Diwali 2019: Laxmi Puja Timings And Vidhi For An Auspicious Beginning

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 27 October 2019, 07:58 AM
Diwali 2019: Laxmi Puja Timings And Vidhi For An Auspicious Beginning
Diwali 2019: Laxmi Puja Timings And Vidhi For An Auspicious Beginning (Photo Credit : File Photo )

Diwali, the festival of lights, celebrates the victory of the King of Ayodhya, Lord Rama, over the demon king Ravana of the kingdom of Lanka

On this day, houses are decorated with lights as well as flowers, accompanied by Goddess Lakshmi's puja.

The festival is celebrated in the Hindu month of Kartika. Diwali coincides with the darkest day of the year, known as Amavasya. The day is the darkest of the Hindu lunisolar calendar and according to Hindu mythology, residents of Ayodha burned lamps to illuminate King Rama’s return to his kingdom.

On the main day of Diwali, Goddess Lakshmi, or the goddess of wealth and prosperity, is worshipped. People also exchange gifts, sweets and seek blessing of elders.

According to Drikpanchang.com, Diwali 2019 will be celebrated on October 27

Diwali Lagna Puja on Sunday, October 27, 2019

Kumbha Lagna Muhurat (afternoon) - 2:21 pm to 3:57 pm

Duration - 1 hour 37 minutes

Vrishabha Lagna Muhurat (evening) - 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm

Duration - 2 hours 00 minutes

Simha Lagna Muhurat (midnight) - 1:41 am to 3:49 am, October 28, 2019

Duration - 2 hours 8 minutes

Amavasya Tithi begins - 12:23 pm on October 27, 2019

Amavasya Tithi ends - 9:08 am on October 28, 2019

 

The following Puja Vidhi has been described by Shastri Avadhesh:

  • Buy Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi idol. One can buy earthen idols, silver or metal ones
  • The Goddess Laxmi should be in a blessing posture or mudra
  • Take a wooden chauki and cover it with a yellow or white cloth
  • Place the idols on the chauki
  • Offer red flowers, if you can arrange lotus flower, even better
  • Give bath to Laxmi and Ganesha using panchamitra
  • Wrap the deities in new clothes, apply chandan on Laxmi and Ganesha’s forehead
  • Offer fruits, garlands, flowers, sweets, dhoop, incense sticks and prasad
  • Offer Khil and batasa, make prasad using dhaniya seeds as it is offered to Goddess Laxmi
  • Some people also worship Kuber during Laxmi Pujan. They worship their account books and even weighing scales and machines
  • Light diya using ghee. If one cannot afford ghee can use sesame seed (til) oil or mustard oil
First Published: Saturday, October 26, 2019 02:10 PM

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