Do's and Don'ts for Diwali Pooja, Diwali Puja Do's and Dont's, Do's for Diwali Pooja, Don'ts for Diwali Puja

The following Do's and Don'ts of Diwali Pooja has been given by Dr. Prem Kumar Sharma, a renowned astrologer, numerologist and palmist of India.


Do's for Diwali Pooja



  • Always fill the main pooja Diya with Ghee. The other diyas can be filled by mustard oil.
  • Always set the pooja area in the north-east direction.
  • Sit facing the north while doing pooja.
  • Place the idols in the following order from left to right-Lord Ganesha, lakshmiji, Vishnu God, Saraswati Maa and Maa Kali. Then place idols of lakshmanji, Shreeram, and Mata Sita.
  • Keep another ghee diya lit throughout the diwali night in the south-east corner of your home.
  • Always arrange diyas in a group of four denoting Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Ganesha, Lord Kuber and Lord Indra.
  • Make greater use of the colours red. You can use red diyas, candles, lights, bright bedsheets and red flowers.
  • Always start diwali pooja with the worship of lord Ganesha who is worshipped as “Vighnaharta” in Indian tradition.
  • You should worship your account books also, if maintained. They should be placed in front of the idol of Goddess Lakshmi, but a little towards the west.
  • Include lotus flower in diwali puja as it is the favourite with goddess Maa Lakshmi.
  • Take an oil bath in the morning, and after getting ready, take blessing of the elders in the family.
  • Recite Mantra: “OM ANG HARING KALIM SHREE MAHALAXMI NAMAH”.

    Dont's for Diwali Puja
  • When chosing gifts for friends and relatives, dont choose leather items, cutlery and crackers. If you want to gift any of these, accompany them with some sweets.
  • Gambling should be avoided. Dont play for money. Play for fun.
  • Avoid Drinking and taking non-vegetarian food on Diwali.
  • Don’t leave the pooja area unattended throughout the night to make sure that the diya remains lit. Keep on adding ghee to it as it gets finished up.
  • Do not use too many candles. Use Diyas instead.
  • Do not place that idol of Ganeshji in the worship area, which is not in a seated position and the one with right-sided trunk.
  • Do not light crackers when the lakshmi pujan is on or immediately after it.
  • Do not clap while singing arti of Lakshmiji . A small bell can be used. Do not sing too loud as it is said that goddess Lakshmi abhors loud noise.
  • Do not place goddess Lakshmi alone, without her constant companion lord Vishnu.

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