One of the most auspicious rituals of the Diwali fest is the Laxmi Puja.
We Indians dedicate ourselves wholly to invite goddess Laxmi at our place through a grand puja. The main benefit of organising Laxmi Puja is inviting Goddess Laxmi to reside in your family in the forms of good health, wealth, prosperity and serenity.
While a lot of people are staunch followers of Goddess Laxmi, many of us are not aware of the right strategy for performing a Laxmi Puja.
Here, we go with a blog for facilitating you with an ease in accomplishing your auspicious rituals excellently.
How to perform Laxmi Puja:
Start with purifying your home. To begin with, broom all the dirt and specks of dust that is evident in every nook and corner of your house. Clean your house as thoroughly as you can. Once you are done with this, purify every corner of your home with Gangajal.
It is said, that Goddess Laxmi appraises cleanliness and pure homes. Alternatively, you could also sprinkle cow’s urine in every corner of your house.
Define your platform for pooja. Majorly, the platform is always in conjunction with your Pooja room.
Once you are done with place finalisation, place a table on that zone. Spread a new cloth over the upper surface of the table. Prefer to use a red muslin cloth as it is considered to be divine for seeking blessings. Just in the centre, you need to place a few rice grains. For those who do not have rise grains, can alternatively prefer to use wheat grains.
Now you need to place a Kalash precisely at the centre of the grains you set on the table. Fill the Kalash with fresh water up to 75 per cent mark. As a token of tribute towards your deity, immerse a supari, a flower (preferably white or yellow), and a coin. If you want, you may even place a few grains in it. Once you are done with the inner stuffing, you need to place five mango leaves hanging inside out of your Kalash. The leaf placement should be such that it covers the entire mouth of your Kalash.
On the left side of the Kalash, place an idol of Goddess Laxmi sitting over a Lotus flower. You can keep some gold coins (if you have) in front of Goddess. On the right-hand side of the Kalash, place an idol of Lord Ganesh. Exactly in front of both the idols, light a diya and burn pleasing incense sticks before both of them.
Prepare a Pooja thali containing a small diya, a small coconut (alternatively a supari), some rice grains, haldi and Kumkum. Lit the diya in your thali and apply haldi-kumkum and some rice grains on the forehead of both Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi. Rotate your thali in a clockwise direction while you enchant the mantras of Ganesha and Laxmi.
This is how you can perform Laxmi Puja and seek divine blessings of Goddess Laxmi this Diwali. Hope, our blog works serve you at our best efforts, and you lead a life of prosperity and serenity and may Goddess Laxmi always mark her presence at your place.
Have a wonderful, safe and sound Diwali this year!