This year surprise you elders by helping them in Diwali pooja and telling them the significance of items used in the Maha Lakshmi pooja. Help your elders at home and enjoy the festival of lights.
Look at the things you need for the Lakshmi Pujan –
- Idols of Shri Ganesh, Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess Saraswati
- Ten Suparis
- Raw rice
- Five leaves of Mango tree or Paan
- Pitcher of water
- Clay Lamps
- Incense Sticks
- Dry Fruits
- Silver Plate
- Rose petals
- Moli (Red String)
- New Note Book
- Red cloth
Once you have collected all the essential things mentioned above, look on the procedure to perform the Diwali Poojan.
- On a new piece of Red cloth, make mounds of raw rice and place suparis on top of them. This represents the planets of the universe.
- You can even keep a supari for the Lord Ganesha
- Fill the pitcher with water, keep the
mango leaves on it, and put a coconut above it.
- Tie the red string around the neck of the pitcher and draw swastika with kumkum, which represents the Vedas.
- Light the incense sticks and clay diyas with ghee in them.
- Take some holy water in your left hand and sprinkle it on yourself and other people sitting in the puja.
- Chant the Gayatri Mantra and worship Lord Ganesha in the beginning.
- Pray to Lord Shiva in the same manner.
- Sprinle some water on the pitcher of water, apply kumkum, shower rice and petals, offer sweets to idols of various god and goddess.
- Now in the notebook, draw a swastika and shower rice and rose petals. Do the same for the Lakshmi Yantra too.
- In a sliver bowl, add some water, milk, rose petals and sweets. Put the silver and gold coins in it. It is said that if you make the coins jingle they will attract Goddess Lakshmi. Visualize Goddess Lakshmi and chant the lakshmi mantra – Om Shreem Maha Lakshmaye Namah.
- Now in the end perform the aarti and distribute the Prasad to the family members.
Perform the above steps with faith and devotion and do not worry if anything gets out of the line. Goddess Lakshmi will bless the devotees by their faith in her. Have a Happy Diwali!