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Mantrapushpanjali ( Sanskrit, Devanagari मंत्रपुष्पांजलि, IAST mantrapuṣpāñjali, IPA \mɐn̪t̪rɐpuɕpɑːɲɟɐli\) is a popular prayer in Maharashtra, and it means “a prayer with an offering of flowers”. It comprises four hymns from Vedic sources, and is the final prayer sung at the end of āratīs. The word Mantrapushpanjali is made up of three elements, mantra (incantation), pushpa (flower), and anjali (a bowl-shaped cavity formed by hollowing and joining open palms together, as when offering or receiving alms). Mantrapushpanjali is a cultural icon in Maharashtra and is perhaps the most widely recited Vedic prayer in modern times, mainly due to its place in the Ganesh festival.