How to do Lakshmi Pooja on Diwali? Diwali isn’t only the celebration of lights however it is likewise attached to one of the significant rituals, Lakshmi Poojan. The festival is celebrated with lots of joy and enthusiasm in India.

People used to exchange gifts and blessings with their closed ones and later get together for the Lakshmi Poojan. This custom is performed to welcome Goddess Lakshmi at home.

According to Hindu Mythology, Lakshmi Ji is the Goddess of Wealth, Good Luck and Purity. Hence, on this day prayers are offered to the goddess so as to grab blessings (Aashirwad) from her.

Diwali marks the last Fiscal (Financial) year for the business networks/groups in India. So most Business people perform Goddess Lakshmi pooja since it is believed that goddess Lakshmi came out from the Ocean of Milk (Ksheer Sagar) and offer Harmony, Success, and Bliss to all mankind.

On this day, old account books are closed and new account books are opened as a new financial year starts for all business groups.

Importance Of Lakshmi Poojan On Diwali

diwali lakshmi pooja

Lakshmi Ji is the goddess of Goodness, Wealth, and Prosperity. Apart from this she helps expel the problems that keep individuals from moving in a profound way or carry on their business.

Lakshmi Ji is worshiped alongside with Lord Ganesha, who symbolizes auspiciousness and wisdom. He is the destroyer of disasters and deterrents and favors his enthusiasts with progress. He is likewise accepted to be the Divine force of education and knowledge alongside intelligence and riches.

The vast majority of the population perform Lakshmi Pooja on Diwali, however, it should be a daily custom. One simple custom which one can pursue is to lite Oiled Diya or Dhoop (Incense Stick) in front of Goddess Lakshmi Idol.

However, there’s a proper Lakshmi Poojan Vidhi to do on Diwali. In this article, we have shared the step by step process (Puja Vidhi) on how to do Lakshmi Pooja on Diwali.

Proper Steps To Do Lakshmi Pooja On Diwali

1. Clean & Purify Your Home (Shuddhikaran)

how to do lakshmi pooja on diwali

Diwali cleaning is very important. It is believed that goddess Lakshmi Embrace cleanliness. Hence, cleaning each and every corner of the house is important. Apart from this, sprinkle Holy Water or Gangajal (Pure Water of River Ganga) all over so as to cleanse the atmosphere and surroundings.

2. Setting Place For Pooja

steps to do lakshmi pooja

The next thing is to set a platform (Aasan) for goddess Lakshmi. For that, find a good-clean place in your house. Search for a table or any high raised stage/platform to place the Idol of Goddess Lakshmi. Spread a clean red cloth over the table and keep a bunch of grains in the middle of it.

Note: Make sure the place is clean. It is also advised to sprinkle a few drops of Gangajal around the table.

3. Place Kalash (Kalash Sthapana)

kalask sthapana

Put the Kalash (Silver/Bronze Pot) over the bunch of grains. Make sure to fill the Kalash with 70-75% of water and put a Supari (Betel Nut), a Marigold flower, a Coin, and some Rice Grains in it. Arrange 5 mango leaves and place them over the mouth of the Kalash in a circle.

4. Place Idols Of Lakshmi And Ganesha (Murti Sthapana)

lakshmi ganesh murthi

Place the idol of Goddess Lakshmi on the left and idol of Lord Ganesha on the right (from the viewer’s perspective). Arrange a Pooja Thali (Plate) and put some rice grains and coins in that Thali and place it in front of the idol.

5. Apply Tilak And Lit Diya

pooja thali decoration

Apply tilak to the Idols of Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Ganesh and to the Kalash. Now, light a Diya and place it in a thali alongside with some Haldi (Turmeric), Kumkum (Red Powder), and Rice Grains.

6. Place Accounts Books/Wealth Related Items

diwali poojan vidhi

Now place your business/accounts books and other wealth/business-related items like money, jewelry, wallet, etc… near the idols of goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh.

7. Offer Flowers And Recite Puja Mantra

offering flower to god lakshmi

Now keep some flowers in your palm and join your hands to chant Diwali Pooja Mantra. After that offer these flowers to the Idols of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh.

Note: You can even chant Goddess Lakshmi’s name (in case you don’t know the Mantra) for a few minutes.

8. Clean Lakshmi Idol

 cleaning lakshmi ji with gangajal

Take the Idol of Goddess Lakshmi and wash it with clean water pursued by Panchamrita. Clean it again with water and wipe it with a clean fabric and place it back close to Lord Ganesh Idol.

9. Offer Flower’s Mala (Garland)

offering flower mala

Arrange or make a fresh Flower Mala (Garland) and put it around the neck of Lakshmi Ji and Ganesh Ji. Now, do tilak with Haldi, Kumkum, and some Rice Grains and burn Agarbatti and Dhoop (Incense Stick) in front of them.

10. Offer Fruits And Sweets

diwali sweets for pooja

Offer fresh fruits and sweets to both the gods. Arrange Paan (Areca Leaf) and put some Laung (Cloves), a Supari (Betel Nut), and a Coconut on it and offer it to the goddess.

11. Perform Lakshmi Aarti

lakshmi ji aarti

Take a Diya (Deepam or Lamp) in a Thaali (Plate), a pooja bell in one hand and perform the Lakshmi Aarti (Prayer). Once Aarti is finished, everyone should bow down on knees to take blessings from the goddess. Also, youngers should take blessings from their elders by touching their feet.

12. Lit Diyas In House

lit diyas on diwali

Usually, the Diya’s should be lit during Lakshmi Aarti and later put on each side of the house and the significant spots like the Sacred Tulsi plant. A Diya is lit on the Kalash as well and is intended to be lit for the entire night of Diwali.

Remember, there is no firm rule for Lakshmi Puja and whatever you can manage is all accepted, the only thing which matters is your true faith for the Goddess.

Goddess Lakshmi Aarti

 ओम जय लक्ष्मी माता, मैया जय लक्ष्मी माता
तुमको निशदिन सेवत, मैया जी को निशदिन * सेवत हरि विष्णु विधाता
ओम जय लक्ष्मी माता-2


उमा, रमा, ब्रह्माणी, तुम ही जग-माता
सूर्य-चन्द्रमा ध्यावत, नारद ऋषि गाता
ओम जय लक्ष्मी माता-2

दुर्गा रूप निरंजनी, सुख सम्पत्ति दाता
जो कोई तुमको ध्यावत, ऋद्धि-सिद्धि धन पाता
ओम जय लक्ष्मी माता-2

तुम पाताल-निवासिनि, तुम ही शुभदाता
कर्म-प्रभाव-प्रकाशिनी, भवनिधि की त्राता
ओम जय लक्ष्मी माता-2

जिस घर में तुम रहतीं, सब सद्गुण आता
सब सम्भव हो जाता, मन नहीं घबराता
ओम जय लक्ष्मी माता-2

तुम बिन यज्ञ न होते, वस्त्र न कोई पाता
खान-पान का वैभव, सब तुमसे आता
ओम जय लक्ष्मी माता-2


शुभ-गुण मन्दिर सुन्दर, क्षीरोदधि-जाता
रत्न चतुर्दश तुम बिन, कोई नहीं पाता
ओम जय लक्ष्मी माता-2

महालक्ष्मीजी की आरती, जो कोई नर गाता
उर आनन्द समाता, पाप उतर जाता
ओम जय लक्ष्मी माता-2

ओम जय लक्ष्मी माता, मैया जय लक्ष्मी माता
तुमको निशदिन सेवत,
मैया जी को निशदिन सेवत हरि विष्णु विधाता
ओम जय लक्ष्मी माता-2

Some Frequently Asked Questions

How to do Lakshmi Pooja?

Lakshmi Ji is the goddess of Goodness, wealth, and Prosperity. Apart from this she helps expel the problems that keep individuals from moving in a profound way or carry on their business.
Below are few arrangements that are required for lakshmi poojan:
1. Clean & Purify your home
2. Set place for pooja
3. Place Kalash
4. Place idols of Lakshmi and Ganesh
5. Apply Tilak and Lit Diya
6. Offer flowers Garland and recite Mantra
7. Wash Lakshmi and Ganesh idols with Gangajal water
8. Offer fruits and sweets
9. Perform Lakshmi Aarti

What is the best place to keep Lakshmi idol at home?

The idol of goddess Lakshmi should be placed in the north-east direction of the house. Whereas Idol of Lord Ganesh must be kept on the left side of Laskhmi Ji and idol of goddess Saraswati must be kept on the right side.

What is the best time for Lakshmi Pooja?

The most promising time for the pooja is when “amavasya tithi” prevails during “pradosh kaal“. On this day, the sun enters its subsequent course and passes the group of stars Libra.

How to impress goddess Lakshmi?

According to Hindu Mythology, Lakshmi Ji is the Goddess of Wealth and Purity. So in order to impress the goddess one needs to take care of the following things:
1. Clean your surroundings as well as your home.
2. Offer Lotus flowers to the goddess
3. Lit Diyas with Pure Desi Ghee
4. Wash Idol of goddess with pure milk and holy Ganga water
5. Decorate home with flowers and Rangoli colors

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