{2018}* Diwali Lakshmi Ganesh Puja Vidhi Samagri – Deepavali 2018 Puja Mahurat Time & Calendar

By | October 5, 2018

{2018}* Diwali Lakshmi Ganesh Puja Vidhi Samagri – Deepavali 2018 Puja Mahurat Time & Calendar: With Diwali around the corner, preparations for the upcoming Diwali celebrations are rife. People from all over India and elsewhere, who celebrate Diwali, always hold the holy procession in the name of Lord Ganesha and Shri Lakshmi, who is duly worshipped on the day of Diwali.

The puja (holy offering) that is held on Diwali is done for many reasons. The Lakshmi puja or the worshipping of the goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity, is, however, the main event of Diwali in the Northern and Western parts of India. Whereas, the Ganesh puja too is of equally importance, who is worshipped as the God who removes obstacles, and is the patron of art and science, someone whose intellect and wisdom are the epitome of knowledge. Mahalakshmi being the crucial part of the holy procession on the day of Diwali, there is a lot that needs to be done for the celebration. It is popularly believed that Shri Lakshmi should be welcomed to a clean surrounding, for which people make sure their houses are clean and spotless for Diwali.

Also, people worship the broom and are offered Haldi that is turmeric and Sindoor which is vermilion. Also, lights are lit up across the house and the surrounding area, for it is believed that Shri Lakshmi’s path towards one’s home is guided even in the night. Therefore, the festival of Diwali also sees millions of homes lit up with clay lamps, candles, lights, lanterns, etc. There are other beliefs to as to why Diwali is celebrated and is monikered as the Festival of Lights.

{2018}* Diwali Lakshmi Ganesh Puja Vidhi Samagri – Deepavali 2018 Puja Mahurat Time & Calendar

Many celebrate Diwali as a mark of victory over evil and its darkness. It marks the victory of Lord Rama, the prince of Ajodhya, over the demon king of Lanka, Ravana. It is believed that when Lord Rama defeated the demon king and returned to his kingdom, it was night time. Therefore, to welcome him with what he duly deserved the entire kingdom was lit up with clay lamps and lanterns to guide him home, in a royal procession.

Let’s get back to the point of discussion, the Vidhi for the Shri Lakshmi and Shri Ganesh puja that is to be held on the day of Diwali.

The term Vidhi in Sanskrit refers to the English term ‘law’. Every puja held in the name of the Hindu gods need to follow a strict vidhi for the proper completion of the procession. These laws have been mentioned in the ancient books of Hinduism, composed of ancient monks, for people to follow. It gives a person a direction to go ahead with certain things, like puja, to have it done properly. Therefore, following the vidhi or law is very important. It is not applicable in just holy processions and worshipping, but also in real life. It reflects our perspectives and actions.

Let’s go step by step on what is needed to be done during the Ganesh Lakshmi Puja

  • Fasting:

On the day of the Ganesha Lakshmi Puja, the Kuber puja and the Bahi-khata puja is also done side by side. A person can either fast the entire day or can avoid the fast but consume only vegetarian food. Also, the fasting can be done in two ways itself. One is the Nirjal Upvas (Fasting) that requires a person to stay dry-throated, without a drop of water throughout the day. Here Nir means No and Jal means Water precisely. The second one is the Phal Aahar Upvas (Fasting), meaning a person can consume fruits during the day and not have any other food items. Here, Phal means Fruits and Aahar means Eating. It can be consumed only with milk depending on the health and willpower of the person who is fasting.

  • Mahurat:

Not just the Diwali puja, but every puja is done on a precise time. This fixed time or moment of the day or night is called Mahurat or Shubh Mahurat. Shubh means good and Mahurat, meaning time, in simpler terms. The Diwali puja mahurat is considered based on the Lagna, Pradosh time and Amavasya Tithi. Lagna means the degree of the rasi or zodiac sign and the nakshatra i.e. constellation, rising above the eastern horizon at the time of one’s birth. Pradosh means the thirteenth or 13th day of every fortnight in the Hindu Calendar. And, Amavasya Tithi means the New Moon lunar phase in Sanskrit.

Materials needed for the Ganesha Lakshmi Puja are as follows:

  1. Roli
  2. Akshat – full grain, uncooked raw rice
  3. Plate – Puja ki thali
  4. Flower Garland
  5. Incensed sticks
  6. Scent
  7. Photo or idol of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha
  8. Shri Saraswati photo or idol
  9. Red cloth
  10. Chawki Supari
  11. Coriander seeds
  12. Cotton seeds
  13. Lotus flower seeds
  14. Whole, dry turmeric
  15. Silver coin
  16. Sweets and fruits for offering
  17. Currency notes (local money)
  18. Flowers
  19. Candles
  20. Chandan (sandalwood)

A complete Ganesha Lakshmi Puja requires the following pujas to be done during the holy procession and worshipping of the God of wisdom and Goddess of wealth. All of which culminates to form the Diwali Puja Vidhi (generic name). The following list has the mention of all the pujas involved:

  1. Atma shodhan – Meaning self-purification
  2. Sankalp – Meaning, the solemn vow to perform the rituals
  3. Shanti patha – Recitation of holy literature to bring peace and happiness
  4. Mangal patha – Recitation of holy literature to bring goodwill and safety for everyone
  5. Kalash patha – Vidhi of Kalash (pot) Sthapana
  6. Shri Ganpati puja – 5 steps of law for Ganesh puja
  7. Nav Graha puja – Worshipping the 9 planets
  8. Shodasha Matrika puja: Worshipping Shodash Matrika
  9. New Ganesha Pratima Puja – Shodashopachara Puja of Shri Ganesha new idol
  10. New Shri-Lakshmi Pratima Puja – Shodashopachara Puja of Shri Lakshmi new idol
  11. Maha Kali Puja – Puja on Lekhani Dawat for Maha Kali
  12. Saraswati puja – Puja of Saraswati on Bahi khata
  13. Kuber puja – Puja of Shri Kuber on Tijori Baksa
  14. Deep Malika puja – necessary puja steps for Deep Malika Puja Vidhi
  15. Visarjan – Immersion of the idols and end of the pujas

All of these above-mentioned rituals are important and need to be done for the proper completion of the Diwali Puja. We hope you have a Happy Diwali 2018 and a safe one at it too.

2018 Diwali Puja, Deepavali Puja dates for Ujjain, India

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