In this article we will tall you about detailed Laxmi Puja Vidhi for Diwali. You have to buy new statue of Goddess Laxmi or you can use old statue which is in good condition (Silver moorti is best), as the Puja Vidhi is for Pratima (statue). You have to do all steps of the worship which collectively are known as Shodashopachara Puja.
Things Required for Laxmi puja on Diwali
- Dhoop stick
- Akshat (Raw full grain rice uncooked)
- Photo or Idol of Goddess Lakshmi with Lord Ganesha and Goddess Saraswati
- Puja ki Thali
- Coriander seeds
- Cotton seeds
- Flower Garland (Made of Rose or Lotus. If not available you can use other red or yellow flowers)
- A Red cloth
- A Chawki (Small platform made of wood)
- Supari, cloves, betel nut and cardamom
- Lotus Flower Seeds
- Dry whole Turmeric
- Silver coin
- Sweets made of milk and fruits
- Some currency notes
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Steps for How to Do Lakshmi Pooja on Diwali
- Keep all these things together at one place.
- Place clean chawki on your place of puja. Spread red cloth on it.
- Place photo/idol of Goddess Lakshmi, Saraswati and Lord Ganesha.
- Place 3 mountains of raw rice in front of Goddess Lakshmi photo for Lord Vishnu, Kuber and Indra.
- Light a Ghee lamp to start puja. This lamp should be kept lit overnight and also, light dhoop stick.
- Pray Lord Ganesha to come and remove all obstacles during Lakshmi puja. Put tilak of roli and akshat on forehead of Lord Ganesha. Offer scent, flowers, dhoop, sweets (naivedya), fruit and earthen lamp to Lord Ganesha.
- Now start Lakshmi puja. Put Tilak of roli and rice on forehead of Goddess Lakshmi. Offer scent, flowers, dhoop, sweets, fruit and earthen lamp to Goddess Lakshmi. Now offer coriander seeds, cotton seeds, dry whole turmeric, silver coin, currency notes, supari and seed of lotus flower to Goddess Lakshmi.
- Pray to Lord Vishnu to come along with Goddess Lakshmi. Offer scent, flower, dhoop, sweets, fruits and earthen lamp to Lord Vishnu.
- Pray to Lord Kuber to come along with Goddess Lakshmi and give wealth. Do worship of lord Kuber by offering earthen lamp, scent, flowers, dhoop and sweets.
- Pray to Lord Indra to come along with Goddess Lakshmi and give prosperity. Do worship of Lord Indra by offering scent, flowers, dhoop, sweets and earthen lamp.
- Now do worship of Goddess Saraswati. Put tilak on forehead of Goddess Saraswati and put akshat on it. Offer scent, flowers, dhoop, sweets and earthen lamp. Pray to get divine knowledge and guidance on life path.
- Now do worship of Elephants in photo. Offer a pair of sugarcane to elephants of Goddess Lakshmi.
- Do Lakshmi Arti after this Puja.
Note: – If you wish to do japa of mantra of Maa Laxmi, then the simplest and most powerful mantra is “Shreem Swaha.” Recite this mantra at least 108 times.
The above pooja vidhi is simple puja vidhi without any mantra or procedure which most of us do. If you want to do diwali puja with vedic or Shodashopachara Puja vidhi then follow the below procedure.
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Steps of diwali puja vidhi with mantra
You should begin by meditating on the Goddess Laxmi. Place the murti of the Goddess that you have installed previously in front of you. Then, chant the following mantra:
Ya Sa Padmasanastha Vipul-Kati-Tati Padma-Patrayatakshi,
Gambhirartav-Nabhih Stana-Bhara-Namita Shubhra-Vasttariya.
Ya Lakshmirdivya-Roopairmani-Gana-Khachitaih Svapita Hema-Kumbhaih,
Sa Nityam Padma-Hasta Mam Vasatu Grihe Sarva-Maangalya-Yukta.
The second step of the puja Vidhi is the aavahan. Join palms and fold the thumbs inwards. Chant the following mantra.
Aagachchha Dev-Deveshi! Tejomayi Maha-Lakshmi!
Kriyamanam Maya Pujaam, Grihaan Sur-Vandite!
After you have invoked Goddess Lakshmi, take five flowers with joined hands in Anjali and offer them in front of the murti. Chant the following mantra:
Aasanam Dev-Devesh! Preetyartham Prati-Grihyataam.
After offering the flower seat to Goddess Laxmi, chant the following mantra:
Shri Laxmi Devi, Swagatham.
After welcoming the Goddess, offer water to wash her feet. Chant the following mantra:
Padyam Grihaan Deveshi, Sarva-Kshema-Samarthe, Bhoh
Bhaktya Samarpitam Devi, Maha-Lakshmi! Namoastu Te.
Follow Padhya with offering of water to wash the head of the Goddess. Chant the following mantra:
Namaste Dev-Deveshi! Namaste Kamal-Dharini
Namaste Shri Maha-Lakshmi, Dhanada-Devi! Arghyam Grihaan
Grihaan Toyamarghyarthan, Parameshwari Vatsale.
Now, offer water to the Goddess for bath. Chant the following mantra:
Snapitasi Maya Devi Tatha Shantim Kurushva Me
Adityavarne TapasoadhijatoVanaspatistavaVrikshoatha Bilvah
Tasya Phalani Tapasa Nudantu Mayantarayashcha Bahya Alakshmih.
Offer Panchamrita snana to Shri Laxmi. Chant the following mantra:
Dadhi Madhu Ghratashchaiva Payashcha Sharkarayutam
Panchamritam Samanitam Snanartham Pratigrihyatam
Om Panchanadyah Saraswatimapiyanti Sasrotasah
Saraswati Tu Panchadhasodeshebhavat Sarit.
This is the offering of the scent bath to the Goddess. Chant the following mantra:
Om Malayachalasambhutam Chandanagarusambhavam
Chandanam Devadeveshi Snanartham Pratigrihyatam.
This step you offer bath with pure water. Chant the following mantra:
Mandakinyastu Yadvari Sarvapapaharam Shubham
Tadidam Kalpitam Tubhyam Snanartham Pratigrihyatam.
Now, offer Moli as new clothes to Goddess Laxmi. Chant the following mantra:
Divyambaram Nutanam Hi Kshaumam Tvatimanoharam
Diyamanam Maya Devi Grihana Jagadambike
Upaitu Mam Devasakhah Kirtishch ManinaSaha
Pradurbhuto Surashtreasmin Kirtimriddhi Dadatu Me.
Now, offer honey and milk to Shri Laxmi. Chant the following mantra:
Om Kapilam Dadhi Kundendudhavalam Madhusamyutam
Swarnapatrasthitam Devi Madhupar kam Grihana Bhoh.
This is the offering of the jewellery to the Goddess. Chant the following mantra:
Ratnakankada Vaiduryamuktaharayutani Cha
Suprasannena Manasa Dattani Swikurushwa Me
Kshuptipapasamalam Jyeshthamalakshmim Nashayamyaham
Abhutimasamriddhim Cha Sarvannirnuda Me Grahat.
Offer red sandalwood to the Goddess Laxmi. Chant the following mantra:
Om Raktachandanasammishram Parijatasamudbhavam
Maya Dattam Grihanashu Chandanam Gandhasamyutam.
Now offer vermilion for tilak to the Goddess. Chant the following mantra:
Om Sinduram Raktavarnashcha Sinduratilakapriye
Bhaktya Dattam Maya Devi Sinduram Pratigrihyatam.
Offer kumkuma to Shri Laxmi while chanting the following mantra:
Om Kumkumam Kamadam Divyam Kumkumam Kamarupinam
Akhandakamasaubhagyam Kumkumam Pratigrihyatam.
Offer the auspicious abira-gulala while chanting the following mantra:
Abirashcha Gulalam Cha Chova-Chandanameva Cha
Shringarartham Maya Dattam Grihana Parameshwari.
Now, offer scent to ShriLaxmi while reciting the following mantra:
Om Tailani Cha Sugandhini Dravyani Vividhani Cha
Maya Dattani Lepartham Grihana Parameshwari.
This is the offer of unbroken rice to the Goddess Laxmi. Chant the following mantra:
Akshatashcha Surashreshtha Kumkumaktah Sushobhitah
Maya Nivedita Bhaktya Pujartham Pratigrihyatam.
Offer chandan to the Goddess Laxmi while chanting the following mantra:
Shri-Khanda-Chandanam Divyam, Gandhaadayam Sumanoharam
Vilepanam Maha-Lakshmi! Chandanam Prati-Grihyataam.
Offer flowers to the Goddess while reciting this mantra:
PujayaamiMaha-Lakshmi! Prasida Me Sureshwari
Now, worship the gods who are the body parts of the Goddess Laxmi. For doing this, take the Gandha, Akshata, and Pushpa with left hand and leave it in front of the Goddess with the right hand. Chant the following mantra:
Om Chapalaayai Namah Padau Pujayami
Om Chanchalayai Namah Janunee Pujayami
Om Kamalayai Namah Katim Pujayami
Om Katyaayanyai Namah Naabhim Pujayami
Om Jaganmatrai Namah Jatharam Pujayami
Om Vishwa-Vallabhaayai Namah Vaksha-Sthalam Pujayami
Om Kamala-Vaasinyai Namah Hastou Pujayami
Om Kamala-Patrakshyai Namah Netra-Trayam Pujayami
Om Shriyai Namah Shirah Pujayami
Ashta Siddhi Puja
Now, worship Ashta-Siddhi placed near to Goddess Laxmi. For doing this, take the Gandha, Akshata, and Pushpa with left hand and leave it in front of the Goddess with the right hand. Chant the following mantra:
Om Animne Namah। Om Mahimne Namah
Om Garimne Namah। Om Laghimne Namah
Om Praptyai Namah। Om Prakaamyai Namah
Om Ishitaayai Namah। Om Vashitaayai Namah
Ashta Lakshmi Puja
Now, do the Ashta-Laksmi Puja. You should do this Puja with Akshata, Chandan, and flowers while chanting this mantra:
Om Aadhya-Lakshmyai Namah। Om Vidhya-Lakshmyai Namah
Om Saubhagya-Lakshmyai Namah। Om Amrit-Lakshmyai Namah
Om Kamalakshyai Namah। Om Satya-Lakshmyai Namah
Om Bhoga-Lakshmyai Namah। Om Yoga-Lakshmyai Namah
Now offer dhoop to ShriLaxmi. Chant the following mantra:
Vanaspati-Rasodbhuto Gandhaadhyah Sumanoharah
Aaghreyah Sarva-Devanaam, Dhupoayam Prati-Grihyataam
Offer deep to the Goddess while chanting the following mantra:
Sajyam Varti-Sanyuktam Cha, Vahnina Yojitam Mayaa
Deepam Grihaan Deveshi! Trailokya-Timirapaham
Bhaktya Deepam Prayachchhaami, Shri Lakshmyai Paratparaayai
Trahi Maam Niryaad Ghoraad, Deepoayam Prati-Grihyataam
Here you offer naivedhyam to the Goddess. Chant the following mantra:
Sharkara-Khanda-Khadyaani, Dadhi-Ksheera-Ghritaani Cha
Aaharo Bhakshya-Bhojyam Cha, Naivedhyam Prati-Grihyataam
Achamana-Samarpan / Jal-Samarpan
Now, offer water to the goddess. Chant the following mantra:
Tatah Paniyam SamarpayamiIti Uttaraposhanam
Hasta-Prakshalanam Samarpayami। Mukh-Prakshalanam
Karodvartanarthe Chandanam Samarpayami
Now offer the betel nut with the supari paan on the tambool to the Goddess Laxmi. Chant the following mantra:
Poogi-Phalam Maha-Divyam, Naga-Valli-Dalairyutam
Karpurailaa-Samayuktam, Tamboolam Prati-Grihyataam
Offer Dakshina to the Goddess Laxmi while chanting the following mantra:
Hiranya-Garbha-Garbhastham, Hema-Veejam Vibhaavasoh
Ananta-Punya-Phaladamatah Shantim Prayachchha Me
Now do a symbolic pradakshina circumambulate the Goddess from left to right while offering the flowers and chanting the mantra:
Yani Yani Cha Papani, Janmantar-Kritani Cha
Tani Tani Vinashyanti, Pradakshinam PadePade
Anyatha Sharanam Naasti, Tvameva Sharanam Devi
Tasmaatkaarunya-Bhaven, Kshamasva Parameshwari
Perform Vandana and offer flowers. Chant the following mantra:
Kar-Kritam Vaa Kayajam Karmajam Vaa,
Shravan-Nayanajam Vaa Manasam Vaaparadham
Viditamaviditam Vaa, Sarvametat Kshamasva,
Jaya Jaya Karunaabdhe, Shri Maha-Lakshmi Trahi
Offer sashtanga pranam to the Goddess Laxmi. Chant the following mantra:
Om Bhavani! Tvam Maha-Lakshmih Sarva-Kaam-Pradayini
Prasannaa Santushtha Bhava Devi! Namoastu Te
Now, seek the pardon of the Goddess Laxmi for any mistakes you made during the puja. Chant the following mantra:
Avahanam Na janami, Na Janami Visarjanam
Puja-Karma Na Janami, Kshamasva Parameshwari
Mantra-Heenam Kriya-Heenam, Bhakti Heenam Sureshwari
Maya Yat-Poojitam Devi! Paripoornam Tadastu Me
Anena Yatha-Militopachaara-Dravyai Krita-Poojanena Shri Lakshmi-Devi Preeyataam
Now the laxmi puja is completed. By following the above procedure, you can complete your diwali puja in a right manner and make goddess laxmi happy.