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How to do Lakshmi Puja on Diwali ?

Laxmi Puja, or the worship of the goddess of prosperity and wealth, is the main event on Diwali in North and West India. It is believed that Goddess Laxmi visit everyone during Diwali and brings peace and prosperity to all.  It is s extremely important to keep the house spotlessly clean and pure on Diwali. Goddess Lakshmi likes cleanliness, and she will visit the cleanest house first. This is also the reason why the broom is worshipped on this day with offerings of haldi and kumkum (turmeric and vermilion). Lamps are lit in the evening to welcome the goddess. They are believed to light up her path.  Important Items needed during the Pooja : Lakshmi and Ganeshji Photo(Lakshmiji in sitting posture with open palm mudra and coins flowing from the palm). 01 ghee diya/lamp. 01 mustard lamp- must forLaxmiji. Handful of green coriander seeds, kamalgatta, white supari, majishta, lahi, battasa, green unshelled moong dal and puffed rice/poha. Buy Kamal Gatta mala here. 05 gomti chakra(optional) to be kept at the altar. Kamal Gatta Mala- Lotus seed rosary 01 copper or silver kalash Mango leaves Unshelled coconut Glass with water and dipped mango leaf Roli thread Garland of cotton beads Attar-perfume Lotus flowers Seasonal fruits like banana, especially wood apple or sitaphal Laxmi Ganesh yantra at thePooja altar Keep the Shri Laxmi Kuber Yantra at the altar. Apply turmeric and vermillon to it. Loose flowers- rose petals, marigold etc Sweets such as laddoo, pedha or some other. If you can, then petha is best for Laxmiji Panchamrit. Akshat- white rice mixed turmeric and red kumkum Turmeric, vermillon, abeer, gulal, saffron paste Silver coins Books and accounting stationery along with kalam and dawat, ie pen and ink How to Start  First identify a West or South-West facing wall or corner where you will perform the Pooja. The first important step for the Goddess Lakshmi Puja is cleanliness. According to Puranas, Goddess Lakshmi likes neatness and visits the houses which are kept clean. That is why the broom is also worshipped on the day with offerings of turmeric and vermilion.  Clean the house/office and the place where Lakshmi puja is performed. Rangoli designs can be drawn to welcome Goddess Lakshmi Devi. Take a chauki(raised wooden platform) and place 02 cloth over it – one white and one red. The white cloth will represent Ganeshji and Navagraha Poojan, whereas the Red Cloth will represent Lakshmiji.  Take a Copper or Silver Kalash and drop a supari and 01 Re coin in it. Now place a whole coconut, unshelled with a swastik made of kumkum with a colorful roli thread tied around it on the mouth of the Kalash. Also place mango leaves under the coconut. Keep another cloth and put a handfulof rice grains on it and place the Kalash on the rice.  On the chauki divide the left side with white cloth and put the red cloth on the right side. Seat Laxmi Ganeshji photo on the right side and make a navagraha representation with mauli tied around supari and placed on 9 mounds of rice on the white cloth.  Clean the silver coins, apply kesar or saffron paste on it and prepare it on a plate in front of Laxmiji.  Light the lamp and now start your inovcation for first Ganeshji with the mantra  Vakratunda Mahakaya Surya Koti Samaprabha, Nirvighnam Kurume Devo Sarva Karyeshu Sarvada.


Laxmi Puja, or the worship of the goddess of prosperity and wealth, is the main event on Diwali in North and West India. It is believed that Goddess Laxmi visit everyone during Diwali and brings peace and prosperity to all.
It is s extremely important to keep the house spotlessly clean and pure on Diwali. Goddess Lakshmi likes cleanliness, and she will visit the cleanest house first. This is also the reason why the broom is worshipped on this day with offerings of haldi and kumkum (turmeric and vermilion). Lamps are lit in the evening to welcome the goddess. They are believed to light up her path.

Important Items needed during the Pooja :

  • Lakshmi and Ganeshji Photo(Lakshmiji in sitting posture with open palm mudra and coins flowing from the palm).
  • 01 ghee diya/lamp.
  • 01 mustard lamp- must forLaxmiji.
  • Handful of green coriander seeds, kamalgatta, white supari, majishta, lahi, battasa, green unshelled moong dal and puffed rice/poha. Buy Kamal Gatta mala here.
  • 05 gomti chakra(optional) to be kept at the altar.
  • Kamal Gatta Mala- Lotus seed rosary
  • 01 copper or silver kalash
  • Mango leaves
  • Unshelled coconut
  • Glass with water and dipped mango leaf
  • Roli thread
  • Garland of cotton beads
  • Attar-perfume
  • Lotus flowers
  • Seasonal fruits like banana, especially wood apple or sitaphal
    Laxmi Ganesh yantra at thePooja altar
  • Keep the Shri Laxmi Kuber Yantra at the altar. Apply turmeric and vermillon to it.
  • Loose flowers- rose petals, marigold etc
  • Sweets such as laddoo, pedha or some other. If you can, then petha is best for Laxmiji
  • Panchamrit.
  • Akshat- white rice mixed turmeric and red kumkum
  • Turmeric, vermillon, abeer, gulal, saffron paste
  • Silver coins
  • Books and accounting stationery along with kalam and dawat, ie pen and ink



How to Start
First identify a West or South-West facing wall or corner where you will perform the Pooja. The first important step for the Goddess Lakshmi Puja is cleanliness. According to Puranas, Goddess Lakshmi likes neatness and visits the houses which are kept clean. That is why the broom is also worshipped on the day with offerings of turmeric and vermilion. 

Clean the house/office and the place where Lakshmi puja is performed. Rangoli designs can be drawn to welcome Goddess Lakshmi Devi. Take a chauki(raised wooden platform) and place 02 cloth over it – one white and one red. The white cloth will represent Ganeshji and Navagraha Poojan, whereas the Red Cloth will represent Lakshmiji. 

Take a Copper or Silver Kalash and drop a supari and 01 Re coin in it. Now place a whole coconut, unshelled with a swastik made of kumkum with a colorful roli thread tied around it on the mouth of the Kalash. Also place mango leaves under the coconut. Keep another cloth and put a handfulof rice grains on it and place the Kalash on the rice. 

On the chauki divide the left side with white cloth and put the red cloth on the right side. Seat Laxmi Ganeshji photo on the right side and make a navagraha representation with mauli tied around supari and placed on 9 mounds of rice on the white cloth.
Clean the silver coins, apply kesar or saffron paste on it and prepare it on a plate in front of Laxmiji.
Light the lamp and now start your inovcation for first Ganeshji with the mantra

Vakratunda Mahakaya Surya Koti Samaprabha, Nirvighnam Kurume Devo Sarva Karyeshu Sarvada.

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