Diwali Laxmipujan is a significant ritual during the festival of Diwali. It is performed to seek the blessings of Goddess Laxmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity. The word “Laxmipujan” is derived from two words: “Laxmi,” meaning wealth, and “pujan,” meaning worship.
The preparation for Laxmipujan begins days in advance. People thoroughly clean their homes and decorate them with colorful rangoli designs, flowers, and lights. The idea behind this is to create a pure and welcoming environment for the goddess.
On the day of Laxmipujan, families gather together and perform the puja in their homes. The puja typically involves setting up a special altar or a designated area where the deity is worshipped. This area is adorned with flowers, fruits, sweets, and a variety of offerings.
The puja begins with the lighting of oil lamps or diyas. These lamps are believed to symbolize the removal of darkness and the arrival of light and prosperity. The entire house is illuminated with these lamps, creating a beautiful and serene atmosphere.
Devotees then offer prayers, chant mantras, and recite hymns dedicated to Goddess Laxmi. They seek her blessings for wealth, success, and abundance in their lives. Various rituals are performed, including the offering of sweets, fruits, and coins to the goddess. It is believed that these offerings please the goddess and bring good fortune.
During the puja, a special aarti is performed. The aarti involves waving a plate with a lit lamp in a circular motion in front of the deity. It is accompanied by the singing of devotional songs and hymns. The aarti is a way of expressing gratitude and devotion to the goddess.
WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A VERY PROSPEROUS AND HAPPY DIWALI… MAY MAA LAXMI AND LORD GANESHAA BLESS YOU WITH ALL THAT YOU DESERVE…