HARI OM ,

www.vedicastrologysolutions.com  wishes you a very happy and prosperous Deepawali. The festival of luminescence and splendor brings in family and friends together, spreading smiles and happiness all around. Our Beloved Bhaiyaji has compiled a list of pujan vidhi and puja muhurat to make the 2016 Deepawali the best for you.Diwali is celebrated on the Amavasya , New Moon’s day in the Kartik month of Hindu Calendar. The festival celebrates the spirit of oneness and harmony. In 2016, as per the Gregorian calendar, this festival will be commemorated on October 30th. Performed to please Goddess Laxmi and Lord Ganesha, the diwali pujan incorporates rituals, customs and traditions efficiently and brings the whole family together to pay homage to the deity of wealth and prosperity. Bless your household with fortune and wealth by commemorating the supreme being.
As per Panchanga, the Amavasya Tithi (Hindu date for New Moon’s day) will prevail till 11:08 pm on this day.
Pradosh Kaal will go on from 17:37pm to 20:12pm. The best Lakshmi Puja Muhurat duration is from 18:29pm to 20:12pm.

Diwali Choghadiya Muhurat

Morning Muhurta (Chal, Laabh, Amrut): 07:55:11 to 12:04:39
Afternoon Muhurta (Shubh): 13:27:48 to 14:50:57
Evening Muhurta (Shubh, Amrut, Chal): 17:37:16 to 22:28:04
Businessmen may worship their ledgers according to the Choghadiya timings mentioned above.
An amalgamation of ‘Deep’, and ‘Aavli’, literally meaning a line of deep (lights), the festival unites the substance of togetherness and festivity with a sheen of traditions and culture. The house comes alive during the festival of Diwali. Lights, firecrackers, diyas, sweets and lots of laughter and smiles all spread in the household. The magnificence and festivities of Diwali starts with the celebration of Dhanteras, continued by Narak Chaturdashi, Diwali, Govardhan Puja, and ends with Bhai dooj on the fifth day.
www.vedicastrologysolutions.com , has come up with a simple Diwali Pujan Vidhi, to get you the maximum blessings from the divinity.

 How To Perform Lakshmi Puja

  1. At the place of Puja, spread a clean cloth and put rice on it creating a bed.
  2. Place a Kalash (stoup) (filled with water, flower, betel nut and clean coin) on the bed of rice.
  3. Around the mouth of the Kalash, arrange some mango leaves.
  4. Place a Thali (plate) on this Kalash.
  5. Using turmeric powder, draw a lotus on the thali and place the idol of Goddess Lakshmi on it.
  6. Keep few coins on the plate.
  7. Place the idol of Lord Ganesha on the right side of the Kalash. Idols of other Gods can also be kept along.
  8. Close your eyes and chant ‘OM’ in your mind.
  9. Sprinkle some water on all the puja items.
  10. Apply Haldi (turmeric) and Kumkum (vermilion) on the Kalash and put a flower on it.
  11. Light an earthen lamp filled with Ghee.
  12. Take a flower or flower petals and rice in your hands, close your eyes and meditate on Goddess Lakshmi.
  13. Sprinkle the flowers or flower petals and rice on the idol of Goddess Lakshmi.
  14. Now put the idol of Goddess Lakshmi on a Thali. Clean it with water, Ghee, milk, curd, honey and sugar. At last, clean the idol again with water.
  15. Now, place it back on the Kalash.
  16. Offer garlands, sandalwood paste, vermilion and light incense sticks.
  17. Offer coconut, betel nuts, betel leaves, fruits and sweets.
  18. Now offer Batasha sweets and puffed rice.
  19. In the end, perform Aarti for Goddess Lakshmi.

Diwali Puja Vidhi -Detailed Method of Diwal Pooja & Rituals

Diwali is a great festival of light that brings eternal blessings, fortune and mammoth prosperity at home. During this auspicious festival, Diwali Puja is performed to please Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha. Innumerable rituals, customs and traditions are aligned with this sacred festival of Hindus. However, Bhaiyaji gives simple method of performing Diwali Pooja here in detail and make your Diwali divine and special. Find what Pooja items are needed, what holy Mantras are chanted and which traditions are followed to delight the Goddess of wealth Lakshmi and Lord of fortune Ganesha. It is true that consulting any Pandit to perform your Diwali Puja is quite a matter of paying money. So, how about performing Diwali Pooja by your own self / family, correctly? Indeed, the available Diwali Poojan Vidhi is not complicated, in fact, it’ll be very simple to perform. Festival of Diwali comes once in a year. It is the major and auspicious occasion that offers you an opportunity to be millionaire by obtaining grace of the Goddess of wealth, Lakshmi. Perform Pooja with accurate Diwali Pooja Vidhi given here and get a chance to obtain immense blessings of Goddess Lakshmi. Once you start , you will enjoy performing Diwali Pujan Yourself . Be your own Pandit , Take Blessings Of Guru , Elders and start Puja.

Diwali Pooja Items

For performing a simple Lakshmi Pooja during the occasion of Diwali, the following Pooja items are used. The given items are easily available in any local grocery stores. Use these Pooja items to perform Diwali pooja flawlessly.

Following is the list of Diwali Pujan Samagri:

  • Kumkum Powder 1 spoon
  • Turmeric Haldi 1 spoon
  • Chandan Powder 1 spoon
  • Agarbatti / Dhoopsticks 4 aggarbatti sticks
  • Flowers
  • Bell
  • Camphor Dhoop Patra
  • Oil lamp (if available)
  • Kalash
  • Ghee Lamp
  • Panchpatra Achman
  • Puja Plate
  • Camphor 1 pkt
  • Peetham (optional)
  • Raw Rice 1 cup
  • Milk 1 cup
  • Curd 1 cup
  • Ghee 1 cup
  • Honey 2 spoon
  • Sugar 1 cup
  • Paper roll
  • Ganesha Idol
  • Mahalakshmi Idol or picture
  • Lakshmi coins
  • 11 Coins , Supari / Beetel Nuts , Long / Cloves , Illaichi / Green Cardamon
  • Few spoons
  • Few paper plates
  • Cotton wicks to light lamp
  • Betel nuts 1 packet
  • Betel leaves
  • Red or white cloth (towel or blouse piece)
  • Home cooked Prasadam
  • Sweets
  • Banana 1 dozen

Guidelines to be followed during Diwali Poojan

  • Purification of soul and body is must before performing any Pooja, so first bath and wear new clothes, and do Namaskar to your parents, Guru or their picture
  • Collect all Diwali Pooja items at your shrine place where you’ll perform Diwali Poojan
  • While performing Diwali Pooja, facing should be toward east direction
  • Place Peetham in front of you and spread red cloth or unused small towel on top.
  • Place Goddess Lakshmi’s picture on top of the red cloth.
  • Put oil lamps on both side.
  • Put incence sticks on the right hand side of the picture.
  • Prepare a plate with Kumkum, Chandan, turmeric power, coins, betel nuts and leaves
  • Place banana on side
  • Place Prasad on side
  • Take 1 cup of raw rice, mix couple of pinches of turmeric powder. Mix it really well and sprinkle couple of water drops and mix it again. This is called Akshata
  • Place flowers on your right hand side and put Akshata (prepared above) in the same plate
  • Keep water filled Kalasha ready to your left
  • Place Panchapatram or a cup filled with water and spoon in your front
  • Place paper napkins on side
  • Keep Ganesha idol, Lakshmi idol and Lakshmi coins right in front of the picture
  • Ladies should sit on the right side of males during Puja

Mantra

Chanting Mantras are very significant sacred part to perform a delightful Puja and to solely please God or Goddess. Thereby, offering invocations and chanting mantras will make Diwali Puja divine. Following are the different Mantras given for different purposes.

“Om sarvebhyo gurubhyo namah |
Om sarvebhyo devebhyo namah ||
Om sarvebhyo brahmanebhyo namah ||
Prarambha karyam nirvighnamastu |
Subham sobhanamastu |
Ista devata kuladevata suprasanna varada bhavatu ||
Anujnam dehi ||”

Deep Sthapana

As Diwali is the festival of illuminating lights, establishing deepa or diya (lamps) is divine part of Diwali Pooja. Establishments of Dipa on shrine place is called ‘Deep Sthapna’. Performing this, you not only lit lamp but also invite enormous prosperity at your home. By lighting Diya, you pray to God to remove darkness or evil influence from your life forever. And this way, Dipa Sthapna brings mammoth happiness and harmony among family members. Therefore, some holy methods are applied for Deepa Sthapna. Know below how Dipa Sthapana is done.

“Atha devasya vama bhage dipa sthapanam karisye |” (light lamp on the left side of the picture, if you have two oil lamps you can place both of them on either side otherwise on the left hand side of the Devas)

Achamanam

(Take a spoonful of water, sip it and repeat the process three times with each Mantra outlined below and wash your hands at end)

“Om Kesavaya svaha | Om narayanaya svaha | Om madhavaya svaha |”

Given below are the mantras. Do Namskaram with each of the following mantra.

“Om govimdaya namah | om visnave namah | om madhusudanaya namah | om trivikramaya namah | om vamanaya namah | om sridharaya namah | om hrsikesaya namah | om padmanabhaya namah | om damodaraya namah | om sri krisanaya namah | om vāsudevāya namah | om pradyumnaya h| om aniruddhaya namah | om purusottamāya namah | om adhoksajaya namah | om narasiṁhāya namah | om acyutaya namah | om janardanāya namah | om upemdraya namah | om haraye namah | sri krisnaya namah ||”

Pranayamah (take spoonful water in your hand)

“Om pranavasya parabrahma rsih | paramatmadevata | daivi gayatri chandah | pranayame viniyogah ||” (Drop water from your hand in a plate) (Sit straight, fill your lungs with air, hold it and exhale)

“Om bhuh | om bhuvah | om svah | om mahah| om janah | om tapah| om satyam | om tatsaviturvarenyam bhargodevasya dhīmahī dhiyo yo nah prachodayāt || Om apojyoti rasomrtam brahma bhurbhuvassuvarom ||”

(Offer Akshata and flower petals to Lord Ganesha)

“Om Sri mahaganadhipataye namah |”

“Sri gurubhyo namah | Sri sarasvatyai namah | Sri vedaya namah | Sri Vedapurusaya namah | Istadevatābhyo namah | kuladevatābhyo namah | Sthanadevatabhyo namah | Gramadevatabhyo namah | Vastudevatabhyo namah | Sachipuramdarabhyām namah | Umamahesvarabhyam namah | matapitrbhyam namah | Padmavati narayanabhyam namah | Sarvebhyo devebhyo namo namah | Sarvebhyo brahmanebhyo namo namah | Karma pradhana devatabhyo namo namah ||”

|| Avighnamastu ||

(Keep offering Akshat or flower petals to Lord Ganesha’s idol)

“Sumukhasca ekadmtasca kapilo gajakarnakah |
Lambodarasca vikato vighna naso gahādhipah || ”
“Dhumraketurganadhyakso balacandro gajananah |
Dvadasaitani namani yah pathet srunuyadapi ||”
“Vidyarambhe vivahe ca pravese nirgame tatha |
Samgrame sankatascaiva vighnah tasya na jayate ||”
“Suklambaradharam devam sasivarnam caturbhujam |
Prasanna vadanam dhyayet sarva vighnopa samtaye ||”
“Sarvamangala mangalye sive sarvartha sadhike |
Saranye trayambake devi narayani namostute ||”
“Sarvada sarva karyesu nasti teasam amangalam |
Yesam hrdistho bhagavan mangalayatano harih ||”
“Tadeva lagnam sudinam tadeva tārābalam camdrabalam tadeva |
Vidya balam daivabalam tadeva padmavatipateh temghri yugam smarāmi ||”
“Labhastesm jayastesam kutastesam parajayah |
Yesam indivara śyamo hrdayastho janardanah ||”
“Vinayakam gurum bhanum brahmavisnumahesvaran |
Sarasvatim pranamyadau sarva karyartha siddhaye ||”
Sankalpah (Hold flowers, Akshata, a coin, water drops, betel nut in your both hands together)
“Om purvokta evam guna visesana visistayam subhapunyatithau mama atmanah sruti-smrti-puranokta phala-praptyartham mama sa-kutumbasya ksema sthairya ayu-rrogya caturvidha purusartha sidhyartham dipavalilaksmi pujam aham karisye ||”
“Idam phalam mayadeva sthapitam puratastava |
tena me saphalavaptirbhavet janmani janmani ||” (offer flowers, akshata, a coin, water drops, betel nut in front goddess)
Ganapati puja (hold a spoonful water in your right hand, chant following Mantra and offer the water at the end)
(Offer water in hand to Lord) “Adau nirvighnatasidhyartham maha ganapatim pujanam karisye |”
“Om gananam tva saunako grtsamado ganapatirjagati ganapatyavahane viniyogah ||” (offer water in hand to lord)
“Om bhurbhuvasvah mahaganapataye namah | avahayami |” (offer Akshata)
“Om bhurbhuvasvah mahaganapataye namah | dhyayami | dhyanam samarpayami |” (offer Akshata)
“Om mahagahapataye namah | avahanam samarpayami |” (offer Akshata)
“Om mahaganapataye namah | asanam samarpayami |” (offer flower petals, Akshata)
“Om mahaganapataye namah | padyam samarpayami |” (sprinkle water drops)
“Om mahaganapataye namah | arghyam samarpayami |” (offer flower petals, water drops and Akshata)
“Om mahaganapataye namah | acamaniyam samarpayami |” (offer a spoonful water)
“Om mahaganapataye namah | snanam samarpayami |” (offer a spoonful water)
“Om mahaganapataye namah | vastram samarpayami |” (offer akshata, flowers )
“Om mahaganapataye namah | yajnopavitam samarpayami |” (offer akshata, flowers )
“Om mahaganapataye namah | camdanam samarpayami |” (offer chandan paste)
“Om mahaganapataye namah | parimala dravyam samarpayāmi |” (offer kumkum)
“Om mahaganapataye namah | puspani samarpayami |” (offer flower petals)
“Om mahaganapataye namah | dhupam samarpayami |” (offer agarbatti)
“Om mahaganapataye namah | dipam samarpayami |” (show ghee lamp)
“Om mahaganapataye namah | naivedyam samarpayami |” (offer banana)
“Om mahaganapataye namah | tambulam samarpayami |” (offer betel leaf, betel nuts)
“Om mahaganapataye namah | phalam samarpayami |” (offer some fruits)
“Om mahaganapataye namah | daksinam samarpayami |” (offer coins)
“Om mahaganapataye namah | artikyam samarpayāmi |” (light ghee lamp, do arati three times)
“Om bhurbhuvasvah mahaganapataye namah | mantrapuspam samarpayami |” (offer flowers)
“Om bhurbhuvasvah mahaganapataye namah | pradaksinan namaskaran samarpayami |” (offer akshata, flowers)
“Om mahaganapataye namah | sarva rajopacaran samarpayami ||’ (offer akshata)
“Anaya pujaya vighnaharta mahaganapatih priyatam ||”

Lakshmi Puja

Goddess Laksmi is the Goddess of wealth and richness. Worshiping and venerating, her devotees are blessed with boundless wealth in life. She is represented to offer gold, silver and infinite money coming out from grace of her hands. Thus, it is very auspicious and important to venerate Goddess Lakshmi during Diwali. Also, Lakshmi Pooja is important ritual in Diwali pooja vidhi. Know below the method of invocation to adore Goddess Lakshmi.

“Om namo mahalaksmyai namah | avahayami |” (offer akshata)
“Om namo mahālaksmyai namah | dhyayami | dhyanam samarpayami |” (offer akshata)
“Om namo mahalaksmyai namah | avahanam Samarpayami |” (offer akshata)
“Om namo mahalaksmyai namah | asanam samarpayāmi |” (offer flower petals, akshata)
“Om namo mahalaksmyai namah | padyam samarpayāmi |” (sprinkle water drops)
“Om namo mahalaksmyai namah | arghyam samarpayami |” (offer flower petals, water drops and akshata)
“Om namo mahalaksmyai namah | acamaniyam samarpayami |” (offer a spoonful water)
“Om namo mahālaksmyai namah | snanam samarpayami |” (offer a spoonful water)

Now, chant following Mantra 108 times and keep offering mixture of milk, curd, ghee, sugar as well as honey over Mahalakshmi’s idol, Lakshmi coins. If you don’t have Lakshmi coins, you can use regular dollar coins etc. And then pour clean water. Cleanse and put them again in clean Puja plate.

“Om namo mahālakṣmyai namah |” Now chant this Mantra and wash Vigraham, idol and coins with clean water. Rinse and place them in clean