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Why is Goddess Kali worshiped on the festival of Diwali in West Bengal?

Why is Goddess Kali worshiped on the festival of Diwali in West Bengal?

Significance of Kali Puja:-

During the auspicious days of Diwali, Kali Puja could be an important event that's mainly observed in West Bengal, Orissa, Assam. All-inclusive Diwali Puja Vidhi comprises Kali Puja with the exception of alternative important Puja (Prayers) throughout Diwali Puja. However, praising idol of Bhagawati Kali (Pen and ink bottle are embodied as divinity Kali and people are worshipped as divinity Kali herself). To start Kali Puja, it's kept at the place of devotion (worship). A swastika image is drawn on them with Anamika i.e. the right-hand finger. Swastika ought to be drawn with Rochana (Red sandal paste or Roli paste). Once swastika is drawn on Lekhani-Dawat, Kali Puja will begin.

Muhurat:-

Lakshmi Puja Muhurat - 06:43 PM to 08:15 PM

Duration - 01 Hour 32 Mins

Pradosh Kaal - 05:41 PM to 08:15 PM

Vrishabha Kaal - 06:43 PM to 08:39 PM

Amavasya Tithi Begins - 12:23 PM on Oct 27, 2019

Amavasya Tithi Ends - 09:08 AM on Oct 28, 2019

How do we celebrate this occasion?

While most components of India can celebrate the festival of light, Diwali, on Wednesday, people in West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Assam, and Tripura are celebrating Kali Puja on Tuesday. Kali faithful devotees crowd the premises of the Umamaheshwari Temple within the town beside the Indranagar Temple of Kali, the 'Goddess of Destruction'.Swapan Majumder, a devotee, said, "It is well known as 'Shyama Puja”, that resembles the ladies empowerment and signals the success of excellent over evil."

People regardless of their faith, caste and creed gather to celebrate the annual festival at the Umamaheshwari Temple with full fervour. The history of puja dates back from the time of the Maharajas and remains celebrated in an exceedingly ancient manner.
Temples and homes are brilliantly light on the occasion and devotees offer sweets to the divinity.
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar woman, at the side of his married person Niti woman, also took half within the celebration and sent their needs on the occasion.
Kali symbolizes power and is an incarnation of divinity Hindu deity. She is worshipped to show respect for ladies. The Kali Puja has evolved from a house ritual to a community event encompassing individuals from all walks of life. The festival is marked by prayers, processions, and musical programs

What is the Vidhi required for Kali Puja?

  • Kali idol or picture of it.
  • Flowers (Red, Marigold)with
  • Sweets as Bhog (Vog)
  • Fruits
  • Pancha Sassa.
  • Sindoor
  • Sidhi
  • Honey
  • Rice
  • Haritaki
  • White Chandan.
  • Red Chandan.
  • Dhuna.
  • 11 Pradeeps.
  • Dhup.
  • Kali idol or picture of it.
  • Flowers along with tulsi, durba, betel leaves.
  • Sweets as Bhog (Vog)
  • Fruits
  • Pancha Sassa.
  • Sindoor
  • Sidhi
  • Honey
  • Rice
  • Candle.
  • Kapur.
  • Ganga Jal
  • Ghee.
  • tulsi,
  • Durba, Dhup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are the procedures to commence Kali Puja?

  • Cover the chowki with clean red cloth and spread Pancha Sassa and place the kali idol/picture on it.
  • Offer flowers l( Red flower, marigold)
  • Offer bhog, fruits, and freshwater. Also, put tulsi leaves on each of the items.
  • Lit up the dhup, Pradeep, and candles.
  • Make white Chandan paste and mark as tilak.
  • Make red Chandan paste and mark as tilak.
  • Now take sindoor along with rice and mark it as before (tilak).
  • Offer honey to the toes of the idol of Kali.
  • Then offer Ghee onto the toes of the idol of Kali and Offer haritaki and Sidhi.
  • Now make three sets of flowers, betel leaves, and durba.
  • Each set includes tulsi leaves above the flowers and betel leaves being at the bottom.
  • Now offer them one by one as pushpanjali while enchanting mantra’s

||“Om Krim Kali”||

||“Om Kring Kalikaye Namah”||

||“Om Sri Maha Kalikayai Namah”||

||“Om Klim Kalika-Yei Namaha”||

||“Om Hrim Shreem Klim Adya Kalika Param Eshwari Swaha”||

  • Lit up the pradeeps, dhuna and commence the aarti.
  • Then at the last blow the shankha and do the pranam and wish for wellness.

 

What is the Significance of auspicious day of Diwali/Laxmi pooja?

Diwali is one of the most esteemed and admired festivals in Hindu Culture. It is a national holiday in India and Nepal. Diwali is also known as the celebrations of lights. Diwali is renowned mainly in the appreciation of Goddess Lakshmi. Goddess Lakshmi is the deity of prosperity, affluence, growth, happiness, etc. Diwali also signifies light and victory over darkness, the good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, etc. In some parts of the country, Diwali also marks the near or post-harvest time.

The date of Diwali every year can vary in the Gregorian calendar. The Diwali date is determined as per the Hindu lunar calendar. Diwali falls on the 15th day, of the Hindu month of Kartik that has the darkest night. This corresponds to fall in Gregorian mid-October to mid-November period.

Muhurat/timing for Diwali date and time:-

According to Amanta Hindu calendar,

Diwali begins - Krishna Paksha Trayodashi 28th day of Ashwin, this is 7th month.

Diwali ends - Shukla Paksha Dwitiya 2nd day of Kartik, this is 8th month.

According to Purnimanta Calendar

Diwali begins - Krishna Paksha Trayodashi (13th day) of Kartik (8th month)

Diwali ends - Shukla Paksha Dwitiya (17th day) of Kartik (8th month)

How do we celebrate Diwali?

Diwali is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs and in traces of some Buddhist communities, especially in Nepal; though in the modern day it is a cross-culture festival in the region. Natives, on the day of Diwali clean and decorate their homes. Home-family members, friends etc place Diyas-clay oil lamps in their home premises and surrounding areas. Someplace fancy-colorful lights on the homes especially the external walls.

Rangoli-colored powder decorations, artworks are made, such as, on the floors. Many prepare special food and traditional sweets and extend invitations to relatives, neighbors and other guests. Many wear new or traditional clothes. Some have singing and dancing. Many visit each other’s homes and offer sweets and gifts. Bursting of crackers is on the decline and limited now though, due to environmental pollution reasons.

Many natives make purchases of important items to them like phones, vehicles, watches, home appliances, furniture etc; some make investments at this time as this period is considered auspicious and lucky. There are many lucrative product-service offers-discounts on the market at this time.

What is the Vidhi required for Lakshmi Puja?

  • Keep Roli
  • Akshat ( raw unbroken rice),
  • A prepared plate
  • Incense
  • Incense sticks.
  •  Goddess Lakshmi idol.
  • Ganeshji idol
  • Saraswati Mata idol.
  • Jaggery,
  • Fruits
  • Flowers,
  • Sweet,
  • Durva
  • Ghee,
  • Sandalwood,
  • Panchamrit
  • Dry fruits,
  • Kheel,
  • Batasay
  • Chowki,
  • Kalash,
  • Flower garland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mantra’s for Lakshmi Puja:-

श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं त्रिभुवन महालक्ष्म्यै अस्मांक दारिद्र्य नाशय प्रचुर धन देहि देहि क्लीं ह्रीं श्रीं

||Om Shring Hring Kling Tribhuvan Mahalakshmyai Asmaakam Daaridray Naashay Prachur Dhan Dehi Dehi Kling Hring Shring Om||


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(Updated Date & Time :- 2019-10-18 15:19:40 )


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