New Delhi: It is that point of the 12 months once more! It is Diwali time. The auspicious competition of Diwali or Deepawali is right here. This 12 months, will probably be celebrated on November 14, Saturday. On Diwali, Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha are worshipped at each residence and devotees search their blessings for wealth and prosperity.

Diwali is without doubt one of the main festivals of India and can be celebrated internationally with a lot fervour. Folks mild up their houses and places of work with lamps, earthen pots, ornamental lights and flowers, in spite of everything, Diwali is the competition of lights. 

Folks, dressed of their conventional finest, carry out Lakshmi Puja within the night and supply sweets and fruits as prasad. 

Lakshmi Puja muhurat:

On November 14 – 05:28 pm to 07:24 pm (period 1 hour 56 minutes)

Pradosh Kaal – 05:27 pm to 08:07 pm

Amavasya tithi – From November 14 at 02:17 pm and ends on November 15 at 10:36 am

Nishita Kaal muhurat

Lakshmi Puja muhurat – 11:58 pm (November 14) to 12:32 am (November 15)

Mahanishita Kaal – 11:39 pm to 12:32 am

Amavasya tithi – From November 14 at 02:17 pm and ends on November 15 at 10:36 am

(Based on drikpanchang.com)

Lakshmi Puja vidhi:

Finalise a spot at your house the place you wish to carry out the Pujan. The Mandir space in your house can be used for performing Lakshmi Pujan.

Clear the spot with Ganga Jal (water) or plain water. Put a chunk of Yellow or purple material on a wood platform. Put a small Rangoli made from rice flour.

Respectfully place the idol or picture of Goddess Lakshmi on the platform. Put a handful of grains on the platform fairly in the direction of the best or left of the idol or picture.

The following step will probably be to organize a ‘Kalash’. Fill the ‘Kalash’ with water, one supari, a marigold flower, coin, and rice. You additionally must preserve 5 mango leaves, which will probably be used within the ‘Kalash’. Place an uncut coconut with is fiber protruding upward in such a fashion that the mango leaves stay partly inside and partially outside-facing upward.

The following step is to organize a conventional ‘puja ki thali’, comprising rice grains, which should be positioned in a heap (not too excessive). Then, with the assistance of turmeric powder (also called ‘Haldi’), draw a lotus flower over it. As soon as your drawing is accomplished, gracefully place your lovely Lakshmi idol over it. As is thought to all, goddess Lakshmi is our supreme supply of livelihood, kindly place some cash earlier than the idol (Maa will really feel blissful).

Based on Hindu beliefs, Lord Ganesha is invoked earlier than any god or goddess when performing a puja or Havan. Subsequently, additionally, you will have to position a Ganpati idol on the best aspect of the ‘Kalash’ (ensuring that it’s the South-West course). As per rituals in our Hindu faith, welcome the lord with placing a Haldi-Kumkum tilak on the brow. Provide some rice grains to the Ganpati idol.

As soon as the Lakshmi-Ganesha idols are strategically positioned, you can too search the blessings of the god and goddess by retaining your books, pen or any such private belonging (you are feeling is said to your occupation). With all this executed, now’s the time to mild the lamp.

Mild a particular Diwali Diya, and place it on the ‘puja ki thali’. Additionally, with it put some extra rice grains kumkum and flowers. Additionally, you will have to recollect to maintain apart a glass of water that will probably be used through the puja. Now, as you proceed to carry out the puja—begin with placing a ’tilak’ on the ‘Kalash’, additionally apply it on a glass of water which you saved it apart for puja. Provide some flowers additionally.

Now begins the method of invoking the goddess. If you understand how to appropriately chant the Vedic mantras of Lakshmi Maa—sing it, if you cannot—fear not. Take some flowers and rice grains in your hand, shut your eyes with full devotion bow your head down earlier than the goddess and chant her holy title. Afterward, supply the flowers and rice in your hand to the goddess.

As soon as the goddess is invoked, take the Lakshmi idol and put in a plate, whereas bathing it with water. Put the ‘Panchamrit’, and clear the idol once more with pure water. Now, rigorously clear the idol, wipe out the water and place it on the ‘Kalash’.

Now could be your flip to use Haldi-Kumkum tilak to the mom goddess, and sure remember the rice grains. Welcome the goddess with a freshly-made garland of flowers. You may as well supply some marigold and Bel. To get that fragrant really feel, mild up some incense sticks earlier than the goddess.

You’ll then need to please the goddess providing her some sweets, as it’s the competition of fantastic mithais. Place the coconut in entrance of the goddess. Additionally, you will have to position the supari on a supari leaf—once more beautifying it with some Haldi-Kumkum and rice grains. Additionally add some puffed rice, coriander seeds, and cumin seeds. What follows is, providing the Mom goddess your favorite Diwali mithai, fruits, cash, or any valuable jewelry merchandise.

Lastly, all the puja culminates with a Lakshmi Aarti, the place everybody joins within the celebratory temper and prays to the Mom goddess collectively. With folded palms, we immerse ourselves earlier than the goddess Lakshmi and in our trustworthy askings —pray for prosperity and well-being.

Shut your eyes, fold your palms and immerse your self within the bhakti of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha.

Here is wishing our readers a really blissful Diwali!