How to perform Lakshmi Puja on Diwali

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Lakshmi Puja is the most important and essential ritual during Diwali or Deepavali. Though it is very common ritual but of the people do not know the exact procedure do to perform Lakshmi Puja on Diwali. Here is the answer of most common question on Diwali that how to do Lakshmi Puja at home on Diwali?

Preparation of Lakshmi Puja on Diwali

As we all know that Lakshmi is the Goddess of wealth and on Diwali She bless the household with wealth and bring prosperity for the coming year. Before the Lakshmi pooja can be performed, the house must be prepared in order to receive the goddess, she likes everything to be neat and clean so firstly the entire house should be cleaned from top to bottom.

How to welcome Lakshmi, Goddess of wealth on Diwali

The goddess Lakshmi is traditionally welcomed into a home by drawing a rangoli at the entrance. Draw the Tiny footprints at the four corners of the rangoli, using rice powder and vermilion (kumkum), to mark her arrival. It is believe that this will please her and she will enter in the house.

The Lakshmi puja on Diwali is actually a combination of pujas for five deities. Lord Ganesha is always worshipped prior to the commencement of any pooja. Lakshmi is worshipped in three forms. The first form is Mahalakshmi, the goddess of money or wealth. The second form is Mahasaraswati, the goddess of knowledge. The third form is as Mahakali, who is the goddess of good.

Important things Needed For Lakshmi Puja on Diwali

1. Kalash , Thaali (a small plain plate)
2. Mango leaves / Betel Leaves
3. Idol or picture of Goddess Lakshmi
4. Milk, curd, honey, ghee, Batasha
5. Puffed rice / Whole Rice
6. Puja Sweets
7. Daily puja items
8. Silver or Gold Coins
9. Earthen lamps (Diya) filled with mustard oil
10. Lotus Flower (or any other flower which is easily available)

Lakshmi Puja Process on Diwali

• First clean the place where you want to perform the Diwali puja as Lakshmi, Goddess of wealth does not visit the places which are unclean/dirty or where the people are lazy.
• A panchamitra is made using five ingredients including milk, curd, honey, sugar, and clarified butter (ghee).
• Put a betel nut, flower, a clean coin, and some rice in the Kalash and arrange mango leaves around the opening of the Kalash then a coconut is placed on top of it.
• Put a large wooden chowki or stool against the wall bearing in mind that while performing the puja we are facing east and cover it with a bright colored cloth and place the Kalsah which we prepared above and in a large Thali place the Clay idols of Lakshmiji and Ganeshji.
• Place some coins, 4 wick Deepak filled with desi ghee, Sweets, Roli and chawal on the Thaali
• Take some water and sprinkle on all puja items to purify them.
• Light a lamp, sung the Lord Ganesh Arti first
• In you first offering to Goddess Lakshmi offer flowers, vermilion (kumkum), and turmeric (haldi). The incense sticks are burnt while the clay lamps are filled with ghee and their wicks are lit
• The second set of offerings includes fruits, sweets and some amount of money (often as silver and gold coins) which is termed as Dakshina.
• Betel leaves (paan) and cloves are offered next. Then, prayers are said to the deities, asking for their blessings.
• For the Lakshmi pooja, lotus and other flowers are placed at the feet of her statue or picture. The Lakshmi aarti is sung, holding flowers in the hand.
• After the pooja distribute the prashad and panchamitra to all the people present at the pooja.

•Business people also worship the account books on this day along with Goddess Lakshmi.

This is the Simple process of Diwali Puja every religion and house has different ritual to perform Diwali puja. A peaceful and sublime atmosphere should prevail during the diwali day pujan. Do not light crackers while the puja is on or immediately after it.


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