doll
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Re: What are your thoughts on Virtual Puja?

I think virtual-pooja is for suckers.....
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- “Is e-puja practiced in India?”

Thank you!
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Nope... I don't think so.. Never seen or heard of anyone doing this through the net here in India..

e-puja could be more useful for NRIs who are far away from homeland & would like to have the satisfaction of give their offerings through the net.

Transactions through the net are always doubtful & this one's no exception too.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 08:12 PM
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Re: What are your thoughts on Virtual Puja?

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feelings about e-puja?”
- “Is e-puja practiced in India?”
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What is the need of so called e-Puja in India.. didn't U ever listen to song from Purab Aur Pashcim..
Hum Us Desh ke Wasi hain...

... Insaan to kya Patthae Bhi Puje Jaate hain...

In India..Kahin bhi ek Stone ko safron color kar do it automatically becomes a GOD...so instead of Switching On a computer..Just we in India take some stone and think that stone is Safron..it becomes some GOD and we Pray...

Why to waste money on Computer and ISP...

GOD told us how we can create a GOD without spending money on technology
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Re: What are your thoughts on Virtual Puja?

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Moll tai, all my pujas are virtual... just waiting for a real Pooja ... was she a doll
hahahahahha........before sunit says we are derailing the thread.....epuja is bullshit,belief in god and his powers keep me going.
Sane Pai....if u get real pooja,i will be dooja(second in turn)...
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Old November 30th, 2005, 05:42 AM
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Re: What are your thoughts on Virtual Puja?

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epuja is bullshit,belief in god and his powers keep me going.
exactly...e-pooja is for suckers like i said previously......Guess wat.....India is the most religious country in the world and I wonder if any man on the street would know anything abt. it.....
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Old November 30th, 2005, 06:23 AM
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Re: What are your thoughts on Virtual Puja?

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Sane Pai....if u get real pooja,i will be dooja(second in turn)...
Rajya pai, with my pooja there will only be ooja, no dooja... I will be enough to satisfy each and every one of her wishes... she will never need a second turn You go find your own puja, virtual or real...

But seriously, all my pujas have been dreams, never in real... now they are talking of e-pujas, more virtual ones why not d-pujas (dream pujas)? Mole tai? any answer?
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Re: What are your thoughts on Virtual Puja?

Hmmmm .. lets see ... since no one has ever gotten the real darshan .. everything is virtual. The question in question is ...

Is internet sex with Pooja better than phone sex with Pooja. The only difference is that there is no dhongi ponga pandit in between to hold your baburao when you are dreaming of Pooja. In the grand scheme of things - no difference.
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Re: What are your thoughts on Virtual Puja?

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Perhaps I should provide a link.

http://www.netguruindia.com/puja2001/eanjali.html
Very interesting. Will look at the site more later and give you feedback.

I see you are a fellow virginian...
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Thank you for your interest! Everyone's comments are greatly appreciated.
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