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On view at the Museum: The Society Sector

Plate for Pūjā rituals

Contemporary Era, Asia
Pūjā (from the Sanskrit ‘puj’, to honour) is a celebration of divine worship at the core of Hinduism. During the ritual, the believer arranges various offerings (flower petals, food, incense, ghee) on a plate and places it on an altar. A bell is rung to mark the start of the ritual.


  • Type: Ritual plate
  • Place of origin: India
  • Materials and techniques: Metal
  • Date: 2015
  • Dimensions: 6.5 x 17 cm
  • Weight: 260 g
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