Saptavidhanuttarapuja, aka: Saptavidhānuttarapūjā, Saptavidha-anuttarapuja; 2 Definition(s)

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Saptavidhānuttarapūjā (सप्तविधानुत्तरपूजा) or simply anuttarapūjā refers to the “seven supreme offerings” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 14):

  1. vandanā (worshipping),
  2. pūjanā (honouring),
  3. pāpadeśanā (confessing faults),
  4. anumodanā (rejoicing),
  5. adhyeṣaṇā (requesting instruction),
  6. bodhicittotpāda (the generating of a mind set on Awakening),
  7. pariṇāmanā (developing (that mind)),

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., saptavidhā-anuttarapūjā). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Saptavidhānuttarapūjā (सप्तविधानुत्तरपूजा) refers to the “sevenfold supreme worship”. Pūjā constitutes one of the most enduring organizing principles of Indian ritual: the offering of a gift—“the gesture of making an offering to a deity or esteemed person and in return receiving a blessing”.

The seven elements of the saptavidhā-anuttarapūjā are:

  1. praise (vandanā),
  2. worship (pūjanā),
  3. confession (deśanā),
  4. rejoicing (modanā),
  5. requesting the teaching (adhyeṣaṇā),
  6. begging the buddhas to remain (yācanā),
  7. transfer of merit (nāmanā).
Source: Google Books: Esoteric Buddhism and the Tantras in East Asia

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