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Things required for Lakshmi Puja

Goddess Lakshmi is considered as the Goddess of wealth and prosperity. Lakshmi Devi is generally worshiped in the houses by the ladies of the family seeking for her blessing for the well-being and prosperity of the family.

Lakshmi Devi is worshiped in all over India almost in every household but the puja rituals differ according to the region. But the more or less the rituals remain the same.

In Bengal, Lakshmi Puja is celebrated particularly as a festival on the full moon day of the month of Ashwin which commences four days after the Vijaya Dashami. This day is celebrated all over India but in Bengal with much devotion and prosperity and with the name Kojagari Lakshmi Puja. Kojagari Lakshmi Puja is celebrated in each and every household of Bengal and also in Assam, Orissa, the northeastern states, lastly in Bangladesh also.

The things required for Kojagari Lakshmi Puja:

A particular cane wood plate type which is called Dala is decorated for welcoming Goddess Lakshmi. This cane wood thing is called Adibasa Dala. The Adibasa Dala contains;

Mustard oil

Soil from the Ganga River

Turmeric

Perfume or sugandhi

Stone

Food Grains

Dubba which is a type of grass with three twigs

Flowers

Fruits including 12 bananas in one stem

Curd

Ghee

Sindur or vermillion,alta, sari, mirror

Swastik Pituli

Conch Shell

Kajol

Gocharana or Gomutra which is cow urine

White mustard seeds

Gold, Silver, Copper

Yellow thread

Iron metal

Chamor

Pradip or Pancha pradip

Incense sticks, dhoop

Sesame seed called til

Myrobalan or Horitoki

Gamcha

Kundohari

Tekatha

Panchabarner Guri which is actually 5 colored dust

Rice powder

Bel pata

Aashonanguriuk

Madhupakka which is a mixture of honey, curd, ghee and sugar

3 large noibiddos and 1 small noibiddo

The things required for Lakshmi Puja hom or Yajna are:

Sand, wood, korke twig, ghee, 28 bel leaves, camphor, coconut, gomutra, chire or thached rice etc.

Cash offering known as Dokkhina is also offered during the yajna.

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Lakshmi Devi is also worshipped all over India on the day of Diwali. During Diwali the things required for Lakshmi Puja are given below:

Kalash

Mango leaves

Idol or picture of Goddess Lakshmi

Milk, curd, honey; ghee

Puffed rice

Sweets

Coriander seeds

Cumin seeds

During the Lakshmi Puja the houses are decorated with lighted lamps and the entrances are decorated with colorful designs called Rangolis. While performing the Puja a Sanskrit mantra is chanted along with the rituals. The mantra is:

Namosthesthu Maha Maye, Shree padee, sura poojithe, Shanka, Chakra, Gadha hasthe, Maha Lakshmi Namosthuthe

In the state of Andhra Pradesh Lakshmi Puja is observed with the name of Margarisa Guruvara Lakshmi Vratam.

This Lakshmi Puja is worshipped on Thursday of the month of Margarisa. This festival is observed both in the temples and the homes.

The necessary items required for the puja are almost same as that of the mentioned above.

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