This is the Shubh Muhurat and Puja Vidhi for Diwali 2018

New Delhi, Nov 7: Diwali, the festival of lights is here. Among the many festivals celebrated in India, Diwali is perhaps the most popular one as it is directly related to one's fortune and prosperity. This festival is very important to Hindus and therefore the puja vidhi and muhurat are equally important. We bring you all the important details related to the festival:

Diwali 2018: Shubh Muhurat of Lakshmi Puja on Diwali - Lakshmi Puja MuhuratLakshmi Puja is considered auspicious in 'Pradosh kaal' on the festival of Diwali. There is a strong belief that if you perform the puja of Ma Lakshmi as per the rules and regulations there will never be any poverty in your life. 

Shubh MuhuratMa Lakshmi Puja Muhurat timing: It will begin from 17:57 and last till 19:53 in the eveningPradosh Kaal: It will begin from 17:27 pm and last till 20:06 pmVrishabh Kaal: It will begin from 17:57 hrs and last 19:53 hrs.

Here is Diwali Puja Vidhi: 

In Hindu religion, every puja begins with Ganesh Puja. Follow the given steps below: 

Give shower to the idol of Lord Ganesha 

Make Ganesha wear new dress and offer flowers 

After this, begins puja of Ma Lakshmi 

Invoke Ma Lakshmi in the idol 

With folded hands, give your message to Ma Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha and ask them to visit your home 

Now give a bath to the idol of Ma Lakshmi with 'Pancha Amrit' and water 

Now offer new clothes, garland and jewellery to Ma Lakshmi 

Now offer 'Itra' and apply kumkum

Offer rose flowers at the feet of Ma Lakshmi, burn incense nad light lamps or Diya 

Now offer 'Bail Pathar and leaves as well at the feet of Ma Lakshmi 

Offer 11 or 21 rice seeds and perform aarti 

After Arti, you are supposed to take a parikrama 

After offering bhog to Ma Lakshmi and keep chanting 'Om Mahalakshmai Namah'