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Verb. August 21, 2011, Word of the Day
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Machinery and vehicles are blessed during Dusshera festival time or when someone buys a brand new car they bless it using incense, kumkum, and often they run the car over 4 limes placed under the tires. This event is called by urbanites as CAR POOJA.

Usage

Deven telling his friend Rajesh about their neighbours new car.
"Sukhram got another new car yesterday. This one is white BMW. I saw them doing car pooja outside their house. I think he must be eating a lot of bribes at the Electricity Board as he gets a new car every 6 months."
Added 2011-08-19 by Impolitika

Root

Multiple

Categories

Transportation, WALTO

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puja

Definition 2 of 3

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Phrase.
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front wheels 2 lemons keeping, Back wheels also 2 lemons keeping.
In bodyguard muneeswaran kovil, One biggu watermelon taking, Camphor lit and clockwise 5 times, anti clockwise 5 times revolving.
After that squashing said lemons, spraying a jet of acidic liquid into an innocent passerby's eyes.
No accident for a year, Guaranteed!

Usage

Amma! I took Vandi and directly went off to Bodyguard Muneeswaran kovil to put pooja. That is why late..

Ogh! That is my chamaththu kutti! How responsible! Come, I'll make sambar vada for you!

Added 2013-01-31 by Damaal Dumeel

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Phrase.
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It is not blessing. It is worshipping. They are worshipped as Shakti Goddess to allow us safe usage of the vehicles and safer travels.

Usage

Car pooja is worshipping the car or similar vehicles. It is not blessing them.
Added 2011-08-22 by YSR