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Singapore Travel » Events Festivals » Deepavali in Singapore » Diwali Lakshmi Puja

Diwali Lakshmi Puja

Diwali is the festival of lights and firecrackers that symbolize happiness and joy. This festival is celebrated with enormous zeal and fervor throughout the world. There are various traditions and customs associated with the festival of Deepavali.

As the name suggests, lighting earthen lamps and burning firecrackers are an integral part of this celebration.

On the occasion of Diwali, people worship Goddess Lakshmi, decorate their houses, exchange sweets and gifts, and burst loads of firecrackers. All theses aspects add charm to the entire celebration mood of this auspicious day.

Goddess Lakshmi is also regarded as Goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity. She is worshipped in order to achieve success, prosperity and fortune.
So, Diwali Lakshmi puja is performed very dedicatedly by the people. In this page, you will be given some ideas about how this puja is performed and its various rituals.

Lakshmi Puja on Deepavali
There is a popular saying that Goddess Lakshmi does not reside with those people who are lazy and untidy. That is why, before this occasion, people actively clean their houses and welcome her with complete dedication and devotion.

It is also believed that performing Lakshmi puja on Diwali with complete dedication is the best way of pleasing the Goddess of wealth and fortune.

Lakshmi puja is performed on the third day of the Diwali celebrations. The date of Diwali Lakshmi puja usually falls on ‘Amavasya’, the darkest night. However, the darkness of this night is pierced by the light of millions of candles and earthen lamps.

Performing this puja for wealth, prosperity, happiness and fortune is actually considered as the main event of the entire Diwali celebrations.

Steps for Performing Lakshmi Puja
We all know that Diwali is described as the festival of lights and happiness and this festival brings loads of fortune, happiness, peace and joy within every single household. Lakshmi puja is performed in a specific religious manner. So, if you too are willing to perform Lakshmi puja this year then just follow some simple steps that are mentioned below –
  • Properly clean your house as it is believed that Goddess Lakshmi like cleanliness.
  • Then make all the arrangements like put a new cloth and keep a pitcher (kalash) made of silver, gold or copper over it. Handful of grains is placed at the base of the pitcher. These arrangements are done for the deity’s establishment.
  • Fill three-fourth portion of the pitcher with water and place flowers, betel nut, coin and some rice over it. Mango leaves are also placed over it.
  • Put some rice in a separate plate and draw the shape of a lotus by using turmeric powder as it is considered as auspicious.
  • Now place the idol of Goddess Lakshmi over it. Idol of Lord Ganesha is also placed along with the idol of the Goddess. Worshipping them together brings wealth and wisdom both.
  • After the establishment of Goddess Lakshmi, the procedure of performing puja begins. The establishment steps are considered as the most important steps.
  • The puja is performed by an expert priest or you too can perform the puja by dedicatedly reciting the ‘vedic mantras’ and lighting earthen lamps in the presence of your entire family members.
  • The other ingredients required for the puja are flowers, sweets, honey, clarified butter, curd, milk, sandalwood paste, incense sticks, fruits, turmeric, etc.

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