Diwali 2022 Puja: How to perform Lakshmi Puja at home? Shubh muhurat, puja vidhi

The Festival of Lights, Diwali or Deepavali, is upon us. The five-day celebrations leading up to Diwali begin with Dhanteras, celebrated on October 22 this year, and end with Bhai Dooj (October 26). Diwali marks the victory of good over evil and Lord Ram’s return to Ayodhya after spending 14 years in exile with Mata Sita and Lakshman and killing the king of Lanka, Ravana. On this day, people decorate their houses with diyas, candles, lights and flowers, draw rangolis, wear new traditional clothes, eat sweets, prepare special delicacies, visit their friends and relatives, exchange gifts and much more. However, one of the most significant rituals of this period is the Lakshmi Puja. In this article you will learn how to do the puja at home, the shubh muhurat, the puja vidhi and more inside.

Lakshmi Puja 2022 Shubh Muhurat:

This year the Lakshmi Puja will be observed on October 24th and the Shubh Muhurat for performing the puja will be from 6:53pm to 8:15pm. The Amavasya Tithi begins at 5:27 p.m. on October 24 and ends at 4:18 p.m. on October 25. Also, Drik Panchang says that Lakshmi Puja should be performed during Pradosh Kaal, which begins after sunset and lasts 2 hours and 24 minutes (approximately).

Pradosh Kaal: 5:42 p.m. to 8:15 p.m

Vrishabha Kal: 6:53 p.m. to 8:48 p.m

How to perform Lakshmi Puja at home?

On the day of Diwali, many devotees of Goddess Lakshmi observe an all-day fast for Lakshmi Puja and break it in the evening. During Lakshmi Puja, devotees decorate their homes and offices with marigolds and ashoka, mango and banana leaves. The preparations begin with placing a red cloth on the right side on a raised platform and installing the idols of goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha on it, after adorning them with silk clothes and jewellery.

(Also read: Happy Diwali 2022 : Best Wishes, Images, Messages, Greetings & Quotes to share with your loved ones on Deepavali)

Then fill three quarters of a copper pot with water and add coins, betel nut, raisins, cloves, dried fruit and cardamom. Place the mango leaves in a circle on the pot and place a coconut in the middle. Decorate the Kalash with cinnabar and flowers.

Devotees also hear Panchali from Lakshmi and offer flowers to the goddess at the end. The puja is concluded by singing the Aarti song before the deity and waving the camphor light.

Lakshmi Puja 2022 Vidhi:

Drik Panchang says that the puja begins with the Bhagawati Lakshmi meditation performed in front of the Goddess statue while chanting the mantra – “Ya Sa Padmasanastha Vipul-Kati-Tati Padma-Patrayatakshi, Gambhirartav-Nabhih Stana-Bhara -Namita Shubhra-Vasttariya. Ya Lakshmirdivya-Roopairmani-Gana-Khachitaih Svapita Hema-Kumbhaih, Sa Nityam Padma-Hasta Mam Vasatu Grihe Sarva-Maangalya-Yukta.”

Then the mantra – “Aagachchha Dev-Deveshi! Tejomayi Maha Lakshmi! Kriyamanam Maya Pujaam, Grihaan Sur-Vandite! Shri Lakshmi-Devi Aavahayami” – sung in Aavahan Mudra.

Now take five flowers in both hands and leave them in front of Maa Lakshmi’s idol while chanting: ‘Nana-Ratna-Samayuktam, Karta-Swar-Vibhushitam. Aasanam Dev Devesh! Preetyartham Prati-Grihyataam. Shri Lakshmi-Devyai Aasanarthe Panch-Pushpani Samarpayami.”

You can read more steps to complete the puja here.

(Source: Drik Panchang)

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