General Ritual & Ceremonies



As there is saying, “names written in heart can be broken, but names written in circle can go on forever.” In the Sagai Vidhi, prayers are first offered to Lord Ganesha and His blessings are divine. Then the normal Sagai Vidhi is carried out by performing nav grah poojan and exchanging of the rings



Shri Satyanarayana Puja is usually performed on the full moon or on auspicious occasions like marriages, blessing a new home, birthdays, or opening a new business. Pandit Mohanlal performs the katha with harmonium and tabla while singing bhajans so the crowd feels enchanted and enjoys the Katha.



According to the Hindu culture, fire is considered to be the sustainer of life. In this presence of life, when the Mantras (religious hymns) are recited by the priest, it is believed that all the Gods and Goddesses of this universe come and sit around the auspicious fire. By conducting the Havan you are welcoming the God of Fire (Agnidev) to purify the atmosphere of your house and to bring good fortune.


NAV GRAHA POOJAN: (GRAH SHANTI- Prayers to the nine planets):

The prayers are offered the nine planets of our solar system. Ancient Indian astrological and astronomical studies prove that various celestial bodies have a tremendous influence on human lives and among them the effect of the planets and the moon of our solar system are most profound. During this poojan, Gods associated with these planets our invoked to bless the family.


Yagyopaveet/Janya (Thread Ceremony):

Janya refers to the scared thread ceremony in the Hindu culture, also known as the coming of age ceremony. It is a very significant occasion in the life of a hindu. This ceremony is intended to initiate the child to the intellectual and spitiual journey. The mother gives birth to the child, this is the natural birth but when the guru (teacher) gives initiation to the child by giving the Gayatri Mantra, it is considered a second birth of the child. The thread ceremony starts with the worship all the Gods and Goddesses. He then proceeds to reaffirming of the thought of becoming a bramachari by giving him kaupina (loin cloth) and a wooden stick. Then the most important part of the ceremony is placing the student with the scared thread. It denotes that one who wears the sacred thread should be pure in his thought, word and deed. Janya has three threads symbolizing three qualities namely reality, Passion, Inertia. The three strands are tied together which then symbolizes Bramha, Vishnu, and Shiva. After this the Havan is performed, the gayatri mantra is whispered in his ear by the priest and the student is sent off for begging for blessings. Once the Janya ceremony is performed on the child, he can then marry.


Jhuelal Puja and BEHRANA:

Chetichand marks the first day of the sindhi calendar, and is known as the Sindhi New Year. Also remembered as the birthday of Juhelal. On chetichand, sindhi’s all around the world seek blessing of juhelal and perform behrana. Chetichand usually falls in the month of March. Behrana refers to a satsang which is held in the name of Juhelal. It is usually performed on chetichand or at the beginning of any good deed, such as purchase of a new home, office, or welcoming of a new family member. It may also mark the beginning of a wedding ceremony. The Behrana saheb is a nicely decorated bronze thaal in which the idol of Jhulelal is placed and a Kunri (an earthen vessel), full of water and covered with red cloth, is kept. Wheat flour is kneaded and given a shape of a cone, and is decorated with vermillion, cardamom, almonds, cashews and cloves. On top of it, a large piece of refined suger (Misri Jo Sangh) is placed. This cone is surrounded with fresh flowers, fruits, scented dhoop and agarbattis, and five lighted diyas which transform the whole atmosphere into a divine experience.

Jhulelal Devotees, place what is known as “akho”- rice and sugar in the bherana sahib. They then cover their head with red cloth and carry the Behrana sahib on their head while dancing and singing panjras (bhajans). Commonly known as “CHEJ,” the Devotees dance with “dohnka” (Dandiya- Wooden Sticks). The bherana saheb is submerged in the ocean or lake as an offering to Jhulelal. Following the behrana, Tayhiri (black chana and sweet rice) is distributed among the devotees. Pandit Bhagirath, performs all the rituals of the Behrana. He sings Panjras with harmonium and tabla so the crowd feels enchanted and enjoys the chej!

Other Ceremonies also performed by Pandit Ji are:


  • Maha Laxmi Puja- Prayer to Laxmi Mata for Wealth
  • Vastu Puja/Grah Pravesh- House Warming Puja
  • Bhoomi Puja- Prayer to the Mother Earth is performed before one starts construction work for their new home, office or business.
  • Gand Mool Shanti Puja- According to Indian Vedic Astrology, four to six Nakshtras are considered to be the most important nakshtras. If you are born in the following Nakshatras: Gand Mool Nakshatra like Revati-Ashwini, . . . Jaishthha - Mool, and Ashalesha - Magha you should do Shanti Puja of this as soon possible to refrain from any health, wealth or other problems in your lives or your family members lives.
  • Grah Shanti (Pre-wedding ceremony): Prayer is performed to attain peace in the couple’s home and in their lives. Performed before the wedding starts. 
  • Kaal Sarpa Yog Shanti Puja: If one is born in the Kaal Sarp Yog or is suffering from the Kaal Sarp Dosh, this puja is performed to reduce and finish the ill effects one may be suffering of. 
  • Pitar Dosh Puja- Prayers to bless and gain blessings from the deceased family members. If a person has departed his/her physical state and their family do not perform the ceremonies after death, a “Pitra Dosh” develops. To stop the ill effects of that dosh, this puja is performed. 
  • Santan Gopal Puja- Prayers to bear a child. If a childless couple wish to have a child and or there is certain problem in the pregnancy, this puja is performed.
  • Ramayan and Sundar Kanth Path: Prayer and Path is performed for Lord Rama and Lord Hanuman and a path is kept at a person’s house/temple/business to attain peace, happiness and prosperity.
  • Shrimad Bhagwad Gita Path: Prayer is performed for Lord Krishna and a path is kept at a person’s house/temple/business to attain peace, happiness and prosperity. The path consists of 18 chapters which recites the conversation between Lord Krishna and Arjuna.
  • Bhagwat Puran Path: Prayer is kept to attain salvation, moksha, peace or is also performed for the moksha of the ones deceased. Prayer lasts 7+ days. 
  • Shri Garur Puran Path: The Garur Puran is read when someone has been deceased in your family.
  • Mata Ki Chowki with Puja: Prayer is performed to gain blessings from Goddess Durga or Goddess Vashnudevi. Religious songs and hymns are sang by all members taking part in the chowki.
  • Satsang and Kirtan performed with music (Harmonium and Tabla): A satsang can consist of any lecture on Hinduism or a specific God or Goddess. A kirtan is performed together in which religious songs are sang which are accompanied by musical instruments.

Main Festival’s Puja: These Puja’s are also performed by Pandit Mohanlal

·  Maha Shivratri Puja
·  Ramnavmi Puja
·  Janmastimi Puja
·  Hanuman Jayanti Puja
·  Guru Nanik Jayanti Puja
·  Guru Purnima Puja
·  Ganesh Chatutri Puja
·  Diwali Pooja
·  Maha Laxmi Pooja
·  Navratri Puja
·  Durga Puja