Diwali Puja Vidhi: Diwali has been celebrated in almost every Indian house for very long. Diwali Puja begins when the Muhurat or the timing of the good faith falls in that time. Ancient mythology teaches us lessons of life where Lord Rama and Sita fight with odds to win over the evil and final success. According to some experts, Muhurat is the period in which Lord Rama arrived in Ayodhya and it was believed to the holiest time period.
On the no moon day of Kartik Month, Diwali is celebrated in almost every state of India. According to Hindu calendar, Diwali is falling today as its the first no moon night of the Hindu calendar which is almost said to be more than 1,00,000 years old. When Lord Rama has come back after defeating Ravan, the evil. The people of Ayodhya welcomed them by enlighting the lamps in their houses.
Diwali Pujan Muhurat
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 6/Nov/2018
Amavasya Tithi Ends = 21:31 on 7/Nov/2018
Laxmi Puja Importance: People often also do Laxmi Pujan in their house considering it to be a festive and holy moment. The god and goddesses of wealth Laxmi and Kuber. Diwali puja is often considered as an integral part of Laxmi Puja.
Diwali Puja Procedure/ Vidhi
Important things required for Diwali Puja
- Earthen lamps or diya made of mud
- Idols of Ganesha and Laxmi
- Sandalwood paste (Optional)
- A lotus bud decorated on a plate (Optional)
- Custard apple
- Sweets as per choices
- Kalash (Pot made of mud or steel)
Procedure to do Laxmi Puja (Diwali Puja)
Goddesses Laxmi and Ganesha’s idol were put on a stage, the coin may also be used in this case. Laxmi’s idol needed to be in the right of the Ganesha’s idol according to rituals. The statues should be putten west facing.
Two diyas enlightened in front of the idols, One must be filled with Oil and the other must be filled with ghee. The coconut is wrapped with a red cloth and putten beneath the legs of Kuber and Laxmi. Some pieces of Sweet must also be putten beneath the statues.
Kalash with rice filled was put in front of the Laxmi statue.
The mantra for Diwali Pujan is
“Om Shri Hin, Shrin, Mahalakshamaye Namah.”
The chanting of the mantra is considered as one of the important parts, however, the Aarti of Goddess Laxmi and Ganesha may be optional (According to some experts).
Diwali Puja Vidhi
Starting from very basics, first, do all the preparations for Laxmi Puja, Take some water in hands and spread it over the idols of Laxmi and Ganesha chanting the following mantra.
ॐ पवित्रः अपवित्रो वा सर्वावस्थांगतोऽपिवा।
यः स्मरेत् पुण्डरीकाक्षं स वाह्यभ्यन्तर शुचिः॥
पृथ्विति मंत्रस्य मेरुपृष्ठः ग षिः सुतलं छन्दः
कूर्मोदेवता आसने विनियोगः॥
Then chant out one of the most important Mantras which was already mentioned. “Om Shri Hin, Shrin, Mahalakshamaye Namah.” . After this Diwali Pujan has been completed. Deploy the diya in every corner of the house to make the puja get complete.
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