The person from every walk of life looks for the way to gain peace of their mind in order to lead a happy life. There are various ways in which it can be obtained and one of the most common ways is the performing of ritual or prayers in the temple. In Hinduism there are many god and goddess who are worshipped throughout the year in different names and purposes. Performing a puja helps in rejuvenating the mind and it also helps to take the blessing of the lords. Every puja is performed with full devotion and purpose to seek the help of the Supreme Being. Those people who wish to have prosperity, success and good health performs Gandanta Puja.
‘Gand’ means knot and ‘Anta’ means the end, thus Gandanta means the knot at the end. Depending on the Nakshatra of a person in which he/she was born, a person might be suffering from one of the three Dosha. The 3 kinds of Doshas are:
As per Hindu Astrology, a person suffering from one of the above mentioned Dosha will have frequent health problems and misfortunes. So, it is important for a person to perform the recommended rituals. This puja includes- Sthapana (Ganesh, Devi, Navgraha, Kalash, Brahma), Navagraha Mantra Japa (1 mala of each planet), Holy Kalash Puja, Puja of the concerned Deity (Tithi/Nakshatra/Lagna), Maha Mritunjaya Japa, Abhishek, Donation to beggar, Food to Brahmins, Homa and Aarti. Gandanta Puja is done for nivaran of the Gandanta Dosha and for success, good health and prosperity.
It is important to note that- to conduct this puja, the horoscope, the name, date of birth, time of birth and place of birth of the individual is required for whom the puja is to be conducted.