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The most authentic Diwali Pujan Vidhi

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Introduction

Diwali or Deepawali is the festival of lights. We all are eager to celebrate the festival of lights which is the best festival as well as opportunity to please Mother Mahalakshmi, the eternal consort of Sri Hari Vishnu who is served by millions of Lakshmi as servants.

Diwali is called Mahanisha or a great night whereby the energies or the Ten Mahavidyas and other things roam here and there freely. Srimati Lakshmi comes to this material world to listen to the prayers of her devotees and bless them with immense amount of wealth.

We, at shubhpuja present you the most authentic and practical method of Diwali puja.

Items of puja

Diwali puja needs the following items.

  1. Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi Photo
  2. Diwali Puja Book
  3. Red cloth
  4. Diya
  5. Elaichi
  6. Laung
  7. Saptdhan,
  8. supari
  9. gangajal
  10. Roli
  11. moli
  12. kapur
  13. chandan powder
  14. panchmeva
  15. kheel
  16. batashe
  17. 16 shringar- Mehandi, Comb, Nail polish, Kajal, Lipstick, bangles, Bindi, Mirror, Itrae etc.
  18. Matchbox
  19. Honey
  20. Haldi
  21. Dhoop stick
  22. Agarbatti
  23. Achmani
  24. kamal gatta
  25. PanchRatna
  26. Sarvoshadhi – ten following herbs
    a. Mura
    b. Jatamasi
    c. Bach
    d. Kushtha
    e. Shaileya
    f. Haradi
    g. Daru-Haradi
    h. Soonthi
    i. Champak
    j. Musta
  27. Sapt-Mritika – mud collected from 7 places
    a. Horse Stable
    b. Elephant Stable
    c. Cow Shelter
    d. Ant Heap
    e. River confluence
    f. Lowland
    g. Royal Palace

Method of worship

The method of worship is simple and is as follows.

  1. One must take a bath and wear new and fresh cloth. If possible, one must apply Vishnu tilak on his forehead.
  2. The selection of Muhurtam is to be done. This year, the auspicious muhurtam is
    Lakshmi Puja Muhurta = 18:27 to 20:09
    Duration = 1 Hour 42 Mins
    Pradosh Kaal = 17:33 to 20:09
    Vrishabha Kaal = 18:27 to 20:22
  3. One must spread a clean red cloth on a chawki and place the idols of Lakshmi Ganesh in them and must wipe them with a clean wet cloth. They must face east.
  4. Take a fresh coconut and wrap around a red cloth with a mauli and put them on a water filled copper kalash wish five mango leaves on the top.
  5. One must make Om and Swastik on the kalash. One must make nine heaps of rice near the kalash and draw swastik nearby.
  6. One must make 16 small heaps of rice near Lord Ganesha and worship them.
  7. Take a thali. Make Swastik and put Supari, sarvaoshadhi, saptmatrika and everything on it except Achamani, agarbatti, dhoop and puja book.
  8. One must light ghee and oil lamps before them and worship them.
  9. One must offer fresh flowers, rice and laung to them.
  10. One must sing Lakshmi aarti and Ganesh aarti and offer lamps to them.
  11. One must offer sweets to Lord Vishnu and Lakshmi and then to Lord Ganesha.
  12. One must sing various bhajans and then, put the lamps in the house.

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Get instant Dhanvarsha at home by performing Dhanteras Puja

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Introduction

Dhanteras or Dhanvantari Trayodashi marks the beginning of the tyohara panchaka or the five festivals which come in a single line. It starts from Dhanteras and ends up at Bhaidooj and all of them have got their own importance in the matters of celebration and their rituals.

Significance

Dhanteras or Dhanvantari trayodashi is said to be the day of Samudra manthan which is the churning of celestial ocean byu demigods and demons. All of them agreed to churn the ocean with vasuki as the rope, mandaranchal mountain as the churner and Lord Krishna who took the form of a tortoise as the pivot of keeping the churner.

On the thirteenth day of such huge churning, finally Lord Dhanvantari appeared with a pot full of nectar. Hence, it is termed as Dhanvantari Trayodashi.

All the ayurvedic doctors celebrate this day since Lord Dhanvantari is the incarnation of Lord Krishna who appeared to give the knowledge of Ayurveda to the world.

Ritual

On this day, one must worship a tulasi plant on the threshold of the house keeping her above a rangoli. One must light four diyas in the four direction, sit and pray to her and after that, one must circumbulate her four times.

One must worship Lord Dhanwantari in the evening who is supposed to bless the house and the person with sound health and sane mind.

Traditions associated with Dhanteras

Since Dhanvantari trayodashi reduced itself to Dhanteras, people think it as a day when something is to be bought and collected. Hence, on this day people are found in the market and are seen purchasing something new for the house.

It is prescribed in the shastras that one must purchase a precious item made of Gold, Silver, Diamond ot any other precious item which invokes auspiciousness.

One must perform Dhanteras puja at house and must seek blessings of Mahalakshmi devi.

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Capture Devi Mahalakshmi in your home this diwali-Diwali Mahalakshmi puja

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Importance of Diwali

As per the authority of vedic shastras, Dipawali is said to be the only festival on which Devi Mahalakshmi comes to this mortal world to shower her immortal blessings on everyone, but only a few of them are the lucky ones who receive her favour when she sits at their house only.

The house which is completely clean, pure, illuminated and has pious people living into it has been said as the only preference of mother lakshmi. And she is lulled by the devotion of her dear devotees who offer her various types of prayers and worship her with the best of their capacity.

Since people are unaware of the way of worshipping of Mother goddess, most of them remain aloof from her blessings and thereby, must seek some refuge of a proper acharya who shall be their guide and perform puja for them so that she can bless the house.

Shubhpuja expert Pandits

We, at shubhpuja understand your problem and hence, we are providing the dear devotees with the facility of expert acaryas and pundits who have been performing pujas since time immemorial and have been blessed with expertise to enchant mother Lakshmi

About this puja

Diwali, a festival associated with wealth and prosperity, is celebrated throughout the country. We celebrate this festival as Lord Rama returned to his kingdom after defeating Ravana and conquering Ayodhya. It is a popular belief that it is the celebration of the marriage of Lakshmi with Lord Vishnu. Diwali puja is conducted to worship Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, who is believed to be in her most benevolent mood on this day, fulfilling the wishes of her devotees. Lord Ganesha, the symbol of auspiciousness and wisdom, is also worshiped on this day.

Why should you do this puja?

For great wealth and wisdom throughout the year, everyone should do the puja at their home/office wherever they want wealth to come

Shubhpuja services

We will send you a qualified pandit trained in Hindu Shastras to conduct puja at Devotees preferred location (home, office etc.) and time (or muhurat time suggested by Shubhpuja)

 

Most authentic samagri to please Lakshmi Devi-Diwali puja samagri

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About this package:

The most awaited as well as celebrated festival of India, whereby all people are engaged in fun and frolic by lighting the lamps of earth as well as heart to dispel the darkness as well as enmity. Dipawali translates to a row of earthen lamps, being lit and beautifully arranged to attract the Goddess of Fortune, Srimati Lakshmi Devi, who is always busy in serving the Supreme Lord, Sri Krishna (Brahma Samhita 5.29)

The blessings of Lakshmi Devi can elevate the person to the heights of awe and reverence and she becomes especially merciful on the day of Dipawali, which marks the return of Lord Sri Ramchandra from 14 years of exile.
Therefore, the proper way of worshipping can please her to such an extent that she can stay at the devotee’s place for a considerable time.

Package includes:

Taking proper guidance from the respected authorities, the Diwali Pooja Samagri consists of:

  1. Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi Photo
  2. Diwali Puja Book
  3. Red cloth
  4. Diya
  5. Elaichi
  6. Laung
  7. Saptdhan,
  8. supari
  9. gangajal
  10. Roli
  11. moli
  12. kapur
  13. chandan powder
  14. panchmeva
  15. kheel
  16. batashe
  17. 16 shringar- Mehandi, Comb, Nail polish, Kajal, Lipstick, bangles, Bindi, Mirror, Itrae etc.
  18. Matchbox
  19. Honey
  20. Haldi
  21. Dhoop stick
  22. Agarbatti
  23. Achmani
  24. kamal gatta
  25. PanchRatna
  26. Sarvoshadhi – ten following herbs
    a. Mura
    b. Jatamasi
    c. Bach
    d. Kushtha
    e. Shaileya
    f. Haradi
    g. Daru-Haradi
    h. Soonthi
    i. Champak
    j. Musta
  27. Sapt-Mritika – mud collected from 7 places
    a. Horse Stable
    b. Elephant Stable
    c. Cow Shelter
    d. Ant Heap
    e. River confluence
    f. Lowland
    g. Royal Palace

Along with the package, there is a proper instruction manual which shall illustrate the guidelines to take maximum benefit from the pack.

Shubhpuja Services:

We provide consultation services to all people, irrespective of the place they are living in.

The service of Panditji can be arranged at the devotee’s place as per the timings of proper muhurta.

Our Packs have been made from highest quality materials, ensuring the pleasure of the deity concerned.

The packs have been made Siddha by enchantments of proper Vedic mantras by expert Brahman chanters.

Mind blowing scientific reasons for the celebration of Diwali

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Date of Diwali

Diwali or Deepawali is the festival of lights and lamps. Every year, it is celebrated with great pomp and show not only in India but in the world as well where ever there are Indian communities living together under a single roof or a colony.

As per the nomenclature, Diwali or Deepawali means an array of brilliantly burning earthen oil lamps whose luminescence dissipates the darkness of the night. Diwali falls on the full moon night (Amavasya) of the month of Kartik (October-November).

Scriptural evidences for Diwali

As per the ancient Vedic scriptures like Ramayana, the celebration of Diwali marks the return of Lord Ramchandra, the supreme personality of godhead back to Ayodhya Dham with her eternal consort Srimati Sita devi after an exile of 14 years.

As per the Lord’ divine past time, his step mother Kaikayi asked his father Maharaja Dashratha to coronate her son Bharat as the next heir and send Ramchandra for an exile of 14 years.

As per Srimad Bhagwatam (9.10.32-51)

SB 9.10.32 After giving Vibhīṣaṇa the power to rule the Rākṣasa population of Laṅkā for the duration of one kalpa, Lord Rāmacandra, the Supreme Personality of Godhead [Bhagavān], placed Sītādevī on an airplane decorated with flowers and then got on the plane Himself. The period for His living in the forest having ended, the Lord returned to Ayodhyā, accompanied by Hanumān, Sugrīva and His brother Lakṣmaṇa.
SB 9.10.33 When Lord Rāmacandra returned to His capital, Ayodhyā, He was greeted on the road by the princely order, who showered His body with beautiful, fragrant flowers, while great personalities like Lord Brahmā and other demigods glorified the activities of the Lord in great jubilation.
SB 9.10.34 Upon reaching Ayodhyā, Lord Rāmacandra heard that in His absence His brother Bharata was eating barley cooked in the urine of a cow, covering His body with the bark of trees, wearing matted locks of hair, and lying on a mattress of kuśa. The most merciful Lord very much lamented this.
SB 9.10.35-38 When Lord Bharata understood that Lord Rāmacandra was returning to the capital, Ayodhyā, He immediately took upon His own head Lord Rāmacandra’s wooden shoes and came out from His camp at Nandigrāma. Lord Bharata was accompanied by ministers, priests and other respectable citizens, by professional musicians vibrating pleasing musical sounds, and by learned brāhmaṇas loudly chanting Vedic hymns. Following in the procession were chariots drawn by beautiful horses with harnesses of golden rope. These chariots were decorated by flags with golden embroidery and by other flags of various sizes and patterns. There were soldiers bedecked with golden armor, servants bearing betel nut, and many well-known and beautiful prostitutes. Many servants followed on foot, bearing an umbrella, whisks, different grades of precious jewels, and other paraphernalia befitting a royal reception. Accompanied in this way, Lord Bharata, His heart softened in ecstasy and His eyes full of tears, approached Lord Rāmacandra and fell at His lotus feet with great ecstatic love.
SB 9.10.39-40 After offering the wooden shoes before Lord Rāmacandra, Lord Bharata stood with folded hands, His eyes full of tears, and Lord Rāmacandra bathed Bharata with tears while embracing Him with both arms for a long time. Accompanied by mother Sītā and Lakṣmaṇa, Lord Rāmacandra then offered His respectful obeisances unto the learned brāhmaṇas and the elderly persons in the family, and all the citizens of Ayodhyā offered their respectful obeisances unto the Lord.
SB 9.10.41 The citizens of Ayodhyā, upon seeing their King return after a long absence, offered Him flower garlands, waved their upper cloths, and danced in great jubilation.
SB 9.10.42-43 O King, Lord Bharata carried Lord Rāmacandra’s wooden shoes, Sugrīva and Vibhīṣaṇa carried a whisk and an excellent fan, Hanumān carried a white umbrella, Śatrughna carried a bow and two quivers, and Sītādevī carried a waterpot filled with water from holy places. Aṅgada carried a sword, and Jāmbavān, King of the Ṛkṣas, carried a golden shield.
SB 9.10.44 O King Parīkṣit, as the Lord sat on His airplane of flowers, with women offering Him prayers and reciters chanting about His characteristics, He appeared like the moon with the stars and planets.
SB 9.10.45-46 Thereafter, having been welcomed by His brother Bharata, Lord Rāmacandra entered the city of Ayodhyā in the midst of a festival. When He entered the palace, He offered obeisances to all the mothers, including Kaikeyī and the other wives of Mahārāja Daśaratha, and especially His own mother, Kauśalyā. He also offered obeisances to the spiritual preceptors, such as Vasiṣṭha. Friends of His own age and younger friends worshiped Him, and He returned their respectful obeisances, as did Lakṣmaṇa and mother Sītā. In this way they all entered the palace.
SB 9.10.47 Upon seeing their sons, the mothers of Rāma, Lakṣmaṇa, Bharata and Śatrughna immediately arose, like unconscious bodies returning to consciousness. The mothers placed their sons on their laps and bathed Them with tears, thus relieving themselves of the grief of long separation.
SB 9.10.48 The family priest or spiritual master, Vasiṣṭha, had Lord Rāmacandra cleanly shaved, freeing Him from His matted locks of hair. Then, with the cooperation of the elderly members of the family, he performed the bathing ceremony [abhiṣeka] for Lord Rāmacandra with the water of the four seas and with other substances, just as it was performed for King Indra.
SB 9.10.49 Lord Rāmacandra, fully bathed and His head clean-shaven, dressed Himself very nicely and was decorated with a garland and ornaments. Thus He shone brightly, surrounded by His brothers and wife, who were similarly dressed and ornamented.
SB 9.10.50 Being pleased by the full surrender and submission of Lord Bharata, Lord Rāmacandra then accepted the throne of the state. He cared for the citizens exactly like a father, and the citizens, being fully engaged in their occupational duties of varṇa and āśrama, accepted Him as their father.
SB 9.10.51 Lord Rāmacandra became King during Tretā-yuga, but because of His good government, the age was like Satya-yuga. Everyone was religious and completely happy.
Science behind Diwali
Since the atmosphere is highly contaminated due to the presence of dead bodies of night flies, the flies which keep on rotating and encircling around the lamps, the earthen lamps when burnt release soot or carbon black which is a very nice absorbing agent.
It absorbs all the polluted gases and makes the environment clean.
This way, the festival of lights is celebrated. To make it more auspicious, please book your Diwali puja at http://www.shubhpuja.com/product/diwali-puja/

Why people apply kajal on diwali night?

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applying kajal on diwali nightMost of us find it irresistible to cuddle a small baby with his eyes smeared with kajal. Somehow or the other, our hands extend automatically to the face of the child and we end up cuddling the baby. But, it has been a practice of years by out grandparents to apply kajal on the night of diwali to everyone’s eyes, be it a baby or the grandparents themselves.

As per the shastras, Diwali night is considered to be the night of black magic as well as Devi Lakshmi. All the shaktis wander in the night time of Diwali which can be caught by the person who wants them and to hurt a person from whom they are sent forward.

The kajal, being emenating from the wick of a sanctified lamp is said to protect the person, especially the eyes which cause “Buri Nazar” to affect the individual.

There is a cutom of lighting a great earthen lamp on the night of diwali which burns the whole night and people pile up some earthern lamp on the top of the wick to collect the kajal. This kajal is used by the grandparents to apply in everyone’s eyes.

Scientific paradigm:

On the night of Diwali, there is high level of pollution as well as the small insects which fly to the light, the glow worms and the small insects which have a short span of lifetime, practically the night only. They die in the morning. This creates problems in the eyes of the people. And due to the cold and dry winds, the eyes start to pain a lot and lacrimate a lot. This excessive tears cause burning sensation in the eyes, itching and scratching.

The kajal or collyrium is cool in nature. As per Ayurvedic sciences, applying kajal keeps the eyes fit and protect it from cold and other seasonal factors which effect the longevity of the eyes.

Beginning of Festive Season: Dhanteras

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shubhpuja.comThe festive season of 5 days for Hindus comes with happiness and surprises every year. This is the perfect time of celebrations and receiving the positive energies from the Universe. Devotes invoke the Gods and Goddesses during this period, to receive that extra share of blessings and happiness in Diwali season. This festive period begins with ‘Dhanteras’, which is celebrated on the 13th lunar day of the Krishna paksha of the month of Kartik, according to the Hindu calendar.

Dhanteras is also known as Dhanvantari Trayodashi as it is dedicated to Lord Dhanvantari or Father of Ayurveda. It is believed that during the Samundra manthan when a huge battle was going on for the divine nectar or ‘amrit’; He emerged carrying a pot of elixir. Thus from this day the festival of Dhanteras was named after the divine doctor.

Story of Yama Deepam:

On the day of Dhanteras the female members of the house are observed lighting a ghee lamp outside their home, during evening. The reason for this ritual traces back to the tale of 16 year old Prince (son of King Hima). It was forecasted that the prince will die on the fourth day of his wedding, due to which the King tried to abstain his son from girls.

Still the prince decided to marry one day and told his wife about the prediction. His wife dedicatedly planned to save his husband from the death. She laid out all her ornaments and created heaps of gold and silver coins at the entrance of the sleeping chamber and lit lamps all over the place. She also sang the beautiful hymns all night to keep the prince awake. As the Lord Yama arrived, disguised as a serpent, his eyes were blinded by the bright dazzle of gold. When he tried to enter after climbing the heap he was mesmerized by the hymns and went away. This plan saved his husband from the danger and from then on the ladies begin to light lamps to glorify Lord Yama (God of death).

 

Thus this is the day to appease Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kuber by performing their puja and receiving heaps of blessings in return. This day is also marked by the purchase of valuable ornaments, gold, silver and utensils which are also kept during the puja.

Hope this festival brings tons of happiness and prosperity for all 🙂