Worship is the expression of love to the Supreme, of reverence towards Him, of aspiration to reach Him in conscious communion, of longing to be united with him, to feel the unity of the in- dividual self with the supreme Self.
The All, the Unconditioned, is never an Object of worship. Attributes are needed for worship, on which the mind can be fixed, by which the emotions can be stirred. The Saguna Brahman, Ishvara, is the Object of worship, whom all prayers and praises reach, to whom all contemplation is directed. He may be adored as Shiva or Vishnu, as Mahadeva or Narayana, as )urga or Lakshmi, as Ganesha, Indra, Agni, Sarasvatf, or as an Avavtara Kama, or Krishna, or Buddha ; but under whatever name and form, it is Ishvara who is worshipped.