Prayers performed in devotion seeking solace and moral support are Pujas. Puja takes place many forms like Japa, Homa and Vrat. Pujas may be carried out at homes or holy places generally known as Kshetras. Pujas form an essential part of all activities. Puja before starting learning, Puja before beginning any work or business,Puja seeking health, wealth & prosperity, Puja in memory of departed are but a few examples.