How to perform Lakshmi Puja

Lakshmi Puja package

Are also planning for performing Lakshmi Puja in your home? Then this article is just for you. Because this article lists the names of all the necessary items used in Lakshmi Puja. This article will greatly assist you in performing Lakshmi Puja at home. 

Lakshmi Puja

Goddess Lakshmi is also known as the deity of wealth and food. Lakshmi Puja is performed in almost all Hindu households, and in Hinduism, it is believed that if a family sincerely worships Goddess Lakshmi, poverty will never befall that family.

Often, on the auspicious occasion of Tihar, Lakshmi Puja is performed by all Hindu throughout the world. Let’s learn about the Puja Samagri used in Lakshmi Puja.

Before Lakshmi Puja

1

You must ensure that you are fully physically and mentally prepared to engage in worship

2

All Puja Samagri to be used must be assembled and placed in close proximity to the altar upon which the Murti or religious picture is placed.

3

You should dress appropriately (in clean clothes), having already purified the body externally

4

You should take a few moments to relax the mind and body, and then sit comfortably before the altar to begin worship. Performing Puja as a family is highly recommended.

4

You should take a few moments to relax the mind and body, and then sit comfortably before the altar to begin worship. Performing Puja as a family is highly recommended.

How to Perform Lakshmi Puja

1

Holding a flower in clasped hands, focus upon the image of the Divine Lakhsmi Mata and recite the following invocation mantras

Hari Om Tat Sat (3 times)
Om Shree Ganayshaayay Namah
Om Shree Saraswatyai Namah


Om Vakratunda Mahaa Kaaya, Soorya Koti Sama Prabha,
Nirvighnam Kurumay Deva, Sarva Kaaryeshu Sarvadaa


Om Namastaystu Mahaamaayay
Shreepeethay Surpoojitay
Shankha Chakra Gadaa Hastay
Mahaa Lakshmi Namostutay


Om Shree Sidheshwari Mahaa Lakshmi Namostutay

2

Place flower at the base of the Murti or picture and bow. Take up the lota of water and sprinkle 3 drops of water on the murti with the mango leaf while reciting:

Om Shree Lakshmi Maataayai Namaha, Snaanam Samarpayaami

3

Using the ring finger of the right hand, place chandan while reciting:

Om Shree Lakshmi Maataayai Namaha, Chandanam Samarpayaami

4

Offer flowers and/or a mala while reciting:

Om Shree Lakshmi Maataayai Namaha, Pushpam Samarpayaami

5

Offer perfume and pass lighted incense around Lakshmi Murti while reciting:

Om Shree Lakshmi Maataayai Namaha, Dhoopam Samarpayaami

6

Perform Aarti with the thaali and lighted deeya while chanting:

Om Shree Lakshmi Maataayai Namaha, Deepam Samarpayaami

7

Light the fire in the Agni Kund using some pieces of wood and a piece ofcamphor. Hold flowers in your hands, look at the fire and say:

Om Shree Agin Devaayai Namaha, Aavahanam Samarpayaami

Om Shree Agin Devaayai Namaha, Aasanam Samarpayaami

7

Light the fire in the Agni Kund using some pieces of wood and a piece ofcamphor. Hold flowers in your hands, look at the fire and say:

Om Shree Lakshmi Maataayai Namaha, Pushpam Samarpayaami

8

Place flowers by the right side of the Agni Kund and bow to the flame. Using
the mango leaf, pass water around fire 3 times saying

Om Shree Agin Devaayai Namaha, Snaanam Samarpayaami

9

Offer Ghee into fire 5 times repeating the Gayatri mantra:

Om Bhur Bhuva Suvah,Tat Savitur Varenyam,Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi,Dhiyo Yonaha Prachodayaat, Swaha,

10

Mix the gugul, rice, sugar, and black till together in a thaali. Add Havan Samagri
if available. Pick up and offer a little at a time for each of the following mantras:

Om Shri Ganeshaayay Namaha Swaha
Om Namo Bhagwatay Vaasudevayay Swaha
Om Shri Now Graha Devaayai Swaha
Om Shri Agin Devaayai Swaha
Om Sthaan Devaayai Swaha
Om Shri Hanumantaayay Namaha Swaha
Om Shri Ishta Devaayai Swaha
Om Shri Graam Devaayai Swaha
Om Shri Baastu Devaayai Swaha
Om Shri Kul Devaayai Swaha
Om Shri A-tat Karam Pradhaan Devaayai Swaha
Om Shri Teintis Karor Devaayai Swaha
Om Namas Chandikaayai Swaha
Om Sreem Hreem Saraswatyai Swaha
Om Shri Gouri Devaayai Swaha
Om Shri Lakshmi Devaayai Swaha
Om Sarva Devaayai Swaha
Om Sarva Devi Swaha
Om Anant Swaroopaayay Swaha

11

Pick up the remaining mixture in the thaali, and together with a suparee, offer it into the fire saying:

Om Poornamadah Poornamidam, Poornaat Poornamudachyatay Poornasya Poornamaadaaya, Poornamayvaa Vashishyatay Om Namaha Shivaaya Swaha

12

Pass water 3 times around the fire saying:

Om Shree Agin Devaayai Namaha, Aachmanam Samarpayaami

13

Bow to the fire by passing hands over the flames and then over the body saying:

Om Shri Agin Devaayai Namostutay

14

Take flowers in hand and fan smoke towards pictures saying:

Om Shree Agin Devaayai Namaha, Dhoopam Samarpayaami

15

Place the flowers down at the right of the Agni Kund. Place some flowers and a tulsi leaf in the thaali with the offering of Prasaad. Pass water around the thaali three times, take up your hands and focus upon Lakshmi Maata while reciting:

Om Shree Lakshmi Maataayai Namaha, Naivaydyam Samarpayaami

16

Touch the thaali containing the Prasaad to the feet of the Lakhsmi image and then bow to it. Place the six deeyas in front of the Murti and light them. Then take flowers in your hand and offer your own personal prayers, saying whatever mantras you know. You can also sing various bhajans in praise of the divine mother. The Mahaa Lakshmi Ashta Stotra below can be recited:

Mahaa Lakshmi Ashta Stotra

Om Namastaystu Mahaamaayay
Shreepeethay Surpoojitay
Shankha Chakra Gadaa Hastay
Mahaa Lakshmi Namostutay

Namastay Garuraarudhay
Kolaasurbhayankaree
Sarva Paapa Haray Devi
Mahaa Lakshmi Namostutay

Sarvagyay Sarva Varaday
Sarva Dushta Bhayankaree
SarvaDukha Haray Devi
Mahaa Lakshmi Namostutay

Siddhi Buddhi Praday Devi
Bhukti Mukti Pradaayinee
Mantra Murtay Sadaa Devi
Mahaa Lakshmi Namostutay

Aadhyanta Rahitee Devi
Aadhya Shaktay Maheshwaree
Yogaajay Yogasambhootay
Maha Lakshmi Namostutay.

Sthoolam Sooksham Mahaa Raudray
Mahaa Shaktay Mahodaray
Mahaa Paapa Haray Devi
Mahaa Lakshmi Namostutay

Padmaasan Sthitay Devi
Paarbrahma Swaroopinee
Parmeshi Jagan Maatar
Mahaa Lakshmi Namostutay

Svaytaambar Dharay Devi
Naanaa Lankaar Bhooshitay
Jagat Sthitay Jagan Matar
Mahaa Lakshmi Namostutay

17

Place flowers down in front of the Murti. Clasp hands together and offer a
closing prayer:

Om Mantra Heenam Kriyaa Heenam,
Bhakti Heenam Janaar-danam,
Yat Poojitam Mayaa Deva,
Pari Poornam Tadas-tumay
Om Twameva Maataa Cha Pitaa Twameva,
Twameva Bandhus Cha Sakhaa Twameva,
Twameva Vidyaa Dravinam Twameva,
Twameva Sarvam Mama Deva Deva.
Om Shaanti Shaanti Shaanti, Hari Om
Boliyay Shree Devi Maataa Ki Jai!

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