On the day of Diwali, Lakshmi puja is performed at every Hindu household of the country. Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth. The Lakshmi puja is performed in the evening to invite Goddess Lakshmi at home. People pray and wish for peace, wealth and prosperity in their and their family members life.
In case you want to perform Diwali puja / Lakshmi puja at home this year and don’t know the steps, check the guide provided below.
Diwali Puja Vidhi Step 1: Purify your home
Diwali cleaning is very important. Clean every corner of your house. After cleaning, sprinkle Gangajal (holy water from river Ganga) to purify the surrounding.
Diwali Puja Vidhi Step 2: Set up puja platform
In your puja room/living room, spread a red cotton cloth on a table/stool and keep a handful of grains in the center.
Diwali Puja Vidhi Step 3: Place a kalash
Place the kalash (silver/bronze pot) in the middle of grains. Fill the kalash with 75% of water and put one supari (betel nut), one marigold flower, a coin and some rice grains. Place 5 mango leaves on the kalash in a circular design.
Diwali Puja Vidhi Step 4: Place idol of Lakshmi and Ganesha for puja
Place the idol of Goddess Lakshmi in the centre and idol of Lord Ganesha on the right side (South-West direction) of the kalash. Take a small thali and make a small flat mountain of rice grains, draw a lotus flower with haldi, put some coins and place it in front of the idol.
Diwali Puja Vidhi Step 5: Place accounts books/wealth related items
Now place your business/accountancy book and other wealth/business related items in front of the idol.
Diwali Puja Vidhi Step 6: Apply tilak and light diya
Now apply tilak to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh and light diyas. Apply tilak to kalash also.
Diwali Puja Vidhi Step 7: Offer flowers
Now offer flowers to Lord Ganesh and Lakshmi. Keep some flower in your palm for prayer.
Diwali Puja Vidhi Step 8: Recite Puja Mantra
Place flower in your palm and join your hands in prayer mode, close your eyes and recite Diwali puja mantra. After prayer, offer the flower kept in your palm to Ganesha and Lakshmi.
Diwali Puja Vidhi Step 9: Offer water
Take a Lakshmi idol and bathe it with water followed by panchamrita. Bathe it again with water, wipe with a clean cloth and place it back on the Kalash.
Diwali Puja Vidhi Step 10: Offer mala (garland)
Put haldi, kumkum and rice to the idol. Place the garland around the neck of the Goddess. Burn agarbatti and shoop in front of the idol.
Diwali Puja Vidhi Step 11: Offer fruits and sweets
Take coconut, supari, paan leaf and offer it to the goddess. Offer fruit and sweets to the goddess. Put some flowers and coins in front of the idol.
Diwali Puja Vidhi Step 12: Perform Lakshmi Aarti
Take a diya in a thali, puja bell and perform the Lakshmi aarti.