Lakshmi Puja (Hindi:लक्ष्मी पूजा, Gujarati: લક્ષ્મી પૂજા) considered to be one of the most auspicious days during Diwali, the festival of lights. Lakshmi Puja is the day devotees pray and seek blessings from Goddess Lakshmi - the goddess of wealth.

The rituals connected to this day are conducted with a lot of pomp and luxury, as people believe the entry of the Goddess into their households on this special day- will bring prosperity and happiness for them.

Lakshmi Puja 2023 is on November 12, Sunday

Amavasya tithi timing: November 12, 2:45 pm - November 13, 2:57 pm

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Lakshmi Puja is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi - the Goddess of Wealth

In Bengal, Lakshmi Puja is celebrated on the day of Sharad Purnima or Kojagiri Purnima and is also known as Kojagiri Puja. 2023 Kojagiri Lakshmi puja falls on October 28, Saturday.

When is Lakshmi Puja celebrated?

Lakshmi Puja falls of the Amavasya day or the New Moon Day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu calendar month of Kartik (Ashwin month according to Amantha calendar). This day is regarded as the most important day of Diwali. Lakshmi puja is the third day of the 5 day Diwali celebration.

Lakshmi Puja 2023 - Puja Timing

Sunrise12 November, 2023 06:42 AM.
Sunset12 November, 2023 05:39 PM.
Amavasya Tithi Starts12 November, 2023 02:45 PM.
Amavasya Tithi Ends13 November, 2023 02:57 PM.
Pradosha Puja TimeNovember 12, 05:39 PM - November 12, 08:16 PM
Place : Ujjain [ India ] See More

The Story Behind Lakshmi Puja

Goddess Lakshmi is the wife of the Lord Vishnu She is known to the Goddess of wealth and therefore all those who stay devoted to her will find financial peace in their lives.

She is said to visit all the homes of her devotees if she is pleased with them, their pujas, prasads and other rituals. It is said that if Goddess Lakshmi is happy, then the family will be blessed with gifts and wealth of all kinds.

Lakshmi Devi symbolises wealth and prosperity. As per the belief, once Goddess Lakshmi blesses her devotees, people can live a comfortable life and that will make them happier and healthier.

On the Diwali night, Lakshmi will enter Earth and visit the homes of people. During this time, people decorate, pray and prepare for her entry into their homes.

At this time of the year, apart from Goddess Lakshmi, other Gods like Kubera, Ganeshan are also prayed to- depending on the state and their individual family culture.

Lakshmi Puja Image Source: IANS

Idol of Goddess Lakshmi decorated for Lakshmi Puja

In some places, this puja comprises of five dieties and they include:

Ganesha is given due importance and is considered as the great Vighneshvara.

Goddess Lakshmi is said to have three famous forms and they are:
Mahasaraswati : The Goddess of Learning and Books
Mahalakshmi : The Goddess of Wealth and Money
Mahakali Kubera: The Treasurer of All Gods.

Rituals of Diwali Lakshmi Pooja| Lakshmi Puja Vidhi

If it is Lakshmi Puja, then you must focus on keeping the house and its surroundings very clean.

On the Diwali night, the house is lit with lights and lamps that are known as Diyas.

People buy and wear new clothes to welcome Goddess Lakshmi. The Women, especially the mothers of every household are given a lot of importance on this day. They are regarded as an earthy and blessed form of Goddess Lakshmi and their health and happiness are of utmost importance to any household.

One of the important components of any ritual is the Vaibhava Lakshmi Vrat and the vrat is taken on this day- so that people get the blessings for about 21 times.

AVOID Goddess Tulsi at this time!

Also, note that, you should never pray to Goddess Tulsi while praying to Goddess Lakshmi. This is because Tulsi is the wife of Shaligram , who is an avatar of Lord Vishnu. It is believed if you do pray, you may lose the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi.

PRAY to Lord Vishnu

You need to include a prayer to Lord Vishnu- who happens to be the husband of Goddess Laxmi.

People enjoy by exchanging gifts, burst crackers, enjoy loads of sweets and visit families, friends and relatives on this day.

In some places like Nepal, people purchase silver and gold, bronze utensils as it denotes prosperity and happiness in the household.

Lakshmi Puja festival dates between 2020 & 2030

2020Saturday, 14th of November
2021Thursday, 4th of November
2022Monday, 24th of October
2023Sunday, 12th of November
2024Friday, 1st of November
2025Tuesday, 21st of October
2026Sunday, 8th of November
2027Friday, 29th of October
2028Tuesday, 17th of October
2029Monday, 5th of November
2030Saturday, 26th of October

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