Diwali is one of the biggest festivals in our country. A symbol of victory of good over evil & light over darkness. Festival of light & Maha Laxmi poojan. Maha Laxmi is the Goddess of Wealth & prosperity. On the occasion of Diwali, we all do Laxmi Poojan for peace & prosperity. In every state or community, there are different ways to worship Maha Laxmi, different people perform different Laxmi or Diwali pooja.
According to the Hindi calendar, Diwali is celebrated every year on the Amavasya thiti of Krishna Paksha in Kartik Month. This year, Diwali is being celebrated on October 24, 2022 (Monday) after Dhanteras on October 22nd (Saturday), and Chhoti Diwali on October 23rd (Sunday). This will be followed by Govardhan Pooja on Tuesday, October 25th, and the Bhai Dooj festival on Wednesday, October 26th. Lakshmi Pooja is an essential part of the Diwali festivities.
Lakshmi is believed to roam the earth in the light of Diwali, people open their doors and windows to welcome Lakshmi and place Diyas on their doors, windowsills, and balcony ledges to invite Goddess Lakshmi in.
It is popularly believed that Goddess Lakshmi likes cleanliness and will visit the cleanest and brightest house first. At the beginning of the Pooja, the houses of devotees are cleaned, and rangoli is drawn to the doorstep to welcome the Goddess Lakshmi.
In our country Diwali is a special festival in many ways, commercially or personally this festival is very important to all. Everyone wants Goddess Laxmi to bless them or their business.
Here we will tell you how to perform Diwali or Laxmi poojan with the astrological procedure.
On Diwali, Lakshami Pooja should be done during Pradosh Kaal which starts at sunset and approximately lasts 2 hours and 24 minutes. According to astrology, Mahanishita Kaal is best for the Tantrik community and practicing Pandits who know the best about Lakshmi Pooja during this special time. As common people, we suggest Pradosh Kaal Muhurat.
And first, we will know why Diwali is so much important to all of us and what is the significance of Diwali & Laxmi Pooja scientifically & spiritually.
Diwali festival always comes on Amavasya night in Kartik Month as per our Panchang, Diwali Night is the darkest night of the year.
For spiritual practices, Amavasya night has a significant role in Tantra Vidya. Many Sadhus or Tantrik perform many rituals to attain powers & siddhis.
And that's why we people light earthen lamps & candles to remove darkness not only from our homes & workplace but also from our lives. It gives us the courage to fight our fear.
This festival brings love, peace & harmony. We go to our home to celebrate Diwali and offer Sweets to relatives, friends & colleagues so this festival brings us together.
We perform many rituals this night to acquire the Dharma, Arth, Kama & Moksha.
As per astrology, Diwali pooja alleviates many doshas & leads to a prosperous life.
So here will tell you about those rituals:
First of all, we all started Diwali preparations weeks ago.
We clean our house & workplaces & as per Vastu Whitewash remove all negativity from our premises. We should throw away all broken, unused & waste materials from our places. This brings positivity & happiness.
Now how to perform the Diwali & Laxmi Pooja?
We worship Goddess Laxmi with Lord Ganesh & Lord Kuber so you have to place three idols or photos at your convenience.
Also, Make rangoli at the door of your house or office to welcome Goddess Laxmi
Now will tell you the whole process:
Select the best place for Laxmi Pooja then spread the clean white or red fabric, now make a bed of rice, make a swastika on the Kalash, filled with clean water & put it on the rice. Put betel nut, flowers, a clean coin, and drub grass and sprinkle some Gangajal all over.
Now place a coconut over Kalash
Make sure you put the idol of Ganesha on the right side of Kalash.
Then recite ‘OM’ to concentrate
Take some water with Druba Grass & sprinkle on everywhere by reciting ‘Om Ganeshaya Namah’.
Light an earthen lamp & put haldi, kumkum, roli, and flowers on Kalash. Take some rice, recite Laxmi Mantra & sprinkle it on the idol of Goddess Laxmi.
Then take the idol of Goddess Laxmi on a clean thali or plate & wash it with panchamrit; milk, curd, ghee, honey & sugar by continuously reciting the Mahalaxmi Mantra. Now clean it with fresh water.
Now place the idol in its actual spot and offer flowers, sandalwood powder, Haldi, kumkum, dhoop, coconut, fruits, and sweets as per your culture.
People also worship cash books or cash boxes mainly those who are business people.
Now after pooja light earthen lamps or candles everywhere in your house & workplace especially on the roof & at the doors. And at last sing, Maha Laxmi Arti chant Maha Laxmi Mantra, pray for peace prosperity & your pooja is completed.
In our villages, people also worship their cattle as they are a source of income for them.
May Goddess Laxmi brings all the love, peace & prosperity to your life this Diwali.
If you want to perform Lakshmi pooja with all rituals following all astrological steps and don't want to skip anything then you can consult our Astrologer Achayara Sumedh Narayan Soni. Goddess Lakshmi will surely bestow all wealth and prosperity if you will follow all the guidance. So this Diwali make your Lakshmi pooja more authentic and special with Rudra Astrology. Get all the details on our website www.rudraastro.com and if you are confused about the date, pooja timings, we have got you covered.