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Diwali Puja to Goddess Lakshmi

Posted on: October 23, 2008

Diwali Puja to Goddess Lakshmi

Diwali is the festival of Laxmi, the Goddess of prosperity and
wealth. It is believed that Goddess Laxmi visit everyone during
Diwali and brings peace and prosperity to all. On the night of
Diwali “Lakshmi-Pujan” is performed in the evenings. A traditional
Pujan is performed after sunset in all the homes.

Five pieces of ghee diyas (lamps) are lit in front of the deities,
naivedya of traditional sweets is offered to the Goddess and
devotional songs are sung in praise of Goddess Laxmi. After Deepawali
Puja people light diyas (lamps) in their homes to usher in light and
clear the darkness from the world.

In villages cattle are adorned and worshipped by farmers as they form
the main source of their income. In south, cows are offered special
veneration as they are supposed to be the incarnation of Goddess
Lakshmi and therefore they are adorned and worshipped on this day.

Step By Step Diwali Pujan: First clean the Puja room and then Bathe
each Deity (Lakshmi & Ganesh) first with water, then with
panchamitra/or rose water, followed by water once more
Now put Deepak (Lamp) in front of the Deities – As the tiny diyas of
clay are lighted to drive away the shadows of evil spirits
Make a Panchamitra with 5 ingredients of milk, curd, ghee (clarified
butter), sugar & Honey.

Place Few mithais, snacks & fruits as a prashad.
Make offerings of flowers, Abir (red colour), Sindoor (vermillion)
and Haldi (turmeric). Light the Agarbatti (incense sticks) and lamps
filled with Ghee.

Now make offerings of Fruit, Sweet dishes (mithai), Salty snacks
(Mathis, Ghathia, Namakpare) and offer Dakshina (token money), which
could be given to the poor. In the end offer paan (betel leaves),
cloves. Now pray to the deities to seek their blessings.
Ganesh Pooja : Ganesh Puja is a must for Diwali Puja. (Lord Ganesha
is to be worshipped in all pujas before any other God or Goddess.)
(Ganesh Aarti is sung)

Laxmi Pooja :

Place Lotus and other flowers at her feet as an offering. A silver
coin is placed in front of the Goddess during the puja. Now perform
Aarti with flowers in hand (Lakshmi Aarti is sung). After Deepawali
Pujan have the Prasad and go out to burst Diwali Crackers.


3 Responses to "Diwali Puja to Goddess Lakshmi"

Thank you for giving the timings and how the pooja is to be conducted.

Dear Japa,

Namaste. Wish you a Happy and Properous Diwali.

Very glad that you like the post about Diwali Puja to Laxmi. Hope you enjoy this blog. In coming days, more content will be added. Please check back again when you have time.

Om Hari Hara

So sorry for mis-spelling your name as Japa. Please accept my sincere apologies.

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