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Mahalaxmi Diwali Puja- Sindhi way

Way the Sindhis perform the Diwali puja

Now for the conventional puja:

Keep your house clean and draw a rangoli at your doorstep to welcome Goddess Laxmi.

For the best time for puja, a pandit could be consulted.

You will require:

 

  • Some silver and gold coins.
  • 10 Suparis
  • Some uncooked Rice
  • 5 paan leaves
  • A coconut
  • Water in the ‘lota’. May add Ganga water if you have.
  • Kumkum for applying tilak
  • Gulaal (holi colour)
  • Mithaai (Indian sweets)
  • Agarbattis (insence sticks)
  • Diya
  • Camphor

 

On a new piece of cloth, make mounds of rice and place suparis on top.  The suparis stand for the planets. Either keep another supari for Ganesh, or a Ganesh icon.

Fill the Lota with water, adorn paan leaves around the lota .Place a coconut on top of the lota.

Dress the lota with a red cloth and tie a red string around it. On the lota draw with kumkum four lines representing the Vedas. A Swastika moving clockwise with 4 tikas. Light the agarbattis and the diyas.

On a thaali place the silver and golden coins. These represent ‘wealth’ or Mother Laxmi.

Take some water on your left hand and sprinkle water on to yourself after washing and purifying your hands.

Place a flower on your palm with some rice.

Chant the Gayatri Mantra 3 times (optional).

Now first visualise Lord Ganesh. Welcome Him to your puja.  Chant a Ganesh Mantra.  If you are not very good at remembering mantras, let me make it easier for you. Say: Om Ganeshaya Namah or I bow to you Lord Ganesh

Pray to Shivji the same way. Say: Om Namah Shivaya

For the more enthusiastic ones, please refer to ‘Mantras and Prayers’ for more mantras / prayers for Ganesh or Shivji.

Sprinkle water on the lota, apply kum kum, shower rice, offer a mithaai and fruit and accord the same treatment that you would to an esteemed guest. The water in the lota stands for all the sacred rivers.

Follow the same procedure with the 9 planets and the 4 directions. Sprinkle water towards the North, South, East and West. These are the 4 ‘dishaas’ of the world or the Universe.

Then bathe the silver and gold coins with milk, water, gulaal, flowers and offer the mithaai. It is said if you make the coins jingle, it would attract Laxmi Ma to come to you.

Visualise MahaLaxmi and say:  Om Shreem MahaLakshmaye Namah

Now you are ready for the Aarti.  Light the Aarti diya. Light camphor. Sing the aarti to the tune of ‘Om Jai Jagdeesh hare’ along with the accompaniment of the jingle of the bell.  (You will find the words of the Aarti at the end of this note)

Then place the thaali in your safe for 3 days.

Do the above with faith and devotion and don’t worry too much if you do not do it very correctly.

Say ‘Haraye Namaha‘ 3 times.  That takes care of all the mistakes that you may have committed knowingly or unknowingly during the ritual.

What is most important is your faith and love.

THE MAHALAXMI AARTI

Om Jai Laxmi Mata, Maiya JaiLaxmi Mata,
Tumko nis din sevat, Hari, Vishnu Data
Om Jai Laxmi Mata

Uma Rama Brahmaani, Tum ho Jag Mata,
Maiya, Tum ho Jag Mata,
Surya ChanraMa dhyaavat, Naarad Rishi gaata.
Om Jai Laxmi Mata.

Durga Roop Niranjani, Sukh Sampati Data,
Maiya Sukh Sampati Data
Jo koyee tumko dhyaataa, Ridhee Sidhee dhan paataa
Om Jai Laxmi Mata.

Jis ghar mein tu rehtee, sab sukh guna aataa,
Maiya sab sukh guna aataa,
Taap paap mit jaataa, Man naheen ghabraataa.
Om Jai Laxmi Mata

Dhoop Deep phal meva, Ma sweekaar karo,
Maiya Ma sweekaar karo,
Gyaan prakaash karo Ma, Moha agyaan haro.
Om Jai Laxmi Mata.

Maha Laxmiji ki Aarti, nis din jo gaavey
Maiya nis din jo gaavey,
Dukh jaavey, sukh aavey, Ati aananda paavey.
Om Jai Laxmi Mata.

Diwali -Aartis

Diwali Aarti

Shree Ganesh Aarti
Jai Ganesha Jai Ganesha Jai Ganesha Deva
Maata Jaaki Parvati Pitaa Mahadeva
Ladoowan Ka Bhog Lage Sant Karen Sevaa
Jai Ganesh Deva
Eka Dant Dayavant Chaar Bhujadhari
Maathe Par Tilak Sohe Muse Ki Sawaari
Paan Chadhe Phool Chadhe Aur Chadhe Mevaa
Jai Ganesh Deva
Andhe Ko Aankh Det Kohin Ko Kaaya
Banjhan Ko Putra Det Nirdhan Ko Maaya
Surya Shama Sharan Aaye Safal Kijye Sevaa
Jai Ganesh Deva

Maa Lakshmi Aarti
Jai lakshmi maataa, Maiyaa jaya lakshmi maataa
Tumako nishadina dhyaavata, Hara vishnu vidhaataa

“Glory to you, O Mother, glory to you, mother Lakshmi. Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma meditate on you everyday and night.”

Brahmaanii, rudraanii, kamalaa, Tuuhii hai jaga maataa
Suurya chandramaa dhyaavata, Naarada rishi gaataa

“You are yourself the consort of Brahma, Rudra and Vishnu and the mother of the world. The sage Narada sings your praises and the Sun and the Moon meditate on you.”

Durgaa ruupa nirantara, sukha sampati daataa
Jo koi tumako dhyaavata, riddhi siddhi dhana paataa

“As Durga, you grant both happiness and prosperity; and he who centres his attention on you becomes a recipient of all riddhis and siddhis-Prosperity and Accomplishment.”

Tuuhii hai paataala basantii, Tuuhii shubha daataa
Karma prabhaava prakaashaka, Jaganidhi ke traataa

“None but you dwell in the nether regions of the earth and you alone ensure good luck, bring to light the effect of Karma (action) and protect all worldly treasures.”

Jisa ghara mein tuma rahatii, saba sadaguna aataa
Kara sake koii kara le, mana nahin ghabaraataa

“All the virtues collect themselves where you have your dwelling ; with your grace and favour even the impossible becomes possible without causing any nervous agitation.”

Tuma bina yagya na hove, Vastra na koii paataa
Khaana paana kaa vaibhava, Saba tumase hii aataa

“No sacrifice can be performed without you (your grace), no one can obtain any garment (to cover his body); it is from you that one obtains one’s sustenance (food and drink).”

Shubha guna mandira sundara, Kshirodadhi jaataa
Ratana chaturdasha tuma hii, Koii nahiin paataa

“O daughter of the Ocean of Milk and the beauteous temple of all propitious virtues, you are a living mass of all the fourteen gems with which none else is endowed.”

Aartii lakshmii jii kii, Jo koii nara gaataa
Ura aananda umanga ati, Paapa utara jaataa

“Whosoever hymns this prayer to Lakshmi is purged of his sins and experiences the ecstasy of joy.”

The Universal Aarti
Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare
Swami Jaya Jagadheesha Hare
Bhakta janonke sankat
Bhakta janonke sankat Kshan me door kare
Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare

“Om! Victory to You, Hari, Ruler of the Universe, You make the troubles of your devotees vanish in a second”

Jo dhyave phal pave
Dhukh bin se man ka
Swami dhukh bin se man ka
Sukha sampati Ghar ave
Sukha sampati Ghar ave
Kasht mite tan ka
Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare

“Whoever thinks of You, gets results without any mental grief, Happiness and wealth come to his home, And his bodily woes vanish.”

Mata pita tum mere
Sharan padum mi kis ki
Swami sharan padum mi kis ki
Tum bina aur na dooja
Tum bina aur na dooja
Asha karum mi kis ki
Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare

“You are my mother and my father, Who else can I seek refuge from? There is no one else other than You for me, Who shall I yearn for?”

Tum pooran Paramatma
Tum Antaryami
Swami Tum Antaryami
Parabrahma Parameshwara
Parabrahma Parameshwara
Tum sab ke Swami
Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare

“You are whole and You are the Supreme Self, You are the Indweller in every being. O Supreme God, O Supreme Ruler, You are the Master of everybody”

Tum karuna ke sagar
Tum palan karta
Swami Tum palan karta
Mi sevak tum swami
Mi sevak tum swami
Kripa karo bharta
Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare

“You are the Ocean of Mercy, You are the Ruler, I am Your servant and You are the Master, Please show mercy my Lord”

Tum ho ek agochar
Sab ke pranapati
Swami sab ke pranapati
Kis vidhi miloom dayamaya
Kisi vidhi miloom dayamaya
Tum ko mi kumati
Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare

“You are the Unseen, You are the Master of everyone’s life, How can I meet You, O Abode of Kindness”

Deena bandhu dukh harta
Tum rakshak mere
Swami tum rakshak mere
Apane hast uthavo
Apane hast uthavo
Dwar khada mi tere
Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare

“O friend of the downtrodden, O remover of grief, You are my protector, I am standing at your door, Please raise Your hand to assure me.”

Vishaya vikar mithavo
Pap haro deva
Swami pap haro deva
Shraddha bhakti badhavo
Shraddha bhakti badhavo
Santan ki seva
Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare

“Please eradicate all material desires in me, And remove my sins, Increase my love for You and let me serve You”

Tan man dhan sab kuch hi tera
Swami sab kuch hi tera
Tera tujh ko arpan
Tera tujh ko arpan
Kya lage mera
Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare

“My body, my mind, my wealth, And my everything belongs to You, I offer what is Yours to You, What is there that is mine?

Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare
Swami Jaya Jagadheesha Hare
Bhakta janonke sankat
Bhakta janonke sankat
Kshan me door kare
Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare

“Om! Victory to You, Hari, Ruler of the Universe, You make the troubles of your devotees vanish in a second”