Laxmi Puja


We can do Lakshmi puja on the day of Diwali. Goddess Lakshmi is referred to as the god of wealth and prosperity. The festival falls on Amavasya of Krishna Paksha within the Hindu month of Ashwin. It’s believed that on nowadays goddess Lakshmi visits her devotees and bestows blessings and gifts on them. The goddess is conferred with four hands that represent Dharma, Karma, Artha and moksha. And as goddess Lakshmi likes cleanliness, devotees clean and beautify their house, and prepare delicacies as Bhog. On Lakshmi Puja 5 divinities are adored – Ganesha is adored as he’s the remover of obstacles, Kubera as he’s the money dealer of gods and 3 kinds of goddess Lakshmi, Mahalakshmi (Goddess of wealth and money), Mahakali and Mahasaraswati (Goddess of books and learning)

Devotees get up early and worship Lord Vishnu. Within the afternoon, prayers are offered to the departed soul and offerings are made to Brahmins. Later within the evening goddess Lakshmi, Lord Kuber and Lord Vishnu are worshipped. Worshipping Lakshmi Maa on the day helps to urge obviate all the obstacles touching on wealth caused by harmful planets or the other evil influences. The puja helps to realize business success, materialistic possessions and overcome the financial condition.

  • Laid down a piece of fabric on a clean and raised platform. Spray few grains within the centre of the material and place a Kalash thereon. Add one or two of grains, water, flower, coin and betel nuts. {take 5| pauses |intermit|break} completely different leaves or five mango leaves and place it around the neck of the Kalash.
  • Place a small plate full of rice on the Kalash. Draw a lotus on the rice with turmeric powder and place the idol of goddess Lakshmi thereon. Place coins round the idol.
  • Place an idol of Lord Ganesha in front of the Kalash and lightweight a Panchmukhi Diya, a lamp with five faces. The lamp helps to urge obviate the negativity Darkness and welcome prosperity and positive energy.
  • Offer kumkum-turmeric and flowers to goddess Lakshmi. Recite Vedic mantras.
  • Place the idol of Lakshmi maa on a plate and bath the idol with water, Panchamrita and water comprising of gold/pearl ornament. Place the idol once more on the Kalash and water and shower flower and Panchamrita thereon. Light-weight a Panchmukhi Diya and incense stick in front of the god.
  • Offer cold cereal, sweets, coconut, and fruits to the god.
  • Place jewellery and different valuables on a swastika. It’s worshipped as a logo of Lord Kubera.
  • In the end, do the aarti of Lakshmi maa.