Diwali Pooja 2020

Wishing Everyone a Very Happy & Safe Diwali

Lakshmi Pooja: 14 November 2020
Best Time: 5:28 pm – 7:30 pm
Pooja Mantra:
Ganesh Mantra:
ॐ गणेशाय नमः। om gaṇeśāya namaḥ |
Lakshmi Mantra:
ॐ श्रीं श्रीये नमः
om śrīṁ śrīye namaḥ

How to Do Pooja

  1. Place a white cloth on the pooja altar and draw seven swastikas from turmeric and kumkum.
  2. Cover the left side of the altar from a red piece of cloth. 
  3. Place the statue of Lakshmi on your left and Ganesh on your right.
  4. Lakshmi should be on the red cloth and Ganesh on the white cloth. 
  5. Take a clean plate cover with rice and rose petals. Place a photo of Shri Vishnu on the plate and keep it behind the Lakshmi statue. 
  6. Now light a mustard oil lamp and a ghee lamp.
  7. Keep the Ghee lamp on the left side and Oil lamp on the right side. 
  8. Offer eleven times Durva Grass to Shri Ganesh with this Mantra:
    वक्रतुण्डाय हुं | vakratundaya huṁ
  9. Light an incense stick and offer it.
  10. Now offer the two lamps by showing them to the three deities. 
  11. Offer pink or yellow clothes to Shri Lakshmi and red clothes to Shri Ganesh.
  12. Offer nevaidyam (bhog) to all the deities. Best is to offer kheer, jaggery and sweets made of gram flour. 
  13. Offers flowers to all the three deities. 
  14. Offer lotus flowers to Shri Vishnu and Lakshmi. 
  15. Now Sit down do the Lakshmi Mantra and then the Ganesh mantra.
Swastika

Kali Pooja

Time: 11:39 pm (14 November 2020) – 00:32 am (15 November 2020)
Mantra:
क्रें क्रें दक्षिणकालिके ठः ठः
kreeṁ kreeṁ dakṣiṇakālike ṭhaḥ ṭhaḥ
Shiva Mantra
ॐ नमः शिवाय | om namaḥ śivāya
Chant eleven malas of Kali mantra and then one mala of Shiva Mantra.

Mahalakshmi Pooja: 15 November 2020

Mahalakshmi Pooja: 15 November 2020
Time: 5:04 am – 6:44 am
Mantra:
ॐ श्रीं महलक्ष्मयै नमः
om śrīṁ mahalakṣmayai namaḥ
ॐ ऋषिकेशाय नमः
om ṛṣikeśāya namaḥ

Do the Arti of Mahalakshmi at sunrise and chant these two mantras.


Now your Diwali Pooja is complete, take your prasad and rest.

Vedic Astrology

Written by Akshat Pandey

Akshat Pandey, belongs to a brahim family from Prayagraj, India. He completed his Law School, from prestigious Symbiosis Law School. After graduation he was initiated into a 500 year old Jyotish Parampara (Vedic Astrology Tradition) of Shri Achutadasa, Jagannath Puri. He practices vedic astrology from Brihat Parashara Hora Sastra, Upadesa Sutra of Maharashi Jaimini and other various vedic texts. His approach to vedic astrology is very modern one, as he wants to imbibe vedic knowledge in our modern lifestyle.

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