|Title of host publication||Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online|
|Editors||Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan|
|Place of Publication||Leiden|
|Publication date||10. Jun 2020|
|Publication status||Published - 10. Jun 2020|
The pañcāyatanapūjā is a worship of five gods, normally Śiva, Viṣṇu, Sūrya, Gaṇeśa, and Devī. In some cases Gaṇeśa would be replaced by Kārttikeya or Brahmā. The most common form of worship is with five specific stones, each representing one of the deities. But also small figurines and engraved yantras can be seen. The stones, figurines, or yantras are placed on a tray for domestic worship with one god in the centre.