Diwali, the festival of lights is one of the most celebrated festivals of India and people celebrate with great happiness and joy. On this day the entire neighborhood, houses, streets and shops are decorated with beautiful lights. And, for the country like India with 29 states, the way of celebration in each part of the country is equally enticing.
Worshipping Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi is the on the eve of Diwali is the most important thing that no one can miss. People often wonder why both of them are worshipped together on the auspicious day of Diwali.
the festival of Diwali is celebrated to bring in prosperity in the family in all the spheres of life. It is considered that Goddess Laxmi is considered as the deity of wealth and Lord Ganesha is considered as the emblem of knowledge and intelligence. On this festival of lights, people wish to bring bright light in every sphere of their life. So, Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi are worshipped together to summon prosperity that is acquired with knowledge and intelligence.
Lakshmi Puja Vrat and rituals
On the day of Diwali, people should get up early in the morning and pay tribute to their ancestors and worship family gods. Being Amavasya day, people also perform Shradh for their ancestors. Traditionally, most Puja are performed after keeping a day long fast. Hence, the devotees of Goddess Lakshmi observe a day long fast on the day of Lakshmi Puja. The fast is broken after Lakshmi Puja in the evening.
Lakshmi Puja Preparations
Most Hindu families decorate their homes and offices with marigold flowers and Ashoka, mango and banana leaves on the day of Lakshmi Puja. It is considered auspicious to keep Mangalik Kalash covered with unpeeled coconut at both side of the main entrance of the home.
For Lakshmi Puja preparations, one should keep a red cloth at the right hand side on a raised platform and install idols of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha on it after adorning them with silk clothes and jewellery. After this, one should keep a white cloth at the left hand side on a raised platform for installing Navgraha gods. One should prepare nine slots of Akshata (unbroken rice) for installing Navgraha on the white cloth and prepare sixteen slots of wheat or wheat flour on the red cloth. One should perform Lakshmi Puja with full rituals as described on Lakshmi Puja Vidhi.
Lakshmi Puja Muhurat
On Diwali, Lakshmi Puja should be done during Pradosh Kaal which starts after sunset and approximately lasts for 2 hours and 24 minutes. Some sources propose Mahanishita Kaal also to perform Lakshmi Puja. In our opinion Mahanishita Kaal is best suited for Tantrik community and practicing Pandits who know the best about Lakshmi Puja during this special time. For common people we propose Pradosh Kaal Muhurat.
We don't advise to choose Choghadiya Muhurat to perform Lakshmi Puja as those Muhurtas are good only for travelling. The best time for Lakshmi Puja is during Pradosh Kaal when Sthir Lagna prevails. Sthir means fixed i.e. not moveable. If Lakshmi Puja is done during Sthir Lagna, Lakshmiji will stay in your home; hence this time is the best for Lakshmi Pujan. Vrishabha Lagna is considered as Sthir and mostly overlaps with Pradosh Kaal during Diwali festivity.
We provide exact window for Lakshmi Puja. Our Muhurat times contain Pradosh Kaal and Sthir Lagna while Amavasya is prevailing. We provide Muhurat based on location, hence you should select your city first before noting down Shubh Lakshmi Puja timings.
Many communities especially Gujarati businessmen do Chopda Pujan during Diwali Puja. During Chopda Puja new account books are inaugurated in presence of Goddess Lakshmi to seek Her blessing for the next financial year. Diwali Puja is also known as Deepavali Puja and Lakshmi Ganesh Pujan.
Lakshmi Puja Muhurat - 07:23 PM to 08:57 PM ; Pradosh Kaal - 06:19 PM to 08:57 PM ; Amavasya Tithi Begins - 04:57 AM on Oct 24, 2022.
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