“One diya for pure mind
One diya for internal enlightenment
One diya for wisdom
glitters the whole world”
May your Diwali become special with the tips for happiness, prosperity, health, getting rid of domestic problems and for stable wealth….
May the whole world glitter….
……………………..Prernamurti Bharti shriji
Lightning of diyas in the darkest night of new moon (Amavasya) is the festival of Diwali. Diwali is the most important of all the festivals of India.
‘Our Scriptures Skandapurana , Padmapurana and Bhavishyapurana’ have different beliefs with regard to celebrating the festival of Diwali.
A series of diyas had been lit to welcome Lord Rama for his victory over Demon Ravana. From that day onwards, this festival is being celebrated.
According to Puranas, Churning of Sea took place on this day and Goddess Laxmi had appeared. The incarnation day of Goddess Laxmi is celebrated as ‘Deep utsav’. The great epic ‘Mahabharata’ says that the safe return of Pandavas from exile was being celebrated with the series of diyas to welcome them. Diwali has been related to this episode too. It is also believed that king Prithvi did ‘Prithvi Dohar’ and had made the country prosperous, Diwali is being celebrated from that day. Whatever the reason may be, it is clear that the objective behind celebrating Diwali is prosperity, happiness, victory, wealth , health and development.
Rituals of the Day
Wake up early in the morning and take bath with seven grains scrub paste(ubtan) i.e. wheat, Jau, rice, gram, moong, udad & sesame. This benefits you with both health & virtues. Put some of this paste and sunflower oil in a bowl of water and give salutation of Sun God. Then worship mother cow and apply a tilak of this paste. In the evening, make a ‘Swastik’ sign with turmeric near the main door of your house, office, shop etc. Worship this Swastik with flowers and rice and place 2 diyas of Ghee and 2 diyas of oil facing four directions.
Worshipping Goddess Laxmi on Diwali has special significance. On this day rich or poor, everybody worships Goddess Laxmi for wealth and tries to please Her.
To gain wealth, follow these steps
Clean your house and yourself first and keep the idol of Ganesha on the right side & Goddess Saraswati on the left side of Goddess laxmi. In the evening light diyas, wear yellow coloured clothes, apply kesar tilak and pour milk on the Goddess Laxmi’s silver coin with the feeling of bathing it. Therafter chant the mantra “Om shreem kleem Mahalakshmaya Namo Namah” for 108 times, offer 108 rose flowers and light 4 faced diya.
Make sure that this diya lightens for the whole night. After puja worshipping, chant the mantra “Om Namah Bhagyalaxmi chavidmahey Ashta laxmi cha dhimahi , Tanno Laxmi prachodyat”. On Swatik beed string do atleast 2 rounds of japa. This will eliminate poverty. Follow this procedure from the day of Diwali to Bhai dooj.
Where Does Goddess Laxmi Reside?
Once there was an old man who happened to be very rich. He was very well off, had all luxuries under the sun, but everybody knows the nature of Laxmiji.. its unstable, mobile and frivolous. One night the old rich man had a dream that one woman is going out of his house.
He asked her ‘O Goddess who are you? When did you come to my house and Why are you leaving this house and where are you going now?
Goddess said:- I’m the wealth of your house. I’ve been staying here for the past many generations but now the time has come for me to leave, that’s why I’m going back. I’m very happy with you as during my stay in your house you did best use of mine. You invited saints to your house and served them, provided food to the poor, did works like you made well & good ponds, Cow shelters and water systems. You did a lot of charitable works. Now since I’m going, I want to bless you with a wish, you can seek whatever you want.”
The old rich man said “I’ve got four daughter in laws, I will discuss with them and tell you. You please come tomorrow. The old man discussed with all of his daughter in Laws one of them told him to ask for food godowns, the other one suggested to ask for the lockers full of gold and silver. But the youngest daughter in law had come from a religious & cultured family. She used to attend the religious discourses since her childhood. She said to her father in Law: “Father if Laxmiji has decided to leave she will definitely leave and what ever we will ask from her, that is materialistic and will definitely leave us one day. If we’ll ask for Gold, silver, money etc. then our coming generations will spoil their lives in ego and lethargy. Therefore, you please tell Goddess laxmi that if SHE wishes to leave, must leave but bless us with the wish to serve saints , sages , devotion for God and that religious discourses always keep happening in our house and the mutual love & affection always remain present amongst our family members. So that the tough days passes through smoothly.
Next day, the rich man dreamt of Laxmiji and Laxmiji asked :- “Have you discussed with your daughter in laws? What do you want?
The rich man said “O Goddess Laxmi ! If you wish to leave , please leave happily but bless me with the boon that religious discourses and serving & worshipping of God & saints keep happiness in our house and there be present the mutual love and affection amongst our family members.”
Goddess Laxmi got surprised on hearing this and said, “What have you asked for ! The house where saints, sages are being respected and served, where religious discourses keep happening and there remains present mutual love & affection amongst family members, there resides the ‘Lord Narayna’ himself and where ‘Lord Vishnu’ resides, there I serve HIS lotus feet & I cannot leave that place even if, I wish to. You have forced me to stay here.
How to Keep Wealth Stable?
Everyone worships Goddess Laxmi for its stability but when wealth arrives, many evils like greed, anger, ego, lack of kindness etc takes place in man’s nature. And when these evils become stable within man’s personality, the unstable natured ‘Laxmi’ becomes more unstable. It has been said too that wealth has 16 virtues but 64 vices. But one who does good deeds, serve others, charity and does Naam Japa and uses his money for religious purposes, Lord Naraina remains happy with him and where Lord Vishnu is happy, Laxmiji becomes happy and stable.
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