The third day of the five-day-long Diwali pageant is widely 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, will probably be on November 14, 2020 with coronavirus precautions, together with a ban on firecrackers, and muted celebrations.
Laxmi Puja is widely 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 normally a day later.
In 2020, like yearly, Laxmi Puja will probably 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 totally different in most elements of India with the commonality of worshiping the goddess of wealth.
Diwali or Laxmi Puja just isn’t solely a pageant celebrated to mark the return of Lord Ram to Ayodhya, and the victory of excellent over evil, it’s also thought of to be the brand new yr’s day in some elements 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, will probably be markedly totally different.
Forward of Diwali 2020, the nationwide inexperienced courtroom banned using firecrackers throughout India, in various levels, as the rise in air air pollution may trigger well being issues for COVID-19 sufferers and others, alike.
With coronavirus restrictions in place and the opportunity of one other surge in winters, persons are couriering 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 gentle, rangolis and security.
Mythologically, Goddess Laxmi is believed to have emerged from the ocean through the nice churning known as the Samudramanthan together with Kuber, the god of wealth, on the day of Dhanteras – when Diwali begins.