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Diwali is an important Hindu festival that is observed in the Hindu month of Kartik. This year the festival will be observed on 14 November 2020. The festival is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Ganesha and Kuber, though it was first observed to celebrate the return of Lord Rama, Goddess Sita and Lakshman from their 14 years of exile. People observe this day to express their gratitude to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha for blessing their devotees with prosperity, fortune and wealth.
But do you know that Lord Kuber, the God of wealth is also worshipped on this day? Yes, people worship Lord Kuber along with Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha on this day. If you are wondering why people worship Lord Kuber on Diwali, then scroll down the article to read more.
Why Lord Kuber Is Worshipped During Diwali
Lord Kuber is worshipped on Amavasya tithi. Since Diwali is celebrated on the Amavasya tithi of Kartik Maas, he is worshipped along with Goddess Lakshmi during the Lakshmi Puja.
It is a ritual to worship Lord Kuber alongside Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha on all five days of Diwali.
Significance Of Worshipping Lord Kuber
- Lord Kuber, who is believed to be God's treasurer and in-charge of their wealth, blesses people with prosperity and wealth.
- He is usually seen as a dwarf with an enlarged stomach, wearing various kinds of precious ornaments and valuable clothes.
- It is believed that those who worship Lord Kuber on Diwali gain wealth and the ability to fulfill their materialistic desires and wishes.
- People who are facing financial issues and are having a tough time retaining their ancestral property should worship Lord Kuber during Diwali.
- Lord Kuber also allows one the opportunities to expand their wealth, fortune and prosperity.
Puja Vidhi For Worshipping Lord Kuber
- For worshipping Lord Kuber, first place the idol of the deity on a clean platform.
- Now place the idol of Goddess Lakshmi on the same platform.
- Place your tijori or jewelry box or money box in front of the deities and make a Swastika symbol on them.
- Now meditate and remember both Lord Kuber and Goddess Lakshmi by chanting the mantras.
- Invoke the deities by chanting the mantras for the same. While you are invoking the deities make sure your hands are in the same mudra i.e., your both should be folded and your thumbs should be inwards.
- Once you have invoked the deities, offer them five flowers. You can keep the flowers on the jewellery box or the chest.
- Now offer akshat, Chandan, roli, dhoop and deep to the deities.
- Also, offer the Bhog item.
- Now perform the aarti and then fold your hands and seek blessings from the deities.
- After this, you can distribute the bhog as prasad among children, elderly, poor and needy people.