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Diwali 2022: Date, rituals, celebrations and Pooja vidhi

Diwali is the most awaited festival of the year in India. Diwali festivities are prevalent for five days from Dhanteras to Bhaiya Dooj. Diwali Pooja or better known as Laxmi Pooja is one of the most pivotal celebrations which are performed in every Indian home on the auspicious eve of Diwali. It is mainly commemorated during the evening to hail the Goddess Laxmi into our houses to bless the inhabitants. Maa Laxmi is worshiped as the Goddess of abundance and prosperity. The Goddess brings wealth, tranquility and wealth to the devotees.

The Festival of lights is celebrated around India with great enthusiasm and fervor. It is said to unite sworn enemies with the spiritual and holy spirit of Diwali. People exchange gifts, dine and be merry together. The age-old tradition of lighting oil lamps in each corner of the house is maintained till date to mark the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Diwali and Laxmi Puja shall be commemorated on October 24, 2022. We are charting out the details of the Diwali pooja with the necessary insights for eager devotees. Read on for the wealth of information:

Diwali Puja Muhurat:

As per the Hindu calendar, Lakshmi puja on Diwali will be held on October 24th 2022.

Please find the entire Diwali Puja Muhurat schedule for your kind information:

  • Auspicious Time of Lakshmi-Ganesh Aarti - 6:53 PM to 8:16 PM (New Delhi, India)
  • Lakshmi Puja Duration - 1 hour and 23 minutes
  • Pradosh Kaal - 5:42 PM to 8:16 PM
  • Vrishabha Kaal - 6:53 PM to 8:48 PM
  • Amavasya Tithi Starts Time:5:27 PM on October 24th, 2022
  • Amavasya Tithi End Time: 4:18 PM on October 25th, 2022

Please note that many Hindus believe ‘Pradosh Kaal” as the most fortunate time to perform Diwali Pooja.

Diwali 2022 Puja Vidhi and Rituals

1. It is quite important to do decluttering and cleaning up the home for Diwali especially for people who do Diwali puja. Thorough cleaning of your home must be done and then Gangajal be sprinkled (holy water from the Ganges River). Homes can be decorated using candles, rangoli and oil lamps.

2. Place a red cotton cloth over the table in your puja room. Put some grains in the center of the platform.

3. Place a bronze or silver Kalash filled with up to 75% water within the center of the grains. Put a coin, one betel nut, one marigold flower, and a few rice grains to the Kalash. Put up to five mango leaves within a circle on to the Kalash.

4. Toward the right of the Kalash, put a statue or photo of Lord Gnesha facing southwest and Goddess Lakshmi statue or picture in the center.
Put some rice on a small thali, make a lotus flower using Haldi, put some money, and set it up in front of the Laxmi Ganesha idols.

5. Put all the money and business related objects in front of the Laxmi Ganesha idols.

6. Apply red tilak, present some flowers and light up a Diya in front of the Laxmi Ganesha idols.

7. To perform a prayer, keep flowers in your hands and recite the puja Mantras with closed eyes.

8. To get started, please join your hands in prayer and then speak out the Diwali puja mantra. Afterwards, present the deities Ganesha and Lakshmi with the flowers in your hands.

9. Take the Lakshmi idol and offer panchamrita as a water bath to it . Wash it again with water, wipe it clean with a fresh towel, and put it back with the Kalash.

10. Offer the deities fresh food, haldi, kumkum as well as a garland. Ignite two incense sticks and a dhoop in front of the Laxmi Ganesha idols.

11. Bring a coconut, betel nut, and paan leaf to the deities. Present treats and fruits to the goddess Laxmi and put a bouquet and add some money in front of the idols.

12. Perform the holy Lakshmi aarti, ignite a Diya in the pooja thali, and ring the puja bell for some time. Afterwards, you can perform activities like donating and distributing prasad, sweets and food.

Diwali Puja Mantras:

Reciting the following mantras for Goddess Lakshmi throughout the Diwali Puja is considered auspicious for residents:

  • Om Maha Deyvicha Vidmahay; Vishnu Patnicha Deemahee; Thanno Lakshmi Prachodayat (for overall spiritual growth)
  • Om Shreem Maha Lakshmiyei Namaha (for financial benefits)
  • Om Shreem Shree-aee Namaha (for more happiness)
  • Om Hreem Shreem Kleem Maha Lakshmi Namaha (for overall abundance)

Please note that these holy mantras should be chanted 108 times with a rhinestones rosary.

Diwali 2022 Pooja Samagri
Silver Coin
Rose and Red Lotus
Vermilion, Kumkum
Five Sacrificial
Abir Gulal
Make Up Items 
(Mehendi, Bangles, Payal, Kajal, Bichiya, Comb and Bindi)
Punch Mewa 
(Raisins, Cashews, Dates, Makhana, Almonds etc.)
(Milk, Sugar, Honey, Gangajal, and
5 Betel Nuts
5 Betel Leaves
Molly Or Kalawa
Sweet Basil
Oil For Large Lampwhole Coriander
Coconut with Husk
Kusha and Durva
Whole Coriander
Half Meter White and Red Cloth
Small Cardamom 
Pure Ghee
Seasonal Fruits (Sugarcane, Water Chestnut Etc.)
Water Urns Made Of Copper, Clay Or Brass
Clothes To Be Offered To Goddess Lakshmi And Lord Ganesha
Panch Pallava (Bad, Gular, Peepal, Mango and Pakar Leaves)
Perfume Bottle
A Wooden Or Metal Plank/Chowki
Ledger, Ink
Turmeric Root
Kalash For Water
Mango Leaf 
A Miniature Broom
A Metal Bell and Aarti Thali
Money (Notes and Coin)

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