Diwali puja procedure for your business

Diwali puja procedure for your business

The festival of Diwali brings to our minds several positive ideas like light, prosperity, wealth, abundance, growth, development, triumph and happiness. Diwali holds a lot of significance for businesses since the essence of Diwali is to honor Goddess Lakshmi, the fountain head of prosperity and seek her blessings to move the business towards success. Here is how your business can celebrate Diwali.

Clean your premises

Cleaning is the most important activity preceding Diwali celebrations. Start well in advance and clean your entire premises and bring in a new look to your business place. Sprinkle the holy waters of Ganga as a symbolic mark of purification.

Set up the puja altar

Choose a prime place for performing the Diwali puja in your office, shop or workshop. The most common practice is to spread a red color cotton cloth on a table or platform and place a handful of grains at the center.

Install the Kalash

Set up a Kalash (holy pot), which is a sacred symbol of auspiciousness and prosperity in Indian culture. Preferably, choose a silver or bronze pot, clean it and place it on the grains in the puja altar you have set up. Fill three fourths of the pot with clean water and drop a betel nut, coin, raisins, clove, and a flower inside the pot. Place a bunch of mango leaves on the mouth of the pot in a circular fashion and place a coconut over it.

Invite Ganesh and Lakshmi for the puja

To the south-west of the Kalash, place the idols of Lakshmi and Ganesh. In front of the whole set up, place a good looking plate, spread rice gains over it and draw some floral designs in it in turmeric powder. Place some coins on the rice.

Arrange your account books and office materials

Place the accounting books of your business and the other items related to wealth in front of the puja altar. Wear tilak on your foreheads and light lamps. Apply tilak to the images of Lakshmi and Ganesh and the kalash also.

Give a holy bath to the idols

Give a holy bath to the Lakshmi and Ganesh idols with pure water, panchamrit, rose water, sandal water, Ganga water and other perfumed waters. Finish the holy bath with pure water.

Offer flowers and mantras

Decorate the idols and kalash with flowers and tilak. Chant the names of Ganesh and Lakshmi and offer flowers at the altar. Say some mantras of Lakshmi and Ganesh and perform the puja with devotion.

Make the other offerings

The different offerings with which you treat Lakshmi and Ganesh include sweets, some special dishes you prepared in your kitchen, coconut, betel leaves and nuts, fruits and others.

Say the prayers

When the deities are pleased with your prayers, it is the time now to say your prayers. Sit in meditation in front of the altar and say your prayers for the good of your business and household. Never forget to pray for the welfare of the whole world.

Conclude the puja with arati

Light camphor and wave it in front of the idols and kalash. Also wave it in front of the accounting books and other materials placed in front of the kalash. Offer your respect to the deities and conclude the puja by distributing sweets and gifts to the invitees and employees.