Lakshmi Pooja Diwali 2014- How to perform Laxmi pooja on 23rd Oct 2014

How to perform Goddess Lakshmi Pooja on 23rd Oct 2014 on Diwali Night

Laxmi Ganeshji Photo for Diwali Poojan

Laxmi Ganeshji Photo for Diwali Poojan

Hindus all over the world worship Lakshmiji as the embodiment of wealth  riches and prosperity. The Night of  Kartik Amavasya is celebrated all over the world as the Lakshmi Poojan Night on the 23rd oct 2014.

I have mentioned the step-by-step method for a proper Laxmi Pooja this year at your home and office and working establishment.

Samamgri/Requirements

  • Lakshmi and Ganeshji Photo(Lakshmiji in sitting posture with open palm mudra and coins flowing from the palm)
  • 01 ghee diya/lamp
  • 01 mustard lamp- must forLaxmiji
  • Handful of green coriander seeds, kamalgatta, white supari, majishta, lahi, battasa, green unshelled moong dal and puffed rice/poha. Buy Kamal Gatta mala here.
  • 05 gomti chakra(optional) tobe kept at the altar
  • Kamal Gatta Mala- Lotus seed rosary
  • 01 copper or silver kalash
  • Mango leaves
  • Unshelled coconut
  • Glass with water and dipped mango leaf
  • Roli thread
  • Garland of cotton beads
  • Attar-perfume
  • Lotus flowers
  • Seasonal fruits like banana, especially wood apple or sitaphal
  • Laxmi Ganesh yantra at thePooja altar
  • Keep the Shri Laxmi Kuber Yantra at the altar. Apply turmeric and vermillon to it.
  • Loose flowers- rose petals, marigold etc
  • Sweets such as laddoo, pedha or some other. If you can, then petha is best for Laxmiji
  • Panchamrit.
  • Akshat- white rice mixed turmeric and red kumkum
  • Turmeric, vermillon, abeer, gulal, saffron paste
  • Silver coins
  • Books and accounting stationery along with kalam and dawat, ie pen and ink

First identify a West or South-West facing wall or corner where you will perform the Pooja. The first important step for the Goddess Lakshmi Puja is cleanliness. According to Puranas, Goddess Lakshmi likes neatness and visits the houses which are kept clean. That is why the broom is also worshipped on the day with offerings of turmeric and vermilion.

Clean the house/office and the place where Lakshmi puja is performed. Rangoli designs can be drawn to welcome Goddess Lakshmi Devi. Take a chauki(raised wooden platform) and place 02 cloth over it – one white and one red. The white cloth will represent Ganeshji and Navagraha Poojan, whereas the Red Cloth will represent Lakshmiji.

Take a Copper or Silver Kalash and drop a supari and 01 Re coin in it. Now place a whole coconut, unshelled with a swastik made of kumkum with a colorful roli thread tied around it on the mouth of the Kalash. Also place mango leaves under the coconut. Keep another cloth and put a handfulof rice grains on it and place the Kalash on the rice.

On the chauki divide the left side with white cloth and put the red cloth on the right side. Seat Laxmi Ganeshji photo on the right side and make a navagraha representation with mauli tied around supari and placed on 9 mounds of rice on the white cloth.

Clean the silver coins, apply kesar or saffron paste on it and prepare it on a plate in front of Laxmiji.

Light the lamp and now start your inovcation for first Ganeshji with the mantra-“Vakratunda Mahakaya Surya Koti Samaprabha,Nirvighnam Kurume Devo Sarva Karyeshu Sarvada“.

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Ganpati Aawahanam आवाहन

नागास्यम्‌ नागहारम्‌ त्वाम्‌ गणराजम्‌ चतुर्भुजम्‌। भूषितम्‌ स्व-आयुधै-है पाश-अंकुश परश्वधैहै॥

आवाह-यामि पूजार्थम्‌ रक्षार्थम्‌ च मम क्रतोहो। इह आगत्व गृहाण त्वम्‌ पूजा यागम्‌ च रक्ष मे॥

ॐ भू-हू भुवह स्वह सिद्धि-बुद्धिसहिताय गण-पतये नमह, गणपतिम्‌-आवाह-यामि स्थाप-यामि। (गंधाक्षत अर्पित करें।)

Now drop akshat on the photo of Ganeshji and pray to him for the successful fulfillment of the poojan Vidhi. Take a handful of water from the glass with the help of the Mango leaf and drop it behindyou.

Pushpanjali Mantra पुष्पाञ्जलि समर्पण

ॐ भूहू-भुवह सिद्धि-बुद्धि-सहिताय महा-गणपतये नमह्‌, मन्त्र-पुष्प-अंजलि समर्पयामि।

Now do the Navagraha poojan with flowers, akshat , panchamrut and gulal and kumkum with the following Navagraha Mantra.

Om Suryae Namah,

Chandrae Namah,

Mangale Namah,

Budhae Namah,

Brahaspatiae Namah,

Shukrae Namah,

Sani Ae Namah,

Rahu Ae Namah,

Ketu Ae Namah,

Navgarahe Namah
Alternatively, this mantra can be used instead: 
Adityaya Somaya
Mangalaya Budhayacha
Guru Shukra Sanibescha
Rahavay Ketavay Namaha

Place the books and materials related to your business or occupation on the platform. Then light  the mustard lamp and perform puja by offering turmeric, vermillion and flowers to the platform on which the kalash is placed. Also offer turmeric, vermillion, and flowers to the water that is to be used for the puja, evoking the river goddesses to be part of this water. Pray to Goddess Laxmi by offering her Panchamrut, sweets and her favorite Lotus flower. Now offer her favorite wood apple and pray to her.

Recite the Vedic mantras

Om Om Srin Hyin Kmle Kamlalye Prasid Srin Hyin Srin Mahalcshmaye namostute

You can offer sandal paste, saffron paste, perfume/attar, turmeric, vermillion, abeer and gulal (colored powders) to the goddess. A garland of cotton beads is also offered to the goddess. Other offerings such as flowers, especially the marigold flowers and leaves of Bel (wood apple tree), sweets, coconut, fruits, puffed rice and batasha are also made to the goddess. Next pour some puffed rice, batasha, coriander seeds, and cumin seeds over the idol.

To conclude the puja, Aarti is performed.

ॐ जय लक्ष्मी माता, मैया जय लक्ष्मी माता

तुमको निशिदिन सेवत, हरि विष्णु धाता. ॐ…

उमा, रमा, ब्राह्माणी, तुम ही जग-माता

सूर्य-चन्द्रमा ध्यावत, नारद ऋषि गाता. ॐ…

दुर्गा रुप निरन्जनी, सुख सम्पत्ति दाता.

जो कोई तुमको ध्याता, ऋद्धि-सिद्धि धन पाता. ॐ…

तुम पाताल निवासिनी, तुम ही शुभ दाता

कर्म प्रभाव प्रकाशिनी, भवनिधि की त्राता. ॐ…

जिस घर में तुम रहती, सब सद गुण आता

सब सम्भव हो जाता, मन नही घबराता. ॐ…

तुम बिन यज्ञ न होते, वस्त्र न कोई पाता.

खान – पान का वैभव, सब तुमसे आता. ॐ…

शुभ – गुण मंदिर सुन्दर, क्षीरोदधि जाता

रत्न चतुर्दश तुम बिन, कोई नही पाता. ॐ…

महालक्ष्मी जी की आरती. जो कोई जन गाता.

उर आनन्द समाता, पाप उतर जाता. ॐ…

ॐ जय लक्ष्मी माता, मैया जय लक्ष्मी माता

तुमको निशिदिन सेवत, हरि विष्णु धाता. ॐ…

Now do the Mahalaxmi Stuti

नमस्तेस्तु महामाये श्री पीठे सुरपूजिते।

शङ्खचक्रगदाहस्ते महालक्ष्मी नमोस्तु ते॥१॥

नमस्ते गरुडारूढे कोलासुर भयङ्करि।
सर्वपापहरे देवि महालक्ष्मी नमोस्तु ते॥२॥

सर्वज्ञे सर्ववरदे सर्वदुष्ट भयङ्करि।
सर्वदु:खहरे देवि महालक्ष्मी नमोस्तु ते॥३॥

सिद्धिबुद्धिप्रदे देवि भुक्ति मुक्ति प्रदायिनि।
मन्त्रपूते सदा देवि महालक्ष्मी नमोस्तु ते॥४॥

आद्यन्तरहिते देवि आद्यशक्ति महेश्वरि।
योगजे योगसम्भूते महालक्ष्मी नमोस्तु ते॥५॥

स्थूलसूक्ष्ममहारौद्रे महाशक्ति महोदरे।
महापापहरे देवि महालक्ष्मी नमोस्तु ते॥६॥

पद्मासनस्थिते देवि परब्रह्म स्वरूपिणि।
परमेशि जगन्मत् महालक्ष्मी नमोस्तु ते॥७॥

श्वेताम्बरधरे देवि नानालङ्कारभूषिते।
जगत्सि्थते जगन्मत् महालक्ष्मी नमोस्तु ते॥८॥

महालक्ष्म्यष्टकं स्तोत्रं य: पठेद्भक्ति मान्नरः॥
सर्वसिद्धिमवापनेति राज्यम् प्रापनेति सर्वदा॥९॥

एककाले पठेन्नित्यम् महापापविनाशनम्।
द्विकालं य: पठेन्नित्यम् धनधान्यसमन्वित॥१०॥

त्रिकालं य: पठेन्नित्यम् महाशत्रुविनाशनम्।
महालक्ष्मीर्भवेन्नित्म् प्रसन्ना वरदा शुभा ॥११॥

|| इति महालक्ष्मी स्तुति सम्पूर्ण ||

Ensure that crackers are not burst till the Goddess Lakshmi puja is complete. Performing Lakshmi Puja is believed to appease the Goddess and bring peace and prosperity in all walks of life. May Goddess Lakshmi bless every on this Diwali occasion and always!

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