Laxmi Puja Date for 2019 in India – Sunday, November 27, 2019
Laxmi Puja is totally dedicated to Diwali on which, Goddess Laxmi visits one’s home. There is a total of 16 rituals for the proper completion of this pooja. This pooja falls on the day of Amavasya which is generally inauspicious, but for this day it is very auspicious. People light lamps in the evening to welcome the Goddess Laxmi.
Laxmi Puja Muhurat 2019
|Dur Muhurat||Evening||04:18 PM to 05:03 PM|
Duration – 45 minutes
|Amrit Kaal Muhurat||Night||09:33 PM to 10:59 PM |
Duration – 1 Hour 26 Mins
|Varjyam Kaal Muhurat||Midnight||12:58 PM to 02:24 PM|
Duration – 1 Hour 26 Mins
|Abhijit Muhurat||Noon||11:48 AM – 12:33 PM |
Duration – 45 minutes
Laxmi Puja Facts-
|Dates||November 27, 2019|
|Related Festival||Diwali and Dhanteras|
|Number of Rituals Performed||Sixteen (16)|
|Significance||Wealth and Prosperity|
What is the significance of Laxmi Puja?
Many of you must have seen and observed Laxmi Puja during Diwali but very few might be aware of the significance of worshipping Goddess Laxmi on Diwali.
- The festival of Diwali starts from Dhanteras and the main festival of lights, Diwali falls on the third day.
- Laxmi Puja has great religious or mythological significance behind them. It is the festival of worshipping the goddess of wealth.
- According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Laxmi likes cleanliness, and she visits the cleanest house first.
- This is also the reason why the broom is worshipped on this day with offerings of Haldi and Kumkum.
What is the importance of Laxmi Puja?
- Laxmi is the Goddess of wealth and prosperity and she is worshipped for promotion, success and personal virtues.
- People worship her for spiritual prosperity and material abundance.
- It is believed that she helps remove the troubles that prevent people from moving on a spiritual path or carry on their businesses.
What Goddess Laxmi Symbolizes?
As per Hindu Puranas and Rituals, Goddess symbolizes much more than wealth. According to it-
- Goddess Laxmi emerged from the water along with the nectar during the churning of the ocean done by the Gods and Demons.
- Water is a symbol of love and Laxmi is depicted as sitting on a lotus which is floating in the water.
- Lotus is the symbol of dispassion.
- A droplet of water moves freely on the lotus petals, which indicates that when we are not attached to wealth, life is light like a flower.
- Also, it is believed that this type of wealth is life-supporting and brings prosperity and abundance.
- The usefulness and value of wealth are highest when it is shared and is moving.
- Diwali is the festival of lights and it is essential you honor all aspects of wealth in life that day.
What happens in Laxmi Puja?
Lamps are lit in the evening to welcome the goddess. They are believed to light up her path. Laxmi Puja consists of a combined puja of five deities:
- Ganesha is worshipped at the beginning of every auspicious act as Vighnaharta.
- Goddess Laxmi is worshipped in her three forms – Mahalaxmi (the goddess of wealth and money), Mahasaraswati (the goddess of books and learning), and Mahakali
- Kuber (the treasurer of the gods) is also worshiped.
The activities of devotees during Laxmi Puja is-
- Purvang Karma – Ganesh Pujan, MatraPujan, Abhyudaya, Punyawachan, KalashSthapana, Rakshavidhan, Navgrah Puja.
- Puja of Mata Lakshmi – as per auspicious Muhurta.
- Ashtottara Namavali Path, Lakshmi stotra path.
- Homa or Havan.
- Goddess Laxmi Prayer.
Who should perform Laxmi Puja?
- This pooja should be done by the head of the family alongside his wife.
- Devotees who want to seek the blessings with the grace of Goddess Lakshmi should perform this puja.
- People also perform this puja for the success of their new-age businesses and startups.
- Different people from different regions perform Laxmi Puja around different times in the year.
What are the benefits of doing Laxmi Puja?
- Laxmi Puja removes all the problems or issues from a professional and personal life. It makes one financially stable and wealthy.
- The individual will never face any financial problems in his life. This puja will also remove the ill effects of the Grah Dosh.
- One will surely get a huge benefit if the individual has invested somewhere.
- The devotee will also lead a smooth and harmonious family life without facing any issues.
- It will also improve the communication skill of the individual and gives a good outcome for the business.
Why should I perform Laxmi Puja?
Since wealth is the most important component for maintenance and progress in our lives, people do Laxmi Pujan to please Goddess Laxmi who is considered as the Goddess of wealth and prosperity.
But here, wealth does not only signify more money. It means seeking abundance in
When should I perform Laxmi Puja?
- Laxmi Puja should take place during Pradosh Kaal. This period starts after sunset and lasts for approximately 2 hours and 24 minutes.
- Many people also believe that Laxmi Puja should take place during Mahanishita Kaal.
- The Muhurat that is not advisable for the Laxmi Puja is the Choghadiya Muhurat.
- One should perform the Laxmi Puja when Sthir Lagna prevails during the Pradosh Kaal.
Laxmi Puja is observed during the 5 days festivities of Diwali. The Goddess Laxmi is worshipped during Dhanteras and the night of Badi Diwali which falls on the night of Amavasya.
How to perform Laxmi Puja?
Here’s how to perform Laxmi Puja:
- Place a red cloth without any black mark on the floor.
- Prepare a bed of rice and place the Kalash in it. Fill 75% of the pot with water from the Ganges. Place some grains, flower, a betel nut, harvested rice and a clean coil inside the Kalash. Arrange the bunch of mango leaves on the top of the Kalash.
- Then, place a small plate or a thali on the top of the Kalash. Draw the design of lotus with turmeric powder. Place a picture or an idol of Goddess Laxmi on it along with some coins.
- Also, place the idol of the Ganesha towards the right side of the Kalash and sprinkle the holy water on the puja items in order to purify them.
- The rituals take place with the help of Kumkum, Haldi (turmeric powder) and flowers. There are many lamps and incense sticks and one chant the mantras to seek the blessings of the God and Goddess.
- Recite the mantras by holding some flowers and rice on the palms and sprinkle them on the idol of the Goddess. The cleaning ritual is taking place by placing the idol of Laxmi on a thali pouring water, milk, ghee, curd, and honey.
- After this wipe the idol with a clean cloth and placed back on the Kalash. The offerings to the deity include coconut, fruits, betel leaves, betel nuts, and sweets. Then, perform a silent aarti in the end.
What are the materials required for Laxmi Puja?
Materials required for Laxmi Puja on Diwali are:
|Samagri/ Things required||Quantity|
|Icons of Lord Ganesha, Goddess Saraswati, Lakshmi and Narayan||1 each|
|Silver and Gold coins||as per your requirement and facility.|
|Paan or Mango leaves||5|
|Uncooked Rice||100 grams|
|Kumkum for applying tilak||100 grams|
|Mithai (Indian sweets)||as per your requirement|
|Dry fruits (almonds, cashews)||100 grams each|
|Gulaal (Holi color)||100 grams of each color|
|Agarbattis (incense sticks)||2 Packets|
|Red string||1 Roll|
Other requirements are:
- Rose or other flower petals.
- New note-book.
- A piece of red cloth for putting the pooja items
- Thaali for Puja
- Rosewater for Puja
- A packet of Cottonseeds
- Lotus Flower Seeds
- Dry whole Turmeric
- Coriander seeds
- A Chawki for the deities.
- Some currency notes
- Ghee for the Diyas
- Water, etc.
What is the cost of performing Laxmi Puja?
The cost of Laxmi Puja ranges from Rs. 3500 to Rs. 6000 that includes all the materials for the puja.
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