Lakshmi Ganesh pooja is the most important feature of
Diwali celebrations. It is advisable to observe fast on Lakshmi Ganesh
Poojan Day. On this day, the person performing the pooja must take bath
before starting the puja, wear new clothes and keep all the Pooja Samagri
Items For Puja
Following items must be ready before starting Pooja: Panchamrut (mixture of
Milk, Ghee, Curd, Honey & Sugar) approx. one bowl. Naivedya for
Ganapati. 6 sets of Gud Khobare (Jaggery pieces kept on small triangular
pieces of dry coconut) Stage duly prepared & decorated with Niranjan
with ghee, samai with oil & Agarbatti (incense stick) lighted.
Stage for Lakshmi Ganesh Pooja
A Platform must be placed to keep the idol of Lakshmi Ganesh and the
person performing puja should be facing East or West. Place a Toran
(Preferably of Marigold flowers) on the Door.
Decorate the surrounding of Pooja Stage as per the liking with
Rangoli, flowers, lighting etc.
Place a plain red piece of cloth on Aasanam (seat or mat) in front of
the idols. Spread a handful of rice on the piece of cloth. Now place a
copper or brass kalash (pot shaped vessel) filled with water on the
Keep a small cup (Arghyam cup) with a silver or gold coin on the
Kalash. One can also keep a rupee coin if one has no silver or gold
coin. Now apply sandalwood paste and kumkum to the kalash and coin.
After reciting the Shlokas and Chalisas dedicated to Goddess Laksmi
and Lord Ganesh, distribute the prasada to the devoted gathering.