Diwali Laxmi Puja Vidhi, Deepavali Lakshmi Puja Procedure with Mantras, Slokas

How to do Diwali Lakshmi Puja? What is the procedure of Diwali Lakshmi Puja? What is the significance of Laxmi Pooja during Deepavali? These are the most frequent questions I have come through this season. In 2013, Diwali Lakshmi Puja date is November 3.

Diwali or Deepavali is the most auspicious day to worship Goddess Lakshmi. Laxmi pooja during Diwali brings every type of wealth to the performer of the puja. Laxmi blesses the performer with wealth, health, property and prosperity.

How to do or perform Diwali Lakshmi Puja – Deepavali Laxmi Pooja Procedure:

The first and the foremost thing in Diwali Lakshmi puja procedure is the neatness. Puranas stated that Lakshmi resides there where neatness and cleanness exist. So, first of everything, make your home or the puja place neat. Draw some rangoli designs or the patterns to welcome Goddess Laxmi Maa.

Steps in Diwali Laxmi Puja procedure (Material require for Diwali Lakshmi Puja)

  1. Take a piece of cloth (red or yellow or green in colour) and spread it at the sanctified puja place. On the cloth, spread 9 mounds of rice and keep suparis on the top of the rice mounds. The nine suparis indicate the nine planets (Navagraha devatas).
  2. You can keep a supari in the place of Ganesh or can place a Ganesh idol.
  3. A pot has to be filled with water and adorned with betel leaves. Keep a coconut on the top of the water filled pot.
  4. Now dress the pot with red cloth and tie a red thread around the pot. On the pot, draw four lines with kumkum. The four lines indicate the Chatur Vedas. A Swastik is drawn on the pot. Swastik is the representation of prosperity and purity. Now, the pot with all these decorations is referred as Kalash or Purna Kumbh which represents the Universal power (Supreme deity).
  5. In Diwali Puja thali place some silver or golden or simply rupee coins. The coin is a direct form of wealth that is Goddess Lakshmi.
  6. Now the actual puja begins. Take some udak (water) on your left hand and sprinkle on to yourself after purifying your hands.
  7. Place a flower on your palm and take some akshata (consecrated rice) into your hand.
  8. Chant the Gayatri Mantra for 3 times. You can skip this step as it is an optional one.
  9. Now start Ganesh Puja. If you dont know Ganesh puja procedure then simply install or visualize Ganesha in your heart, chant a sloka of Ganesh and offer some flowers and akshata to Ganesh idol or the Supari representing Lord Ganesh.
  10. In the same way pray to Lord Shiva. If you dont know the simple Shiva puja procedure then you can chant a sloka of Lord Shiva.
  11. Sprinkle some pure water on Kalash or Purna Kumbha. Apply some kumkum and shower akshata.
  12. Offer a sweet and fruit to the Kalash. Treat the Kalash or Purna Kumbha as a guest and worship the sacred pot with utmost devotion. Kalash is considered as powerful as the Goddess. Kalash udak or the water of the Purna Kumbh is as holy as all the sacred rivers.
  13. Follow the same puja procedure with the Navagrahas or the 9 planets or the 9 supari placed at the nine locations on the puja cloth. The same puja procedure is followed with the 4 directions. Sprinkle water towards 4 directions – North, South, East and West. This puja procedure of 4 directions represent 4 dishas of the Universe.
  14. Perform the bath to silver and gold coins with milk (ksheerabhishekam), with water (Jalabhishekam), with gulal and with flowers (Pushpabhishekam). Then offer sweet recipe to the coins. It is believed that jingling coins would let Goddess Laxmi Devi to install in your pooja place.
  15. Install or keep Goddess Lakshmi Maa in your heart and chant a mantra or sloka or stotra of Goddess Mahalakshmi and pray to her heartfully. If you know the stotras of Lakshmi Ashtottaram or Laxmi Shatanamavali, recite the stotras.
  16. Now its the time to perform Aarti to Goddess Mahalaxmi. Light the Diya and camphor for Aarti. Ring the bell while singing Lakshmi ji ki Aarti.
  17. After performing Aarti to Lakshmi Mata, keep Lakshmi Puja Thali at a safe place. Complete the whole puja to Laxmi with devotion and dedication.
  18. Keep your worries aside about any mistake you did unknowingly during the pooja procedure. Recite Kshama Prarthana Stotram if possible.

Simple Diwali Lakshmi Puja, Step-wise Deepavali Lakshmi Puja, Diwali Lakshmi Puja with Mantras, Slokas and Stotrams

om sarvebhyo gurubhyo namaḥ  |

om sarvebhyo devebhyo namaḥ  |

om sarvebhyo brāhmaṇebhyo namaḥ  ||

prāraṁbha kāryaṁ nirvighnamastu  |  śubhaṁ śobhanamastu  |

iṣṭa devatā kuladevatā suprasannā varadā bhavatu  ||

anujñāṁ dehi  ||

deepa sthapana

Atha devasya vāma bhāge dīpa sthāpanaṁ kariṣye  |

(light lamp on the left side of the picture, if you have two oil lamps you can place both of them on either side otherwise on the left handside of the devata)

Achamanam

(take a spoonful of water sip it, and repeat the process three times with each mantra outlined below and wash your hands at end)

om keśavāya svāhā  |

om nārāyaṇāya svāhā  |

om mādhavāya svāhā  |

do namskaram with each following mantra

om goviṁdāya namaḥ  |  om viṣṇave namaḥ  | om madhusūdanāya namaḥ  |

om trivikramāya namaḥ  | om vāmanāya namaḥ  |  om śrīdharāya namaḥ  |

om hṛṣīkeśāya namaḥ  |  om padmanābhāya namaḥ  | om dāmodarāya namaḥ  |

om saṅkarṣaṇāya namaḥ  | om vāsudevāya namaḥ  |  om pradyumnāya namaḥ  |

om aniruddhāya namaḥ  |  om puruṣottamāya namaḥ  | om adhokṣajāya namaḥ  |

om nārasiṁhāya namaḥ  | om acyutāya namaḥ  |  om janārdanāya namaḥ  |

om upeṁdrāya namaḥ  |  om haraye namaḥ  | śrī kṛṣṇāya namaḥ  ||

Praanayamam

(take a spoonful water in your hand)

om praṇavasya parabrahma ṛṣiḥ  |  paramātmā devatā  |

daivī gāyatrī chandaḥ  |  prāṇāyāme viniyogaḥ  ||

(Drop water from your hand in a plate)

(Sit straight, fill your lungs with air, hold it and exhale)

om bhūḥ  |  om bhuvaḥ  |  om svaḥ  |  om mahaḥ  | om janaḥ  |  om tapaḥ  |  om satyam  |

om tatsaviturvareṇyaṁ bhargodevasya dhīmahī dhiyo yo naḥ pracodayāt  ||

om āpojyoti rasomṛtaṁ brahma bhūrbhuvassuvarom  ||

(offer flower petals akshata to lord ganesha)

Om śrī mahāgaṇādhipataye namaḥ  | śrī gurubhyo namaḥ  |  śrī sarasvatyai namaḥ  |

Śrī vedāya namaḥ  |  śrī vedapuruṣāya namaḥ  | iṣṭadevatābhyo namaḥ  |

Kuladevatābhyo namaḥ  | sthānadevatābhyo namaḥ  |  grāmadevatābhyo namaḥ  |

Vāstudevatābhyo namaḥ  |  śacīpuraṁdarābhyāṁ namaḥ  | umāmaheśvarābhyāṁ namaḥ  |  mātāpitṛbhyāṁ

Namaḥ  | padmāvatī nārāyaṇābhyāṁ namaḥ  |

Sarvebhyo devebhyo namo namaḥ  |  sarvebhyo brāhmaṇebhyo namo namaḥ  |

Karma pradhāna devatābhyo namo namaḥ  ||

||  avighnamastu  ||

(Please keep offering flower petals or akshata to lord ganesha’s idol)

Sumukhaśca ekadaṁtaśca kapilo gajakarṇakaḥ  |

Laṁbodaraśca vikaṭo vighna nāśo gaṇādhipaḥ  ||

Dhūmraketurgaṇādhyakṣo bālacandro gajānanaḥ  |

Dvādaśaitāni nāmāni yaḥ paṭhet śruṇuyādapi  ||

Vidyāraṁbhe vivāhe ca praveśe nirgame tathā  |

Saṁgrāme saṅkaṭaścaiva vighnaḥ tasya na jāyate  ||

Śuklāṁbaradharaṁ devaṁ śaśivarṇaṁ caturbhujam  |

Prasanna vadanaṁ dhyāyet sarva vighnopa śāṁtaye  ||

Sarvamaṅgala māṅgalye śive sarvārtha sādhike  |

Śaraṇye trayaṁbake devi nārāyaṇi namo’stute  ||

Sarvadā sarva kāryeṣu nāsti teṣāṁ amaṅgalam  |

Yeṣāṁ hṛdistho bhagavān maṅgalāyatano hariḥ  ||

Tadeva lagnaṁ sudinaṁ tadeva tārābalaṁ caṁdrabalaṁ tadeva  |

Vidyā balaṁ daivabalaṁ tadeva padmāvatīpateḥ teṁghri’yugaṁ smarāmi  ||

Lābhasteṣāṁ jayasteṣāṁ kutasteṣāṁ parājayaḥ  |

Yeṣāṁ indīvara śyāmo hṛdayastho janārdanaḥ  ||

Vināyakaṁ guruṁ bhānuṁ brahmāviṣṇumaheśvarān  |

Sarasvatīṁ praṇamyādau sarva kāryārtha siddhaye  ||

Sakalpam

(Hold flowers, akshata, a coin, water drops, betel nut in your both hands together)

Om pūrvokta evaṁ guṇa viśeṣaṇa viśiṣṭāyāṁ śubhapuṇyatithau mama ātmanaḥ śruti-smṛti-purāṇokta phalaprāptyarthaṁ mama sa-kuṭumbasya kṣema sthairya āyu-rārogya caturvidha puruṣārtha sidhyarthaṁ dipāvalī

Lakṣmī pūjām ahaṁ kariṣye  ||

Idaṁ phalaṁ mayādeva sthāpitaṁ puratastava  |

Tena me saphalāvāptirbhavet janmani janmani  ||

(Offer flowers, akshata, a coin, water drops, betel nut in front goddess)

Gaṇapati Puja

(Hold a spoonful water in your right hand, chant following and offer the water at the end)

Ādau nirvighnatāsidhyarthaṁ mahā gaṇapatiṁ pūjanaṁ kariṣye  |

Om gaṇānāṁ tvā śaunako gṛtsamado gaṇapatirjagati

Gaṇapatyāvāhane viniyogaḥ  || (offer water in hand to lord)

Om bhūrbhuvasvaḥ mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ  |  āvāhayāmi  | (offer akshata)

Om bhūrbhuvasvaḥ mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ  | dhyāyāmi  |

Dhyānaṁ samarpayāmi  | (offer akshata)

Om mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ  |  āvāhanaṁ samarpayāmi  | (offer akshata)

Om mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ  |  āsanaṁ samarpayāmi  | (offer flower petals, akshata)

Om mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ  |  pādyaṁ samarpayāmi  | (sprinkle water drops)

Om mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ  |  arghyaṁ samarpayāmi  | (offer flower petals, water drops and akshata)

Om mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ  |  ācamanīyaṁ samarpayāmi  | (offer a spoonful water)

Om mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ  |  snānaṁ samarpayāmi  | (offer a spoonful water)

Om mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ  |  vastraṁ samarpayāmi  | (offer akshata, flowers )

Om mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ  |  yajñopavītaṁ samarpayāmi  | (offer akshata, flowers )

Om mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ  |  caṁdanaṁ samarpayāmi  | (offer chandan paste)

Om mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ  |  parimala dravyaṁ samarpayāmi  | (offer kumkum)

Om mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ  |  puṣhpaṇi samarpayāmi  | (offer flower petals)

Om mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ  |  dhūpaṁ samarpayāmi  | (offer agarbatti)

Om mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ  |  dīpaṁ samarpayāmi  | (show ghee lamp)

Om mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ  |  naivedyaṁ samarpayāmi  | (offer banana)

Om mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ  |  tāmbūlaṁ samarpayāmi  | (offer betel leaf, betel nuts)

Om mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ  |  phalaṁ samarpayāmi  | (offer some fruits)

Om mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ  |  dakṣhiṇaam samarpayāmi  | (offer coins)

Om mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ  |  ārtikyaṁ samarpayāmi  | (light ghee lamp, do arati three times)

Om bhūrbhuvasvaḥ mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ  | mantrapuṣpaṁ samarpayāmi  | (offer flowers)

Om bhūrbhuvasvaḥ mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ  | pradakṣiṇān namaskārān samarpayāmi  |

(offer akshata, flowers)

Om mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ  |  sarva rājopacārān samarpayāmi  ||

(offer akshata)

Anayā pūjayā vighnahartā mahāgaṇapatiḥ priyatām  ||

Lakshmi puja

Om namo mahālakṣmyai namaḥ |  āvāhayāmi  | (offer akshata)

Om namo mahālakṣmyai namaḥ | dhyāyāmi  |  dhyānaṁ samarpayāmi  | (offer akshata)

Om namo mahālakṣmyai namaḥ | āvāhanaṁ samarpayāmi  | (offer akshata)

Om namo mahālakṣmyai namaḥ | āsanaṁ samarpayāmi  | (offer flower petals, akshata)

Om namo mahālakṣmyai namaḥ | pādyaṁ samarpayāmi  | (sprinkle water drops)

Om namo mahālakṣmyai namaḥ |  arghyaṁ samarpayāmi  | (offer flower petals, water drops and akshata)

Om namo mahālakṣmyai namaḥ | ācamanīyaṁ samarpayāmi  | (offer a spoonful water)

Om namo mahālakṣmyai namaḥ | snānaṁ samarpayāmi  | (offer a spoonful water)

Now chant following mantra 108 times and keep offering mixture of milk, curd, ghee, sugar and honey on mahalakshmi’s idol, lakshmi coins, if you don’t have lakshmi coins you can use regular dollar coins etc… and then pour clean water

Cleanse and put again them in clean puja plate.

Om namo mahālakmyai nama |

Now chant following and wash vigraham (idol), coins with clean water, rinse and place them in clean puja plate.

(offer a spoonful water for bathing)

Om namo mahālakṣmyai namaḥ | abhiṣeka snānaṁ samarpayāmi  | (offer a spoonful water)

Om namo mahālakṣmyai namaḥ | ācamanīyaṁ samarpayāmi  | (offer a spoonful water)

(offer akshata, flowers )

Om namo mahālakṣmyai namaḥ | vastraṁ samarpayāmi  | (offer akshata, flowers )

(offer sandalwood paste)

Om namo mahālakṣmyai namaḥ | chandanaṁ samarpayāmi  | (offer chandan paste)

Om namo mahālakṣmyai namaḥ | parimala dravyaṁ samarpayāmi  | (offer kumkum)

(offer flower petals)

Om namo mahālakṣmyai namaḥ | puṣpāṇi samarpayāmi  | (offer flower petals)

Now take flower petals chant following mantras one after another and keep offering petals. Alternatively you can also offer flower petals by chanting Om namo mahālakmyai nama | for 108 times.

Om prakṛtyai namaḥ |

Om vikṛtyai namaḥ |

Om vidyāyai namaḥ |

Om sarva-bhūta-hita-pradāyai namaḥ |

Om śraddhāyai namaḥ |

Om vibhūtyai namaḥ |

Om surabhyai namaḥ |

Om paramātmikāyai namaḥ |simple dipawali lakshmi puja

Om vāce namaḥ |

Om padmālayāyai namaḥ |

Om padmāyai namaḥ |

Om śucaye namaḥ |

Om svāhāyai namaḥ |

Om svadhāyai namaḥ |

Om sudhāyai namaḥ |

Om dhanyāyai namaḥ |

Om hiraṇmayyai namaḥ |

Om lakṣmyai namaḥ |

Om nityapuṣṭāyai namaḥ |

Om vibhāvaryai namaḥ |

Om adityai namaḥ |

Om ditye namaḥ |

Om dīpāyai namaḥ |

Om vasudhāyai namaḥ |

Om vasudhāriṇyai namaḥ |

Om kamalāyai namaḥ |

Om kāntāyai namaḥ |

Om kāmākṣyai namaḥ |

Om krodhasaṁbhavāyai namaḥ |

Om anugrahapradāyai namaḥ |

Om buddhaye namaḥ |

Om anaghāyai namaḥ |

Om harivallabhāyai namaḥ |

Om aśokāyai namaḥ |

Om amṛtāyai namaḥ |

Om dīptāyai namaḥ |

Om loka-śoka-vināśinyai namaḥ |

Om dharmanilayāyai namaḥ |simple dipawali lakshmi puja

Om karuṇāyai namaḥ |

Om lokamātre namaḥ |

Om padmapriyāyai namaḥ |

Om padmahastāyai namaḥ |

Om padmākṣyai namaḥ |

Om padmasundaryai namaḥ |

Om padmodbhavāyai namaḥ |

Om padmamukhyai namaḥ |

Om padmanābhapriyāyai namaḥ |

Om ramāyai namaḥ |

Om padmamālādharāyai namaḥ |

Om devyai namaḥ |

Om padminyai namaḥ |

Om padmagandhinyai namaḥ |

Om puṇyagandhāyai namaḥ |

Om suprasannāyai namaḥ |

Om prasādābhimukhyai namaḥ |

Om prabhāyai namaḥ |

Om candravadanāyai namaḥ |

Om candrāyai namaḥ |

Om candrasahodaryai namaḥ |

Om caturbhujāyai namaḥ |

Om candrarūpāyai namaḥ |

Om indirāyai namaḥ |

Om induśītalāyai namaḥ |

Om āhlādajananyai namaḥ |

Om puṣṭyai namaḥ |

Om śivāyai namaḥ |

Om śivakaryai namaḥ |

Om satyai namaḥ |simple dipawali lakshmi puja

Om vimalāyai namaḥ |

Om viśvajananyai namaḥ |

Om tuṣṭyai namaḥ |

Om dāridrya-nāśinyai namaḥ |

Om prītipuṣkariṇyai namaḥ |

Om śāntāyai namaḥ |

Om śuklamālyāṁbarāyai namaḥ |

Om śriyai namaḥ |

Om bhāskaryai namaḥ |

Om bilvanilayāyai namaḥ |

Om varārohāyai namaḥ |

Om yaśasvinyai namaḥ |

Om vasundharāyai namaḥ |

Om udārāṁgāyai namaḥ |

Om hariṇyai namaḥ |

Om hemamālinyai namaḥ |

Om dhanadhānyakaryai namaḥ |

Om siddhaye namaḥ |

Om straiṇasaumyāyai namaḥ |

Om śubhapradāye namaḥ |

Om nṛpa-veśma-gatānandāyai namaḥ |

Om varalakṣmyai namaḥ |

Om vasupradāyai namaḥ |

Om śubhāyai namaḥ |

Om hiraṇya-prākārāyai namaḥ |

Om samudra-tanayāyai namaḥ |

Om jayāyai namaḥ |

Om maṁgalā devyai namaḥ |

Om viṣṇu-vakṣa-ssthala-sthitāyai namaḥ |

Om viṣṇupatnyai namaḥ |simple dipawali lakshmi puja

Om prasannākṣyai namaḥ |

Om nārāyaṇa-samāśritāyai namaḥ |

Om dāridrya-dhvaṁsinyai namaḥ |

Om devyai namaḥ |

Om sarvopadrava vāriṇyai namaḥ |

Om navadurgāyai namaḥ |

Om mahākālyai namaḥ |

Om brahmā-viṣṇu-śivātmikāyai namaḥ |

Om trikāla-jñāna-saṁpannāyai namaḥ |

Om bhuvaneśvaryai namaḥ |

Om Mahalakshmyai namah / Ashtottara shatanama pujam samarpayami //

(show lighted dhoop/agarbatti)

Om namo mahālakṣmyai namaḥ | dhūpaṁ samarpayāmi  |

(show lighted ghee lamp)

Om namo mahālakṣmyai namaḥ | dīpaṁ samarpayāmi  |

(offer a banana or cooked prasdam)

Om namo mahālakṣmyai namaḥ | naivedyaṁ samarpayāmi  | (offer banana)

(take a betel leaf, betel nuts and offer)

Om namo mahālakṣmyai namaḥ | tāmbūlaṁ samarpayāmi  |

(offer apple, banana etc)

Om namo mahālakṣmyai namaḥ | phalaṁ samarpayāmi  |

(offer few coins )

Om namo mahālakṣmyai namaḥ | dakṣiṇāṁ samarpayāmi  |

Mahalakshmi Aarati

(light lamp and perform Aarati)

Om jai laxmi mata, maiya jailaxmi mata,

Tumko nis din sevat, hari, vishnu data .. Om jai laxmi mata

Uma rama brahmaani, tum ho jag mata .. maiya, tum ho jag mata,

Surya chanrama dhyaavat, naarad rishi gaata .. om jai laxmi mata.

Durga roop niranjani, sukh sampati data,.. maiya sukh sampati data

Jo koyee tumko dhyaataa, ridhee sidhee dhan paataa… om jai laxmi mata.

Jis ghar mein tu rehtee, sab sukh guna aataa, … maiya sab sukh guna aataa,

Taap paap mit jaataa, man naheen ghabraataa … om jai laxmi mata

Dhoop deep phal meva, ma sweekaar karo,… maiya ma sweekaar karo,

Gyaan prakaash karo ma, moha agyaan haro…. om jai laxmi mata.

Maha laxmiji ki aarti, nis din jo gaavey .. maiya nis din jo gaavey,

Dukh jaavey, sukh aavey, ati aananda peavey …. om jai laxmi mata.

(light ghee lamp, do arati three times)

Om namo mahālakṣmyai namaḥ | ārtikyaṁ samarpayāmi  |

(offer akshata, flowers)

Om namo mahālakṣmyai namaḥ | mantrapuṣpaṁ samarpayāmi  /

(offer akshata, flowers)

Om namo mahālakṣmyai namaḥ | pradakṣiṇān namaskārān samarpayāmi  |

(offer akshata)

Om namo mahālakṣmyai namaḥ | sarva rājopacārān samarpayāmi  ||

Anayā pūjayā mahālakṣmīḥ priyatām  ||

28 Comments

  1. What about 9 rice mounds and nine suparis on top of it(Representing navagraha).When to remove it after pooja and whats the procedure for the same

  2. After the completion of puja, the next day you can move the kalasha and take the water and sprinkle over over your place (home / office / shop) chanting the mantra “Om Mahalakshmyai Namah”… And clean the pot and store it at your puja place for next time..

  3. HELLO,IT WAS very informative,i would like to ask one thing when to remove all the things after pooja,and the panleaves should face which side/we should place the pointed side facing us or viceversa.please explain thanku.

  4. diwali lakshmi puja is also called as dhana lakshmi puja in Andhra Pradesh. Kubera Lakshmi puja is also observed during deepavali by Telugu people.

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