Diwali or the festival of lights is one of the most important festivals of Hindus. The festival of lights is celebrated all over the country with lots of enthusiasm and happiness. On this day Lord came back to Ayodhya defeating Ravana along with Sita and his brother Lakshman. Diwali is a festival to lease Goddess Lakhsmi, Goddess of wealth and happiness. It is believed that praying goddess Lakshmi on Diwali helps you to earn prosperity and happiness. Devotees clean their houses and decorate it with light. They are meant to eliminate dark and evil and lay a lightening path for Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi. It’s a way to welcome Goddess Lakshmi to shower her blessings on Diwali. Also it is believed that Goddess Lakshmi prefers cleanliness and the cleanest house gets her first blessings. This backs the fact that brooms, the object to clean your house are being worshiped on this day. Here are 10 steps to perform Diwali Pujan:-
Clean your house properly and purify it by sprinkling gomutra
Create a raised platform covered with red piece of cloth with grains accumulated at the center.
Place a kalash filled with water and 5 mango leaves, supari and flower over the grains.
Place the idol of Goddess Lakshmi over the right of Kalash and Lord Ganesha over the left of Kalash.
Objects related to wealth, education should be blessed during the puja. Carry them along.
Place a lighted diya in the thali with haldi and kumkum.
Start Puja by applying tilak.
Recite diwali puja mantras and pour milk, flowers over the idol.
Offer sweet, coconut and fragrance stick to the idols
Chant Ganesh and Lakshmi aarti
May your house get all the blessings of Lord Ganesh and Goddess Lakshmi. Diwali is celebrated on 19th of October 2017.