Diwali Puja Vidhi
Diwali Puja is a Hindu religious festival that falls on Amavasya of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu month of Ashwin., on the third day of Deepawali and Tihar and is considered as the main festive day of Deepawali.
It is believed that on this day Goddess Lakshmi visits her devotees and bestows blessings and gifts on them.
The Goddess is bestowed with four hands which stand for dharma, kama, artha, and moksha and as Goddess Lakshmi likes cleanliness, devotees clean and decorate their house, and prepare delicacies as bhog. A major part of the day is spent in singing bhajans and artis as a form of worship.
Complete Laxmi Puja Vidhi
According to legend, Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and Lord Vishnu’s wife, visits her devotees and bestows gifts and blessings upon each of them. To welcome the Goddess, devotees clean their houses, decorate them with finery and lights, and prepare sweet treats and delicacies as offerings. Devotees believe the happier Lakshmi is with the visit, the more she blesses the family with health and wealth.
Lakshmi is believed to roam the earth on the night of Lakshmi Pujan. On the evening of Lakshmi Pujan, people open their doors and windows to welcome Lakshmi and place diya lights on their windowsills and balcony ledges to invite her in.
People wear new clothes or their best outfits as the evening approaches. Then diyas are lit, pujas are offered to Lakshmi, and to one or more additional deities depending on the region of India; typically Ganesha, Saraswati, and Kubera. Lakshmi symbolizes wealth and prosperity, and her blessings are invoked for a good year ahead.
Why we should do Diwali Pujan?
On this day, the mothers, who work hard all year, are recognized by the family. Mothers are seen to embody a part of Lakshmi, the good fortune and prosperity of the household. Small earthenware lamps filled with oil are lighted and placed in rows by some Hindus along the parapets of temples and houses. Some set diyas adrift on rivers and streams. Important relationships and friendships are also recognized during the day, by visiting relatives and friends, exchanging gifts and sweets.
It is popularly believed that Lakshmi likes cleanliness and will visit the cleanest house first. Hence, the broom is worshiped with offerings of Haldi (turmeric) and sindoor (vermilion) on this day. Lakshmi Puja consists of a combined puja of five deities: Ganesha is worshiped at the beginning of every auspicious act as Vighneshvara; goddess Lakshmi is worshiped in her three forms; Mahalakshmi the goddess of wealth and money, Mahasaraswati the goddess of books and learning, and Mahakali. Kubera the treasurer of the gods is also worshiped.
Diwali Pujan Muhurat
The most auspicious time for the puja is decided when “Amavasya tithi” prevails during “Pradosh Kaal” or the evening time. On this day, the sun enters its second course and passes the constellation Libra, which is represented by the balance or scale. Hence, the sign of Libra is believed to suggest the balancing and closing of account books.
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