Whenever a pooja is completed in my home, my mother says this.

आवाहनं न जानामि न जानामि तवार्चनम्।
पूजां श्चैव न जानामि क्षम्यतां परमेश्वर॥

Where does this verse come from?

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    From Kshama prarthana, said at the end of devi mahatmyam.
    – Second
    Commented Jul 26, 2021 at 17:01
  • न - No जानामि - Know आवाहनं - invite तवार्चनम् - your archana पूजां - puja श्चैव - too क्षम्यतां - forgive परमेश्वर - Shiva Can you understand meaning now ?
    – ram
    Commented Jan 9, 2022 at 19:53

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It's in a lot of places- one of them is the Rudrashtadhyayi, which originates from the Shukla Yajur Veda.

आवाहनं न जानामि न जानामि तवार्चनम् ।
पूजां चैव न जानामि क्षमस्व परमेश्वर ॥ २

aavaahanan na jaanaami na jaanaami tavaarchanam
poojaan chaiv na jaanaami kshamasv bhagavaan

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