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How to Perform Laksmi Puja

How to Perform Laksmi Puja

1. Face East
2. Place peetham in front of you, and spread red cloth or unused small towel on top
3. Place Goddess Lakshmi’s picture on top of the red cloth.
4. Put oil lamps on both side
5. Put Aggarbatti on the right hand side of the picture
6. Prepare a plate with kumkum, chandan, turmeric power, coins, betel nuts, and leaves.
7. Place banana on side
8. Place Prasad on side
9. Take 1 cup of raw rice, mix couple of pinches of turmeric powder, mix it really well and sprinkle
couple of water drops and mix it again this is called akshata.
10. Place flowers on your right hand side and put akshata (prepared above) in the same plate
11. Keep water filled kalasha ready to your left
12. Place panchapatram or a cup filled with water and spoon in your front
13. Place paper napkins on side
14. Keep ganesha idol, lakshmi idol, lakshmi coins right in front of the picture
15. Your wife will sit on your right for the puja
16. Take bath and wear new clothes and do namaskar to your parents, guru or their picture and start
puja.
17. The puja described here is very simple, if you know additional mantras or wants to play CD or tape
later on, please feel free to do that.

Mantra Chanting:
om sarvebhyo gurubhyo nama
om sarvebhyo devebhyo nama
om sarvebhyo brāhmaebhyo nama
prārabha kārya nirvighnamastu
śubha śobhanamastu
ista devatā kuladevatā suprasannā varadā bhavatu
anujñā dehi

dīpa sthāpanā
atha devasya vāma bhāge dīpa sthāpana kariye

(light lamp on the left side of the picture, if you have two oil lamps you can place both of them on either side otherwise on the left handside of the devata)

ācamanam
(take a spoonful of water sip it, and repeat the process three times with each mantra outlined below and wash your hands at end)

om keśavāya svāhā
om nārāyanāya svāhā
om mādhavāya svāhā

Do namskaram with each following mantra.
om govidāya nama| | om visnave nama| | om madhusūdanāya nama| |
om trivikramāya nama| | om vāmanāya nama| | om śrīdharāya nama| |
om hrsīkeśāya nama| | om padmanābhāya nama| | om dāmodarāya nama| |
om sankarsanāya nama| | om vāsudevāya nama| | om pradyumnāya nama| |
om aniruddhāya nama| | om purusottamāya nama| | om adhoksajāya nama| |
om nārasihāya nama| | om acyutāya nama| | om janārdanāya nama| |
om upedrāya nama| | om haraye nama| | śrī krsnāya nama| ||

prānāyāma
(take a spoonful water in your hand)

om pranavasya parabrahma rsih | paramātmā devatā |
daivī gāyatrī chanda| | prānāyāme viniyoga| ||
(Drop water from your hand in a plate)

(Sit straight, fill your lungs with air, hold it and exhale)

om bhū| | om bhuva| | om sva| | om maha| | om jana| | om tapa| | om satyam |
om tatsaviturvarenya bhargodevasya dhīmahī dhiyo yo na| pracodayāt ||
om āpojyoti rasomrta brahma bhūrbhuvassuvarom ||

(offer flower petals akshata to lord ganesha)
om śrī mahāganādhipataye nama| | śrī gurubhyo nama| | śrī sarasvatyai nama| |
śrī vedāya nama| | śrī vedapurusāya nama| | istadevatābhyo nama| |
kuladevatābhyo nama| | sthānadevatābhyo nama| | grāmadevatābhyo nama| |
vāstudevatābhyo nama| | śacīpuradarābhyā nama| | umāmaheśvarābhyā nama| | mātāpitṛbhyā
nama| | padmāvatī nārāyanābhyā nama| |
sarvebhyo devebhyo namo nama| | sarvebhyo brāhmanebhyo namo nama| |
karma pradhāna devatābhyo namo nama| ||
|| avighnamastu ||

(please keep offering flower petals or akshata to lord ganesha’s idol)

sumukhaśca ekadataśca kapilo gajakarnaka| |
labodaraśca vikato vighna nāśo ganādhipa| ||
dhūmraketurganādhyakso bālacandro gajānana| |
dvādaśaitāni nāmāni ya| pathet śrunuyādapi ||
vidyārabhe vivāhe ca praveśe nirgame tathā |
sagrāme sankataścaiva vighna| tasya na jāyate ||
śuklābaradhara deva śaśivarnam caturbhujam |
prasanna vadana dhyāyet sarva vighnopa śātaye ||
sarvamangala māngalye śive sarvārtha sādhike |
śaranye trayabake devi nārāyani namo'stute ||
sarvadā sarva kāryetu nāsti tesām amangalam |
yemā hydistho bhagavān mangalāyatano hari| ||
tadeva lagna sudina tadeva tārābala cadrabala tadeva |
vidyā bala daivabala tadeva padmāvatīpate| teghri'yuga smarāmi ||
lābhastesā jayastesā kutastesām parājaya| |
yesmā indīvara śyāmo hrdayastho janārdana| ||
vināyakam gurum bhānum brahmāvishumaheśvarān |
sarasvatī pranamyādau sarva kāryārtha siddhaye ||

Sankalpa
(Hold flowers, akshata, a coin, water drops, betel nut in your both hands together)

(Hold flowers, akshata, a coin, water drops, betel nut in your both hands together)

om purvokta evam  guna viśesana viśistayam śubhapunyatithau mama atmanah śruti-smrti-puranokta phala
praptyartham mama sa-kutumbasya ksema sthairya ayu-rarogya caturvidha purusartha sidhyartham dipavalī
laksmī pujam aham karisye ||
idam phalam mayadeva sthapitam puratastava |
tena me saphalavaptirbhavet janmani janmani ||
(offer flowers, akshata, a coin, water drops, betel nut in front goddess)

Ganapati Puja
(hold a spoonful water in your right hand, chant following and offer the water at the end)

(offer water in hand to lord)
adau nirvighnatasidhyartham maha ganapatim pujanam karisye |
om gananam tva śaunako grtsamado ganapatirjagati
ganapatyavahane viniyogah (offer water in hand to lord)

om bhurbhuvasvah mahaganapataye namah | avahayami | (offer akshata)
om bhurbhuvasvah mahaganapataye namah | dhyayami |
dhyanam samarpayami | (offer akshata)
om mahaganapataye namah | avahanam samarpayami | (offer akshata)
om mahaganapataye namah | asanam samarpayami | (offer flower petals, akshata)
om mahaganapataye namah | padyam samarpayami | (sprinkle water drops)
om mahaganapataye namah | arghyam samarpayami | (offer flower petals, water drops and akshata)
om mahaganapataye namah | acamanīyam samarpayami | (offer a spoonful water)
om mahaganapataye namah | snanam samarpayami | (offer a spoonful water)
om mahaganapataye namah | vastram samarpayami | (offer akshata, flowers )
om mahaganapataye namah | yajñopavītam samarpayami | (offer akshata, flowers )
om mahaganapataye namah | camdanam samarpayami | (offer chandan paste)
om mahaganapataye namah | parimala dravyam samarpayami | (offer kumkum)
om mahaganapataye namah | puspani samarpayami | (offer flower petals)
om mahaganapataye namah | dhupam samarpayami | (offer agarbatti)
om mahaganapataye namah | dīpam samarpayami | (show ghee lamp)
om mahaganapataye namah | naivedyam samarpayami | (offer banana)
om mahaganapataye namah | tambulam samarpayami | (offer betel leaf, betel nuts)
om mahaganapataye namah | phalam samarpayami | (offer some fruits)
om mahaganapataye namah | daksinam samarpayami | (offer coins)
om mahaganapataye namah | artikyam samarpayami | (light ghee lamp, do arati three times)
om bhurbhuvasvah mahaganapataye namah | mantrapuspam samarpayami | (offer flowers)
om bhurbhuvasvah mahaganapataye namah | pradaksinan namaskaran samarpayami | (offer akshata, flowers)
om mahaganapataye namah | sarva rajopacaran samarpayami || (offer akshata)
anaya pujaya vighnaharta mahaganapatih priyatam ||

Laksmi Puja
om namo mahalaknmyai namah | avahayami | (offer akshata)
om namo mahalaknmyai namah | dhyayami | dhyanam samarpayami | (offer akshata)
om namo mahalaknmyai namah | avahanam samarpayami | (offer akshata)
om namo mahalaknmyai namah | asanam samarpayami | (offer flower petals, akshata)
om namo mahalaknmyai namah | padyam samarpayami | (sprinkle water drops)
om namo mahalaknmyai namah | arghyam samarpayami | (offer flower petals, water drops and akshata)
om namo mahalaksmyai namah | acamanīyam samarpayami | (offer a spoonful water)
om namo mahalaksmyai namah | snanam samarpayami | (offer a spoonful water)

Now chat following mantra 108 times and keep offering mixture of milk, curd, ghee, sugar and honey on mahalakshmi’s idol, lakshmi coins, if you don’t have lakshmi coins you can use regular dollar coins etc.and then pour clean water cleanse and put again them in clean puja plate.

om namo mahalaksmyai namah

Now chant following and wash vigraham, idol, coins with clean water, rinse and place them in clean puja plate.
om namo mahalaksmyai namah | (offer a spoonful water)
om namo mahalaksmyai namah | (offer a spoonful water)
om namo mahalaksmyai namah | (offer akshata, flowers )
om namo mahalaksmyai namah | (offer chandan paste)
om namo mahalaksmyai namah | (offer kumkum)
om namo mahalaksmyai namah | (offer flower petals)

Now take flower petals chant following mantras one after another and keep offering petals. Alternatively you can also offer flower petals by chanting "om namo mahalaksmyai namah" 108 times.
om prakrtyai namah |
om vikrtyai namah |
om vidyayai namah |
om sarva-bhūta-hita-pradayai namah |
om śraddhayai namah |
om vibhūtyai namah |
om surabhyai namah |
om paramatmikayai namah |
om vace namah |
om padmalayayai namah |
om padmayai namah |
om śucaye namah |
om svahayai namah |
om svadhayai namah |
om sudhayai namah |
om dhanyayai namah |
om hiranmayyai namah |
om laksmyai namah |
om nityapustayai namah |
om vibhavaryai namah |
om adityai namah |
om ditye namah |
om dīpayai namah |
om vasudhayai namah |
om vasudharinyai namah |
om kamalayai namah |
om kantayai namah |
om kamaksyai namah |
om krodhasambhavayai namah |
om anugrahapradayai namah |
om buddhaye namah |
om anaghayai namah |
om harivallabhayai namah |
om aśokayai namah |
om amrtayai namah |
om dīptayai namah |
om loka-śoka-vinaśinyai namah |
om dharmanilayayai namah |
om karunayai namah |
om lokamatre namah |
om padmapriyayai namah |
om padmahastayai namah |
om padmaksyai namah |
om padmasundaryai namah |
om padmodbhavayai namah |
om padmamukhyai namah |
om padmanabhapriyayai namah |
om ramayai namah |
om padmamaladharayai namah |
om devyai namah |
om padminyai namah |
om padmagandhinyai namah |
om punyagandhayai namah |
om suprasannayai namah |
om prasadabhimukhyai namah |
om prabhayai namah |
om candravadanayai namah |
om candrayai namah |
om candrasahodaryai namah |
om caturbhujayai namah |
om candrarūpayai namah |
om indirayai namah |
om induśītalayai namah |
om ahladajananyai namah |
om pustyai namah |
om śivayai namah |
om śivakaryai namah |
om satyai namah |
om vimalayai namah |
om viśvajananyai namah |
om tustyai namah |
om daridrya-naśinyai namah |
om prītipuskarinyai namah |
om śantayai namah |
om śuklamalyambarayai namah |
om śriyai namah |
om bhaskaryai namah |
om bilvanilayayai namah |
om vararohayai namah |
om yaśasvinyai namah |
om vasundharayai namah |
om udaramgayai namah |
om harinyai namah |
om hemamalinyai namah |
om dhanadhanyakaryai namah |
om siddhaye namah |
om strainasaumyayai namah |
om śubhapradaye namah |
om nrpa-veśma-gatanandayai namah |
om varalaksmyai namah |
om vasupradayai namah |
om śubhayai namah |
om hiranya-prakarayai namah |
om samudra-tanayayai namah |
om jayayai namah |
om mangala devyai namah |
om visnu-vaksa-ssthala-sthitayai namah |
om visnupatnyai namah |
om prasannaksyai namah |
om narayana-samaśritayai namah |
om daridrya-dhvamsinyai namah |
om devyai namah |
om sarvopadrava varinyai namah |
om navadurgayai namah |
om mahakalyai namah |
om brahma-visnu-śivatmikayai namah |
om trikala-jnana-sampannayai namah |
om bhuvanesvaryai namah |

om namo mahalaksmyai namah | astottarasatanama pujam samarpayami
om namo mahalaksmyai namah |  (show lighted dhoop/agarbatti)
om namo mahalaksmyai namah |  (show lighted ghee lamp)
om namo mahalaksmyai namah | (offer banana)
om namo mahalaksmyai namah |  (offer betel leaf, betel nuts)
om namo mahalaksmyai namah | (offer some fruits)
om namo mahalaksmyai namah | (offer coins)

Mahalakshmi Aarati

(Light lamp and do aarati)
Om Jai Laxmi Mata, Maiya JaiLaxmi Mata,
Tumko nis din sevat, Hari, Vishnu Data……….. Om Jai Laxmi Mata
Uma Rama Brahmaani, Tum ho Jag Mata…………..Maiya, Tum ho Jag Mata,
Surya ChanraMa dhyaavat, Naarad Rishi gaata……………Om Jai Laxmi Mata.
Durga Roop Niranjani, Sukh Sampati Data, ………..Maiya Sukh Sampati Data
Jo koyee tumko dhyaataa, Ridhee Sidhee dhan paataa…………….Om Jai Laxmi Mata.
Jis ghar mein tu rehtee, sab sukh guna aataa,………….Maiya sab sukh guna aataa,
Taap paap mit jaataa, Man naheen ghabraataa…………..Om Jai Laxmi Mata
Dhoop Deep phal meva, Ma sweekaar karo,…………………..Maiya Ma sweekaar karo,
Gyaan prakaash karo Ma, Moha agyaan haro……………….Om Jai Laxmi Mata.
Maha Laxmiji ki Aarti, nis din jo gaavey……………Maiya nis din jo gaavey,
Dukh jaavey, sukh aavey, Ati aananda paavey……………Om Jai Laxmi Mata

(light ghee lamp, do arati three times)
om namo mahalaksmyai namah | (light ghee lamp, do arati three times)
om namo mahalaksmyai namah | (offer flowers)
om namo mahalaksmyai namah | (offer akshata, flowers)
om namo mahalaksmyai namah | (offer akshata)

anaya pujaya mahalaksmīh priyatām
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The Following Items are Required to do Laxmi Puja
# Kumkum Powder - 1 spoon
# Turmeric Haldi - 1 spoon
# Chandan Powder - 1 spoon
# Agarbatti / Dhoopsticks - 4 aggarbatti sticks
# Flowers
# Bell
# Camphor Dhoop patra - Camphor 1 pkt
# Oil lamp
# Kalash
# Ghee Lamp
# Panchpatra Achman
# Puja Plate
# Peetham
# Raw Rice - 1 cup
# Milk 1 cup # Curd 1 cup # Ghee 1 cup # Honey 2 spoon # Sugar 1 cup
# Few spoons # Few paper plates # Cotton wicks to light lamp # Betel nuts 1 paket #
Betel leaves
# Red or white cloth (towel or blouse piece)
# Home cooked prasadam
# sweets
# 18 Banana




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