Diwali 2021: Know the Diwali Date, Mahurat, Lakshmi Puja time and Diwali Vidhi to welcome Goddess Laxami to your homes

written by Kirti Pathak | October 27, 2021

We have been celebrating a series of festivals one after the other as the festive season has arrived. Navratri, Dussehra, and Karwa Chauth have been enjoyed this year by Indians thoroughly and it is now time to welcome Diwali, the festival of lights (or Deepavali).

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Diwali, also known as Deepavali ("row of lamps"), is undoubtedly India's most important festival. Diwali is a five-day festival that culminates with Bhai Dooj, a festival comparable to Raksha Bandhan.

This festival is closely linked to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha since many people perform Lakshmi puja for wealth and success on this day. Worshiping Maa Lakshmi on Diwali, according to legend, gives happiness and wealth to the home and family members. It is also said that if you worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha during Diwali, you will have plenty of money.

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In various parts of the country, Diwali commemorates Lord Ram's return to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman. In Bengal, Diwali falls on the same day as Kali Pujo. Deepavali represents "good triumphing over evil, light triumphing over darkness, and knowledge triumphing over ignorance."

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And people have a lot of fun and excitement on this day. Every year in the Hindu lunisolar calendar month of Kartika, Diwali is celebrated (which is between mid-October and mid-November) and this year it is 4th November.

Amavasya Tithi starts - 4th November 2021 from 06:03 am

Amavasya Tithi ends - on 5th November 2021 till 02:44 am

The time for Laxmi Pooja and Lord Ganesha Puja:

Time: 06:09 pm to 08:20 pm

Duration - 1 hour 55 minutes

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Diwali Vidhi

Step 1: Cleaning of the house

Cleaning for Diwali is crucial where each and every corner is then sprinkled with Gangajal (holy water from the river Ganga) to purify the area after cleansing.

Step 2: Setting the Pooja Room

Cover the table with a red cotton cloth in the Pooja room with a handful of grains in the center.

Step 3: Setting up the Kalash in the center

In the center of the grains, place the Kalash (silver/bronze pot), with  75% of the water with one supari (betel nut), one marigold flower, a coin, and some rice grains on the top. To cover the Kalash, arrange 5 mango leaves in a circular pattern on the Kalash.

Step 4: For the pooja place the idols of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha

Facing southwest direction, place the idol of Goddess Lakshmi in the center of the Kalash and the statue of Lord Ganesha on the right side.

Step 5: All the accounts books of the business has to be kept

In front of the idol, place your accounting or business book, as well as any other wealth or business-related items.

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Step 6: Light the Diya and Apply Tilak

Light diyas and apply tilak to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh. Also, apply tilak to Kalash and the account books.

Step 7: Offer flowers

Offer prayers to Lord Ganesh and Goddess Lakshmi while keeping a flower in your palm.

Step 8: Puja Mantra

After you've completed praying, deliver the flower you've been holding in your palm to Ganesha and Lakshmi.

Worship Lord Kuber alongside Lord Ganesha, Maa Lakshmi, and Maa Saraswati on Diwali.

11 times or one rosary, chant Om Shri Shri Namah.

Step 9: Cleaning Lakshmi Idol
Using water and panchamrita, bathe a Lakshmi idol. Rinse it with water and dry it with a clean cloth before replacing it on the Kalash.

Step 10: Dressing the idols

Dress the idol with haldi, kumkum, and rice. Garnish the Goddess's neck with the garland.

Step 11: Offer sweets to the deity
Offer coconut, supari, and paan leaf to the deity. Fruit and sweets should be offered to the deity.

Step 12: Performing Aarti

Perform the Lakshmi aarti with a diya in a thali and a puja bell.

To mark an auspicious Diwali this year you can definitely follow these steps and welcome good luck and prosperity to your homes.  Apart from this, it is imperative to enjoy crackers-free Diwali in order to keep a healthy environment.

Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous Diwali.

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