Diwali is known as the festival of lights. This festival is celebrated with vigor and enthusiasm in India and by Indians around the world. This festival celebrated in five days continuously holding the special meaning for everyday rituals based on the traditional and legends.
Diwali comes on the third day of this celebration when the dark moon arrives. Then the people lighten the earthen lights and lamps that are diyas all around the places. So the effect of the dark moon is neglected.
Goddess Lakshmi is the god who worshipped by the devotees on this auspicious day called Diwali. She is the goddess of luster and wealth. Lakshmi puja is performed to honor in the evening or after sunset.
Significance of Diwali Puja
In India, Diwali represents the final day of the financial year for the Hindu business. Indian businessmen perform Chopda Puja or rituals to Goddess Lakshmi seeking wealth and prosperity for their business in the new year.
New account books and instruments of the business sanctified in the Lakshmi Puja. New financial year with a new business is started with this puja.
Diwali puja celebrated to seek blessings of Goddess Lakshmi in all Hindu households in India and across the world with devotional songs and prayers chanting mantras.
Diwali Puja Traditions
India is a diverse country. It has different people following different regions and legends. But Diwali is a festival celebrated by everyone in the nation.
In Northern states of India, the Diwali festival is celebrated by worshipping Lord Ramar. Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Bihar people celebrate this festival as the remembrance of Lord Ramar’s coronation of Ayodhya as a King after the war with Lanka King Ravanan.
In Diwali, Goddess Lakshmi resides Ksheer sagar or milk ocean and gives wealth, happiness, and prosperity to all mankind.
Goddess Lakshmi visits her devotees’ home on this pious day. So people clean and decorate their houses, lighten the diyas in the entire house to welcome Lakshmi Devi.
After the Lakshmi pooja, a Panchamitra made of milk, curd, ghee, sugar, and honey is prepared. Then the Prasdham is distributed among the family members and neighbors.
Diwali Puja Kit Contains:
|English Name||Tamil Name||Quantity|
|Red cloth||சிகப்பு பட்டு||1|
|Ghee diya||நெய் தீபம்||2|
|Dry dates||உலர்ந்த பேரிச்சை||100g|
|Dry tumeric pieces||உலர் மஞ்சள் துண்டுகள்||100g|
|Cotton wicks||சுடர் விளக்கு திரி||1|
|Sandal powder||சந்தனம் பொடி||100g|