Lakshmi Puja Special Sweets: According to the web search results, some of the sweets that are offered to Maa Lakshmi to bring good luck are:
- Atta Halwa: An important puja bhog in the Northern and Eastern parts of India, halwa tastes even better when made with milk and desi ghee. It is offered to goddess Lakshmi during Diwali puja to attract good luck.
- Panchamrit: Panchamrit made by mixing honey, curd, milk, ghee and sugar is specially prepared for Goddess Lakshmi for the evening Puja. The name itself signifies its importance as a prasad.
- Boondi Ladoo: Bright yellow-coloured boondi ladoos are probably everyone’s favourite. Apart from being an important part of the prasad, they are believed to attract good luck as well.
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- Kheer: Kheer made with milk, rice and sugar is considered very auspicious during Diwali and acts as a good luck charm as well. After the puja bhog, the kheer is distributed as prasad.
- Khoya Nariyal Ladoo: Khoya and sooji ladoos combined with coconut powder too are another puja offering on Diwali. They are easy to make and taste heavenly.
- Gur Dhana: In Maharashtra, a combination of gur and coriander seeds is offered to Goddess Lakshmi on Diwali. This prasad is known as ‘Gur Dhana’ and has an important significance during Diwali puja.
- Lapsi: Coming all the way from the state of Madhya Pradesh is Lapsi, which is prepared just like halwa. Made with atta, ghee and sugar, Lapsi has a comparatively thinner consistency.
- Kheel Batashe: Kheel batashe has been associated with Diwali for years together. They must be offered to Goddess Lakshmi during the Diwali puja as they are believed to bring prosperity.
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Lakshmi Puja Special Sweets: How do I perform Lakshmi puja at home?
Lakshmi puja is a ritual performed by Hindus to worship Goddess Lakshmi, the deity of wealth and prosperity. It is usually done on the day of Diwali, the festival of lights, to invite her blessings for the new year. There are different ways to perform Lakshmi puja at home, but here is a simple and common method that you can follow:
- First, you need to clean your house and decorate it with marigolds, mango leaves, and banana leaves. You can also sprinkle some Gangajal or turmeric water to purify the surroundings.
- Next, you need to set up a puja altar with a red cloth, a kalash (a pot filled with water and topped with mango leaves), idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi, and your preferred offerings such as flowers, fruits, sweets, coins, etc.
- Then, you need to light a lamp and incense sticks and apply tilak (a mark on the forehead) to the idols and the Kalash. You can also offer some water and panchamrit (a mixture of honey, curd, milk, ghee, and sugar) to the idols.
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- After that, you need to recite the Lakshmi puja mantra with some flowers and rice in your hands. You can find the mantra online or in a puja book. You can also listen to an audio or video of the mantra if you are not familiar with it.
- Finally, you need to offer the flowers, rice, and other items to the idols and perform the Lakshmi aarti (a hymn of praise) with a lamp in your hand. You can also sing or play some devotional songs for Goddess Lakshmi.
This is how you can perform Lakshmi puja at home on Diwali. I hope this helps you to celebrate this auspicious occasion with joy and gratitude. Happy Diwali! 🎆