pooja

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit puujaa (worship).

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pooja (usually uncountable, plural poojas)

  1. (uncountable) A form of worship in south Asia; a religious ceremony.
    • 2008, Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger, Atlantic 2009, p. 100:
      The priest celebrated a special pooja to pray for the Great Socialist's victory; mutton biryani was distributed on paper plates in front of the temple; and in the evening, there was free booze for all.