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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Articles for Laxmi Puja

Icon of Laxmi or Supari on White rice representing 9 forms of Laxmi
A gold or silver coin to represent Laxmi for her bath
Handkerchiefs or pieces of cloth for wiping the coin representing Laxmi after it has been bathed
Low stool(s) with square or rectangular tops (chouki or patta), 1 big one, or 2 small ones
Ledger and account books, books where balance sheets are kept, cash box or safe or drawer where valuables are kept, coin purse made of cloth
Ink pot, filled with black ink
Coins - gold, silver or currency
Three platters (thali)
Incense (dhupa) preferably incense sticks
Diyas- 2 big, 8 small. You can have 5, 11, 21, 51, or 101 lamps. These are the numbers in which they are traditionally used.
Cotton for wicks or ready made wicks
Sesame oil
Clarified butter prepared at home (or desi ghee)
Milk (dugdha)
Curds (dadhi)
Honey (madhu)
Water (at least clean and pure), if not from the Ganga or a place of pilgrimage
Panchamrta - Milk, curds, honey, ghee and pure water, together make up panchamrta or the five amrtas
Madhuparka - Milk, curds, honey and ghee mixed together, also make madhuparka
A container for madhuparka - if not made of precious metal, at least a decorative one
Turmeric and lime powdered and mixed (roli). This is an extremely important ingredient
Sandalwood powder, red and white, made into paste candana
Untwisted red thread (mouli or kalava)
Unbroken grains of rice (aksata or cavala)-an extremely important ingredient, at least half a kilogram.
Metal or earthenware water pot (kalasa).
White cloth - 2 meters - to be spread for the yajamana to sit on
Red cloth - 2 meter - to wrap around the copra or spread on the chouki to represent the nine planets
Tissues or paper towel
Dried coconut (meva)
Flowers and petals (of rose and marigold)
Garlands (of rose and marigold)
Fruit according to the season (rtufala), for example, bananas, apples, grapes, pomegranates, custard apples
Dry fruit
Parched rice (khila)
Cloves (lavanga or long) 15 or 20.
Gardamoms (elaici)
Saffron (kesara, dried stamens of the plant Messua ferria) - one small packet or sachet
Vermillion (sindura)
Nutmeg - 16

*In absence of any of the above items please use unbroken raw Rice.

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