What is an Archana?

Archana is a special, personal, abbreviated Puja/prayer done by temple priests in which the name, birth star and family lineage of a devotee are recited to invoke individual guidance and blessings. Archana also refers to chanting the names of the deity, which is a central part of every puja. The Sanskrit meaning is “honoring or praising.” Archana is also a common Indian female name. It means adoring, worshiping one or dedicated.


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