Lakshmi Puja is the most important tradition that is performed during the Diwali festivities every year. The festival of Diwali is celebrated for 5 days, and Lakshmi Puja is performed on the 3rd day of Diwali. Performing the Lakshmi Puja ritual holds great significance in the Indian culture due to which every Indian household performs the ritual with great devotion.
Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped during the day of Lakshmi Puja to welcome the energies of wealth and prosperity into one’s household. People in India prepare their homes before the day of Lakshmi Puja by removing clutter and cleaning their homes to pristine condition. It is believed that on the day of Lakshmi Puja, Goddess Lakshmi descends upon the planet and blesses the homes that are neat and tidy.
In preparation for Lakshmi Puja, people clean their homes, purchase new and lavish clothes, and decorate their homes in various ways. On the evening of Lakshmi Puja, people keep their doors and windows open, light earthen lamps in their doorways and galleries, and decorate their homes with special lighting. The Lakshmi Puja ritual is also performed in the evening to welcome the auspicious energies of abundance in one’s household during this day.
There are many ways in which you can decorate your home and keep it ready for the day of Lakshmi Puja. For the year 2022, the date of Lakshmi Puja falls on 24th October which is a Monday. In this article, we are going to look at some Lakshmi Puja decoration ideas with the required puja items.
Create Colourful Rangolis
Rangoli has always been a traditional way to decorate homes for almost all Indian festivals and traditions. For the eve of Lakshmi Puja, you can decorate the open space of your doorway with a colourful rangoli. All the rangoli enthusiasts in the family can come together and create a rangoli with beautiful patterns and radiant colours. You can also leave small spaces in the rangoli for dhoop sticks which can be lit to cleanse the energy entering the doorway.
Decorating Mandir at Home
Before the day of Lakshmi Puja arrives, you can clean the Mandir at your home along with all the idols of deities inside it. You can then decorate your Mandir with all the necessary puja items and keep the idols of your deities ready with new fabric and jewellery. You can also create a pious atmosphere by lighting an agarbatti in front of the Mandir.
Illuminate your Home with Diyas
Lighting an earthen lamp, also known as Diya, is the most recognizable symbol of the Diwali celebration that is followed in every Indian household. Every year during Lakshmi Puja, diyas are lighted in front of doorways to welcome Goddess Lakshmi. There is a wide variety of diyas available in the market that can be used for decoration. You can use terracotta diyas to decorate your doorway and your balcony which will illuminate your home.
Flower and Lighting Decoration
To decorate the passage of your doorway, you can use marigold garlands and linearly arrange them while hanging the garlands upside down. You can also decorate your windows and entrance to every room in your house with your choice of garlands. Pair the flower decoration with lights and you can decorate your window grills with string lights that are available in the market. You can also use led lighting to illuminate your doorway for this year’s Lakshmi Puja.