Laxmi poojan Or Badi Diwali, the most prominent festivals celebrated in India, celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, of good over evil. The festival of lights is observed on the day of ‘Amavasya’, the 15th of every Krishna Paksha.
The occasion is marked by worship of Devi Lakshmi, Eating special sweets, burning of incense sticks, lighting the home and surroundings and the blowing of the conch shell follows the prayer session in the Lakshmi temple. The festival falls in the months of October-November.
- Play a game of cards or teen patti. It is said to bring in more wealth into the home
- Blow the conch before pooja, it attracts the Goddess Laxmi
- Don’t forget to worship the Broom, the most important symbol of Goddess laxmi and wealth, it has all to do with cleansing of your home and heart
- During this festival, markets are buzzing and everyone is busy gifting each other. However, on the day of Diwali, especially on Laxmi Poojan, Avoid gifting these items as they are inauspicious:
1. Anything in BLACK:
The colour black is advised to be avoided. It is said, that it is the colour that drains Lakshmi and hence avoid any items such as clothing or accessories in Black colour
2. Laxmi and Ganpati Idols:
Do not gift Laxmi and Ganpati Idols to anyone on Diwali, it is said the incoming Lakshmi is redirected from the Giver to the receiver, and spells doom for the gift giver.
3. Anything that is Old or Used:
Do not gift anyone a used or old item on Diwali, especially things like cooking utensils, sarees, or any used silver items. Also, jewellery which is Old, avoid gifting it even if it is Gold. It is said to drive away Lakshmi from the Gift giver’s home.
Diwali, is an occasion to spend time with loved ones and give gifts which actually matter, like your time, spend holidays and share food, so have a Happy Diwali!