Sutra 36. "Swavyatirikta vastu sangarahita smaranam vibhooshanam".Recognising that we are part of the Divinity and the outer ornaments we wear are onlyattachments of maya, offering our ornaments to the Deity is a symbolic gesture of renouncing the worldly attachments.
- Offering Sandalwood paste.Sutra 37. "Satsangaparipooritaanu smaranam gandham"Sandalwood paste is considered to be symbol of purity. Hence offering sandalwood pasteis a gesture of recognising that the Divinity and the self are purity personified.
- Offering flowers and doing pooja.Sutra 38. "Ahimsa prathama pushpam, pushpamindriyanigrahadayakshmagyanapushpam panchapushpam tatahpara"Ahimsa or non violence, indriya nigraha or control over the senses, daya or kindness,kshama or forgiveness and gyana or knowledge are called the pancha pushpas or fiveflowers with which we can control our ahamkara or ego and surrender to God. Henceworshipping the Deity with flowers is symbolic of controlling these and surrendering toGod.
- Offering perfumed Incense.Sutra 39. "Teshameva sarvadasweekaranam dhoopam"Dhoopam is perfumed incense smoke. The pleasures which our indriyas or senses give usare like its perfumed smoke which vanishes quickly. Offering Dhoopam is recognizing thisand is an undertaking to control our sensory pleasures.
- Offering a lighted lamp.Surta 40 "Pavanaavachyisnordhyajwalana sachhidulkkakashadeho deepah"The effulgence of the Eternal Bhahman in union with Vayu is the Devine-light spreadthroughout the world. Offering a lighted lamp means considering our soul as the Divinelight, which is ready for union with God.
- Offering food.Sutra 41. "Samastayaataayaata varjanam naivedyam"Overcoming the temptations of the indriyas and offering and renouncing our worldlypleasures and desires is the significance of naivedyam.
- Offering beetle leaves with caustic and beetle nut.Sutra 42. "Avasthaatrayaikeekaranam tamboolam"Tamboolam consits of beetle leaves, beetle nut and caustic represent the three avasthasor states of the human being - jagrad, swapna and shushupti or waking, dreaming and