Friday, July 11, 2014

Deepawali in 2014

At What Time What steps one should follow on DIWALI MUHURTA -

Kartik Amavasya is in October . So date of celebration will be 23 / 10 / 2014.

Muhurta for Day -

 Saggitarius Ascendent - 10:39 am to 12:42 am.
 Capricorn Ascendent - 12:42 PM to 14:25 PM

Capricorn ascendent is a movable muhurta but this will be auspicious for pooja. Only Rahu kaal one should avoid for pooja. Rahu kal will be from 13:30 to 15 PM.

To gain monetary benefit PISEAS Ascendent will be godd for both - Pandits and Parishioner.
Beneficial Chaughadia from 15:53 to 17:18 is very good for diwali pooja. Worship in this time will yield very good results.

Muhurta for Night -

Amrit Chaughadia will start from 17:40 pm . Char ki Chaughadia will start from 19:14 pm and Laabh chaughadia means beneficial chaughadia will start from 24:06. This time will last till 01:42 am. Time from 24:06 to 01:42 am is the special time for worship of Goddess Laxmi.



First and foremost step is to clean the house. Through the puja we are inviting Goddess Lakshmi to our house and she likes everything to be neat and clean. Make a rangoli on front door at least. Offer few clay diyas in temple than lighten your house and start the puja.

Important Items Needed For Lakshmi Puja-

Kalash, Mango leaves, nariyal gari ( peeled coconut )
Idol or picture of Goddess Lakshmi and Ganesha, Shivling and Shri Yantra if you have
Milk, curd, honey, ghee, gangajal for Panchamrat
raw rice, dry fruits, ), incense sticks (agarbattis), vermilion (kumkum),
puja Sweets, Red cloth, Red and other color flowers, Seeds of kamalgatta, Hawan samagri ( fire sacrifice), Samidha for Navgrah, Kalawa ( a skein of thread ), supari ( Betel nut ), Coconut, Paan ke patte, Rangoli

Lakshmi Puja Process

• First decide on a place to perform the puja. It should be in East or North
• Spread a clean red cloth on a chouki ( a small stool for offering ) and create a bed of rice on lt and rt side.
• A Kalash (pot), is placed after tying three rounds of kalawa on the bed of rice.
• Fill the Kalash with water.
• Put a betel nut, flower, a clean coin, and some rice in the Kalash.
• Now arrange mango leaves around the opening of the Kalash in 7 or 9 number.
• Place a coconut after tying three rounds of kalawa on the Kalash.
• In the front of your right hand, draw a lotus with turmeric powder and flour and place the idol or small photograph of Goddess Lakshmi, Ganesha , Shri Yantra on bed bed of rice. Shiv ling you can keep on side also’
• Take some water and sprinkle on all puja items to purify them.
• Do puja with haldi, kumkum and flowers on the Kalash.
• Light a four faced lamp ( dipak ) . It should be for the whole night. The diyas serve a dual purpose. Their primary purpose is to drive away all the shadows of evil spirits present in the area. At the same time awakening of the light of good within each individual.
• The incense sticks are burnt while the clay lamps are filled with ghee and their wicks are lit
• Now remember the following deities in given order and offer each one the following set of offering- flower, 1 paan leave, loung, supari and some sweet .Guru is remembered before every pooja first. Than start with Ganesh ji , Navgarah ( Surya, Chandra, Mangal, Budh, Guru, Shukra, Shani, Rahu, Ketu), Kuber devta, Sthan devta and Vaastu devta.
• No puja is performed without paying customary tributes to Lord Ganesha. Lord Kubera, represents wealth, and he is the treasurer of Gods. In homes, usually the locker or safe in which gold and cash is kept symbolically represents the seat of Kubera.
• A panchamitra is made using five ingredients including milk, curd, honey, gangajal, and clarified butter (ghee). Offer this panchamrit to Lord Shiva with Mahamritunjay mantra-

“ Om Tryambakam yajamahe
Sugandhim pushti-vardhanam
Urvarukamiva bandhanan
Mrityor mukshiya mamritat"

• Now sprinkle the flowers and rice on the idol of Goddess Lakshmi.
• Take out the idol of Goddess Lakshmi and place it on a Thaali. Clean the idol with panchamrit. Then clean the idol again with water.
• Place the idol back. Now offer fruits, sweets, betel nuts and betel leaves.
• Next make offerings of Batasha and puffed rice ( lahi).
• Chant “ Om Mahalaxmaye Namah” for some time.
• Now do hawan. Offer hawan samagri to each diety you welcomed in above mention order with the hawan samagri. When you start offering for Goddess Laxmi, the head of the family will do with the kamalgatta and ghee and other family members with the hawan chanting “om mahalaxmaye namah” mantra for 108 times.
• When finished all family members should stand up and offer nariyal gari for purnahuti.
• .Now you are ready for the Aarti. Light the Aarti diya. Light camphor. Sing the aarti to the tune of 'Om Jai Jagdeesh hare' along with the accompaniment of the jingle of the bell. (You will find the words of the Aarti at the end of this note)

Here are the Diwali aartis, to be sung at the time of Diwali puja, in order to please the gods and ask for their blessings.

Shri Ganesha Aarti

Jai Ganesh Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh deva
Mata jaki Parvati, Pita Mahadeva.
Ek dant dayavant, char bhuja dhari
Mathe sindur sohai, muse ki savari, Jai
Andhan ko ankh det, kodhin ko kaya
Banjhan ko putra det, nirdhan ko maya, Jai
Pan chadhe, phul chadhe, aur chadhe meva
Ladduan ka bhog lage, saht kare seva, ,Jai
Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh deva,
Mata jaki Parvata, Pita Mahadeva.


Om Jai Laxmi Mata, Maiya JaiLaxmi Mata,
Tumko nis din sevat, Hari, Vishnu Data
Om Jai Laxmi Mata
Uma Rama Brahmaani, Tum ho Jag Mata,
Maiya, Tum ho Jag Mata,
Surya ChanraMa dhyaavat, Naarad Rishi gaata.
Om Jai Laxmi Mata.
Durga Roop Niranjani, Sukh Sampati Data,
Maiya Sukh Sampati Data
Jo koyee tumko dhyaataa, Ridhee Sidhee dhan paataa
Om Jai Laxmi Mata.
Jis ghar mein tu rehtee, sab sukh guna aataa,
Maiya sab sukh guna aataa,
Taap paap mit jaataa, Man naheen ghabraataa.
Om Jai Laxmi Mata
Dhoop Deep phal meva, Ma sweekaar karo,
Maiya Ma sweekaar karo,
Gyaan prakaash karo Ma, Moha agyaan haro.
Om Jai Laxmi Mata.
Maha Laxmiji ki Aarti, nis din jo gaavey
Maiya nis din jo gaavey
Dukh jaavey, sukh aavey, Ati aananda paavey.
Om Jai Laxmi Mata.
Do the above with faith and devotion and don't worry too much if you do not do it very correctly. Even after finishing your puja do maximum chanting of mahalaxmi mantra.

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