The sacredness of Laxmipuja on the day of Diwali.

Souvik By Souvik, 4th Nov 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The article speaks about the sacredness of Laxmipuja in every Hindu house on the 3rd day of Diwali.

Laxmipuja

Laxmipuja is celebrated on every Hindu household on two designated days. It is worshipped on the day of Purnima, that is Kojagori Laxmipuja and the other one is Laxmipuja on the 3rd day of Diwali.

Laxmipuja.

Laxmipuja is the occasion of worshipping Goddess Laxmi which is considered to be the Deity of wealth and prosperity.

Puja.

Generally the puja begins in the evening. The entire preparation for the puja is completed during the day.

Laxmipuja.

Lights are supposed to be kept for the entire night during Laxmipuja. The festival of light remains incomplete without Laxmipuja.

Laxmipuja.

During Laxmipuja, the panchali of Goddess Laxmi is read out. Reading out the Panchali shows the history about how Laxmipuja originated in India.

Rangoli and alpona.

Rangoli and Alpona are given in every Hindu households and that is done on the day of third day of Diwali. Some give it with a mud called Khari Mati, while the other is done by crushing rice grains.

Rice Powder.

After the alpona is given with rice powder, when Laxmipuja ends, the ants eat the rice. It is a sign of prosperity and the household also looks nice.

Lights.

Laxmipuja is also the day when the lights relating to Diwali are also put on. These days Laxmi Goddess is worshipped with every form of naibidya.

Things and jewellery.

All the things and jewellery which supposed to be preserved and kept in front of Goddess Laxmipuja during the day so that it brings peace and prosperity.

14 diyas.

The 14 diyas are kept in the different areas within the same house and the Laxmipuja is carrried on the evenings.

Mantras.

The mantras of Kojagori Laxmipuja and the mantras of Laxmipuja on the third day of Diwali are different.

New bedcover.

On the day of Laxmipuja, the houses are adorned with new bedcovers and pillow covers. Hindus do it so that house looks pure.

Cleaning.

On the occasion of Laxmipuja, the house is cleaned and the house made pure before the puja is conducted in the house.

Laxmi bhajan.

Laxmi bhajans titled "jai Laxmi mata" are sung by the women of the every Hindu household and that brings prosperity.

Crackers are lit on the day of Laxmipuja.

Crackers are lit on the day of Laxmipuja as well. The lighting of crackers start from the day of Dhanteras, continues on the day of 14 diyas and continues on the day of Laxmipuja.

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14 Diyas, Diwali, Goddess Laxmi, Laxmipuja

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author avatar Souvik
4th Nov 2013 (#)

Fruits and sweets are offered to Goddess laxmi.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
5th Nov 2013 (#)

Nice post as well enchanting family, shukria for sharing your culture and holy days

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author avatar Souvik
5th Nov 2013 (#)

Thanks Fern, happy laxmipuja to you and your family as well.

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