About Diwali Ganesh Lakshmi Puja
With so many mythological legends behind it, Diwali is both a festival of traditional pujas and calibrations. Houses are cleaned and white washed, new clothes, ornaments and utensils are bought in preparation for this auspicious day.Traditionally Diwali Puja is performed after sunset at home.On Diwali night, Ganesha shares the altar with Lakshmi. Shri Ganesha is the god of good beginnings and the fabled remover of obstacles. It is when placed side by side, Lakshmi and Ganesha hold out promise of fulfillment of desires, freedom from wants and obstacles.
Lord Ganesha is worshiped along with Goddess Lakshmi by placing their idols on a platform, five ghee lamps are lit in front of the deities, various traditional offerings of sandal paste, saffron paste, perfume, haldi, kumkum, abeer, gulal, garland of cotton beads, flowers, especially the marigold flowers and leaves of Bel (wood apple tree) etc are made. A lot of people keep a silver coin of Lakshmi and Ganesh at puja. Incense sticks and dhoop are lit and offering of sweets, coconut, fruits, and tambulam are made.
Those who know the ritualistic puja perform it in the traditional way. Several people call a priest to perform the puja. Others recite the stotras of Ganesha and Lakshmi. Doing the mantra japa of Ganesha and Lakshmi is very auspicious on this day.
After Diwali 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 worshiped 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 worshiped on this day.
Benefits of Laxmi Pujan
- Brings possessions, in terms of material assets and spiritual power
- Bestows pleasure, love and sustenance
- Removes all the obstacles from the life of an individual
- Avoids financial difficulties
- Helps achieve success in professional life
- Protects from financial crunches
- Reduces malefic effects of planets and evil influences
No of Pandit(s) : 1 | Duration : 1 hrs
Muhurt for Laxmi Pujan in 2018
Lakshmi Puja Pradosh Kaal Muhurat
|Date and Time||
7th November 2018 (Wednesday)
|Lakshmi Puja Muhurta||18:12 to 20:10|
|Duration||1 Hour 58 Mins|
|Pradosh Kaal||17:41 to 20:17|
|Vrishabha Kaal||18:12 to 20:10|
|Amavasya Tithi Begins||22:27 on 06-Nov-2018|
|Amavasya Tithi Ends||21:31 on 7-Nov-2018|