Diwali, the competition of lights is taken into account to be one of many largest festivals in India. According to the Hindu calendar, the competition is widely known in the course of the Amavasya of the Kartik month. The auspicious event of Diwali shall be celebrated this yr on November 14 with a lot precautions resulting from COVID-19. The competition symbolises the victory of sunshine over darkness. On this present day, Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha are worshipped and an elaborate puja is carried out at dwelling in addition to on the workplaces.
As per the Hindu epic ‘Ramayana’, Diwali marks the victory of Lord Rama over evil as he defeated King Ravana and returned again to his homeland Ayodhya alongside along with his spouse Sita and brother Lakshman after spending 14 years in exile.
Lakshmi Puja 2020: Date and timings
According to drikpanchang, Lakshmi Puja is completed throughout Pradosh Kaal which begins after sundown and roughly lasts for two hours and 24 minutes. This yr Lakshmi Puja shall be celebrated on November 14. The muhurat for a similar is from 05:28 pm to 07:24pm
Lakshmi Puja Muhurat – 05:28 PM to 07:24 PM
Duration – 01 Hour 56 Mins
Pradosh Kaal- 05:28 pm to 08:07 pm
Vrishabha Kaal- 05:28 pm to 07:24 pm
Amavasya tithi begins at 02:17 pm on Nov 14 and ends at 10:36 am the following day (Nov 15).
Lakshmi Puja 2020: Significance
On the day of Diwali individuals get up early within the morning and take a holy tub. They put on new garments for the Diwali puja and clear and embellish their homes and temples. After that within the night throughout Pradosh Kaal , individuals worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha collectively.
Goddess Lakshmi is taken into account to be the goddess of wealth, fortune, luxurious, and prosperity whereas Ganesha is the lord of mind and knowledge. Further, It is believed that on Diwali night time Goddess Lakshmi, bestows her devotees with wealth and prosperity, if prayed to with utmost religion and sincerity.
Lakshmi Puja Vidhi:
It is in the course of the Pardosh Kaal that Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped. Right earlier than the rituals are began, a brand new piece of material is obtainable to the Goddess. A handful of grains is unfold in the course of the fabric. The subsequent step shall be to organize a ‘Kalash’. Fill the Kalash half with Gangajal, betel nut, flower, coin, mango leaves and rice grains. Place an uncut coconut with is fiber protruding upward in such a method that the mango leaves stay partly inside and partially outside-facing upward.
Then put together puja ki thali, comprising rice grains, which should be positioned in a heap. A lotus is then drawn utilizing haldi powder over the grains and Goddess Lakshmi’s idol is stored on it together with Lord Ganesha’s idol. Once the Lakshmi-Ganesha idols are strategically positioned, you can even search the blessings of the god and goddess by conserving your books, pen or any such private belonging. With all this executed, now’s the time to gentle the lamp. Light a particular Diwali Diya, and place it within the puja ki thali. Devotees then worship Goddess Lakshmi, looking for her blessings for prosperity, success and happiness.