If there is a celebration that clearly defines the bright hues of Indian tradition then definitely it is the festival of Diwali. The festival of lights is celebrated with great enthusiasm and zeal in the country and also around the world. This popular Hindu festival has won laurels in international stage that it has been declared as a national holiday in many countries including the most powerful USA as well. Diwali is the celebration of incarnation of goddess Laxmi from the churning of sea. She emerged from the sea and bliss the people of earth with wealth and prosperity. To seek goddess blessings on the special day of festival, a special pooja is offered to her. Proper pooja Vidhi and Samagri are the essentials of these customs. It is a belief that it is proper Diwali pooja Vidhi only through which the goddess can be impressed in the best manner. Completing the pooja in the most adequate manner hence is one of the biggest requirements of the day.
Diwali the festival of lights is known for one other reason and it is prosperity brought by the day. If you also wish for continuous flow of wealth and prosperity in your home and your life, then don’t let go the opportunity of Laxmi pooja this year. Diwali the grand celebration of prosperity is almost there, if you wish to strictly go according to the rituals of Diwali pooja then the first requirement is gather the pooja essentials or pooja samagri. For completing the rituals of the festival, the first thing is idol of Laxmi and Ganesha. On the night of Diwali when goddess Laxmi is worshiped, it is mandatory to worship lord Ganesha as well, because he is the god of prosperity. Therefore getting a cute idol of Laxmi and Ganesha is the first and foremost thing you will require for pooja.
With this, now you will require other essentials like chowki, Kalash, fresh mango leaves, sweets, dryfruits, diya, incense sticks holder, Diwali pooja thali, red cotton cloth, one silver coin, beetle leaves and beetle nuts. First of all clean the chowki, now place red cotton cloth over it. Make swastika using roli, haldi and Kumkum. You can now place the idols of goddess Laxmi and Ganesha on it. Place a Kalash filled with water over it and then decorate it with mango leaves. You can now lit diya and incense stick. Offer Akshat and roli to the idols. Start saying slokas and chalisas. Now, do the arti. You can now offer Prasad to god and then offer it to the members of the house. In this way, you can complete the Diwali ritual in the most decent manner and also impress goddess Laxmi so that she may bestow her blessings on you and your home.