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2017 Lakshmi Puja Timings on Diwali for Ashburn, Virginia, United States


2017 Lakshmi Puja

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Ashburn, United States
Lakshmi Puja
October 2017
Wednesday / बुधवार
Lakshmi Ganesha Saraswati Pujan
Lakshmi Ganesha Saraswati Pujan

Pradosh Kaal Muhurat

Lakshmi Puja on Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Lakshmi Puja Muhurat - 07:43 PM to 09:02 PM
Duration - 01 Hour 19 Mins
Pradosh Kaal - 06:27 PM to 09:02 PM
Vrishabha Kaal - 07:43 PM to 09:32 PM
Amavasya Tithi Begins - 02:43 PM on Oct 18, 2017
Amavasya Tithi Ends - 03:12 PM on Oct 19, 2017

Nishita Kaal Muhurat

Lakshmi Puja Muhurat - 12:29 AM to 01:21 AM, Oct 19
Duration - 00 Hours 52 Mins
Mahanishita Kaal - 12:29 AM to 01:21 AM, Oct 19
Simha Kaal - 02:20 AM to 04:49 AM, Oct 19
Lakshmi Puja Muhurat without Sthir Lagna
Amavasya Tithi Begins - 02:43 PM on Oct 18, 2017
Amavasya Tithi Ends - 03:12 PM on Oct 19, 2017

Choghadiya Puja Muhurat

Auspicious Choghadiya Muhurat for Diwali Lakshmi Puja
Afternoon Muhurat (Chara, Labha) - 03:41 PM to 06:27 PM
Evening Muhurat (Shubha, Amrita, Chara) - 08:04 PM to 12:55 AM, Oct 19
Early Morning Muhurat (Labha) - 04:10 AM to 05:47 AM, Oct 19

Lakshmi Puja in Recent Years

2014 - Wednesday, 22 October
2015 - Tuesday, 10 November
2016 - Saturday, 29 October
2017 - Wednesday, 18 October
2018 - Tuesday, 6 November
2019 - Sunday, 27 October
2020 - Saturday, 14 November
2021 - Thursday, 4 November
2022 - Monday, 24 October
2023 - Sunday, 12 November
2024 - Thursday, 31 October

* Lakshmi Puja dates are calculated for Ashburn, United States

Notes: All timings are represented in 12-hour notation in local time of Ashburn, United States with DST adjustment (if applicable).
Hours which are past midnight are suffixed with next day date. In Panchang day starts and ends with sunrise.

2017 Lakshmi Puja | Diwali Puja

Lakshmi Puja Vrat and rituals

On the day of Diwali, people should get up early in the morning and pay tribute to their ancestors and worship family gods. Being Amavasya day, people also perform Shradh for their ancestors. Traditionally, most Puja are performed after keeping a day long fast. Hence, the devotees of Goddess Lakshmi observe a day long fast on the day of Lakshmi Puja. The fast is broken after Lakshmi Puja in the evening.

Lakshmi Puja Preparations

Most Hindu families decorate their homes and offices with marigold flowers and Ashoka, mango and banana leaves on the day of Lakshmi Puja. It is considered auspicious to keep Mangalik Kalash covered with unpeeled coconut at both side of the main entrance of the home.

For Lakshmi Puja preparations, one should keep a red cloth at the right hand side on a raised platform and install idols of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha on it after adorning them with silk clothes and jewellery. After this, one should keep a white cloth at the left hand side on a raised platform for installing Navgraha gods. One should prepare nine slots of Akshata (unbroken rice) for installing Navgraha on the white cloth and prepare sixteen slots of wheat or wheat flour on the red cloth. One should perform Lakshmi Puja with full rituals as described on Lakshmi Puja Vidhi.

Lakshmi Puja Muhurat

On Diwali, Lakshmi Puja should be done during Pradosh Kaal which starts after sunset and approximately lasts for 2 hours and 24 minutes. Some sources propose Mahanishita Kaal also to perform Lakshmi Puja. In our opinion Mahanishita Kaal is best suited for Tantrik community and practicing Pandits who know the best about Lakshmi Puja during this special time. For common people we propose Pradosh Kaal Muhurat.

We don't advise to choose Choghadiya Muhurat to perform Lakshmi Puja as those Muhurtas are good only for travelling. The best time for Lakshmi Puja is during Pradosh Kaal when Sthir Lagna prevails. Sthir means fixed i.e. not moveable. If Lakshmi Puja is done during Sthir Lagna, Lakshmiji will stay in your home; hence this time is the best for Lakshmi Pujan. Vrishabha Lagna is considered as Sthir and mostly overlaps with Pradosh Kaal during Diwali festivity.

We provide exact window for Lakshmi Puja. Our Muhurat times contain Pradosh Kaal and Sthir Lagna while Amavasya is prevailing. We provide Muhurat based on location, hence you should select your city first before noting down Shubh Lakshmi Puja timings.

Many communities especially Gujarati businessmen do Chopda Pujan during Diwali Puja. During Chopda Puja new account books are inaugurated in presence of Goddess Lakshmi to seek Her blessing for the next financial year. Diwali Puja is also known as Deepavali Puja and Lakshmi Ganesh Pujan.

The whole team of www.drikpanchang.com wishes you happy and prosperous Diwali 2017.

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