Diwali, the festival of lights, has certain customs attached to it, just like any other well-known Indian holiday. And Laxmi Puja is among the most significant rituals, or pujas, that are carried out on Diwali. In fact, Hindus pray to Goddess Laxmi, the giver of wealth and prosperity, during Laxmi Puja, which is an integral part of Diwali celebrations.
Muhurat During Lakshmi Pujan
On the day of Diwali, Laxmi Puja is typically performed in the evening at the fortunate Puja Muhurat. Because it is believed that there are specific times of the year when you can invoke a particular god or goddess to seek the greatest benefit or blessings, the timing of the puja is very important. This year’s celebration of Diwali, which falls on Amavasya of Kartik Month, will take place on November 12, 2023.
Correct Timings of Lakshmi Pujan
As per Drik Panchang, following are the date & time for Lakshmi Pujan:
· Start of Amavasya Tithi – 2:44 pm on 12th November
· End of Amavasya Tithi – 2:56 pm on 13th November
Today the festival of Diwali will be celebrated with great pomp and this year in Vikram Samvat 2080, Kartik Krishna Amavasya will start from 2:45 pm on Sunday, November 12, 2023 and will continue till 2:56 pm on Monday. The combination of Amavasya Tithi, Swati Nakshatra and Sunday will create a huge yoga called Lumbak which will increase the pride of the king and the people. Will give new energy to businessmen and industrialists. In Brahma Purana, Amavasya which lasts from Pradoshkaal to Nishithkaal has been said to be the best.
Thus, the correct timings for doing Lakshmi Puja at home is between 5 pm to 8 pm
Some Points to Follow While Performing Lakshmi Puja
- When you wake up early in the morning, take a bath.
- Clean the Puja room, house, and place of worship.
- Decorate your home and the Puja room with lights, flowers, and Rangolis.
- Put on fresh or clean clothes and gather all the necessary ingredients for Laxmi Puja.
- Light 21 earthen lamps during the puja, and honor Goddess Laxmi with offerings such as 11 lotus flowers, paan, supari, elaichi, laung, various candies, Kheer, Patasha, and kheel.
- After applying tilak to the goddess Laxmi and Lord Ganesha, repeat the Laxmi Mantra 108 times.
- Place cash, gold jewelry, silver coins, or money in front of the goddess and ask her to grant you prosperity, good health, and financial security.
- Chant the Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi Aartis to conclude the puja rituals.
- Take all 21 earthen lamps after the puja rituals are finished. Five of the lamps should be kept in the kitchen, one in the room, and one at the front door. The other five diyas should be lit with desi ghee.
Timings for doing Lakshmi Puja at home is between 5 pm to 8 pm