Of all the festivals having their various cultural and geographical significances in India, Diwali or Deepawali could be ascertained by far the most universal of all. Embracing and all-pervading it is described both symbolically and allegorically as an array of lights that brings us both spiritual and material effulgence. “Tamaso ma Jyotirgamaya” or lead us from darkness to light stands for the glory of light and the darkness that could prevail either in the form of obstacles in the material world or in the form of ignorance in the universe of spiritual education. While the festival illustrates the victory of righteous values above evil, it also represents new beginnings in the financial years for traditional Indic business models. Here are 5 Vastu Tips that will help generate maximum positivity from this auspicious occasion.
This is also the time of the year when you must have experienced that the energy levels of your residence or your work place is at its peak. Do you know why? It’s an outcome of the festive rituals along with Vastu cleaning efforts. Each festival we celebrate with cleaning of house combined with special tasty food and spiritual acts. Cleansing of premises boosts energy levels, extra calories through tasty food enhances our productivity – efficiency and creativity for physical growth and spiritual activities purify our soul leading to optimum satisfaction with peace of mind. In short, vastushastra emphasise for cleanliness and removal of clutter. A clutter free environment means clearing off the space from non-working instruments, old clothes, chipped plates, old and condensed dirt, etc… This festival get rid of materials or tools/instruments that you have no longer any use of. Create a space in the house or workplace for new things.
Significance of using coloured mud lamps
Eradicate stagnant and negative energies by lighting up the corners and every nook with enough lights. While there are lamps and lights available in the marketplace of all shapes, sizes and all kinds of makes, mud and/or metal (brass/silver/alloys) are most conducive as per the ancient science of vastu. Also sesame seed oil or clarified butter (ghee) are the best fuel for these lamps. The entrance should be well lit and most importantly one can keep a puja diya lit the entire night. Metals are good conductors of energies and mud lamps can become excellent reservoirs of energies hence traditionally these have great significance. If you use Blue-coloured mud lamps in North, Green coloured in East, Orange in South-East, Red in South, Pink or Grey in South-West , Dark Blue in West and Blue or Grey in North-West are the appropriate colours and they help in enhance positive energy in and around your premises. In addition to this holy symbols of Swastik, Go-Padma, and many more if drawn in front of main entrance prohibits negative energy from entering in your vastu.
Meru Yantra Worship
According to ancient texts the Meru Shri Yantra is the Master Yantra that is helpful to correct the Vastu dosha (or defect). Whether it is any financial problems or personal setbacks, the Meru Yantra is an answer to all. The Yantra acts also as a strong medium to remove all obstacles and pave the way for a happy, healthy and wealthy life. As per our mythology, the Meru is a sacred mountain and a spiritual power house. The same spirituality and powers is radiated by the yantra when the devotee worships the Yantra. During Diwali, the puja of the Meru Yantra holds special significance as the energies in the Universe are most conducive and right. The Yantra should be ideally placed in the puja place with you facing the east.
Some more spiritual and auspicious symbols that you can worship during this time of the year are – Worshipping cow with calf on Vasu- baras, Lord Dhanvantari (God of health ) and Lord Kuber (God of Wealth management ) on Dhanteras. Worshipping Lord Yama by keeping one special lamp in South of our premises in Bhai-duj (Bhaubeej) for peaceful end of life whenever it is destined.
Kuber Lakshmi Puja
While Lakshmi puja is a universally accepted tradition, Kuberapuja along with Mata Lakshmi Puja can be done especially by business people. It is said that while Lakshmi is the Goddess of prosperity and wealth, Kubera is the keeper of this wealth and the wealth manager. Kubera does not only belong to Hindu mythology but spans a wider tradition through existence across Jainism and Buddhism. In every demographic, though, he is the eternal wealth keeper. Therefore, worshipping of the Kubera in conjunction with Lakshmi Puja can be done by business establishments.
Importance of timings
Puja should be done at the appropriate Diwali Puja Muhurat as given in the “panchang” (Hindu calendar). The Muhurats are given in the calendar considering fixed Lagna, Pradosh time and Amavasya Tithi. The puja should be accomplished by the prescribed rituals, chanting of the Lakshmi Suktam and various hymns. If you personally do not know the rituals then it would be helpful to take the help of a master of ceremonies – the Purohit.
Lakshmi Puja Muhurat
This year the Lakshmi Puja Muhurat is at 18.42 PM to 20.11 PM on the 27th of October (Pradosh Kaal is slated between 17.36 PM to 20.11 PM.
The Amavasya Tithi starts at 12.23 PM on 27th October and ends at 09.08 AM on 28th of October, this year).