After the celebrations of Navaratri and Dusherra, the highly anticipated Hindu festival of Diwali is imminent. Although the pandemic has brought large gatherings to a halt, the festival should not be missed. Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is a festival widely celebrated in India and by many Indians around the world. Diwali stands for the spiritual triumph of “light over darkness, good over evil, and wisdom over ignorance.” In several parts of the country, people celebrate the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after the killing of King Ravana.
This auspicious day is marked on the 15th of Kartika month.
Because Diwali comes on Amavasya, some individuals do shraad for their ancestors, while others observe a day-long fast. However, Ma Lakshmi and Shree Ganesha Puja should be performed with suitable rites and at the specified time.
What time is the best time for Lakshmi Puja?
Pradosh Kaal is the most auspicious time to seek Goddess Lakshmi’s blessings and put an end to all of life’s difficulties. The Sthir Lagna that falls during Pradosh Kaal is Virshabha Lagna. It is the supreme time for puja because Goddess Lakshmi becomes sthir, which means she remains at home.
Some individuals recommend worshipping the Goddess at Mahanishita Kaal as well. However, Choghadiya Muhurt is only suitable for travel. Hence we do not recommend performing Lakshmi Puja during this time.
Diwali will be celebrated on November 4th, 2021. The day is Thursday.
Amavasya tithi – 6:03 AM to 2:44 AM (November, 5).
Muhurat – Pradosh Kaal
The Lakshmi Puja Muhurt is between 6:09 PM and 8:04 PM. The duration of this Muhurt is 1 hour and 56 minutes. The details are given below –
- 5:34 PM – 8:10 PM (Pradosh Kaal)
- 6.09 PM – 8:04 PM (Virshabha Kaal)
Muhurat – Nishita Kaal
Mahanishita Kaal begins at 11:39 PM and concludes at 12:31 AM (November 5). The duration of this Muhurt is 52 minutes.
12:39 AM – 2:56 AM (Simha Kaal on November 5).
Note that the Lakshmi Puja Muhurt does not include Sthir Lagna.
Muhurut – Choghadiya Kaal
6:3AM – 7:58AM (Morning Muhurut, Shubha)
10:42 AM – 2:49 PM (Morning Muhurt – Chara, Labha, and Amrita)
4:11 PM – 5:34 PM (Afternoon Muhurt, Shubha)
5:34 PM – 8:49 PM (Evening Muhurt, Amrita and Chara)
12:05 AM – 1:43 AM (Night Muhurt, Labha on November 5)
Puja Vidhi for Lakshmi Puja 2021
During the Pradosh Kaal, One must perform the Lakshmi puja in the evening. The idol of Lakshmi is holily bathed, and the images of Ganesh, Maa Saraswati, and Lord Kuber are put on a pedestal and worshipped together. On this day, certain people, particularly in South India, worship Lord Krishna and the goddess Kali. The most significant part of Diwali is lighting lamps and arranging them throughout the home.
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