Originally Posted by Eelco
Thanks for the encouragement.
From simple to elaborate it is..
The simplest offering mantra is aham _______ samarpayami
(u hum) ________ (su mar pie aw me) I have poor transliteration skills.
The blank is whatever you are offering during the puja, so you just fill in the blank with that.
So if you're offering flame (fire) it's aham deepam samarpayami
flame - deepam
incense - dhupam
food - naivedyam
water - acamaniyam
flowers - pushpam
That's about as simple as you can get, and you can think ... "I offer this to you.')