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16-Step Narak Chaturdashi Puja Vidhi

1. Keep a chauki on the place you’ve designated for performing the Narak Chaturdashi Puja and spread a red cloth on the flat surface.

2. Place Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi’s photograph or idols on the chauki.

3. Next, place a small plate on it and keep some silver coins in it.

4. Prepare a puja thali comprising 11/21 earthen diyas, pour mustard or til oil in them. Then, place cotton wicks in them vertically in a way that half of a wick is submerged in the oil while the other half stays outside.

5. Keep the thali on the chauki.

1. Use the roli to draw a swastika at the centre of the thali and then place a four-faced earthen lamp at the centre of the swastika.

Place some sugar in each of the lamps. Alternatively, you can also use murmura (puffed rice), kheel, or makhana (fox nuts).

Light the four-faced lamps first, followed by all the other lamps in the thali. It is said that when you burn the lamp of Yama as per Narak Chaturdashi puja vidhi, everyone belonging to your household should strictly stay indoors and not venture outside.

 Now it’s time to start performing the Diya Pujan. Put tilak on Lord Ganesha, Goddess Lakshmi, and Goddess Saraswati. Then, stick some rice on the tilak.

Do puja of the silver coins with rice and roli, followed by a puja for all the earthen lamps.

Next is the time for Ganesh Lakshmi Panchopchar puja.

Show the earthen lamp to the deities and then the dhoop (frankincense sticks).

Next, offer itra to the deities, followed by sweets and then flowers.

Leave the four-faced lamp in the thali and place the remaining seven lamps outside the main entrance and other places around your house.

Recite Lakshmi mantra “Shreem Swaha” at least 108 times.

Offer jap in the lotus feet of Goddess Lakshmi to usher in peace and prosperity to you and your family with the Narak Chaturdashi Puja.

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