Method of Diwali Puja and rituals 2017

Method of Diwali Puja and rituals 2017

Laxmi Pooja is the most important ritual during the Deepavali or Diwali festival. This ritual is on the third day of the five day Diwali festival that is after the Dhanteras and choti Diwali. In the year 2017, Diwali is observed on oct 19th .

First of all, one needs to clean his house and workplace. As goddess Laxmi only resides at clean place. There are certain communities in which the broom (Jhadu) is worshipped on the day of the Lakshmi Puja. This is becaouse of the fact that it symbolizes the best means for cleanliness.

There are mainly three forms of the Devi Shakti – Goddess Durga, Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Saraswati. Along will goddess Laxmi, Lord Ganesh and Kubera were also worship. None of the pooja is started or will be successfully before paying tribute to the great Lord Ganesha. God Kubera, is the treasurer of the gods and mainly represents wealth. The locker in the almira’s are considered as the seat of lord Kubera.

Items or things needed For the Laxmi Pooja

  • Kalash
  • Mango leaves
  • Puffed rice
  • Usual puja Sweets
  • Idol of Goddess Lakshmi
  • Milk, honey, ghee, curd
  • prasad
  • Coriander seeds
  • Cumin seeds
  • And all the other pooja items that is used in daily pooja.

Process of Laxmi Pooja

  • Decide a place for the puja.
  • Now spread a white clean cloth and make a rice bed on it.
  • Place a pot or Kalash on the rice bed.
  • Fill the Kalash upto 75% with water.
  • Place betel nuts, clean coin, flower, and some raw rice in the pot or Kalash.
  • Now put the mango leaves all around the open lid of the pot or kalash.
  • Now place a plate on the Kalash.
  • On the plate, draw a lotus flower with the turmeric powder and put a small photograph or idol of the goddess Lakshmi.
  • Place silver coins on the plate.
  • On the right side of the kalash, put an idol of the Lord Ganesha.
  • Take some sacred river water and sprinkle it on the pooja items. This makes all the pooja items sacred.
  • Perform the pooja with flowers, haldi, and kumkum on the pot or Kalash.
  • Now light up the lamp or diya.
  • Try to meditate and invoke the goddess Laxmi. You can also chant the following mantra.
    • Namoosthesthu Mahaa Maye,
    • Shri padi, sura pujithe,
    • Shank, Chakraa, Gadhaa hasthe,
    • Mahaa Laxmi Namoosthuthe
  • Now, sprinkle betal flowers and the raw rice to Goddess Laxmi idol.
  • Clean the idol of goddess Laxmi with the water first, then with the milk, honey, sugar, curd and ghee. Again clean the idol with water.
  • Now again place the idol of goddess Laxmi on the Kalash.
  • Offer garland to the idol and sweets. Light up the agarbatti.
  • Now offer coriander, cumin seeds, sweets and puffed rice to the idol of Goddess.
  • Now perform Arati of the Goddess Laxmi and after the aarti distribute the Prasad to the devotees.

You have performed the Laxmi pooja successfully and may goddess Laxmi keep his blessing on you.

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Category: festival 2017

Jan, 01 2017 05:04 pm