Looking for when is Lakshmi Puja (लक्ष्मी पूजा) in 2017?
If yes, you have come to the right place. Lakshmi Puja (लक्ष्मी पूजा) in 2017 will be observed on Thursday, 19th October.
Story behind Lakshmi Puja:
As per Hindu Calender, the festival of Lakshmi Puja (लक्ष्मी पूजा) falls on Dark fortnight (Amavasya) of Kartik month.
Lakshmi Puja (लक्ष्मी पूजा), popularly known as ‘festival of lights’, is a Hindu festival which is usually observed in the months of October or November. However, Lakshmi Puja (लक्ष्मी पूजा) in 2017 will be observed on Thursday, 19th October. The festival marks the return of Lord Rama after 14 years of Vanvas. Lakshmi Puja (लक्ष्मी पूजा) is primarily observed in India but is celebrated in all Hindu communities all over the world.
Despite being a Hindu festival, people from other religions and communities too enjoy the festivities and celebrations. The main attraction of the festival are decorating homes with lights and candles, fireworks, distributing sweets and gifts. The dates of the Lakshmi Puja (लक्ष्मी पूजा) festival vary every year because of the fact that it is based on Hindu Calender and Hindu calenders are based on the Solar cycle. It is one of India’s most joyous and fun-filled festival which promotes the message of happiness and victory of good over evil.
Muhurat For Lakshmi Puja:
Muhurat begins at 07:26pm and end at 08:25pm (19th oct)
Duration: 0hrs 58mins
Pradosh Kaal:05:54pm to 08:25pm
Vrishibha Kaal:07:26 to 09:24pm
Lakshmi Puja preparations:
During the festival, people clean their homes. Prepare sweets and namkeens, decorate their homes with flowers, lights and flowers.It is considered to be an auspicious day and people keep a ‘Kalash’ with a coconut at the entrance of the house.
Lakshmi Puja Rituals:
On the day of Lakshmi puja, people wake up early in the morning, take bath early, worship god. Since this is a new moon day or the day of ‘Amavasya’, people should also offer ‘Sharadh’ to the ones that are no longer with them. Most people fast for the entire day till they perform the Puja. This is one of the oldest traditions and while some people still follow it, while others just perform the Puja