Goddess Lakshmi is the symbol of well-being, healthy, and inner peace. She is the consort of Lord Vishnu. Lakshmi puja is one of the famous, most important rituals performed during the Diwali festival. This puja is performed to invite the goddess Maha Lakshmi at home. During that ritual prayers are offered to the Lakshmi, so, that one should fill with good health, money, peace, and prosperity.
Significance of Lakshmi Puja
Goddess Lakshmi puja performs for an auspicious ceremony to get the blessings for the family and children. Mata Lakshmi is a symbol of well being, and puja is done on the New moon day of the Third day(Amavasya). During that time people believe the goddess Lakshmi visits the earth. So, the people invite the Lakshmi, with traditional clay Diya in the evening, the goddess will visit the cleanest house and gives boon to the family.
In North India some people particularly Maharastra, Assam, perform the Lakshmi puja on Diwali. During the Navaratri festival also, this puja can be performed.
When Lakshmi Puja Can be Performed
Lakshmi puja can be performed on the Amavasya, Navaratri, Diwali, and some people celebrates on Friday, as well as the puja can be performed on the new moon day. You should consult a pandit/purohit to fix the date according to your Janma Nakshatra for this puja.
What is the benefit of Lakshmi puja
- To change the path of life in a simple way.
- Remove obstacles.
Lakshmi puja FAQ'S
Who is Goddess Lakshmi?
Goddess Lakshmi is the most revere Goddess in Hinduism. She is one of the Mother Goddesses among the three. She is a symbol of wealth and prosperity. Lakshmi is the consort of one of the major god of the preserver- Lord Vishnu.
Describe the Lakshmi puja?
Lakshmi puja is one of the most popular pujas in the Hinduism. This ritual can perform for Goddess Lakshmi along with Lord Ganesha. This puja is done to get bliss from the deity.
Why the Lakshmi puja is performed along with lord Ganesha
The Lord Ganesha is a prominent deity for all rather than the mother goddess loves Lord Ganesha as well as the devotees should know to pray the Lord Ganesha before praying the Goddess.
Is it true? Friday is an important day for Goddess Lakshmi?
Yes, Friday is the most auspicious day for Goddess Lakshmi and this day considered as harmony day for all people.
Which days are an auspicious day for Goddess Lakshmi?
As per Hinduism, the deity puja should celebrate on the auspicious days of Amavasya, Tuesday, Friday, and Diwali.
Can we celebrate Lakshmi puja at temple?
It might be possible to perform the Lakshmi puja at the temple, but a group of people assigns the puja arrangement at the temple not individually.
The Goddess Lakshmi puja is prominent, celebrated in entire India on various occasions. The Goddess Sri Lakshmi is considered to be the goddess of money. By worshiping the goddess Lakshmi, business and harmony can be achieved in the family.
There are eight forms of wealth that are known to ancestors.
Vidya Lakshmi -Education
Vijaya Lakshmi - victory
Santhana Lakshmi - children /progeny
Veera Lakshmi - courage/brave
Aiswarya Lakshmi - wealth
Dhanya Laksmi - crops and food
Gaja Lakshmi - procure all the materials required for existence life
Sankalpam( The Testimony of The Vedic Vidhi)
The word Sankalpam indicates the Vedic astrology of Panchang, place, time, day, Tithi, Nakshatra, Yogam, and Karanam. These are recited to the three trinities of Bhrama, Vishnu, and Shiva. The Vedic Vidhi recites for the current Vedic year and the Vedic name of the subcontinent and other significant elements. At the end of the Sankalpa needs family members Name, Gotra, Zodiac sign, Birth star to recite as a part of the puja and to get the blessings from the Lord Maha Ganapati, Navagrahas, family deity (kula devata), Grama devata and Ishta devata (favorite god one’s choice). So the first procedure is to invoke blessings from the deity.
The Ganapati puja is considered as an auspicious for all the ceremonies while starting the puja. By doing Ganapathi puja, will get free from obstacles, hurdles in life. It acquires materialistic, spirituality in life.
16 common offerings for all the deities during worship.
Dhyana – Meditating
Aavaahana – Inviting the deity into the altar.
Asana – Giving a seat to the deity
Paadya – Washing the deity’s feet with pure water.
Arghya – to rinse hands and mouth.
Aachamana – Offering the water to the deity to drink.
Snaana – Bath the deity idol with various auspicious items.
Vasthra – Dressing the deity in new and clean clothes.
Yagnopaveetha – the deity wears a clean sacred thread.
Gandha – put fresh sandalwood paste on the deity.
Pushpa – Offering fresh flowers while chanting the deity’s names.
Dhoop – Spreading fragrance smoke throughout the altar.
Deepa –offering a lamp to illuminate the surrounding decorated deity.
Naivedya – offering food for the deity.
Taambula – Offering betel nut and leaves.
Pradakshina & Namaskara – roaming the altar and bidding farewell to the deity.
The word Punya Vachanam gives clarity of the clean ritual by invoking the blessings from the Lord Varuna (the lord of water) along with sacred rivers of the country namely Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati, Narmada, Sindhu, and Cavery. The tirtha mantras are recited where the Punya Vachanam is performed, and their all the five elements are,
Jal - water
Vayu - air
Prithvi - earth
Agni - fire
Akasha - sky or space
By the chanting of Vedic mantras related to Lord Varuna, the place will be purified, where the positive energy is being retained in the pot and Punyavachana can be performed.
Navagrahas are nine planets and each planet governs a specific element (five elements) in the life cycle, so the certain specified planetary combinations in the horoscope give both malefic effects and good effects.
The beneficial effects are taken into consideration of the particular planet individually and also in their combination, generally to rectify or to neutralize the evil effect of the planets. During Navagraha puja chanting of mantras is replaced continuously.
To remove the malefic effects of the planets this Navagraha puja can be performed. During this puja one will get blessings from Adidevata (subordinate lord of the planet), ‘Prathana Devata’ (main deity of the planet).
The Kalasa puja can be done with the help of a copper vessel. Place the Kalasa, fill it with water, a coin and nine types of grains. In red cloth, one can tie the coconut. Then, coconut is placed on the top of Kalasa with mango leaves. By doing this procedure Kalasa puja can be finished.
Purohit does puja to the Deity with Ashotathara(108) names of particular God or Goddess. Before performing ashtotaram he does Archana with Tithi, devotee name, birth star, Gothram, and also with family member names for the welfare of the entire family. Purohit offers coconut, incense stick, Banana, Flower to God and Goddess to get blessings.
After performing the puja, Purohit offers Naivedya to God and completes the Shodashopachara Puja.
The Naivedyam which is offered to God is called Prasadam and is distributed to the devotees. In Hindu, culture Prasadam has given more importance, as it flourishes the life with full of prosperity and well being. People who are unable to go temple can also have prasadam to get the benefits of puja.
Maha Mangal Aarti
The Astavedha Seva has done along with the Vedic chants. The camphor Aarti, flowers, and akshatha is offered after the completion of the puja.
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