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Lakshmi Puja 2014 - Laxmi Puja 2014 - Lakshmi Puja 2014 - Diwali 2014

Lakshmi Puja 2014 Date

23rd

October 2014

(Thursday)

Lakshmi Puja 2014 Muhurat

  • Lakshmi Puja Muhurat: 6:56 p.m. to 8:14 p.m
Diwali is celebrated with the main event of Lakshmi Puja

Lakshmi Puja 2014 date is 23rd October. The third day of the Diwali celebrations is the major day of Laxmi Puja. Diwali is a 5 day festival which begins on thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha (dark half) with Dhanteras and ends with Bhai Dooj on the 5th day.

Diwali Puja Muhurat

This means that during this time period you can worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha. Businessman should worship Lord Kubera in this time for the growth and profit of their business.

5 Days of Diwali 2014

1st day: Dhanteras
2nd day: Naraka Charturdashi (Chhoti Diwali)
3rd day: Diwali (Laxmi Puja)
4th day: Kartika Shuddha Padyami
5th day: Yama Diwitiya (Bhai Dooj)

Diwali (Lakshmi Pujan) comes at the end of the harvest season. Farmers thank God for the year that passed happily and pray for the upcoming year. India is an agricultural nation and all her festivals are related to harvest and agriculture.

In this festive season the Goddess Laxmi is worshipped as she is the Goddess of wealth and prosperity. Devotees seek her divine blessings to attain a prosperous future by performing Laxmi Puja. With Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Ganesha, Goddess Saraswati and Lord Kuber are also worshipped.

It is believed that Lakshmi Puja ceremony is not possible without worshipping Lord Ganesha. Goddess Saraswati blesses the devotees with knowledge and wisdom as wealth without them would be of no use. Kuber is the God of wealth and affluence and he is also worshipped as a part of Lakshmi Puja celebrations.

Laxmi Puja : The Legends

While celebrating Lakshmi Puja in 2014, we should also know the legends associated with it. There are many legends that are associated with Diwali (Laxmi Puja) and its celebrations. One of them goes like this. During the great churning of ocean (Samundra Manthan), Goddess Lakshmi emerged from the Kshira Sagar (ocean of milk).

As per another legend, on this day Lord Vishnus incarnation Vaman killed King Bali and came back to his heavenly abode (Vaikuntha). It is believed that people who worship Goddess Lakshmi receive great rewards due to her happy mood. Therefore, Laxmi Puja should be performed on this day.

Diwali is not just a Hindu festival as it is celebrated with great fervor and delight amongst Sikhs and Jains too. In the Sikh religion, Diwali is celebrated as Bandhi Chhor Divas. On this day Guru Hargobind Singh was released from prison. Sikh families on this day take vegetarian meal and read their Holy Scriptures.

In the Jain religion, it is celebrated as Deva Diwali. The last Jain Tirthankar Lord Mahavira attained Nirvana (salvation) on this day. Therefore, it can be said that Diwali is a major festival which is celebrated all over the country for different reasons. People from different religions come together and celebrate this festival of lights.

One of the legends also say that on this day Lord Rama with his wife Sita and brother Laxman returned to Ayodhya after a fourteen year exile. To celebrate their safe return, people lit diyas (oil lamps) outside their houses and distributed sweets. On this exile, Lord Rama conquered the evil King Ravana, who had abducted Sita. King Ravana stood for immorality, dishonesty and arrogance. By conquering him, Lord Rama conquered all the evilness too.

Lord Ram stood for righteousness, morality and honesty. Therefore, this auspicious day also motivates us to choose the same path as Lord Rama.

Spiritual Significance of Lakshmi Puja

Lakshmi Puja in 2014 is going to be celebrated with great zeal. Lakshmi Puja marks victory of righteousness and truth over evil. The lighting of Diyas (earthen lamps) signifies ending the darkness outside and within us. It can be said that this is the day to end the ignorance and evilness we gather during the course of our lives. It is also believed that on this auspicious day of Laxmi Puja, Goddess Laxmi visits the Earth. Therefore, people keep their doors open to allow the Goddess to enter and bless the house with prosperity and wealth.

Those who close their doors and do not perform Lakshmi Puja do not receive her blessings. Here, the opening of door implies that we should not close the doors of our hearts and let the light of wisdom and knowledge enter. Festivals like Laxmi Puja connect us to our glorious history which we seem to forget these days.

Thus, these festivals are a way to take a quick peek into our mysterious past and understand it better. Also, celebrating these days forms a culture which can be passed on the coming generations. This will ensure that India and her traditions live forever.

We wish all the readers a very happy and prosperous Laxmi Puja 2014 and hope that festival of lights will bring light in your lives. May we get the strength to end the darkness we carry within us and begin a new life with Laxmi Puja 2014.

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