How to do Lakshmi Pooja at home on this Diwali 2023

How to do Lakshmi Pooja at home on this Diwali 2023
A devotee buys a clay idol of Goddess Lakshmi on the occasion of 'Lakshmi Puja', in Tezpur.Photo)(
  • Diwali is a multi-faceted festival of colors, new dresses, sweets, crackers, lamps, and many other pujas and rituals.

  • Lakshmi Pooja is a very important aspect of Diwali celebrations you must not miss out if you want to get the best from Diwali.

  • Lakshmi Pooja can be performed in a simple manner in the household on the day of Diwali which is believed to bless the home with prosperity, health, wealth and happiness.

Diwali season is so special for the many wonderful things it brings in the lives of people. Diwali is so invigorating, refreshing and uplifting. If there is one festival that thrills the people of all ages, no other festival is a fitting competitor to Diwali. With so much to enjoy on Diwali including new dresses, crackers, sweets and the most interesting opportunity to socialize with dear ones, it is very easy to forget the essence of Diwali and get lost in the fun. Lakshmi pooja is the most important aspect of Diwali that no household can afford to miss if you want to get the most out of Diwali celebrations.

Why perform Lakshmi puja on Diwali

Diwali festival is meant to celebrate the victory of good over evil. It is the time when we refresh our minds and hearts and develop new hopes, confidence and energy that will create a new phase and tempo for the life ahead of us. Indian tradition believes that Goddess Mahalakshmi visits every household during Diwali carrying pots of luck, wealth and a host of other blessings. Performing Diwali puja on Diwali can help win the blessings of Goddess Mahalakshmi and invite prosperity, wealth, health and abundance into the household. The freshness of feeling and blessedness Lakshmi pooja can generate can be incomparable.

How to do Lakshmi pooja at home on Diwali

The best time to perform Lakshmi pooja on Diwali is the evening. The best Muhurat for the Lakshmi puja might fall between 6 pm and 8 pm and hence you can perform the puja anytime during this period.

For Diwali most households would have worn a new and clean look for facilitating the celebrations. If you have already cleaned the household, just set up the altar at the puja room and prepare for the puja.

Spread a clean red cloth and spread some rice on it. Place a kalash in the middle of the rice bed. The kalsh arrangement can follow your family tradition with some ingredients like mango leaves, rice, Ganga water, coconut, spices, vermilion, turmeric powder, chandan and flowers. The kalash set up and decorated is the seat of Goddess Mahalakshmi.

Light the lamp and place the pictures or idols of Lord Ganesh and Goddess Mahalakshmi. Decorate the images with flowers.

Start with Ganapati puja. Offer flowers, coconut and fruits to Lord Ganesh.

Move on to Lakshmi puja. Offer flowers, coconut and fruits to Goddess Lakshmi. Prostrate in front of the idol and say your prayers for the welfare of the family.

Some people perform puja to the cash chest or the cash box in the household. Some people place a bowl of coins in front of the puja altar as a mark of inviting prosperity.

Chant the mantras of Lakshmi and perform arati to conclude the puja. Distribute sweets and Prasad to the visitors and family members.