Puja recitation has special significance on the day of Diwali. On this day, Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, and Lord Ganesha, the god of wisdom, are worshipped. It is believed that by worshiping Goddess Lakshmi on this day, the flow of wealth and happiness remains in the house throughout the year. On this day people decorate the house with lamps, candles, and lights. In many homes, the preparations for this festival start a month in advance. It is believed that the house is cleaned before Diwali because on the day of Diwali, Goddess Lakshmi comes to the house and if the house is not clean then she gets upset. This time Diwali will be celebrated on 4th November.
A few days before this, people buy gold and silver ornaments, utensils, and clay Lakshmi-Ganesh for Diwali worship and Khel and Batase for Prasad. Diwali puja is considered incomplete without some items. In such a situation, it is better than the goods used in the worship should be purchased in advance so that there is no rush at the last moment and your worship does not remain incomplete.
Diwali puja material list
Brass lamp, cotton lamp, Akshat (rice), coconut with water, two lotus flowers, Gulal, turmeric, Mehndi, bangle, kajal, cotton, roli, vermilion, betel nut, betel leaves, flower garland, Panch Mewa, Gangajal, honey, sugar, pure ghee, curd, milk, season fruit, sugarcane, cilantro, water chestnut, peda, malpua, cardamom (small), clove, perfume bottle, camphor, saffron, throne, peepal, mango and pakar leaves, medicine Jatamasi, Shilajit, Laxmiji’s idol, Ganeshji’s idol, Saraswati’s picture, silver coin, red or yellow clothes to offer Lakshmi-Ganeshji, water pot, white cloth, red cloth, Panch Ratna, lamp, lamp For this oil, betel leaf, quince, pen, ledger, inkpot, flower (rose and red lotus), lump of turmeric, standing coriander, flower-batashe, all other vessels including Arghya pot, incense stick, sandalwood.
Importance of Diwali
According to the Puranas, when Lord Shri Ram returned to Ayodhya after killing Ravana in Tretayuga, the people there welcomed him by lighting a lamp. Every year people celebrate this welcome as the festival of Diwali. Lord Ganesha and Mata Lakshmi are worshiped on the day of Diwali. Rangoli is made at the main entrance of the house on this day. Along with this, the arrival of Maa Lakshmi is welcomed by decorating the whole house with lamps.
After the worship of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi, Diwali greetings are given to each other by distributing the prasad of Kheel and Batase. According to the beliefs, by doing this, Goddess Lakshmi resides in the house. Due to this, there is no shortage of money in the person’s house.