When we think of Diwali 2017, we very well remember new clothes, delicious dishes, and crackers. However, the most important aspect of Diwali is the do some puja to ward off misfortunes and bring in good luck inside the homes. The essence of the festival of lights is to get the divine blessings in a way brightening up of the family life and adding to its prosperity. The appropriate time (Muhurat) to perform Diwali 2017 puja is Amavasya Thithi and Pradosh time.
Year on year, for Diwali 2017 Puja, the first thing people do is to buy new statues of Lord Ganesh, Mother Lakshmi, and Mother Saraswati. While these three pujas are very important on this day, additionally, there is also a practice of performing Kuber Puja and Bahi-Khata Puja too. Typically, the puja on the Diwali day is accompanied by fasting either Nirjal (even without water) or phalahar (eating only fruits) depending on the capacity of the person.
The word ‘Lakshmi’ is the root word ‘Laksha’ which means goal or objective. To take a ‘Laksha’ means to take an aim. Lakshmi Mantra is synonymously as Money Mantra. But Lakshmi Mantra is a prayer not only to gain financial prosperity but also to give us the intelligence to enlighten our minds with understanding. Lakshmi is the personification of all that brings good fortune, prosperity, and beauty. Wanna Know How to Perform Laxmi Puja with powerful Mantra for Health and Wealth on Diwali 2017?
How to Perform Laxmi Puja with powerful Mantra for Health and Wealth on Diwali 2017?
The puja altar in the home is cleaned and decorated. On a raised pedestal, the idols of Ganesh, Lakshmi, and Saraswati are placed. They are decorated with sandal paste, vermilion, and flowers. Things you need for the puja include as many earthen lamps as possible (Diya), turmeric powder, sandal paste, vermilion, coconut, betel leaves and betel nuts, flowers, pure water, some nice dishes for offering and others as per your possibility.
The common flowers used for Diwali 2017 decoration are Marigold, rose, mango leaves and bel leaves. The fresh cut flowers also spread a sweet fragrance in the environment of your home and make the surroundings pure and cherish. Flowers are great embellishments. Keep a vase of aroma flower at the living room table. Make bunches of marigold flowers and hung it on doorway and walls; mango leaves and marigold flowers are also used as Diwali Torans. The thali of Diwali 2017 Puja is also decorated with fresh cut flowers, so also the floating candles in a tub of water with rose petals.
Chanting of Lakshmi Mantra bestows one with wealth, riches, beauty, youth, and health. Regular Japa of Lakshmi Mantra brings in abundance in health, finances, and relationships. Those in a job can chant it regularly to get promotions; those in business can use it to increase profits and those in trade can benefit by attracting new customers. Regular chanting of Lakshmi Mantra brings peace of mind and wards away the negative influences in your lives. The intense vibratory energy produced by repetitive chanting of the powerful Lakshmi Mantra produces an energy field which attracts abundance and fortune.
ॐ श्रीं गं सौम्याय गणपतये वर वरद सर्वजनं मे वशमानय स्वाहा॥
Om Shreem Gam Saumyaya Ganpataye Vara Varada
Sarvajanam Me Vashamanaya Svaha॥
दन्ताभये चक्रवरौ दधानं, कराग्रगं स्वर्णघटं त्रिनेत्रम्।
धृताब्जयालिङ्गितमाब्धि पुत्र्या-लक्ष्मी गणेशं कनकाभमीडे॥
Dantabhaye Chakravarau Dadhanam, Karagragam Swarnghatam Trinetram।
Dhritabjayalingitamabdhi Putrya-Lakshmi Ganesham Kanakabhamide॥
ॐ गणेश ऋणं छिन्धि वरेण्यं हुं नमः फट्॥
Om Ganesha Rinam Chhindhi Varenyam Hum Namah Phat॥
It is highly auspicious to chant Sri Suktam (the Vedic mantra dedicated to Lakshmi) on this day which shall bring good fortune and prosperity to the home. You may also play the audio recording when the family members sit in front of the altar and listen to it with rapt attention seeking the blessings of Mother Lakshmi. At the end of the puja, offer incense sticks and wave camphor in front of the idols.