The third day of the five-day-long Diwali pageant is well known as Laxmi Puja. It’s the day when the goddess of wealth, Laxmi, is worshipped to usher in good luck and prosperity. This yr, Diwali, or Laxmi Puja, shall be on November 14, 2020 with coronavirus precautions, together with a ban on firecrackers, and muted celebrations.
Laxmi Puja is well known as the principle pageant of Diwali. It’s at all times noticed two days after Dhanteras, which marks the beginning of the pageant of lights yearly. In 2020, Dhanteras falls on November 13 and coincides with Chhoti Diwali, or Narak Charurdashi, which is often a day later.
In 2020, like yearly, Laxmi Puja shall be on the day of amavasya, or the lunar section of the brand new moon when it stays hidden from sight. The rituals and celebrations related to Laxmi Puja are completely different in most components of India with the commonality of worshiping the goddess of wealth.
Diwali or Laxmi Puja isn’t solely a pageant celebrated to mark the return of Lord Ram to Ayodhya, and the victory of fine over evil, it’s also thought-about to be the brand new yr’s day in some components of India, together with Gujarat.
Marked by lighting of diyas and bursting of crackers by Hindus internationally, Diwali Laxmi Puja 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic, shall be markedly completely different.
Forward of Diwali 2020, the nationwide inexperienced court docket banned the usage of firecrackers throughout India, in various levels, as the rise in air air pollution may trigger well being problems for COVID-19 sufferers and others, alike.
With coronavirus restrictions in place and the potential for one other surge in winters, individuals are couriering packing containers of sweets and turning to Zoom requires “household reunion” on Diwali in 2020, when making rangolis is changing into the go-to exercise in view of cracker ban.
On Diwali Laxmi Puja 2020, let there be mild, rangolis and security.
Mythologically, Goddess Laxmi is believed to have emerged from the ocean throughout the nice churning referred to as the Samudramanthan together with Kuber, the god of wealth, on the day of Dhanteras – when Diwali begins.