The festival of lights has made his way in our lives. Diwali is one of the biggest festivals of Hindus shall be celebrated on 7th November 2018. It is symbolic of the ancient Indian culture and traditions. Although, The festival of lights as it is known today projects the rich and glorious past of India. Every year on Diwali the sound of firecrackers declare the happiness and joy evident in the hearts of Indians.
While many of us are busy cleaning our homes to welcome Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha, it’s important that one cleans his heart of evil thoughts too. Further, Give up all evil thoughts and spread the message of love and happiness.
Diwali Puja Rituals
On the festival of Diwali, worship goddess Durga, Lord Ganesha, ancestors and family gods in the morning. Some believe in performing the ritual of Shradha as the day is marked my night of Amavasya. Some people observe and carry Diwali Puja in the evening. It is believed that Goddess Laxmi visits everyone during Diwali and brings along peace and prosperity for all. On the night of Diwali Lakshmi-Puja is performed in the evenings.
The mahurat for Diwali Puja lasts for almost 2 hours and 24 minutes after sunset. Performing rituals during this period is auspicious. Decorate your homes with mango leaves and marigold and flowers. While performing Puja, place the idols of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha on a raised platform with a red cloth. Further, Use 9 places of unbroken rice for the Navgraha on a white piece of cloth.
Diwali Puja Mahurat
Diwali Puja is always performed after sunset. The auspicious time of Puja is called Pradosh Kaal. The best period for performing Diwali Puja is the sthir Lagna or the fixed time. Performing Lakshmi Puja is sthir lagna will allow Goddess Lakshmi to shower her blessings on you and your family. Although A traditional Pujan is performed after sunset in every home.
Diwali Puja : Mahurat and Puja Vidhi by Acharya Dharam Shastri