Diwali 2020 Laxmi Puja Vidhi, Muhurat, Time, Samagri, Mantra: The festival of lights, Diwali, is celebrated with much fanfare as people light up their homes with diyas and other decorations. The auspicious occasion, which falls on the darkest moon night or Amavasya, is celebrated in the month of Karthik, between mid-October and mid-November.
This year, it falls on November 14.
One of the major pujas observed during the festival is Lakshmi Puja wherein devotees offer prayers to Goddess Lakshmi for wealth and prosperity. On the occasion, families decorate their homes with marigold flowers and mango, banana and ashoka leaves. They dress up in new clothes and gorge on sweets and savouries. It is also considered good to place a ‘mangalik kalash’ with unpeeled coconut at both sides of the main entrance to one’s home which is kept open to usher in good luck.
Samagri for Puja
A wooden chowki; A fresh red or yellow piece of cloth for covering the chowki
Idols/images of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha.
Paan and Supari
Whole coconut with its husk
Ghee for lamp
A brass lamp or earthen lamp
Whole wheat grains
A miniature broom
Dakshina (currency notes and coin)
A metal bell
An aarti thaali
Laxmi Puja is done to usher in good luck, wealth and prosperity.
Laxmi Puja on Saturday, November 14, 2020
Laxmi Puja Muhurat – 05.58 pm to 7.59 pm
Duration – 02 hours
Pradosh Kaal – 05:57 pm to 08.30 pm
Vrishabha Kaal – 05.58 pm to 7.59 pm
Amavasya Tithi Begins – 02.17 pm on Nov 14, 2020
Amavasya Tithi Ends – 10.36 am on Nov 15, 2020