Ganpati Lakshmi Puja (Anushthana)
On the auspicious periods, sacred offerings are made and special worship is undertaken to seek divine blessings of Lord Ganapati and Goddess Lakshmi. The auspicious time holds special significance in relation to Goddess Lakshmi, the bestower of wealth and prosperity.
Deepawali is celebrated on the New Moon in dark Half of Kartika Masa as per Indian calendar, when along with the idols; special silver coins with engraved images of Lord Ganapati and Goddess Lakshmi are worshipped. These sacred rituals are observed with Goddess Lakshmi being seated on the right side of Lord Ganapati.
The Goddess of Lakshmi is supposed to preside over every kind of movable and immovable assets, wealth and the overlord of all the Siddhis and Nidhis. Lord Ganapati presides over siddhis, intellect, gains and auspiciousness in its purest form and hence is considered the destroyer of all obstacles and inauspiciousness and giver of a benevolent mind. Worshipping both of these deities holds special significance on the sacred occasion of Deepawali.
On Deepawali, the special silver coins bearing images of Lord Ganapati and Goddess Lakshmi are purified with dugdha (milk), Dadhi (curd), ghee (buttermilk), madhu (honey), shakkar (a kind of sugar) which form panchamrita. Next, the coins are purified with water and sacred offerings of a piece of cloth, gandha (incense), akshat (whole grain of rice) are made along with flowers and garlands and a blade of grass to seek the divine blessings of deities.
This year, Astrological Research Centre is offering special worship and rituals to invoke blessings of Lord Ganapati and Goddess Lakshmi for its esteemed clients. Anyone who seeks these rituals to be performed on their behalf can approach us for the same. May Lord Ganapati remove all your obstacles and Goddess Lakshmi bestow the choicest of her blessings upon you..