In Vedic Sciences, the Sanskrit word Puja means honoring of a force more powerful than you for inner gains. The goddess Ganga represents the powerful element of water. Water is so powerful that without it we cannot taste the pleasures of the universe. It is the ultimate cleansing agent and as the ocean it can absorb tons of impurities but yet remain clean. The power of its divine karmic cleansing is used in a Goddess Ganga Puja to rid the performer of all his or her karmic impurities, so that life can be enjoyed prosperously again.