Ever since the Big Bang and the evolution of mankind, we’ve been searching for the one and only thing. The thing that matters to us all. The thing that matters to us all twice more. The things that make our hearts race and our souls sing.
We’ve scoured the cosmos and delved into the depths of oceans, hoping to grasp its essence and somehow finding an easier way. It’s the thread connecting our past to our present. It is none other than – the centre of the universe!
In this cosmic existence, each individual finds their universe centred around a sacred space – their home. It’s in the comforting embrace of our homes where the universe seems to converge. Diwali magnifies this truth. For during this auspicious time, our homes convert into cosmic centres of worship, radiating light and warmth, inviting Goddess Lakshmi, the embodiment of prosperity, to grace our lives.
As we adorn our homes with those twinkling diyas, vibrant rangolis, and fragrant flowers during Diwali, it’s like we’re not just making our spaces look pretty; we’re actually infusing them with this incredible, divine energy. And you know what’s at the heart of all these festivities? It’s the Lakshmi Puja. it’s the core, the very soul of our celebrations.
While the diya itself holds profound symbolism, the choice of fueling it with desi ghee adds an extra layer of tradition and reverence to the celebration.
Using desi ghee to light diyas harks back to ancient Indian traditions, where ghee held immense cultural and spiritual value. Desi ghee, derived from clarified butter (maakhan), is considered pure and auspicious in our rituals. It’s believed to have purifying propertie and symbolises the sanctity of the offerings made to the deities.
Each diya, now aglow with the golden hues of desi ghee, becomes a beacon of positivity, radiating the energy within homes.
The flower you need is Lotus. It grows in muddy waters but emerges unblemished, symbolising the soul’s journey from the material world to spiritual awakening. Offering lotus flowers during Diwali signifies the aspiration and admission for spiritual purity and enlightenment amid life’s challenges.
Offering lotus blooms at Maa Lakshmi’s feet during Diwali Puja represents seeking her blessings for abundance and financial well-being.
Gather essential items such as idols or images of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha, a kalash (holy pot), betel leaves, fruits, flowers, incense sticks, and aarti lamps. Place them on a clean, adorned platform.
Practicing cleanliness during Diwali extends beyond the physical space. It encourages mindful living, urging us to be conscious of our thoughts, words, and actions. A clean environment fosters positive energies and truly enhances the overall well-being of the household and its inhabitants.
It’s a sacred communion with the goddess – embracing cleanliness means we are honouring the goddess’s preference for purity and, in doing so, we invite her presence into our lives.
During Diwali, chanting specific mantras dedicated to Lord Ganesha & Goddess Lakshmi are believed to bring forth her divine presence.
Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and focus your mind. Set your intentions for the puja – clarity, positivity, and divine blessings.
Begin by chanting Ganesh Vandana or any favorite Ganesha mantra. This ancient practice is believed to remove obstacles and create a divine atmosphere. Invite Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles, into your home and heart.
The powerful “Om Shreem Mahalakshmiyei Namaha” mantra for Goddess Lakshmi is commonly recited. This mantra, when chanted with devotion and focus, is thought to attract wealth, abundance, and positive energies into one’s life.
The energy generated by these mantras is believed to cleanse the surroundings and invite the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi. Some devotees chant mantras for a specific duration, like 15, 30, or 60 minutes, allowing for a deeper meditative experience while some chant it 108 times helps to align the mind, body, and spirit with the divine energies.
Among the myriad ways to please Goddess Lakshmi on Diwali, the act of purchasing gold or silver stands as a cherished tradition, enveloped in sacred significance. The acquisition of these metals on this auspicious day holds a profound place in the hearts of devotees.
When you purchase, the act represents the earnest desire for stability, financial security, and enduring prosperity in your life. It is also a way of aligning our life with the cosmic and traditional forces to draw inspiration from time-honoured practices to invite Goddess Lakshmi’s blessings.
We hope these rituals help you with celebrate the most prosperous Diwali ever.
As the radiant glow of Diwali envelops our home marks the the triumph of light over darkness, it is also the dawn of new beginnings. This Diwali, we’ve delved into the sacred traditions and expert tips that honour Goddess Lakshmi, the embodiment of prosperity and blessings. These age-old practices not only enrich our lives but also connect us deeply with our cultural heritage.
At Bonito Designs, we understand the significance of these traditions, embracing them as the very essence of our ethos. We believe that every home is a canvas, an opportunity to weave stories of warmth, love, and abundance. This Diwali, as you embark on your journey to please Goddess Lakshmi, let your home reflect the timeless traditions and modern aesthetics that make your celebrations truly special.
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Let your home be an epicentre of prosperity, echoing the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi. Your new beginning starts here, with Bonito Designs as your trusted guide. Happy Diwali!