Why Diwali is celebrated?
Diwali is the most awaited festival of India, it is the festival of lights, crackers and feast but every festival has a legend behind it and in case of Diwali, and it is the homecoming of Lord Rama to Ayodhaya after the long exile period of fourteen years along with his wife goddess Sita and Laxman.
Lord Rama is actually the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu who was born to king Dashratha, the supreme deity took this avatar to end the reign of the most powerful demon king of Treta yug, the Maha Brahman Ravana.
Both the reasons are equally important but mainly it’s the return of Rama which is associated with the celebration of Diwali.
Important rituals of Diwali
As like all festivals diwali is also associated with some rituals that are necessary to perform on this day as per the Vedic instructions to receive the divine blessing of the deities. To begin with
- Take a bath early morning in the holy river of Ganga. If you live far away from the river than take bath in the river or lake which is near to you and is of religious importance.
- Get yourself dressed in the clean clothing preferably white in color
- Place a red cloth in the east direction of your house.
- Mark swastika on the all corners with vermillion paste.
- Place ganesh and laxmi idol in the center
- Now offer some flowers and leaves on the idols.
- Place a kalash with Nariyal and red cloth
- Mark tilak on the forehead of the idols with vermillion paste
- Start worshiping lord ganesh with ganesh aarti
- Followed by laxmi mata aarti
- Chant below given mantras of lord ganesh and goddess laxmi
Benefits of Diwali puja
- Attraction of wealth and riches.
- Abundance and prosperity will flow in your life.
- Health will be of optimum level.
- Business and career will reach new heights
- Relationships with family and others will improve
- Success will be observed in every corner of life.