There are two "distinct" words used for worship, in Sanskrit, namely अर्चना and पूजा.
What is the basic difference between the two and their implementation, by a साधक (devotee) ?
Also, please tell scenarios/cases, when not exclusively one of them is used and not the other word.

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    ppujarchana is also used.But generally both mean the same in sanskrit
    – user17294
    Commented Apr 3, 2019 at 17:35
  • you could consult sanskritdictionary.com
    – user17294
    Commented Apr 3, 2019 at 17:35
  • @Pratimaputra, thanks for your timely reply. But I wanted to know difference in rituals, i.e., how is doing pooja different from doing archna, in practice
    – spkakkar
    Commented Apr 3, 2019 at 17:38
  • u r welcome. formally the word puja is used
    – user17294
    Commented Apr 3, 2019 at 17:39


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