Deepa Puja: Deep Pujan on Ashada Amavasya

Deepa Puja is an auspicious observance to perform on Ashada Amavasya day. In 2016, Deepa Puja or Diya Pooja date is August 2 in Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada and Telugu calendars. As per North Indian Hindu calendar Ashada Amavasya Deepa Puja is July 4.

On the day of Deepa Puja, people clean and decorate their houses. Devotees clean all diyas (deepas) they had in house and decorate them with colours. They clean and sanctify a table and decorate it with rangoli (kolam) designs or patterns and keep all the diyas on the table. Then, they lit the diyas and perform puja.

Deepa Puja is dedicated to the ones Ishta Devata (Favorite God) and to Pancha Bhootas (five primordial elements – Air, Water, Fire, Sky and the Earth). Some devotees dedicate Deepa Puja or the Deepa Jyothi (sacred flame) to the Mother Goddesses – Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess Parvati and Goddess Saraswati.

In the evening of Deepa puja day, all the diyas are lit once again and kept around the house just like Diwali Puja (Deepavali Pooja). People believe that the sparkling light of diyas drives out all the evil and bad powers by which they are suffered and welcomes new brightness into their life. They also believe that Deepa Puja provides them Asta Aishwarayas (8 types of wealth). Just after the day of Deepa Puja (Ashada Amavasya), the holy Shravan month begins.

Deepa Pooja in Previous Years

In 2015, Deepa Puja or Diya Pooja date was August 14 in Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada and Telugu calendars. As per North Indian Hindu calendar Ashada Amavasya Deepa Puja was July 16.

In 2014, Deepa Puja or Diya Pooja date is July 26 in Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada and Telugu calendars. As per North Indian Hindu calendar Ashada Amavasya Deepa Puja is June 27.

In 2013, Deepa Puja or Diya Pooja date is August 6 in Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada and Telugu calendars. As per North Indian Hindu calendar Ashada Amavasya Deepa Puja is July 7.

In 2012, the date of Deepa Puja or Diya Pooja was July 19 in Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada and Telugu calendars. As per North Indian Hindu calendar Ashada Amavasya Deepa Puja was June 18/19.

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  1. Pramod Sorte says:

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  2. nisha says:

    Which mantra to chant on deep puja on amavasya day????is shubam karta is also a mantra??

  3. nisha says:

    Which mantra to chant on deep puja on amavasya day

  4. Harinakshi says:

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  5. Dhlriti says:

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  6. Charmaine says:

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  7. Ratnamala says:

    divise gouri pooja on aashada amavasya for kannada people

  8. Baibhav says:

    how to prepare marathi dish diya on deep amavsaya

  9. Lochan says:

    deep puja in 6 aug 2013 in marathi

  10. Vistarini says:

    procedures to perform deepa pooja on nagara amvasya

  11. Samir says:

    august 6th 2013ashad a annavasya festival pooja vidhanam mp3

  12. Chiman says:

    how to perform deep puja on 6th august

  13. Arshia says:

    importance of lighting diya in the evening marathi