Performing Daily Puja or Worship Usually, every home will have a separate place to perform Puja or you can choose a place where there is less distraction. Sit on a piece of cloth or mat facing North or East. First, you’ll clean the place and idols by sprinkling few drops of water. Use a separate cloth to wipe the idols and later on, apply Kumkum to idols. Light the lamps and ensure that you are placing two deepams on either side of the mandapam one facing east (towards sun) or another facing North (for a god). After lighting the lamps, you’ll begin with Ganesha stotra followed by Guru Stuthi because Vedas give more importance to Guru than the God. Then, you’ll start chanting sholkas and hymns in praise of your God as Stothram. As per your time and convenience, you can read and recite as many shlokas you want according to your family traditions. After worshiping with shlokas, you will decorate the God with flowers and offer incense sticks followed by Naivedyam Finally, you’ll end Puja by lighting camphor and performing aarti. Those doing SandhyaVandane will start Daily Puja with Achamana and Gayatri Mantra.