Colorful Festivity Within Your Hands’ Reach With Diwali
About puja

When dealing with Diwali puja, Laxmi Puja is the main event to be taken into consideration. Laxmi Puja, also known as Goddess of prosperity and wealth is the main event in Western and Northern India, during the Diwali Puja option. Tradition states that Goddess Laxmi visits everyone during this festival of lights, and blessed the disciplines on prosperity and peace. It is really very important to keep your houses and surrounding clean, especially during Diwali occasion. This is the main reason on why broom is worshipped during this puja as a part of this vidhi, with kumkum and haldi.

Perfect time to celebrate

Diwali or also known as Deepavali, is considered to be a festivity of light and it takes place every autumn. It is considered to be the brightest and biggest festival in India, and signifies the major victory of light, over darkness. It takes nearly five days’ time to celebrate the complete the entire ritual. However, the main event of Diwali puja takes place while coinciding with darkness, during the month of kartika. When talking about the Gregorian calendar, this festivity takes places in between mid-October and mid-November.

Little history in front of you

As history unfolds, Diwali dated back to the ancient time, and it was considered to be a festival just after the summer harvest takes place. Tis festival in Sanskrit is known as Padma Purana. Lamps are mentioned in Skanda Purana, and it is used to represent sunlight. It mainly focuses towards the energy and light of life, and transitions in Hindu calendar month of Kartik. According to King Harsha, Diwali was mainly considered as Deepapratipadutsava, where lamps are lit and newly wedded couples are given gifts.

Items/samagri required

There are some promising ingredients, which you need to be aware of, while dealing with Diwali puja. You have to get acquainted with all the ingredients first, and start the auspicious occasion of Diwali puja. Some lists of essential ingredients are listed below:

 

  1. Idols of Lakshmi and Ganesha
  2. Silver and gold coins, which are embossed with picture of Goddess Lakshmi along with new currency notes
  3. New cloth meant for Ganeshji and Lakshmi
  4. Wooden stool
  5. Account books or cash register
  6. Bags full of coins
  7. Pen and ink pot, preferably black in color
  8. 3 plates
  9. Incense sticks
  10. Ganga water with pure ghee, honey and curd
  11. A perfect mix of curd, milk, sugar, honey and ghee
  12. Turmeric power and Scent
  13. Kalash with 2 meter of red and white cloth
  14. Handy towel
  15. Coconut with water, camphor
  16. Dry fruits and flowers, including lotus
  17. Durvaa, betel nuts and betel leaves
  18. Some favorite sweets
  19. Indian traditional sari
  20. Cardamom, green cardamom, mango tree leaves
  21. Kumkum, saffron
  22. Vandanvaar for entrance Gate
  23. Bell, conch, jewelries with golden or silver articles
  24. Abhishek patra
  25. Utensils – stainless steel or plastic bowls for keeping some used water
  26. 5 different types of fruits – mango, orange, apple, banana, pear, etc
  27. Paired of holy thread and rice grains with perfect mix of kumkum
  28. Scented orange powder and sandlewood
  29. Flowers are garland
  30. Trays or plates for keeping puja materials
  31. Big and small candles
  32. Cotton wicks
  33. Sesame or mustard oil and match box

 

Puja vidhi/how to do

It is an evitable truth that Diwali puja needs to be done within apt puja muhurat. You have to take consideration of pradosh time, lagna an amavasya tithi, before starting the ritual from the scratch. Listed below, are some of the major rules, which you need to follow, while dealing with Diwali puja vidhi:

  1. Aatma-Shodhan - In this stage, self-purification is the main center of focus
  2. Sankalp - Also known as solemn vow, which is taken just before performing the rituals of Diwali puja
  3. Shanti patha – This platform is mainly performed by none other than priests, with purity of heart.
  4. Mangal patha - Here, some serene vows are to be exchanged between the priests and family members. This segment is later followed by Kalash-Sthapana, placement of kallash, later.
  5. Bhagawan Ganapati Puja - During this part, Lord Ganesh is worshiped to drive away evil forces from your household and welcome prosperity with open hands. This is later followed by Nav graha puja and Shodasha Matrika Puja.
  6. New Ganesha Pratima Puja - This step mainly comprises of detailed Shri Ganesha Puja with sixteen different puja steps.
  7. New Shri-Lakshmi Pratima Puja – Here, the detailed form of lakshmit puja takes place with 16 different steps
  8. Maha-Kali Puja on Lekhani-Dawat – In this segment, detailed worship takes place of Shri Kali Mata with all the necessary vidhis.
  9. Saraswati Puja on Bahi-Khata - As understood from the name itself, this segment is going to take about Goddess Saraswati puja with necessary steps.
  10. Shri Kuber-Puja on Tijori-Baksa – In this segment, you are likely to talk about The god of wealth and worship Lord Kuber from the inner purest form of your heart.
  11. Deep-Malika Puja - During such instances, lights are lit and people need to go through the various puja steps, to be checked at deep malika puja vidhi
  12. Visarjan - Defined as the last step of Diwali puja, this is mainly to show that you have completed your puja with all faith and religious belief.
Mantra

Learning mantra to satisfy your heart and help God bestow his blessing on your life can easily provide you with an enchanting feel. You can feel the urge of ultimate satisfaction with every mantra you pronounce.

Mantra In Devanagari Script:

ॐ ह्रीं श्रीं लक्ष्मीभयो नमः।। ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं श्रीं कमले कमलालये प्रसीद प्रसीद ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं श्रीं महालक्ष्मयै नम:।। धनदाय नमस्तुभ्यम निधिपद्माधिवाय च I भवन्तु त्वत्प्रसादान्मे धन धन्यदिसेम्पध II ॐ श्री महालक्ष्म्यै च विद्महे विष्णु पत्न्यै च धीमहि तन्नो लक्ष्मी प्रचोदयात् ॐ ।।

Devnagari Mantra in English dialect:

Om Hreem Shreem Lakshmibhayo Namah2 || Om Shreem Hreem Shreem Kamale Kamalalaye Praseed Praseed Om Shreem Hreem Shreem Mahalakshmaye Namah || Om shreem om hreem shreem hreem kleem shreem kleem viteswaraaya namah Om Shree Mahalakshmyai Cha Vidmahe Vishnu Patnyai Cha Dheemahi Tanno Lakshmi Prachodayat Om ||

Benefits

Even though, stated as an auspicious moment for all, there are more than just light all around, while you are taking help of Diwali puja. Through this ritual, you are also trying your level best to impress Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Moreover, as you are also worshipping Lord Ganesh, therefore; you can be rest assured on the fact that your household is free from evil spirits.

  • Performing the sacred task of Diwali puja is likely to offer you with loads of beneficial aspects, in one’s life, when planning to maintain health, peace, prosperity and wealth in the life.
  • It is the celebration of light and joy, which hovers around your life. Through this mean, you can always try and look for good thoughts and some years of success in your life.
  • The main aim of this puja is to drive away evil spirits from your household and to increase the value of good life and good will, like you have always wanted. This is not just the celebration of light, but it is also the celebration of ourity.
  • The lamps, which are lighten up during the festivity, signify destruction of evil feeling, along with other negative emotions, like anger, violence, fear, greed, injustice and more.
  • It can even empower and provide you with good knowledge of power and to use it for some positive point, only