Diwali is one of the biggest festival of hindus in India, and is equally celebrated all over the world. It falls on the night of Amavasya. People lit diyas and candles to welcome the goddess laxmi and lord Rama in their houses. Diwali is actually a five days festival which starts from Dhan Teras and ends with Bhaiya Dooj.
It’s a faith among devotees that on Diwali, Lord Rama along with his wife, Sita and brother, Laxman returned to his home after 14 years of exile during which he had fight with the demons. He killed many demons and the the king of demons, Ravana.
The preparations for Diwali begins many days back with people decorating their homes and offices with rangoli and bringing new items like curtains, mats, utensils or any other items within their capability and budget. How big or small a business is, it is auspicious to distribute sweets or gifts to the employees as per the capability. This believes to bring prosperity to the business and the family.
Dhanteras-Legend and Rituals of the Hindu Festival
The important feature of Diwali festival is doing worshiping of Lord Ganesha and Laxmi Goddess. They are the symbols of prosperity, wealth and happiness. Laxmi enters only in that house on the day of Diwali which is clean, well-lit and free from any clutter. This is why people decorate their house and do as much as possible to please goddess Laxmi.
4 Things to do in Diwali for better Luck and Wealth
1. Place the idol for worship in correct place
On the day of Diwali, Laxmi pujan is done with full rituals. For this place the idols of god on the northern part of home as this position is associated with wealth and luck. It is advised that two idols of the same god should not be placed together for worship. Goddess Laxmi sits on the right of Lord Ganesha and if the idols of all the gods and goddess are in sitting position, then that is more auspicious. Also, you can place Dhan-Laxmi yantra in the place of worship on a red cloth as its a symbol of Goddess Laxmi for best results. A lotus flower which is the favorite of Goddess laxmi is used for worshiping.
2. Clutter-free Home
Since goddess Laxmi and Lord Vishnu are believed to enter the home on the day of Diwali, therefore the house should be clutter-free. Also, as per the Vastu – Shashtra, the front door is related to the new opportunities so its should be free of all the waste and obstacles otherwise, the divine energies and your luck may not enter your home.
3. Salt Water Spray
Take some salt and mix it with water and spray on each and every corner of your home on regular basis( not necessarily only on Diwali). It is believed that salt has the tendency of absorbing negativity from air and make it pure and clean. Clean you hands after doing this practice and also try to repeat it at least twice a week.
4. Bring more Light to your home
During all five days – starting with Dhanteras, light a diya near the tulsi plant. Tulsi is a holy plant which has mythological significance also. As per the Pushkar Pran: “Those who light the lamp of sesame oil in the name of Lord Shri Vishny in the Kartik Month in the evening, gets unlimited wealth, prosperity and happiness.”
Please stay away from noisy crackers as they can cause smoke and pollution along side noise pollution. The pollution created by them could be harmful for patients and kids. Also stay away with wrong practices of gambling and drinking that many people follow to please Goddess Laxmi, which is unethical.
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