Lakshmi Puja Date: 7th November 2018, Day: Wednesday
Pradosh Kaal Muhurat
- Lakshmi Puja Muhurta = 18:58 to 20:01
- Duration = 1 Hour 3 Mins
- Pradosh Kaal = 18:18 to 20:32
- Vrishabha Kaal = 18:58 to 21:12
Mahanishita Kaal Muhurat
- Lakshmi Puja Muhurta = None
- Duration = 0 Hours 0 Mins
- Mahanishita Kaal = 23:31 to 00:15 on 8th November
- Simha Kaal = 01:07 on 8th November to 02:42 on 8th November
Diwali and Lakshmi Puja auspicious Muhurat
- The festival of Diwali starts from Dhanteras and the main festival of lights fall on the third day. Diwali is celebrated to commemorate the return of Lord Ram to Ayodhya after 14th years of exile.
- Diwali is one of the most significant festivals celebrated across the Country. It is also believed that Devi Lakshmi was born on the day, and celebrates it as Diwali or Deepawali.
- Maa Lakshmi was born during the Samudra Manthan performed by the Devas and the Asura. So the importance of Lakshmi Puja on Diwali is obviously great terms in Magnitude.
- Diwali is also known as "Festival of Lights." This celebration of new bringing coincides with the Hindu New Year and the start of the new business year.
When is Diwali Celebrated?
Lakshmi Puja or Diwali Puja is a Hindu religious festival that falls on Amavasya of Krishna Paksha in the Vikram Samvat Hindu Calendar in the month of Ashwin, on the 3rd day of Tihar.
Deepawali or Diwali, a Sanskrit word meaning "rows of lighted lamps" is a Hindu festival. Tithi of Amavasya on this day, some people also perform Shraddh for their ancestors. This day falls on Amavasya which has the darkest night yet it is regarded as highly auspicious.
Importance of Goddess Lakshmi Puja
- Lakshmi Puja has entirely dedicated to Devi Lakshmi This puja falls on the dark night of Amavasya. Even though, the night is dark people make it bright by lightning thousands of Diyas and they also offer a large Diya in all the four directions to Lakshmi so that their life is filled with lights from all the directions.
- According to Hindu mythology, Devi Lakshmi, Goddess of wealth and wife of Lord Vishnu, comes to earth on the day of Diwali and blesses those who light diyas on this dark night and worship her from the heart.
Lakshmi Puja Vrat
On Diwali, newly idols of Devi Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha are placed and worshipped. On this day one can be on the fast if desired. The fasting may be either Nirjal (without the water) or Phalahar (with fruits only) or with milk depending on your body capabilities and willpower.
Lakshmi Puja Muhurat
- Lakshmi Puja needs to be conducted during Pradosh Kaal. This Muhurat starts after sunset and lasts for 2 hours 24 minutes. Some other sources also mention that Lakshmi Puja should be performed during Mahanishita Kaal.
- The Mahanishita Kaal is known to be best suited for the Tantrik community who are said to be the most knowledgeable about Lakshmi Puja. One of the muhurat that is not advised for Lakshmi Puja is the Choghadiya Muhurat. This Muhurat is great only for traveling.