Lakshmi Puja is the day to worship Goddess Lakshmi. It is considered to be the most auspicious day during Diwali. Goddess Lakshmi represents wealth, prosperity, and happiness. Hence, devotees pray to the goddess and seek for wealth and prosperity. Check about Lakshmi Puja date and time 2023, Origin, Rituals, Aarti, Samgari, Puja Vidhi, Mantra, significance, celebrations, traditions & places to observe..
When is Lakshmi Puja in 2023?
- Lakshmi Puja 2023 Date: 12 November
- Lakshmi Puja 2023 Time: 05:40 PM to 07:36 PM
Lakshmi Puja History and Origin
According to the beliefs, Goddess Lakshmi emerged from the Samundra Manthan (churning of the ocean) during a war between Gods and Demons. After the emersion, Goddess Lakshmi chose Lord Vishnu as her master and thus came on the side of the Gods. Now that the gods had their powers back, it was easier to defeat the demons.
Since then, Goddess Lakshmi has visited all the homes of her devotees if she is pleased with them on the day of Diwali. Diwali is also a festival of lights and happiness which is similar to the Lakshmi Puja festival. Goddess Lakshmi blesses her devotees with a prosperous and healthier life.
Lakshmi Puja Significance
Lakshmi puja is performed to welcome the new year as per the Hindu calendar. During the Lakshmi puja rituals, the main door is kept open as a symbol of inviting the Goddess into the homes. Rangolis made of flowers and colours are used for decoration of the houses. New ventures and new accounting years in some businesses are also initiated on this day.
Vidhi, Traditions, and Rituals of Lakshmi Puja 2023
Lakshmi Puja is the most important ritual performed during Diwali. Some of the popular rituals during Lakshmi Puja 2023 are:
- The first ritual is to clean the house and surroundings.
- Decorating the house with Rangolis, flowers, lights, and lamps.
- Wearing new clothes during the Lakshmi Puja and some people also observe fasting on this day.
- Decorate the idols of Goddess Lakshmi using flowers and red clothing.
- Worship the goddess by chanting Lakshmi Puja Mantra and lighting a lamp.
- People do prayers and different Lakshmi Puja Vidhi at home for a successful career, business, health, and other things. At the end of the prayer, people sing Lakshmi Puja Aarti.
- It is advised to avoid the worship of Goddess Tulsi on this day.
Lakshmi Puja Mantra
Lakshmi Puja Mantra has many benefits as it attracts prosperity and good health. Here are the main Lakshmi Puja Mantra:
1. Lakshmi Beej Mantra
|| ॐ श्रीं श्रीये नम ||
|| Om Shring Shriye Namah ||
Meaning: I meditate upon the great Goddess, the wife of Lord Vishnu to bless me with higher intellect and bestow upon me riches and opulence in abundance.
2. Mahalakshmi Mantra
|| ॐ सर्वाबाधा विनिर्मुक्तो, धन धान्यः सुतान्वितः।
मनुष्यो मत्प्रसादेन भविष्यति न संशयः ॐ ||
|| Om Sarvabaadhaa Vinirmukto, Dhan Dhaanyah Sutaanvitah |
Manushyo Matprasaaden Bhavishyati Na Sanshayah Om ||
Meaning: I pray to Goddess Laxmi to destroy all the evil forces around us and bless us with a prosperous and bright future.
3. Gajalakshmi Mantra
|| ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं गजलक्ष्म्यै नमः ||
|| Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Gajalakshmaye Namah ||
Meaning: I worship the one who is prayed by the Elephants. Elephants are seen as a symbol of immense wealth and prosperity. The Gajalakshmi sits in a position in which Elephants who bring wealth worship her and she bestows the same wealth unto her worshippers.
Lakshmi Puja Samagri
Lakshmi Puja should be done with proper rituals and Lakshmi Puja Samagri. Basic items in Lakshmi Puja Samagri include flowers, fruits, ghee, curd, mustard oil, turmeric, vermillion or sindoor, mirror, saree, yellow thread, incense sticks, sesame seeds, and rice powder.
Celebrations of Lakshmi Puja 2023
People celebrate Lakshmi Puja by worshipping the goddess with all the rituals seeking a prosperous and healthy life. Some places to observe Lakshmi Puja 2023 are:
1. Ashtalakshmi Temple, Chennai
Ashtalakshmi Temple near Eliot’s beach, Chennai has a shrine of all the eight incarnations of the Goddess. The temple’s main deities are Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu. The shrine has the goddess of prosperity, wealth, success, offspring, courage, knowledge and bravery.
- Places to Stay: Hotels in Chennai
2. Sripuram Golden Temple, Vellore
The Sripuram Temple in Vellore is one of the biggest temples in India and it took seven years to build this temple. It has a Shri Chakra (star-shaped path with a wheel). It has a shrine of the Goddess Lakshmi and a temple tower coated in gold foil.
- Places to Stay: Hotels in Vellore
3. Lakshmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir), Delhi
The Lakshmi Narayan Temple in Delhi is an important site of worship for Hindus. The temple was built in 1939 by BR Birla and Vijay Tyagi. Mahatma Gandhi inaugurated this temple. The complex has idols of Devi Durga, Lord Ganesha, and Lord Hanuman along with a Buddhist temple in the premises. The Lakshmi Puja Aarti is very famous in this temple.
- Places to Stay: Hotels in Delhi
4. Mahalakshmi Temple, Mumbai
Mahalakshmi Temple in Mumbai is a 300-year-old temple with a shrine that was believed to have appeared on the stone by itself. The legend is that the idol emerged from the sea during the building of Hornby Vellard. The temple is visited by lakhs of devotees during Navratri and Lakshmi Puja.
- Places to Stay: Hotels in Mumbai
Lakshmi Puja 2023 Wishes
Here are some famous Lakshmi Puja wishes:
- May Maa Laxmi Bring joy to you and your loved ones. May the Divine blessings Of Maa be with you always. Happy Laxmi Puja.
- May the Blessings of Maa Lakshmi preserve your wealth and unveil new prosperous opportunities in your Life. Happy Lakshmi Puja 2023!
- May Maa Lakshmi empower you with her blessings of name, fame, glory, health, wealth, happiness, kindness, strength, faith and wisdom! Wish you a Happy Lakshmi Poojan!
- Best Wishes for a Happy Subha Laxmi Puja with plenty of health, wealth, peace and prosperity.
- May the divine grace of Goddess Lakshmi guide us towards a life filled with abundance.
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Q. Where is Lakshmi Puja celebrated?
A. Lakshmi Puja is celebrated by Hindus in India on the evening of Diwali.
Q. Where do people worship Lakshmi?
A. People worship Goddess Lakshmi in their homes and in temples during the Lakshmi Puja 2023 time.
Q. What is the prasad for Laxmi Pooja?
A. The prasad for Lakshmi Puja is called ‘Panchamrit’ which is made by mixing milk and curd with honey, sugar, and ghee. There are other things in the Lakshmi Puja Samagri like flowers, red clothes, and fruits.
Q. What is the purpose of Lakshmi Puja?
A. The purpose of Lakshmi Puja is to bring prosperity and happiness into our lives.
Q. When is Lakshmi Puja 2023 date Kolkata?
A. Lakshmi Puja 2023 will be celebrated on 12 November 2023.