Diwali Lakshmi Puja 2022 Date, Time, Muhurat, History, Significance

One of the fortunate Hindu festivals that is annually observed around Deepawali, or Diwali, is Lakshmi Puja. Lakshmi Puja, as implied by the name, honours the goddess Lakshmi, the patroness of wealth and success.

Lakshmi Puja is held every year during the Diwali holiday since the festivity would not be complete without it. After spending 14 years in exile, Lord Rama, Goddess Sita, and Lord Lakshmana returned to Ayodhya for the festival of Diwali. Lakshmi Puja, a festival honouring the goddess Lakshmi, who delivers wealth to the family, is observed during this time.

Diwali Lakshmi Puja 2022 Date & Time

Diwali is a five-day festival that starts on Dhanteras and ends on Bhai Dooj. Lakshmi Puja is regarded as the principal celebration of Deepawali and, according to the Hindu calendar, takes place on the third day of Deepawali, on the Amavasya (new moon day) of the month of Kartik.

At the Pradosh Kaal, Lakshmi Puja is performed starting after dusk. The auspicious festival of Lakshmi Puja will be observed this year on Monday, October 24, 2022, which is also known as Badi Diwali. The time period for Lakshmi Puja is from 7:26 to 8:39 pm.

Prakash Kaal: 06:10 pm to 08:30 pm
Vrishabha Kaal: 07:26 pm to 09:26 pm
Amawasya tithi: 05:27 pm on October 24 to 04:18 pm on October 25

Reason To Celebrate Lakshmi Puja

According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Lakshmi, the husband of Lord Vishnu, visits her devotees to offer blessings and good fortune. Lakshmi ji is invoked for a prosperous year since she represents money, wealth, and prosperity.

Lakshmi Puja, also known as Lokkhi Pujo, is performed in Assam, Odisha, and some areas of West Bengal on Ashvin Purnima day in the month of Ashvin, the full moon day after Vijaya Dashami or Durga Puja. Women worship the goddess Lakshmi on the auspicious day in the evening after cleaning their homes and painting the floors with lovely rangoli patterns, also known as Alpona.

How Is Lakshmi Puja Celebrated?

On the night of Lakshmi Puja, it is thought that Goddess Lakshmi wanders the land. In order to welcome the goddess, people open their doors and windows on Lakshmi Puja evening and light diyas on their windowsills and balcony ledges.

Depending on the location of India, people build rangolis, wear new garments, and worship Goddess Lakshmi along with one or more more deities, usually Lord Ganesha, Kubera, and Goddess Saraswati.

Devotees clean their homes, decorate them with lights and deities, and prepare sweet pastries and other delicacies as a tribute to the goddess because it is thought that she enjoys cleanliness and visits the cleanest house first.

This celebration fosters community harmony and promotes love. People host feasts for their neighbours, friends, and family members at their homes. To commemorate the important day and have fun, everyone eats dinner together and sets off firecrackers.