Bring Lakshmi Ji At Home This Diwali
The festival of Diwali is all about rituals, traditions, customs, worshipping, and shopping. The crackers, sweets, gifts, family get-togethers, and joy of the festival please everyone. The idea of shopping makes Diwali all the more exciting. In fact, two days before Diwali, the festival of Dhanteras is celebrated which is all about buying gifts. It is believed that buying things on Dhanteras brings prosperity in life. However, this Diwali the prospects of shopping are bleak owing to COVID-19. Besides, every year numerous people are confused about the rituals and customs to be followed for Diwali. From older to younger generation, everyone is curious about the traditions of Pooja but at times people are uncertain regarding the rituals to be followed. So, AstroNupur brings you the solution for these problems. This blog will guide you about what should be done during the festival of Diwali and what should be bought on Dhanteras to add more prosperity to your life.
What to do on Dhanteras:
Before we talk about Dhanteras let us throw caution in the air. It is not safe to step outside in crowded markets to shop for Dhanteras so try and limit your time outside the shop. You should instead try to buy things online to reduce your exposure to crowded spaces. Now, the most important question on everyone’s mind is what special thing should be bought for Dhanteras. Usually it is believed that buying gold and silver fetches financial benefits throughout the year but some of you might not be able to afford those expensive gold and silver ornaments.
- Remember that the size of what you buy does not matter so you can buy utensils or small pieces of jewelry. Also, it is not necessary to buy gold and silver.
- You can focus on buying other things without having to worry about affordability and prosperity by buying Sabut Chawal (Akshat). It is believed that buying Sabut Chawal brings prosperity.
What to do on Chhoti Diwali
A day before Diwali is the Chhoti Diwali which is also known as ‘Narak Chaudas’ in some places of India. Narak Chaudas is the day to clean all those dirty corners of your houses so that Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha visits your house and blesses you with wealth and prosperity. However, you can do something extra to impress the gods and goddess to find their favour. On the evening of Chhoti Diwali:
- Light 4 small clay oil lamps (Diya) at pooja ghar, near to water (kitchen is the best place), at Tulsi plant and near to Locker (Galla).
- And a big four-sided clay oil lamp (Chaumukhi Diya) on the main gate of your house.
It is believed that lighting clay oil lamps at the main gate brings blessings to the lord and lightens your house.
What to do on Diwali
The most awaited festival of the year, Diwali, begins with greetings and blessings of elders followed by exchange of gifts with relatives and neighbours. After attending all the visitors in a day, the most important part of the festival comes. Everyone wants to rush and light crackers but before lighting the crackers, it is important to perform Pooja. It is extremely important to perform the Pooja in a certain manner to gain wealth and prosperity.
- At the time of Diwali pooja you should offer 7 Gomti Chakra (Vaas of Goddess Lakshmi) with some sabut rice (Akshat), and dakshina (money offering) in a red piece of cloth which you have to tie and will be kept in a Locker (Galla) the next day after Diwali.
- You should cook Kheer and offer it to Goddess Mahalakshmi.
- Offer Garland (Mala) of Lotus Seeds (kamal Gatta) to Goddess Lakshmi.
- Plant a Shami (paudha) at your home. It attracts goddess Lakshmi.
These things not only will bring prosperity and happiness in your home but it will keep you fresh with a positive energy.
So, this Diwali do not worry about buying any gold or silver sacrificing your shopping list. Follow these methods and Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha will shower their blessings on you and your beloved one. Happy Diwali!
Courtesy: Sumit Vaid