Answer – Even if the human mind is completely absorbed in the Almighty, till the time the body does not get together with the mind, it cannot become calm and steady. And an unsteady, indecisive mind cannot always remain absorbed in His existence. Hence, wherever the mind can go indecisive or weak, the above-mentioned means keep the mind and the body together. The outward formalities like worship or poojan, etc. are the various ways in which the energy centres in the human body are strengthened and purified.
Till the prana resides in the body, a Shraddhavan needs outward practices like bhajan, worship or poojan, prayers or archan, havan, pilgrimage, pious austere vowor vrat, etc.