New Delhi: The auspicious and much-loved Indian competition of lights – Diwali is knocking on the door. This 12 months, it is going to be celebrated on November 4. On this particular competition, Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha are prayed to, and devotees search their blessings of abundance, prosperity, good well being and wealth for the household.
It is believed that goddess Lakshmi, bestows her devotees with wealth and prosperity on today if prayed to with utmost religion and sincerity.
Lakshmi Puja on Thursday, November 4, 2021
Lakshmi Puja Muhurat – 06:09 PM to 08:04 PM
Duration – 01 Hour 56 Mins
Pradosh Kaal – 05:34 PM to 08:10 PM
Vrishabha Kaal – 06:09 PM to 08:04 PM
Amavasya Tithi Begins – 06:03 AM on Nov 04, 2021
Amavasya Tithi Ends – 02:44 AM on Nov 05, 2021
LAKSHMI PUJA MUHURAT IN MAJOR CITIES:
06:39 PM to 08:32 PM – Pune
06:09 PM to 08:04 PM – New Delhi
06:21 PM to 08:10 PM – Chennai
06:17 PM to 08:14 PM – Jaipur
06:22 PM to 08:14 PM – Hyderabad
06:10 PM to 08:05 PM – Gurgaon
06:07 PM to 08:01 PM – Chandigarh
05:34 PM to 07:31 PM – Kolkata
06:42 PM to 08:35 PM – Mumbai
06:32 PM to 08:21 PM – Bengaluru
06:37 PM to 08:33 PM – Ahmedabad
06:08 PM to 08:04 PM – Noida
(in accordance with drikpanchang.com)
Diwali is likely one of the main festivals celebrated within the nation. Neighbourhoods are superbly lit-up with lamps, hanging lights and different ornamental gadgets. Rangoli designs might be seen exterior homes, flower decorations and plentiful sweets are stacked up for company.
This 12 months precautions shall be taken as a result of lethal novel coronavirus pandemic. Social distancing, sporting masks, gloves add as much as the routine for conserving the COVID-19 outbreak at bay.
People purchase new garments and dress to their ethnic greatest on Diwali, welcoming the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha respectively.
In the night, Lakshmi and Ganpati Puja is carried out. Moreover, the gates of the home are saved open for plentiful blessings of the almighty as a part of the custom of Diwali.
LAKSHMI PUJA VIDHI AT HOME:
Finalise a spot at your own home the place you wish to carry out the Pujan. The Mandir space in your house will also be used for performing Lakshmi Pujan.
Clean the spot with Ganga Jal (water) or plain water. Put a chunk of Yellow or crimson material on a wood platform. Put a small Rangoli made from rice flour.
Respectfully place the idol or photograph of Goddess Lakshmi on the platform. Put a handful of grains on the platform somewhat in the direction of the best or left of the idol or photograph.
The subsequent step shall be to organize a ‘Kalash’. Fill the ‘Kalash’ with water, one supari, a marigold flower, coin, and rice. You additionally have to maintain 5 mango leaves, which shall 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 subsequent step is to organize a standard ‘puja ki thali’, comprising rice grains, which must be positioned in a heap (not too excessive). Then, with the assistance of turmeric powder (also called ‘Haldi’), draw a lotus flower over it. Once your drawing is accomplished, gracefully place your stunning Lakshmi idol over it. As is understood to all, goddess Lakshmi is our supreme supply of livelihood, kindly place some cash earlier than the idol (Maa will really feel completely happy).
According to Hindu beliefs, Lord Ganesha is invoked earlier than any god or goddess when performing a puja or Havan. Therefore, additionally, you will have to position a Ganpati idol on the best aspect of the ‘Kalash’ (ensuring that it’s the South-West route). As per rituals in our Hindu faith, welcome the lord with placing a Haldi-Kumkum tilak on the brow. Offer some rice grains to the Ganpati idol.
Once the Lakshmi-Ganesha idols are strategically positioned, you may also search the blessings of the god and goddess by conserving your books, pen or any such private belonging (you’re feeling is said to your occupation). With all this accomplished, now’s the time to gentle the lamp.
Light a particular Diwali Diya, and place it on the ‘puja ki thali’. Also, with it put some extra rice grains kumkum and flowers. You may even have to recollect to maintain apart a glass of water that shall be used in the course of 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. Offer 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, provide the flowers and rice in your hand to the goddess.
Once 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, fastidiously clear the idol, wipe out the water and place it on the ‘Kalash’.
Now is your flip to use Haldi-Kumkum tilak to the mom goddess, and sure do not forget the rice grains. Welcome the goddess with a freshly-made garland of flowers. You may provide some marigold and Bel. To get that fragrant really feel, gentle up some incense sticks earlier than the goddess.
You will then must please the goddess providing her some sweets, as it’s the competition of fantastic mithais. Place the coconut in entrance of the goddess. You may even have to position the supari on a supari leaf—once more beautifying it with some Haldi-Kumkum and rice grains. Also add some puffed rice, coriander seeds, and cumin seeds. What follows is, providing the Mother goddess your favorite Diwali mithai, fruits, cash, or any valuable jewelry merchandise.
Lastly, your entire puja culminates with a Lakshmi Aarti, the place everybody joins within the celebratory temper and prays to the Mother goddess collectively. With folded fingers, we immerse ourselves earlier than the goddess Lakshmi and in our sincere askings —pray for prosperity and well-being.
Close your eyes, fold your fingers and immerse your self within the bhakti of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha.
Happy Diwali everybody!